Meet the Resident Assistants — CJ Longo

Meet your RA: CJ Longo, South Village

  • Name/Year/Hometown/Major(s)
      • CJ Longo / Sophomore / Freehold, NJ / Environmental Hazards & Emergency Management, and Geography: Environmental Studies
  • Do you have any hobbies?
      • I love being outside in the sun, going to the shore, traveling, watching Netflix, Hulu, & YouTube.
  • Why did you want to become an RA?
      • I wanted to become an RA to gain leadership skills and to make a positive impact on my resident’s lives.
  • What is the most valuable part of being an RA?
      • The most valuable part of being an RA to me is just being there for a resident in need or just simply putting a smile on their face.
  • What is your favorite program you held for your residents?
      • My favorite program that I’ve held with my residents was Pie an RA (organized by RAs Maddie, Jack, and I). The RAs of South and I got pied in the face by our residents with a small donation to Relay For Life, and I was pied 8 times by my residents. As a staff, we raised over $250!
  • What do you hope your residents get out of you being their RA?
      • I want my residents to know that they can come to me with any questions or concerns and that I can point them in the right direction to different campus resources.
  • Do you have any valuable tips or tricks that you have learned from your time here at MU to pass on to other students?
      • Grilled Cheese from the Upper Deck is heaven on Earth.
  • What is your favorite part of living in the residence halls?
      • My favorite part of living in the residence halls is that you get to meet so many different people from so many different backgrounds.
  • Why did you choose to come to Millersville?
      • I initially chose Millersville because of its outstanding meteorology program, but I recently changed my major to emergency management, which is something I am more interested in. I also chose Millersville because of its luxurious residence halls compared to other schools with more traditional residence halls. Overall, Millersville was the perfect school for me because it’s not too far from home, has excellent academic programs, and it’s a beautiful campus.
  • What is your favorite class you have taken at Millersville?
      • My favorite class that I’ve taken so far here is Intro to Emergency Management with Professor Benyeda. This class opened my eyes to the emergency management field and was just such an interesting class to take. I also got to skip the midterm and final if I took the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course offered on campus, which was a fantastic course to take as well!
  • Do you have any upcoming events?
        • Yes! I am hosting a Halloween door decorating contest on my floor! The suite with the best-decorated door will win a free Chick-fil-A meal, doors will be judged on October 24th!

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