Meet the McKay Hall Staff

Get to know your McKay Village Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants.

McKay Village & Campus Heights Staff

Hall Director

2016 Kendal Arthur

Name: Kendal Arthur
Phone: 928-864-1401
Email: kendal.arthur@nau.edu

Education:

  • Master of Public Administration - University of Central Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts, French with minor in Sociology - Grambling State University
  • Master of Arts, Public Policy and International Affairs - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Why I chose NAU: I was first drawn to NAU at the recommendation of a former supervisor of mine who now works in the state of Arizona. Upon my arrival on its beautiful mountain campus, I was instantly drawn to its homey feel! Everyone I met was welcoming and hospitable and never hesitated to help me find my way around. I see this college as a great place to work due to the many professional development opportunities available. As an avid foodie, I'm also keen on discovering the many coffee shops and eateries nestled in the area!!

Why I am excited for this year: I am excited for this year as it will allow me to continue efforts to develop NAU's students, many of whom will become tomorrow's higher education professionals. I also see my work with I-House as a way to further assist with this campus' internationalization efforts, thereby bridging the gap between foreign and domestic students and in turn, their retention. 

Something about you: I have a foreign accent that most persons have never heard before. This is because I hail from the little known island nation of Saint Lucia. It is located in the southern Caribbean. At 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, it is about half the size of Phoenix. 

Graduate Residence Hall Director

2014 Camille Dhennin - Campus Heights
Name: Camille Dhennin
Phone: 928-864-1402 
E-mail: camille.dhennin@nau.edu

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Security and Conflict Resolution - San Diego University  


McKay Village Resident Assistants 

2015 Nicole Hicks - McKay Village
Name: Nicole Hicks
Major: Biomedical Science
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I Chose NAU: I chose this university because they offered me the best deal financially and a part of me wanted to get away from my home life, but not too far away.

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I love the idea of meeting new people and to be able to share wonderful memories with each other. I hope that I can impact my residents lives in a wonderful way, one that they carry with them throughout their college careers.

2015 Annelise Krafft - McKay Village
Name: Annelise Krafft
Major: Strategic Communications with a minor in Spanish
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I Chose NAU: When I was looking at colleges my senior year of high school, nothing felt like home to me until I visited Northern Arizona University. The small town feel and welcoming atmosphere were really inviting and I had my heart set on going here the second I set foot on campus! Also, being a few hours away from home was really important to me so I could have my family so close by!

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I’m excited to be a Resident Assistant because I love people! This job is really great for getting to know a lot of different types of people from different backgrounds and finding ways to bring them together. I can't wait to get to know my residents and have a great year with them!

2015 Katrina Cuevas - McKay Village
Name: Katrina Cuevas
Major: Public Health & Graphic Design
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I Chose NAU: I chose Northern Arizona University for the beautiful location, friendly people, and unlimited possibilities. NAU was the place I felt I could grow most and meet amazing people. Flagstaff has that small town feeling that is very welcoming and inviting, but there are also lots of adventures for you and your friends to discover. I love NAU.

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I'm excited to be an RA in McKay/Campus Heights for the first time this year. I was an RA for the past two years in McConnell, and cannot wait to see the similarities and differences between freshmen and upper division housing. I love helping residents grow and continue their journey here at NAU, and I want to help in any way I can. I'm so excited to meet my residents and have an amazing year with my wonderful and talented staff.

2015 Tyree West - McKay Village
Name: Tyree West
Major: Criminology, Criminal Justice - minor Psychology
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Why I Chose NAU: I chose NAU because it was a different environment for me, I also wanted to experience snow (which I found out that I don't like it), flagstaff is a beautiful city and it isn't to far from home.

Why I’m Excited to be an RA: I chose to be a RA because I wanted experience with different types of people, I also wanted to be a source for others could come to. I enjoy being the person that others feel comfortable enough to talk to, and I love learning from others, this job gives me both.

2015 Rain Whalen McKay RA
Name: Rain Whalen
Major: Physics & French
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I choose NAU because of the small campus, the beautiful city, and the mountain climate. I love the trees and the fresh air. I was born in Flagstaff, so for me it's like I'm returning to my roots. The college is excellent and I love the small classes, passionate professors, and personal departments. 

Why I’m excited to be an RA: I am excited to build and be a part of a community on campus. I love meeting new people and learning from them. I hope to have a positive impact on those around me and to be someone they feel comfortable coming and talking to. I'm here to help!

2015 Victor Martinez McKay RA
Name: Victor Martinez
Major: Biomedical Science - minor Chemistry 
Hometown: Oracle, AZ

Why I chose NAU: I chose NAU because I enjoyed having that small town feel. Flagstaff is a beautiful community with heartwarming and welcoming people. I knew that by coming here, I could make a difference because NAU offers lots of endless opportunities and resources to help you achieve what you never though was possible.

Why I’m excited to be an RA:  I am excited to be an RA because I love bringing people together. I enjoy being a resource for people and being someone for them to turn to when they need help. Guidance is a major key to success, and I want to be able to provide that and hopefully make a difference in their lives.