Meet the Resident Assistants — Sarah Hagen

Meet your RA: Sarah Hagen, Shenks Hall

  • Name/Year/Hometown/Major(s) and Minor(s)
      • Sarah Hagen / Senior / Enola, PA / Social Work major, Psychology minor
  • Do you have any hobbies?
      • I love spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, and anything involving music or art.
  • Why did you want to become an RA?
      • I wanted to become an RA to gain leadership experience and have an opportunity to get to know people and be more involved in the Millersville community.
  • What is the most valuable part of being an RA?
      • I think it’s really valuable to be in a position where I have the opportunity to help fellow students make more of their time at Millersville. Whether it’s working out a roommate conflict, helping learn more about available resources, or just talking about how their week is going, I really value being able to have a role in creating a positive experience for my residents.
  • What is your favorite program you held for your residents?
      • Probably the finger painting one I held at the beginning of this semester! There was an excellent turnout, and everyone seemed to have a really good time. It was a great opportunity for people to take a break and relax doing something fun and meet other people in the building, and it was really neat to see how creative people got with it.
  • What do you hope your residents get out of you being their RA?
      • I hope that I can be a source of encouragement and support.
  • Do you have any valuable tips or tricks that you have learned from your time here at MU to pass on to other students?
      • Don’t worry about what other people are doing. Everyone in college is having a different experience and takes a different path to reach their goals. Focusing on what other people are doing makes it too easy to lose sight of your own progress, and you don’t want to do that! Figure out what system works for you, and don’t be afraid to do some trial and error. And reach out — there are so many people here who are willing to help you with whatever you might be struggling with if you speak up.
  • What is your favorite part of living in the residence halls?
      • I like how many people it’s allowed me to meet who I might not have otherwise and how easy it is to get involved.
  • Why did you choose to come to Millersville?
      • When I visited, I fell in love with the campus and immediately felt at home. I felt like there was a strong sense of community here and wanted to be able to be a part of it.
  • What is your favorite class you have taken at Millersville?
      • Perspectives on Poverty with Dr. Frank. This class was so eye-opening and really solidified that I wanted to be working in social work.
  • Do you have any upcoming events?
      • Yes! I have an event called Think Pink tonight (10/29). Residents will be able to stop by and write notes of encouragement to be sent to Girls Love Mail, which is an organization working to provide handwritten letters to women who have recently received a breast cancer diagnosis.

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