Iain Flannery '11Double Major: English & Religious Studies
One of the things I find amazing about Stonehill is the strong sense of community it offers to its students. Since the first day I spent on campus, I felt that I belonged here. I also enjoy very much the fact that Stonehill's size enables students to work with faculty on a personal level.
Taking an Active Role in the College Community
After my freshman year, I decided that I wanted to take an active role in shaping the community here at Stonehill, so I become a Resident Assistant (RA). Many of the residents whom I have met while working as an RA have become some of my closest friends. I have also been fortunate enough to work with a phenomenal staff of student leaders in O'Hara Hall (or the "O" as we affectionately call it).
Helping to Facilitate Learning Outside of the Classroom
One great thing about facilitating RA programs in the residences is that you are able to continue the learning experience beyond the classroom and see Stonehill's faculty in a much more informal setting.
With Professor Velazquez of the Philosophy Department, I created a program about "Seinfeld" and why we find the show's humor to be funny. If anything, this program proved that the show about nothing is indeed about something.
With Professor Beisheim of the Religious Studies Department and Professor Redpath of the Visual & Performing Arts Department, I hosted an African Drumming Circle where students were able to see these two professors play percussion instruments!
You Will Find a Passion
Life as an RA at Stonehill has been a very rewarding experience for me. This job is just one of the many leadership opportunities available at Stonehill. Whether you want to be an RA, club president, or student-athlete, you will definitely find something here that you are passionate about.
Iain is from Wilkes-Barre, PA.