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Residence Life Staff

Nathan (Nate) Friesema

Nathan (Nate) Friesema
Director of Residence Life 

Tel: (607) 735-1821
Email: nfriesema@elmira.edu

Hometown: Lancaster, P.A.-area
Alma Mater(s): Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Centenary University
Degree(s): B.A. in Communications Studies
                  M.A. in Leadership & Public Administration

Fun Facts:

  • Experienced magician and performer 
  • Enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing
  • Rides a motorcycle 
 
Samuel (Sam) Swarts

Samuel (Sam) Swarts
Residence Life Coordinator for Meier Hall, Towers, and Cottages 
Tel: 607-735-1705 
Email: sswarts@elmira.edu 

Hometown: Owego, N.Y.
Alma Mater(s): Lincoln Memorial University 
Degree(s): B.A. in Business Administration
                  M.B.A. in Management & Leadership

Fun Facts:

  • Lived in Tennessee for 10 years
  • Enjoys being outside and hanging out with friends
 
Melissa Maldonado Melissa Maldonado 
Residence Life Coordinator for Tompkins, Perry, and Alumni Halls 
Tel: 607-735-1834
Email: mmaldonado@elmira.edu 

Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Alma Mater(s): SUNY Potsdam
Degree(s): B.A. English Creative Writing 
Pursuing a M.S. in Corporate & Community Education at Elmira College

Fun Facts:
  • Attempts to play the ukelele 
  • Enjoys watching far too many documentaries
  • Can often be found thrift-store shopping 
 
Makinsey Carolus
Makinsey Carolus
Senior Resident Assistant in Anderson Hall 

Tel: 607-735-1838
Email: macarolus18@elmira.edu

 
Renee Henck

Renee Henck
Senior Resident Assistant in Columbia Hall 

Tel: 607-735-1836
Email: rhenck18@elmira.edu