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.
Jenna Rajala, RA
Women’s Townhouses RA
Hometown: Cumming, Georgia
Major: Pre-medicine, Bible
Everyday that we are given is a new opportunity…Seize the day! I’m all about waking up early to go for a run before the sun comes up. I love the outdoors; crazy about stars and sometimes I just sleep on my back porch to feel closer to God. I tend to be overly passionate about everything. Sometimes it makes choosing a direction hard and I’m tagged quickly as indecisive. I’m all about adventures and taking risks. Laughter is essential. There is little better in this world than the laugh-so-hard-you-cry feeling. Though I’m all for having fun, I have always taken life seriously and hard work is often the difference between try and triumph. The journey has just begun. I’m simply striving to be my best. I am such a broken person and I fail time and time again. God’s grace has overwhelmed me when I needed it most, and I would not be the person I am today without Him.
Matthew Looney, RA
Townhouses Male RA
Hometown: Williamstown, West Virginia
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite movie: Despicable Me
Favorite song: In Christ Alone
Favorite Bible verses: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Favorite book: A short one
Favorite quote: “Only one life, ’twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.”
Where I want to travel: Alaska
Something I want to do before I die: Get married and have beautiful children
A famous person I’ve met: Larry Csonka
Random fact: I was a pole vaulter in high school
What I love about Bryan: Being at Bryan feels like being part of a big family
Turner Olsen, RA
Fourth Floor RA (short side)
Hometown: Waynesville, N.C.
Major: Biblical Studies/Politics & Government
Hobbies/Sports: Baseball, guitar, camping, collecting sticks
Favorite TV show and movie: The Office, The Prestige
Favorite Bible verse: Galatians 2:20