Each community of students has a Community Assistant (CA) who is selected and trained to assist with student concerns, be they personal, social, or academic, as well as general college and community needs. CAs work to develop programming that builds relationships between the students and promotes a sense of community throughout the residence hall. The CA team is "on duty" during the evening and weekend hours. Additionally, CAs are trained to handle emergency situations, enforce college and residence hall policies and regulations, as well as carry out general administrative tasks.
Jessica Briles Hometown: Monroe, OR
Jess chose to study at COCC for the small class sizes, residence hall and overall being a great college. Her freshman year in Juniper Hall was so much fun, and Jess made outstanding friends. She had many great experiences and hopes to help incoming residents do the same! This summer, Jess worked at Elk Lake Resort and learned to paddle board.
Kamron Ebrahimi Hometown: Columbia City, OR
Kamron is a huge outdoor enthusiast; if you want to know where some good hiking or biking trails are, feel free to ask! Kamron also likes to play music and keeps many instruments around. Hit him up if you ever want to jam. He is extremely excited to be a CA at the new residence hall and cannot wait to meet everyone as well as see some new faces on campus.
Hal Glanville Hometown: Bend, OR
For those ready to champion the new residence hall, Hal is excited to meet you. Born in WA, Hal has been a Bendite for five years through high school and college. As your future CA, Hal will make the best effort in providing you an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere.
Jeff Harbick Hometown: Colton, OR
Jeff is studying to become a mechanical engineer, and he spends the majority of his time outside. Jeff moved to Bend to experience the snow and the awesome hot summers. He knows of many cool places, like caves, swimming spots, plus some hikes. Jeff aims to share all the best parts of Bend with everyone and cannot wait to have an exciting year.
Danika Hendriksen Hometown: Silverton, OR
Dani moved to Bend for the hiking, skiing, climbing, kayaking and to escape the rain. This is her second year as a CA and spent her the summer as s a wildland
firefighter. She continues to volunteer as a structural firefighter, although
her major is in Tourism and Outdoor Leadership. Dani hopes to be able to connect
with the residence and help make their stay in the residence hall great!
Roxie Kanable Hometown: Boring, OR
Roxie chose COCC because of the small class sizes, beautiful location and close connection with OSU-Cascades. She is studying Natural Resources Conservation Technology. Roxie finds the best part about living on campus to be the close friendships that develop; some of her closest friends are from her first year in Juniper Hall.
Lauren Lapping Hometown: Portland, OR
Raised in Portland, Lauren spent summers in the Prineville/ Powell Butte area and loved it. After switching majors, Lauren settled on Human Development with a focus on Early Childhood. Feel free to ask her about business too! Lauren loves playing soccer; having played for 10 years, she hopes to get some games together. Lauren is very excited to meet everyone and build a community together!
Jennifer Nelson Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR
Jenn chose COCC because financially it fit her family's budget and there is a residence hall. The sunny weather and hiking were also a plus. For Jenn, the best part of living on campus is meeting new friends as well as the convenience.
Katharine Noyed Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
Katie is in her fourth year of studies at COCC/OSU-Cascades. She aspires to become a naturopathic physician and currently studies psychology and biology. Katie absolutely loves living in Bend with the countless trails to spend time on during study breaks. She is also so excited to get to know each and every student in the new residence hall.
Alexander Wright Hometown: Vashon Island, WA
Alexander is from an island just off Seattle. Though island life is good, he moved to Central Oregon to escape the rain and pursue a degree in Structural Fire Science. The skiing in Bend is real, another reason Alexander moved to CO. He enjoys rafting, rowing, sailing, hiking, backpacking, skiing and snowshoeing. Alexander is excited to break in a whole new building (not literally) with everyone!