Meet the Calderón Learning Community staff

Get to know your Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants.

Calderón Learning Community Residence Hall Director

2014 Toni Minter - Calderon
Name: Toni Minter
Phone: 928-523-7034
E-mail: toni.minter@nau.edu

Education: 

  • Masters of Business Administration, Mississippi State University 
  • Bachelors of Business Administration  - Risk Management, Insurance and Financial Planning, Mississippi State University

Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I love the small town atmosphere, and the ability to be in Arizona and still be close to greenery and the mountains while avoiding the heat.

Why I'm excited for this year: I am beginning the year in a new building and area with a different population of students.  I am ready to inspire someone.

Something about you: I’ve worked with a variety of residents during my years in Students Affairs, including Honors, Freshmen, Graduate, and families. I am especially delighted to work with a new population of students and contributing to their growth and development. My office door is open so stop by and just say hello!  

Faculty-in-Residence  

2014 Ricardo Guthrie - Calderon Faculty - 2
Name: Dr. Ricardo Guthrie, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies
Phone: 928-523-5946
E-mail: ricardo.guthrie@nau.edu

Education:  

  • PhD in Communication, University of California, San Diego
  • Masters in Afro-American Studies, Boston University
  • Masters in Journalism, Boston University
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Harvard College

Why I chose Northern Arizona University: The interdisciplinary program in Ethnic Studies attracts a strong cross-section of committed, personable scholar/activists who make living in Arizona a joy--I've found my tribe!

Why I'm excited for this year: The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War (April 12, 2015) provides us all an opportunity to consider what it means to celebrate "unity in diversity", and to reflect a vision of empathy and compassion on campus and in the community. Our residents are first-rate in exercising their commitment to service and excellence.

Faculty in Residence Activities: "Gospel with Dr. Guthrie", every Weds., April 8, 15, 22 6:15-7:30pm; and Sun., April 12, 19, 3-5pm, newcomers are welcome, as we prepare for end of year performances!
"The Art of Conversation", Tuesday nights, 7:30-9pm: Come for "office hours," and relax with tea, hot chocolate and conversation in the Calderón Lobby!
"EMSA Connects With... Housing & Residence Life: "A Faculty (and a Family) In Residence" 

 

Calderón Learning Community Resident Assistants

2014 Mahjabeen Qazi - Calderon
Name: Mahjabeen Qazi
Floor: 1st floor
Year/Major: Sophomore, Psychology
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I chose NAU:  Have you seen how insanely gorgeous our campus is? It is the PERFECT setting to learn and grow as a human being.

Why I am excited to be an RA: The people. I love meeting new people, especially those who are significantly different from me. It allows me to view the world and myself in a whole new light. 

2014 Clay Bonaguidi - Calderon
Name: Clay Bonaguidi
Floor: 1st floor
Year/ Major: Sophomore, Exercise Science
Hometown/State: Glendale, AZ

Why I chose NAU: NAU was my choice because of their outstanding Physical Therapy Graduate Program.

Why I am excited to be an RA: The chance to meet all my Residents and help them along their college experience. 

2014 Zoey Tonn - Calderon
Name: Zoey Tonn 
Floor: 2nd floor 
Year/Major: Junior, Biology
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

Why I chose NAU: My mother is an alumna. We would come up almost every summer to walk around campus and Flagstaff. Since I was little I knew NAU would be the place for me.

Why I am excited to return as an RA: I loved my experience last year and getting to really know all of my residents. I found that I grew with my residents through our interactions and that they really made my year special. I want to continue getting to know others and getting to make an impact on their lives like they will on mine. 

2014 Joey Zodiacal - Calderon
Name: Joey Zodiacal 
Floor: 2nd floor 
Year/Major: Junior, Political Science 
Hometown: Pago Pago, AS

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because one, it is in Arizona, and two, it snows. NAU has a lot tailored to me as a student from a small island. NAU offers a welcoming environment and a supportive community like Flagstaff that reminds me of home.

Why I am excited to be an RA:I am super excited to return and work with new faces and a fresh start to apply all that I have learned from my first year. I am excited to share my experiences with new RAs and hopefully build more connections and friendships with the NAU community as a whole. 

2014 Celia Williams - Calderon
Name: Celia Williams
Floor: 2nd floor
Year/Major: Sophomore, Biomedical Science
Hometown/State: Pinetop, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because they have a good biological sciences program. I also chose NAU for its location in the mountains and forest along with close to home but not too close.

Why I am excited to return as an RA: The learning experience, meeting new people, and the ability to work with so many different people. I am also excited to be so involved in campus life and improving other students’ experiences.

2014 Amanda Bermudez - Calderon
Name: Amanda Bermudez
Floor: 3rd floor
Year/Major: Junior, Psychology
Hometown: Anthem, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because of its close knit community feel and beautiful campus, I love how environmental concise most students are and that really creates a feeling of gratitude for the natural beauty we are surrounded by.

Why I am excited to return as an RA: I am so excited to return as an RA because I have loved this year and being a part of this community, interacting with my residents and really bonding with my staff. I hope that I can continue to have such a wonderful experience this coming year!

2014 David Longley - Calderon
Name: David Longley
Floor: 3rd floor 
Year/Major: Senior, Chemistry
Hometown: Peoria, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I wanted some distance from the valley, to live somewhere it snowed, and to be close to my brother.

Why I am excited to return as an RA: I'm excited to bond with my new staff and to get to know all of my new residents. I am also happy to be living in a newer building that has ceiling fans!

2014 Alex Berger - Calderon BW
Name: Alex Berger
Major: Hotel & Restaurant Management 
Hometown: Arcadia, CA

Why I chose NAU: I loved the location. Grand Canyon to the north, Sedona to the south, and Flagstaff is in the middle of the largest ponderosa pine forest in the country. What’s not to like?

Why I'm excited to be an RA: As an Eagle Scout I grew up helping other people, and my major revolves around helping others. I have a passion for this, and can’t wait to leave my mark on NAU.