Position: Residence Life Coordinator for Burnett Hall
Campus Phone: 865-471-2017
Marilee Betz is serving in her first year as the Residence Life Coordinator for Burnett Hall. Marilee is a graduate of Carson-Newman, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Middle Grades Education. She is originally from Lawrenceburg, TN, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, running half marathons, and baking.
Position: Residence Life Coordinator-Heritage Hall
Campus Phone: 865-471-4285
Bio: Matt Cummings is serving his first year as the RLC of Heritage Hall. He originally hails from Southern Indiana but has lived in Cincinnati, OH, Las Vegas, NV, Kona, HA, Bangor, PA, and Shanghai, China. He completed his undergraduate degree in Urban and Biblical Studies from Johnson University in 2011 and is expected to finish his Masters of Arts in Urban Studies and Community Development from Eastern University in May 2014. Matt is married to a beautiful wife with two children. His hobbies include road cycling, short-distance triathlons, reading, being outdoors, and playing with his children.
Favorite Band: Against Me!
Favorite Book: "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn
Favorite Movie: The Departed
Position: Residence Life Coordinator for Appalachian Commons & Butler Hall
Campus Phone: (865) 471-3485
Jeremy Elmore is serving in his third year as the Residence Life Coordinator for Appalachian Commons & Butler Hall. Prior to working with Carson-Newman College, Jeremy worked at Campbellsville University where he taught English as a second language to international students. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Educational Ministries, with minors in Theater Arts and Athletic Coaching. Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, hanging with students, and playing Ultimate frisbee whenever he can.
Position: Residence Life Coordinator for Alumni Hall & Swann Hall
Campus Phone: (865) 471-7111
As the Residence Life Coordinator for Alumni Hall and Swann Hall, Patricia Wiggins oversees the RAs for those buildings, as well as assists students with residence hall living. She is originally from Bartow, FL; though she most recently lived in New Orleans, LA before coming to Carson-Newman. Trish joined the Carson-Newman family in August of 2010.
Trish earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counseling with a Bible minor from the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, FL. After college, she moved to New Orleans, where she earned her Master of Arts in Christian Education with emphases in Collegiate Ministry and Administration from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. While in New Orleans, Trish began to develop her passion for Residence Life by serving as a Resident Assistant and working in the Housing Department. When she is not planning Residence Life events or attending one of the many Carson-Newman events throughout the year, Trish enjoys movies and music, outdoor activities such as camping, and painting. She also loves to cook, especially New Orleans Cajun food.
Position: Director of Residence Life
Campus Phone: (865) 471-3049
In her capacity as Director, Elaine Young oversees the Residence Life Coordinators, and manages the operational and programming components of Residential Life at Carson-Newman College. Elaine is responsible for creating safe and healthy residential communitites where community members can thrive..
Elaine began working in housing as an undergraduate at Austin Peay State University as a Resident Assistant. She is currently working on a Master’s of higher education administration through the University of Louisville.
Favorite Quote: (Liz Lemon dressed as Princess Leia in effort to get out of jury duty)
Liz: I don’t really think it’s fair for me to be in a jury because I can read thoughts.