Meet the Raymond Hall staff

Residence Hall Director  

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Name: Hillary Fanelli 
Phone: 928-523-2941


  • Bachelor of Science, Counseling and Human Services - University of Scranton
  • Master of Arts, Counseling with a conc. in Student Affairs & Higher Education - Montclair State University

Why I chose NAU? I chose NAU because I feel that it is a place where professionals and students are completely free and comfortable to be who they truly are, and I love that. The NAU community is filled with wonderfully genuine individuals who truly care for others and seek to create positive change on a daily basis. In addition, I chose NAU as a personal challenge for myself to step outside of my East Coast comfort zone and explore all that Flagstaff and the surrounding areas have to offer. I know NAU will make a mighty fine home away from home for this Jersey Girl!

Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director

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Name: Nick O'Neal 
Phone: 928-523-4461

Resident Assistants

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Name: Freddy Garcia
Floor: 2nd floor
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Why I chose Northern Arizona University: The small class sizes really caught my interest. NAU was also far enough from home to feel independent but close enough to be rush back if needed. I'm from a hot desert so the snow and trees helped me make that final decision.

Why I’m excited to be an RA: My RA was pretty awesome and helped me have a great experience, so I look forward to doing the same for my residents.


Name: Thorin Fash
Floor: 1st floor
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Why I chose Northern Arizona University: I chose NAU because I wanted the all-around "college experience." NAU provides a unique sense of community and encourages participation. The smaller class sizes tailor to individuality and allow for more growth, personally and professionally, that I believe I would not find elsewhere. NAU isn't just the means to an end (a degree), but focuses rather on the present experience.

Why I'm excited to be an RA: I am excited to be an RA because I know that this opportunity is once in a lifetime. I will have the chance to further my skills as a leader, a team-worker, a mentor, a friend, and many other qualities important for professional and social situations. Being an RA allows me to build a strong relationship not only with my residents, but NAU as whole.

Name: Nicole Rice

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