ArnoldArnold Residence Hall is one of Bryan’s two suite-style housing facilities. The hall is named for founders, donors, and long-time trustees Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Arnold.

With a capacity for about 100 students, Arnold was built in 1972. The rooms have a connecting bathroom for every two rooms. The building is carpeted throughout with lounge, kitchen, laundry rooms, and storage facilities. All rooms are individually climate controlled.

Quick Facts

Floors: 3

Residence rooms: 51

Students per room: Two women per room. Arnold is a suite-style residence hall, so two rooms, housing four women, are joined by a shared bathroom.

Current Capacity: 102

Room Description: 14′ x 16′, Cinderblock walls and carpeted floors. Large desk console divides bedroom into sleep and study sections. Large storage capacity in rooms. Lots of shelving units and space.

Furniture/Amenities: Two Beds, two desks with tall built-in bookshelves, two chairs, two wardrobes, huge bay window, wireless internet throughout dorm and phone jack.

Community Areas: Kitchen (refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and cooking/serving supplies), computer lab and laundry room (washers, dryers, folding tables, and ironing board) all housed on the first floor. Study rooms are available on the second and third floors. Arnold’s large lounge (with cable), housed on the first floor, makes being anti-social difficult!

Showers per student: About one shower for every four women. Bathroom layout: Tile floors, toilet stall, shower, two sinks, storage under sinks, large countertop, large mirror, shelving and towel racks (6).

Residents’ activity of choice: Disney Karaoke, puzzles, MadGab and cards.

Arnold is well-known for: Being the “Heart of Campus”, located centrally among Bryan’s five residence halls and between Summers Gymnasium and Mercer Hall. It houses most of the upper class Bryan women. There is also a money-back-guarantee that at least one Arnold woman will get engaged each school year.

Bonnie Spallinger, RD

Bonnie earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Taylor University (In.) and is currently working on an M.A. in Counseling from Liberty University (Va.). Before coming to Bryan, she worked several years at Black Forest Academy in Germany and in the leadership of Echo Ranch Bible Camp in Juneau, Alaska.

In her spare time, Bonnie enjoys watching movies, spending time with people, plotting adventure on the road to visiting friends and making incredible pork Thai wraps.

Lily Cannon, RA

First Floor RA, Arnold Lead RA

Hometown: Ashland City, TN
Major: Elementary Education
Favorite food: Cheez-its
Favorite TV show or movie: Shows: 30 Rock, most any medical dramas; Movies: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Favorite Bible verses: “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” – Psalm 37:25

Danielle Rathbun, RA

Second Floor RA

Hometown: Fairbanks, AK
Major: Elementary Education
Favorite TV show or movie: Megamind
Favorite Bible verses: Philippians 2:5-16; 1 Corinthians 13; James 1:2-4
Favorite quote: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” -Dr. Seuss

Sarah Vest, RA

Second Floor RA

Hometown: Cleveland, TN
Major: Corporate Communication
Hobbies/Sports: Photography and Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite TV show or movie: Bones and Psych
Why you wanted to become a Bryan RA: To walk through life with the students at Bryan, encouraging them to learn to totally depend on God.

Rebekah Weaver, RA

Third Floor RA

Hometown: Birmingham, AL (but I spent most of my life in the Philippines as a missionary kid)
Major: Corporate Communications
Favorite food: My mom’s fried shrimp with jasmine rice
A random fact about myself: I can say the names of all the U.S. Presidents in order.
Favorite quote: “But hold on to what you believe in the light when the darkness has robbed you of all your sight.” -Mumford & Sons

Chloe Pool, RA

Third Floor RA

Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Major: Communication Studies
Hobbies/Sports: Percussion, photography
Favorite TV show or movie: Downton Abbey
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 4:4-5 “Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.”