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Preston Residential College

Resident Mentors

Our Resident Mentors work to create and maintain our well-known sense of community in Preston. 

Jack Rogan

Jack Rogan, 1st Floor East

 Jack is a junior from St. Louis, Missouri, and this is his second year in Preston as a resident mentor. Jack is a biology and Spanish major in the Honors College with a minor in business administration, and he plans to attend dental school after attending UofSC. Aside from his role as a resident mentor, Jack is heavily involved on campus as a Color Team Captain for USC Dance Marathon's Morale Team, a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, and a number of pre-health professional-related organizations. Jack has also served in Student Government in a variety of roles during his first two years at USC.

Sam Conner

Samantha Conner, 1st Floor West

Samantha is excited to return to Preston for her third year, and second time as a resident mentor. She is a junior sport and entertainment management major with a minor in international studies and hails from Chicopee, Massachusetts. Sam has been a member of the Preston Hall Government as a wing liaison, Y-IMPACT as the Relay for Life Team Captain, and the USC Homecoming General Commission in Marketing and Social Media. Previously, Sam served as an intern for the Valley Blue Sox, a local Collegiate Baseball team in New England. She hopes to continue her career in sports and eventually end up working for the International Olympic Committee. 

Jawaun McClam

Jawuan McClam, 2nd Floor East

 Jawaun, a junior geography major in the urban development track, is from Florence, South Carolina. This is his second year working with University Housing as a resident mentor, and his third year calling Preston Residential College home. Aside from academics, Jawaun is very active in the community totaling more than 200 community service hours in his first year of college. He has served as an orientation leader and is looking forward to another great year at as a Gamecock.

Kennedy Peterson

Kennedy Peterson, 2nd Floor Center

Kennedy is excited to be returning to Preston for her first full year as a resident mentor. As a freshman last year in Preston, Kennedy was active in organizations including the Multicultural Assistance Peer Program (MAPP), Multicultural Outreach Student Team (MOST) and serving on the Association of African American Students (AAAS) executive board. Kennedy, who joined the Preston team second semester of her freshman year, is entering her sophomore year at USC pursuing an undergraduate degree in experimental psychology. Being a part of the Preston community has already granted Kennedy many opportunities to volunteer and be an active member of Columbia and the university’s community and she hopes to take advantage of even more of those opportunities this year.

Angelo Amore

Angelo Amore, 2nd Floor West

Angelo is a sophomore from Albany, New York, and is excited to be serving Preston Residential College as his first year as a resident mentor. As a freshman in the Honors College last year, Angelo got involved on campus by joining the University Band, and participating in Intramural sports as both a player and referee. Angelo spent the summer serving as an Orientation Leader. As an international business major, Angelo plans to continue taking business courses and language courses, and hopes to enjoy an international career.

Mary Ashley Boykin

Mary Ashley Boykin, 3rd Floor East

Mary Ashley is a sophomore nursing major originally from Fort Mill, South Carolina. She is a third generation Gamecock so she loves just about anything USC. Some of her favorite things are Corgis, tacos, music and meeting new people.

Vicky Reddy

Vicky Reddy, 3rd Floor Center

Vicky is a freshman from Columbia, South Carolina, pursuing a mechanical engineering major. He is very excited to be serving Preston Residential College in his first semester as an immediate hire Resident Mentor. Last semester, as a resident of Preston, Vicky was involved in Preston Government as an active member and advocate for his hall and Preston community. Vicky is also actively involved on-campus as a lab assistant with the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, plays on the competitive club tennis team, and participates in intramural sports. During this upcoming summer, Vicky will serve as an Orientation Leader for UofSC. 

Nick Hooks

Nick Hooks, 3rd Floor West

Nick is a sophomore political science major in the College of Arts and Sciences and is from New Orleans, Louisiana. This is Nick's first year as a resident mentor and as a Preston resident and he is thrilled to be a part of the community. On campus, Nick is a senator and chairman of Multicultural Affairs in the student government senate and an active member of CRU (campus ministry). During his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with his friends, reading news articles, working out, and following current events around the country and world. Nick is passionate about helping those who are marginalized and helping to make college education become more accessible to those who cannot afford it. After graduating from law school one day, Nick hopes to pursue a career in politics.