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Residence Life Staff

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 Swarts Samuel (Sam) Swarts
Residence Life Coordinator for Meier, Cottages, Anderson, and Columbia
Tel: 607-735-1705 

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
 
Aaron Bushey-Hansen Aaron Bushey-Hansen
Residence Life Coordinator for Tompkins, Alumni, and Perry 
Tel: 607-735-1838
Email: abusheyhansen@elmira.edu 

Hometown: Swanton, V.T. 
Alma Mater(s): St. Lawrence University
Degree(s): B.A. in Global Studies
Pursuing a M.S. in Corporate & Community Education at Elmira College

Fun Facts:
  • Enjoys reading historical fiction
  • Likes catching the latest home improvement show on HGTV 
  • Often tests his trivia skills with an evening episode of Jeopardy
 

Maldonado Melissa Maldonado 
Residence Life Coordinator for The Twin Towers
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