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Professional Staff

 Edwin Coolbaugh

Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life and Housing 
email: ecoolbau@holycross.edu
Office: Hogan 122
508-793-2411

After receiving his B.S. in sports medicine and M.S. in human services from Keene State College, Dean Coolbaugh entered the residence life field full time. He has served as a Resident Assistant, Assistant Resident Director, Family Manager, Hall Director, Area Coordinator, and recently completed four years as an Assistant Dean of Students at the College of Saint Elizabeth, before coming to Holy Cross. Dean Coolbaugh is an avid chef, a fervent marine reef aquarium enthusiast, a student of architecture, and loves sailing.

 Ryan Grant

Senior Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing
email: rgrant@holycross.edu
Office: Hogan 122
508-793-2411

Ryan joined Holy Cross during July of 2015 and has worked in Residence Life since becoming an RA as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing and a minor in Psychology. While at Northeastern University, Ryan earned a Master of Science in College Student Development and Counseling. Ryan's career in Student Affairs has taken him across the country and to a variety of institutions including Simmons College, University of California Riverside, University of Rhode Island, and Walnut Hill School of the Arts. A proud Massachusetts native, Ryan is a huge fan of the B's, C's, Pats, and Sox. Ryan has dedicated time to fantasy sports, kayaking, sailing, and coaching the Holy Cross Men's Rugby Club. 

 

 Love Wallace

Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing
email: lwallace@holycross.edu
Office: Hogan 122
508-793-2411

Love joined Holy Cross in the summer of 2017. Love attended Villanova University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She has spent most of her career in residence life, working as a Resident Assistant, Head Resident Assistant, Graduate Hall Director, Hall Director, and Assistant Director of Residence Life. These adventures have taken her across the country and back. She is passionate about student development, and hopes to bring that excitement to all of her conversations with students. Outside of Higher Education, Love has worked in a casino as a table games dealer and a pit supervisor. However, Love's claim to fame is reading over 150 books a year. Additionally, she also enjoys watching sports, seeing live music, and travelling.

 

 Jessica Kilgore

Assistant Director of Residential Operations
email: jkilgore@holycross.edu
Office: Hogan 122
508-793-2411

Jessica joined the Residence Life & Housing staff during the summer of 2019 as the Assistant Director of Residential Operations. Before coming to College of the Holy Cross, Jessica worked as a Resident Director at Miami University of Ohio. Originally from Washington state, Jessica has a BA in History and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Walla Walla University. Jessica loves exploring new areas of the country, trying new restaurants, baking, and hanging out with her family, Kirk and Willow (the cat). Enthusiastic about iced coffee, Jessica misses Dutch Bros, a west coast staple, but is really enjoying Dunkin.

 

 Raquel Lynn Whidbee

Administrative Assistant
email: rwhidbee@holycross.edu
Office: Hogan 122
508-793-2411

Raquel started at Holy Cross in February 2016 in Kimball Dining Hall as the on-call pasta person. In May 2016 she transitioned to an administrative floater and worked in various departments here at the College. In October 2018 she was hired full-time as the Admin. for Residence Life & Housing. She received a Bachelors of Science in Art and Interior Design from Atlantic Union College, a Seventh Day Adventist Liberal Arts School, in South Lancaster, MA. Raquel is an old soul. Her favorite time periods are from 1890-1940: The Gibson Girls of the 1890s, the Flappers of the 20s -30s and Pinups from the 40s. She loves black and white movies especially, Talking Precode, ones from 1929-1934. She enjoys all types of music but is drawn to anything Celtic. She likes to read, write, paint, draw and watch NFL/college football. Raquel will be taking her second semester of Acrylic Painting at the Worcester Art Museum in January 2018.

 

Community Development Coordinators (CDC)

 Richelle Hurley 

email: rhurley@holycross.edu
508-793-3015
Brooks-Mulledy Hall

Richelle is excited to be the CDC of Brooks-Mulledy Hall. Before coming to Holy Cross in 2018, Richelle earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Communication from Villanova University. While at Villanova, she worked in Residence Life as an RA and as a Graduate Resident Director for first year residents, developed a passion for supporting and getting to know students, and became an avid fan of college basketball. Originally from Rhode Island, Richelle loves going to the beach, being outdoors (especially by the ocean!), reading, and keeping up with all the latest celebrity and entertainment news. 

 

 Maria Munar 

email: mmunar@holycross.edu
508-793-2411
Clark Hall

Maria is new to the Holy Cross community and is happy to join the team as the CDC for Clark Hall. Maria earned a B.A. in Social Work from Providence College and an M.S. from the University of Rhode Island in College Student Personnel. While at the University of Rhode Island, Maria worked for Housing and Residential Life and served as a Graduate Hall Director overseeing a first year community. Maria is passionate about student development and diversity and inclusion in higher education. Maria was born in Venezuela, but grew up in Westwood, MA. In her free time, Maria loves to explore new places, try any kind of new food, and spend a lot of time by the ocean! 

 

 Thaline Rodene

email: trodene@holycross.edu
508-793-3786
Hanselman Hall

Meet your new CDC for Hanselman Hall! Originally, she’s from New Hampshire, but has spent the last two years in Miami, Florida for her graduate program. Thaline received her Masters degree from Florida International University in Higher Education Administration (with a graduate certificate in African and African Diaspora Studies). At FIU, she was one of the graduate assistants within the Center for Leadership and Service. There, Thaline developed a passion for coordinating programs focused on diversity and civic engagement. Previously, she received a B.A. in History from Granite State College. Some interesting facts includeshe studied Spanish for six years and French for four years. She currently doesn’t practice either. In addition, Thaline's favorite past time includes renovating houses on her Sims. 

 

 

Area Coordinators (AC)

 

Amie Archambault

email: anarcham@holycross.edu
508-793-2558
Junior Area

Amie oversees Loyola, Carlin, and Alumni Halls and joined Holy Cross in December of 2017. She is passionate about working with first-generation college students, LGBTQIA+ students, student-athletes and students searching for a community free from alcohol and drugs or are in recovery. Amie earned both her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and M.S. in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island as she is a native Rhode Islander. During her undergraduate career, she was a Division I student-athlete playing softball. In her free time, Amie loves walking her dog Sheba around campus, trying new foods and recipes, exploring new hobbies, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Gabby Bacha

email: gbacha@holycross.edu
508-793-2342
Senior Area

Gabby has worked at College of the Holy Cross for the past year, previously serving as the CDC for Clark Hall, and now as the Area Coordinator for the senior area. Gabby has a B.A. in Political Science from Ohio University, and a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. During the school year, Gabby advises the Residence Hall Association on campus, and is involved in a range of professional associations outside of her role.  Gabby is originally from Cleveland Ohio, and is an avid Cleveland sports fan. In her spare time Gabby throws pottery at Worcester Center for Crafts, and enjoys a variety of Netflix shows.

 

Graduate Assistant

Channing Davisson

email: cdavisso@holycross.edu
508-793-2411
Edge at Union Station

Channing Davisson is happy to be serving as the first Graduate Assistant at the EDGE apartments at Union Station. Before working at Holy Cross, she lived in Boston and worked as a professional baker and cheesemonger. She also spent time living in New York City and the Midwest before finding her way back to the East Coast. Channing got her Bachelor's Degree in Communication (and a Film Studies Certificate) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is pursuing her Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston University's Worcester Hybrid Program. When she's not working, she loves to spend time cooking and baking, exploring all the hidden gems in Worcester, seeking out art, and exercising or doing yoga.