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Beegle Hall

Beegle Hall (First Year Students)

Features:

  • Co-ed residential hall with four floors
  • Community kitchen and computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Recreational TV lounge

Meet the 2021 Resident Advisors

Haley Bell

Class of 2024
Secondary English Education

Why did you come to Midland?

I felt the campus was the perfect fit for me. They had the major I needed to achieve my goals and dreams. The arts department had me hooked from the first introduction.

What do you enjoy most about living in the residence halls?

I LOVE the sense of community that is created.

What makes Midland special?

Midland is a campus that feels more like a home than anything. There is always something to do and always things to get involved in.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Campus involvement is going to be your best friend and a way that you will meet your life-long best friends!


Cole Burton

Class of 2024
PK-12 Music Education Endorsement in Theatre

Why did you come to Midland?

I came to Midland because of the vast knowledge of the music education program. I am also able to get all the one-on-one help I need for anything music-related.

What do you enjoy most about living in the residence halls?

I love the unique communities that each floor has. Every floor has a different group of people from all different sports and the arts. It takes time for the floor to become a community but when it does, it’s unlike anything I have experienced before.

What makes Midland special?

Midland is unlike any other college I looked at and that is one of the reasons I chose Midland. My focus is in the arts and I am able to do many ensembles and theatre productions. At other universities, you would only be able to do two or three ensembles.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Dive straight into what you love right off the bat. In my first year of college, I did not dive head-first into what I love. I played it safe and didn’t enjoy my first year as much as I could. This year, I am diving head-first into theatre and fully into jazz and I am loving every minute of it.


Zoey Carrico

Zoey Carrico

Class of 2024
Nursing

Why did you come to Midland?

I was first interested in Midland because of their powerlifting program and team so I decided to visit! During my visit, I felt like Midland was where I belonged and could feel how close of a community it is on campus. I loved that it was a smaller school, which means almost everybody knows everybody!

What do you enjoy most about living in the residence halls?

I really enjoy being able to share a space with so many people and have the common ground of calling our residence hall home! I know they’re not always ideal conditions, but that’s part of what brings a hall together, and allows people to make connections based on where they live.

What makes Midland special?

Midland is special because it is super focused on the students! Student affairs, intramurals, and residence life put on tons of events throughout the year for students to show up and even win different prizes! They provide so many different resources for students to utilize for free. They have counseling services, academic resources, work-study opportunities, service organizations, and so many other ways to get involved on campus.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

My advice is to get out of your room! I know that seems self-explanatory, but it’s hard to go out to events and stuff on campus where you don’t know anyone, and staying in your room is a lot easier and more comfortable. It is so rewarding to go out and be intentional about meeting new people because that is how you get involved and make all the college memories. Getting involved really enhances your experience at Midland!


Elissa Dames

Class of 2024
Accounting & Digital Marketing

Why did you come to Midland?

I came to Midland because of their Digital Marketing program! When I was on my first visit, I got to meet with Nick Schreck and talk about some of the coursework within the major. I was really excited about the project-based learning approach and the chance to work with real clients.

What do you enjoy most about living in the residence halls?

My favorite part about living in the residence halls is having a sense of community with the other people on my floor. It’s so cool to see people from all over come together in one space.

What makes Midland special?

What sets Midland apart from other colleges is the opportunity to be involved in more than one thing and study various topics. At a bigger college, you really have to commit to one focus, whereas here, you can do a little bit of everything!

What advice do you have for incoming students?

My advice to incoming students would be to understand why you are at Midland. While you may be here on an athletic or performing arts scholarship, you are paying for an education. I really encourage students to prioritize their academics and use these four years to prepare for their life after college.


Lynsey Ferrari

Beegle Hall
Class of 2024

Elementary Education with endorsements in SPED and Early Childhood Education

Why did you come to Midland?

I chose to come to Midland because I fell in love with the community – it was so open and inviting. I also decided on Midland because I was given the opportunity to continue playing softball at a collegiate level.

What do you enjoy most about living in the residence halls?

What I enjoy most about the residence halls is the people that I’m bound to meet, and the things I learn about those in my community.

What makes Midland special?

Midland is special because of its community – the staff, professors, and anyone else on campus who creates experiences for students. It is like no other university.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

My advice for incoming students is to put yourself out there, try new experiences, meet new people, and make the most out of your time in college!


Emma Johnson

Class of 2023
Communication Studies + Digital Marketing with minors in Graphic Arts + Human Services

Why did you come to Midland?

I came to Midland for a few different reasons! I really wanted to continue my education at a smaller campus so I could fully embrace the community feel. I got offered an amazing academic scholarship to pursue my degree through the Honors Program. I was provided the opportunity to continue cheering on game day. Midland was close to my family and home church in Omaha too! The support and care I received from my admissions counselor, future professors, and coaches were all so comforting and made the decision pretty seamless. Everything just came together and it felt right.

What do you enjoy most about living in the residence halls?

I definitely enjoy the close community that living in a residence hall provides! Being able to walk down the hall or even a few steps outside your room and knock on someone’s door to hang out, talk, or get dinner with is just the best! In the residence halls, you see people in the off hours of the day and quick moments that you pass by other people allow for relationships to build up over time! I literally think of it as living in a big mansion with friends and family, which is so fun!

What makes Midland special?

What makes Midland special is the people and the passion here. It’s hard to put it into words, but in my experience over the past few years, I have felt that almost everyone really enjoys being at Midland and cares about what they do. The support here is insane too! Our campus naturally creates space for more people to know each other! Midland really just feels like home to me.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

In regards to Residence Life, my advice is to go to the events in your hall and spend less time in your room! The common spaces in the halls are so great and this is oftentimes where you get to meet your neighbors and make the space you live in more tight-knit and fun! Also, dig deep and stand firm on your core beliefs and values. There are so many different things you experience in college and it’s really easy to sway away from who you are if you aren’t standing firm on what you know to be true. This will be hard, but embracing uncomfortable/hard times is always worth it in the end because it produces growth.


Yamilie Lopez

Class of 2024
Digital Marketing

Why did you come to Midland?

Aside from my athletic scholarship for wrestling, I came to Midland because I wanted a change of scenery from the usual city that I always see. Midland is really far from my hometown, but it feels like a home away from home. Everyone who helped make the videos for the online tours really made sure to put the community feel into the video. Not only did I sense it through my laptop screen, but I definitely felt it coming here in person.

What do you enjoy most about living in the residence halls?

I enjoyed making friends in the most random ways, whether it’s leaving our dorm room door open for people to come in and have a chat, or sitting in the lobby and saying hi to everyone who enters the Beegle building.

What makes Midland special?

What makes Midland special to me is the bonds and the friends that become family. You may think, I’ll make a few friends but my real ones are back home, which is the case for most people, but once it’s time for you to leave for three months the tears really come out when saying goodbye. I love all of my friends and they are like family to me.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Let loose, don’t stay in your room too long doing all your homework assignments. Take a breath, go outside, and enjoy some free time. The more you overwhelm yourself the harder it will be to get out of that state of mind. We love to see and talk to our residents, so don’t hesitate to give your RA a visit to talk about whatever is going on.


Vince Ongtangco

Class of 2024
Human Performance- Strength and Conditioning, Minoring in Ministry

Why did you come to Midland?

Midland gave me an opportunity to continue my athletic and academic career.

What do you enjoy most about living in the residence halls?

Connecting and getting to know people, building community, and relationships.

What makes Midland special?

What makes Midland special is the atmosphere and the community! We have 33 different varsity teams, different clubs, and organizations. Most students are pretty involved on campus. We also have different resources here on campus to help students with their classes!

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Get involved on campus! Although this might be time-consuming, this gives students a break from schoolwork. It is also a great opportunity to meet new people on campus! Go and participate in your RA’s programs! This is a great way to build community in your halls. Last but not the least, seek help! Midland has so many resources such as the Academic Resource Center, more known as ARC (they help us understand more about our homework and basically free tutoring, and there’s more than that!!) We also have counseling services because college is going to be different. You are away from your family, and it is okay not to be okay sometimes, but you are not alone. Midland University provides free counseling to make sure and remind students that we are not alone, we are created to be united, not to be isolated.


Cameron Poolton

Class of 2024
Digital Marketing

Why did you come to Midland?

I came to Midland to play basketball and get an education!

What do you enjoy most about living in the residence halls?

Being part of a community and getting to meet loads of new people.

What makes Midland special?

The small campus gives Midland a tight-knit feel, and after a few weeks, you know everyone which is really cool.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Step out of your comfort zone and go to programs and events during the start of school. It gives you the best opportunity to meet people outside of your sport/activity and make new friends.


Connor Rinn

Class of 2024
Criminal Justice

Why did you come to Midland?

To perform in athletics and pursue a college degree.

What do you enjoy most about living in the residence halls?

I enjoy building friendships and being involved in Midland’s community.

What makes Midland special?

Midland is special because of the people. The students and staff at MU are some of the best people I have ever met.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Find out if you need textbooks for a class before you buy them.

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