2015-2016 Residence Life Staff

Hillside Suites North

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Tyler Silagyi, Residence Director

My name is Tyler Silagyi, and I am currently the residence director of Hillside Suites North at the Jamestown Campus of Jamestown Community College. My passion to help those around me and to see others succeed is what fuels me to be the very best residence director that I can be.

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Kadi Ballo

Hi, my name is Kadidiatou Ballo, but everyone calls me Kadi because nobody knows how to pronounce my first name lol. I am from Manhattan, New York. I graduated from high school in 2013 and started here at JCC in August 2013. I'm majoring in criminal justice and I want to be either an F.B.I. or D.E.A. agent.

I wanted become an RA because I simply like helping others and knowing that I can help people enjoy their college experience. I'm looking forward to a great year as a resident assistant. I want my residents to be able to talk to me about anything and I want them to enjoy living in res halls like I have the past two years. 

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Shavana Davis

My name is Shavana Davis. I was born in Kingston, Jamaica but raised in Brooklyn, New York. I am currently on my second year enrolled in the individual studies program at JCC and looking forward to graduating in spring 2015 with my associate's degree. My next goal is to transfer from JCC to another school where I can purse my dreams of being a physical therapist.

I am looking forward to being a resident assistant of North because I know that I can bring my creative ideas and new style to residents. I hope to open students' minds on new experiences and activities that make their college years at JCC memorable. 

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DeeDee Taylor

Hello Jayhawks! My name is De'Andra Taylor, but I go by the nickname DeeDee.

I am from New York City and I will be an RA of Hillside Suites North. This will be my second year as a resident assistant and I am so excited to see all of the returning students as well as the new ones! My current major at JCC is social science with a focus on human biology. Unfortunately, this will be my last year at JCC and afterward I plan on transferring to Buffalo State College to pursue a degree in speech pathology.

I have a love for both academics and sports as well as video games. I love to laugh and to talk about any topic you can think of. I am very friendly and outgoing, and if you need anything you can come visit me in the RA office or on the second floor. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!

Hillside Suites South

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Xavier Churnac, Residence Director

My name is Xavier Churnac, and I am the residence director of Hillside Suites South. I have always enjoyed being a part of residence life. As an alumnus to JCC, I feel I’m in the perfection position to share my success story, which enables me to do whatever it takes to help our students create their own success here.

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Hannah Holbrook

Hello, my name is Hannah Holbrook. This is my fourth year at JCC. I spent two years getting my individual studies degree and am currently in the occupational therapist assistant program. This is my third year as a resident assistant and I will be on the fourth floor in South.

A little bit about me? Sure! I am from Ulysses, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2012. My favorite color is purple and I love 80s movies. I spent my summer as a camp counselor, so I'm sorry if I use my counselor voice on you! :) 

I can't wait to meet all of you! I hope you enjoy you experiences here at Jamestown Community College and develop skills, along with memories you will take with you into your future.

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Samantha Macri

Hi everyone! My name is Samantha Macri, and I am from Cherry Creek, NY. During this year I will be the resident assistant for the first and second floor of the Hillside Suites South building. I am very excited about this because I have spent the last two years in South and I absolutely love the atmosphere.

After graduating from high school in 2013, I decided to get a start at JCC because I had no idea what I wanted to do as a career. After taking numerous classes I decided on becoming an elementary teacher, and I am currently enrolled in the childhood education program. 

During this year, I am excited to meet new people and share some amazing experiences with both my co-workers and my residents. These last two years living in the residence halls have been absolutely amazing, and I hope this year it will be even better! 

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Tyler Phillips

I'm Tyler! I am from Brooklyn, New York, and I'm going to be the resident assistant for the third floor of Hillside Suites South at Jamestown Community College. I'm very determined to achieve my goals this year. In particular, I am striving for a 4.0 GPA. After graduating from JCC I plan on getting my bachelor's in accounting.

JCC is a phenomenal institution. They have great tutors and professors willing to help turn your academic dreams into reality. The main things that excite me this year are becoming a leader by increasing my academic work ethic, and helping others achieve their goals.

Hillside Suites West


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Kayla Crosby, Residence Director

My name Is Kayla Crosby, and I'm currently the residence director of Hillside Suites West at Jamestown Community College on the Jamestown Campus. I am very passionate about programming and community involvement because I believe the more involved a student is, the better his or her experience will be.

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Erin Boatwright

Hi! My name is Erin Boatwright. I am from Averill Park, NY, and will be the RA for the first and second floor in the Hillside Suites West building at Jamestown Community College. My hobbies include reading, writing, swimming, singing, and spending time with my friends and family. I decided to come to JCC for their OTA program, as well as the great social environment and small community. I have been attending JCC for three years and have an associate’s degree in applied science. I am currently studying to be an occupational therapy assistant.

I first decided to live in the residence halls because I live east of Albany (6 hours away), so I would have to live in Jamestown to attend JCC. When I came to visit JCC, everyone was very welcoming and I decided I wanted to be a part of their community. I really enjoyed living in the res halls and the community of Jamestown. While living on the Jamestown Campus, I have had the opportunity to experience what Jamestown has to offer and participate in many community events. I decided to become an RA because I remember how difficult it can be to adjust to college life and want to help people with the transition into their new living environment. I have also lived with RAs all three years that I have attended JCC, so I got to experience the rewards of being an RA and working with people. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and can't wait for an exciting new year.

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Erin Carutis

Hi! My name is Erin Carutis, and I'm from Westfield, NY. I am the resident assistant for the fourth floor in the Hillside Suites West building. This is my second year at Jamestown Community College and I'm a human services major. I have always really enjoyed helping others, so I feel going into human services will really allow me to help others where help is needed. Becoming a resident assistant was my goal before I even started going to Jamestown Community College, because I think so much positivity comes from it.

Living in the residence halls for my first year of college was probably the best choice I made when making my college decisions. It gave me the opportunity to meet so many new friends and get involved with campus activities. In my spare time I really enjoy doing crafts, watching/playing sports, and socializing with others. 

I believe college is an amazing and fun experience. I really want to make sure every student is able to have as much fun as possible, and really enjoy themselves while they are here at Jamestown Community College. I want all of my residents to know, I not only care about them, but their accomplishments and goals as well. I cannot wait to meet all of you, and make this the best year yet! 

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