Built in 2010, the Townhouses at Bryan Commons are the newest residence facilities at Bryan College. Reserved for juniors and seniors, the Townhouses are distinctive because there are six students to an apartment, a full kitchen an living area, cable TV in each apartment, and the residents are not required to be on the meal plan or observe a curfew.
These buildings include state-of-the-art features including hybrid-mini HVAC units and full kitchens. A separate wash-house unit with six washers and six dryers is provided for the townhouse complex.
Buildings: 2 (One for men with 6 apartments and one for women with 5 apartments).
Residence rooms: 33 (three per apartment)
Students per room: Two students per room, six per apartment
Current Capacity: 66 (Eleven apartments between two buildings with six students to an apartment.)
Room Description: Varies.
Furniture/Amenities: Bed, desk, chair, closet, and dresser in each room; couches, arm chairs and a full kitchen.
Community Areas: Living rooms and kitchens for each apartment.
Showers per student: One shower for every two students
Tim Shetter, RD
Born and raised in nearby Grandview, Tenn., Tim graduated from Bryan College with a B.S. in Music Management and is currently working on an M.A. in Higher Education from Geneva College (Pa.)
Tim served as a resident assistant during his undergraduate experience at Bryan, and because of his love for student development, began working in higher education student affairs shortly after graduating from Bryan. In addition to his current responsibilities, he has also served as resident director of Woodlee-Ewing Hall during his time at Bryan.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys disc golf, bowling and ultimate Frisbee, playing cards, spending time with friends and family, listening to Hootie and the Blowfish and eating his mom’s famous “no-bake” cookies.
Jerelyn Gentry, Lead RA
Jerelyn Gentry, Lead Resident Assistant, Townhouses
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Class (academic): Senior
Major: Youth Ministry Minor: Biblical Studies & Soul Care Counseling
Hobbies/sports: Cheerleading, artsy things, and adventures
Favorite food: thai food
Favorite music: country
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: Any Disney movie
Favorite Bible verses: Hebrews 6:19 and Romans 15:13
Favorite quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain”
Why you want to be an RA: I love people and being an RA, I have been able to build relationships with others that are impactful and meaningful.
Lauren Keck, RA
Lauren Keck, Resident Assistant, Townhouses
Hometown: Dayton, TN
Class (academic): Senior
Favorite food: I love homemade chili in the fall!
Favorite music: BEN RECTOR is my man
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: You’ve Got Mail
Favorite Bible verses: Psalm 61:2, 2 Corinthians 4:18-5:1, 2 Corinthians 1:3-11, 1 John 4:4
Favorite quote: “The fact that our heart yearns for something Earth can’t supply is proof that heaven must be our home.”
– C.S. Lewis
Why you want to be an RA: I simply want to be an RA to build relationships and be able to minister to the women around me.