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