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Don Bigelow , Coordinator, Student Townhomes

Student Townhomes 585-395-2220 dbigelow@brockport.edu

Undergraduate Degree:

BS in Physical Education, The College at Brockport

Pre-K-12 Teacher Certification

Graduate Degree:

MSEd in Physical Education, The College at Brockport

Hometown:Elizabethtown, NY

Number of Years at Brockport: Since August 2008

Why did you choose to work in Residential Life?

I was a Resident Assistant for two years where I found that I really enjoyed the interactions with students. Once I decided to attend Brockport for my masters I immediately applied to work as a Resident Director Intern to further my experience working with the college population. I just enjoy the daily activities that come with meeting people and trying to help them.

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What do you love about Brockport?

Brockport is large enough to offer activities to do, yet small and quiet a majority of the time. The college has a lot of opportunities for involvement and a diverse population if you are willing to put yourself out there and meet new people. Most of all I enjoy how the faculty and staff are typically easy to work with, and open to working with the students.

 

What's the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is seeing the changes in the students and Resident Assistants I supervise. Working with freshmen I often see people experience their first time away from home. The growth that occurs in their first year is always interesting to see. The RAs I work with always impress me as they over-achieve in their jobs on a daily basis. I get to work with some of the most impressive individuals on campus daily!

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy being active, playing sports, and food. I am also a strong follower of the Buffalo Sabres and Bills so I make it to a few games each season. I also like to develop and implement programs for residents that generate interest and have large turnouts.

 

Favorite Quote:

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. ~Booker T. Washington~