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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. 

Javin Young

Javin Young, 1st Floor East

Javin is a sophomore from Spartanburg, SC who is excited to be returning to Preston for his second year and first working with University Housing as a Resident Mentor. He is a pharmacy major who is eyeing a doctorate and also planning to pursue an MBA. He hopes to work for an established pharmaceutical corporation upon graduating. Aside from academics and his role as am RM, Javin is a Young Life leader at W.J. Keenan High School, as he loves spreading the story of Christ. He is also the Vice President of UofSC's Brothers of Nubian Descent (B.O.N.D.). Javin also enjoys opportunities for community service and took advantage of the Leadership and Service Center's Service Saturdays during his freshman year. Javin loves to play basketball and is an avid poet who aims to have his works published before he completes his undergraduate years. He's looking forward to a great year of serving as a Resident Mentor and being a Gamecock.

Ellen Williams

Ellen Williams, 1st Floor West

Ellen is a senior Public Health major minoring in Sociology from Rock Hill, SC. This is her third year serving as a Resident Mentor and her second year living in Preston. Ellen moved into Preston for the first time her freshman year and is excited to return home for her final year as an undergraduate. Ellen is heavily involved on campus as a Changing Carolina Peer Leader, a sister of Pi Beta Phi, President of the Resident Mentor Council, and as the Office Assistant for the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She has also served as an Orientation Leader and as Ryan Lloyd’s University 101 Peer Leader. After graduating, Ellen will pursue her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology here at UofSC.

Ethan Fix

Ethan Fix, 2nd Floor East

Ethan is a Junior Business Economics and Finance Major from Pinehurst, NC. Ethan, or as his friends call him Fix, is excited to begin working as a Resident Mentor within the Preston Residential College. Ethan enjoys sports, eating out, hanging out with friends, exercising, music, and anything and everything outdoors. Ethan is involved on campus not only as a Resident Mentor but also as a Team Leader with the Office of New Student Orientation and DJ for WUSC. Ethan hopes to help those in Preston reach their full potential during their time at the University of South Carolina.

Hunter Ertz

Hunter Ertz, 2nd Floor Center  

Hunter is a junior from Goose Creek, SC and is excited to be a first-year RM. She is an international business and GSCOM major with a Chinese studies minor, and is part of the International Business and Chinese Enterprise Program. During her freshman year in Preston, Hunter served as the secretary for the Preston Ambassadors and as a member of the Prestones. As a sophomore, she studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Beijing Language and Culture University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, discovering new music, and studying French and Chinese.

Nancy Sterrett

Nancy Sterrett, 2nd Floor West  

Nancy is a sophomore Public Health Major from Charleston, SC and is excited to be joining the Preston RM staff this fall. As a freshman, she enjoyed being a part of multiple organizations such as Capstone Scholars, GIVE, Service Saturday, Mountaineering and Whitewater Rafting, Nicaragua Service learning, CECEY, and 2018 Pillars. Nancy loves to travel and hopes to visit all 7 continents in the upcoming 4 years. If you ever need a friend to try new things, go on an adventure, enjoy some artistic relaxation, or have an impromptu photo shoot, don’t be afraid to ask! She’ll be happy to tag along.

Asher Roberts

Asher Roberts, 3rd Floor East  

Asher Roberts is a sophomore from Middletown, Maryland and is very excited to begin his first year as a resident mentor at Preston Residential College!  Asher began his education at UofSC as a business management major, but has since changed it to exercise science, hoping to eventually pursue a career as a physical therapist.  Outside of school, he enjoys cross country running, hiking, going to gamecock sporting events, playing guitar, or making music.  As a second-year resident in Preston, Asher is excited to show the ropes to the incoming freshman, and create new memories at UofSC.

Ngozi Chukwueke

Ngozi Chukwueke, 3rd Floor Center  

Ngozi is a junior from Peachtree City, Georgia who is excited to return to Preston Residential College as a second year resident but a first year resident mentor! She is majoring in Management and Marketing with a minor in Social Work. Ngozi serves as the Secretary of Community Relations in Student Government and has been a YoungLife leader with Downtown Columbia since her freshman year at USC. In addition to this, she is a member of the New Student Union Steering Committee, which is spearheading the planning of the new student union. One of her favorite activities at school is being a Service Saturday Site Leader and getting to lead student volunteers in community service every month. Ngozi wants to join the Peace Corps after undergrad, and later hopes to gain her MBA and pursue a career in business. She looks forward to serving Preston Residential College this school year!

Vicky Reddy

Vicky Reddy, 3rd Floor West  

Vicky is a sophomore from Columbia, South Carolina, pursuing a mechanical engineering major. He is very excited to be returning to serve Preston Residential College in his first full year as a resident mentor. During his time as a resident of Preston, Vicky was involved in Preston Government as an active member and advocate for his hall and Preston community. Outside of Preston, Vicky was also involved on-campus as a lab assistant with the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research and participated in intramural sports. This following summer, Vicky served as an Orientation Leader for UofSC. He is looking forward to another great year at Preston!