Staff profiles: Natisha Adams
When Natisha Adams arrives at work in the morning, she reads 32 logs about what happened at nearly every residence hall during the night.
Adams, the night receptionist program coordinator in the Department of Residence Life, keeps tabs on the nightly happenings at every residence hall on campus, with the exception of Owen Graduate Hall.
“The duty is to make sure the residents are safe coming and going, and that they get their guests checked in appropriately,” Adams said. “We really try to make the student feel welcome, like they’re coming home, and not that they’re coming to some hotel.”
The residence halls are locked from midnight to 7 a.m. Residents must enter through the main entrances of the buildings, where a student night receptionist will scan their student I.D. and let them in.
Adams also manages the security of the buildings during special events, such as football games, when the halls are closed the safety and security of the residents.
“One of the coolest things that I got to do as part of this program is when President Barack Obama campaigned here and at was at Adams Field,” Adams said. “I got to work with the Secret Service and the police to help make that a smooth transition and make sure the buildings were safe and secure.”
The Department of Residence Life is currently hiring night receptionists for the 2011-2012 season. Students may apply by March 1 for the first round of interviews. Applications will continue to be accepted after that date, and interviews will take place when there are openings.