Professional Residence Life Staff
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Evingerlean D. Blakney is a proud native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Evingerlean earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Shaw University (Raleigh, North Carolina) and Master of Education degree in Student Affairs Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, Mississippi). Currently, Ms. Blakney is working toward completing a PhD in Higher Education Administration at Southern Miss and plans to graduate in May of 2015. Evingerlean is active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and enjoys being involved with projects in the community. Most importantly, she is incredibly passionate about mentoring and shaping young minds.
Assistant Area Coordinator for Whittington
SheKeia is a native of Greenville,MS. She is a recent graduate of Jackson State University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry. Aside from science,she also enjoys acting and the performing arts. SheKeia has a passion for serving and exhibiting servant leadership. She lives by the quote, “For to be great is to serve.” She looks forward to being of service to the team and to her staff.
Area Coordinator for New Womens West
Stacey Holmes is a native of Duck Hill, MS. Stacey earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Elementary Education from The University of Mississippi in 2011. Stacey is coming from Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, where she earned her Master's in Science for College Student Personnel Service and has worked for three years as a graduate hall director. Stacey is happy to return home to Mississippi.
Area Coordinator for Mary Nelson, Hederman and Gunter
Julie finished her undergraduate degree in 2010 at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. After completing her degree she spent the following three years serving as a Resident Director with Greenville College in Illinois. During those three years, she mentored and worked with college students while pursuing her Masters in Higher Education through Geneva College in Pennsylvania. She will complete her degree in May 2015. Julie is excited to get to know the ladies of Mary Nelson, Hederman and Gunter this year. One of her goals for her first year in Mississippi is to pet an alligator.
Assistant Area Coordinator for Ratliff Hall
David graduated from Montreat College in May of 2013 with a degree in Business Administration. While he was a student, David was a member of the men’s soccer team, was heavily involved with Student Activities and intramural sports and served as SGA President. David notes that the leadership opportunities that Montreat provided him were a highlight of his experience. When he’s not in the office, you can find this Richmond, Virginia native going on long runs, discovering new music, hanging out with friends, or just being goofy. While here at MC, David will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration in addition to his duties as AAC in Ratliff Hall.
Assistant Area Coordinator for Latimer-Webb Hall
Katelyn Williams is a native of Brandon, MS. A proud alumna of Mississippi College, Katelyn graduated in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interpersonal & Public Communication. During her time as a student at MC, Katelyn was involved in several organizations including Swannanoa Social Tribe, SGA, MC Scouts, and the Welcome Week Crew. She is excited about serving MC in a new role and looks forward to mentoring and building relationships with students this year.
Assistant Area Coordinator for New Womens East Hall
Kelsey Cutright is from Greenup, Illinois. She graduated from Greenville College in August of 2014 with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. There she worked as an Resident Assistant in upperclassmen housing for her senior year and was also was very involved in Student Senate in which she held the positions of a Proposal Committee Head and Upper Classmen Representative. Along with these, she is a member of Psi Chi and Association for Christians in Student Development. Kelsey is currently working on her masters degree in Student Development Counseling and Administration through Indiana Wesleyan University. When she is not busy with residence life or school work, you may see her longboarding around campus or enjoying a coffee break a friend.
Assistant Area Coordinator for New Mens Hall
Jantzen Eddington is originally from Columbus, Indiana. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History from Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, Indiana. Jantzen earned his Master of Arts in Education from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. Jantzen is in his second year of law school at Mississippi College, School of Law. Jantzen enjoys playing soccer, doing triathlons, and playing ice hockey. Jantzen has a passion for mentoring, educating, and helping people.
Area Coordinator for Chrestman Hall
Jamie Bos was born in Oregon as a dual-citizen Dutch-American. To explain how this works, he’d have to explain that his father is from a naval town just north of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and that his mother is a true-blue west coast American who grew up eating steak and potatoes that she raised or harvested with her own labor. It’s a long, romantic, exciting story and because of this, Jamie doesn’t really feel like letting his parents steal the limelight in his own bio. However, because the two shared a passion for missions and ministry, Jamie was raised in multiple countries and places as he accompanied his family on short term missions endeavors around the globe. This accounts for why he feels a strong third-culture identity. He has been to Europe eight times and, while attending college at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, he spent a summer studying abroad in Mozambique, Africa. Following his undergraduate career Jamie wanted to share his love of travel and history with high school students and became an educational travel guide leading historical adventure tours to San Juan, Puerto Rico where he taught about Spanish colonialism and ecology in El Yunque National Rainforest. After this exciting experience he knew he wanted to return to graduate school and was admitted to Wheaton College where he completed his Master of Arts degree in Christian Formation & Ministry and interned as a graduate student assistant in the Student Activities Office. Jamie is passionate about creating environments that invite people into learning and hopes to bring all of his education and experiences to bear on the task of cultivating Christ-centered community in the Residence Halls at Mississippi College. When Jamie is not working, you will likely find him exploring the great outdoors, reading classic literature in a local coffee shop, or exploring the city for tasty places to eat with his friends.