Paula CzirrPaula Czirr
Hello, I'm Paula Czirr, the Residence Life Manager. I'm originally from Superior, NE, but graduated from Peru State College, in Peru, NE. I've earned 21 years of experience in Residence Life. I really enjoy what Residence Life is all about. On the personal side, I really dig sports and competition of all types - especially football & softball. I cheer for the Huskers on Saturday and the Steelers on Sunday. I am a huge fan of the College World Series - both baseball & softball, and have been known to sit and watch curling. I am totally thrilled when I can spend uninterrupted time with my family – spouse Ty, our cat Sassy, and the dogs - Harrison, Larry & Jackson.

Resident Assistants

Arthur Putnam - Senior Resident AssistantArthur Putnam
Hi my name is Arthur Putnam. I am from Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Bonners Ferry was pretty small so I had to find ways to entertain myself and have fun. When the weather was nice I would do outdoor activities like camping, hiking and my favorite mountain biking. On days that I was resting or the weather was not the greatest I would be inside programming or gaming. I love technology and love learning about it. I am currently going for my degree in Computer Science and plan on transferring to a university at some point. When that day comes I'm going to miss NIC, especially the dorms. It's a great place to live while going to school and you'll make friends and memories that will last a life time! I'm looking forward to sharing some of those experiences with you guys! See you next year!

Becky HiattBecky Hiatt
Hi! My name is Becky Hiatt and this is my second year at NIC! I am majoring in pre-nursing and plan on going into the nursing program next year. I'm originally from Boise, Idaho and I absolutely love the city! My first love in life was music and singing and I continue to love it to this day. I truly believe that music speaks when words cannot. I played the cello from 5th grade to 9th grade when I finally got enough courage to try out for the choir at my school. I was lucky enough to make it into the varsity choir my senior year at Capital High School which had been a dream of mine since I was a young child. My second love in life turned out to be soccer. I started playing in first grade and decided that I wanted to be a goalie. This was probably one of the best decisions that I ever made. Being a goalie, I was trained to be a leader out on the field, have respect for my superiors, and also found out that hard work really does pay off in the long run. However, playing a competitive sport for so long has made me a very competitive person! I am so excited to be your RA and can't wait to get to know each and every one of you! :)

Chris ShveydaChris Shveyda
Hey everyone! My name is Chris Shveyda and I am here to help y'all adjust to the residence life here at North Idaho College. I am an Anthropology major who wants to go into museum work when I eventually transfer. I am a sophomore here and in my second year here at NIC. I'm from Santa Clarita, California but I have moved all around the west coast during my life. I'm a nerd at heart but I have a wide variety of interests ranging from running to watching anime and playing video games with friends. I can't wait to see all of you residents, new and old. Here's to a great school year!!!

Dan VanDerhoffDan VanDerhoff
Hi, I'm Dan VanDerhoff and I'll be your RA this year! I am a Business Administration major and this is my sophomore year at NIC. I am from Boise Idaho, graduated 2012 from Boise High. I enjoy spending time down at the beach, and hanging out with friends. I also enjoy playing video games and I absolutely love cars! My favorite cars are 1970 American muscle. My Dream car is a 1970 Mustang Boss 429. I can't wait to meet all of you. I'm looking forward to this next year.

Joey HarrisJoey Harris
Hello and welcome to the NIC Dorms. My name is Joseph Harris and I am from Missoula Montana. I went to Sentinel High School and I am majoring in Pre-Law Enforcement. This is my first year as a RA. I go outside as much as possible and love playing sports. I am an avid snowboarder and played football in high school. For the most part I will play any sport. I am very social and approachable. I am here to answer any questions and help you with any problems you may have. I look forward to getting to know you all throughout this year.

Kendall ZachaKendall Zacha
Hello!! My name is Kendall Zacha and I am from Lewiston, Idaho. This is my second year at NIC and I am studying to be an athletic trainer. I live in room 303 so feel free to stop by whenever! My favorite sport is volleyball but I love playing any sport; just being active and playing outside is good enough for me! I enjoy being outdoors and shooting guns whenever possible. I am a very family oriented person so if I get to know you well enough I will definitely consider you part of my NIC family!! So come get to know me!!!

Tori SchulerTori Schuler
Hey guys! My name is Victoria Schuler, you can call me Tori. I am from Post falls, Idaho. I am the oldest with four brothers. This is going to be my first year as an RA. I have lived in the dorms for a semester and this will be my fifth semester at NIC. I have received my associates degree, but am staying another year to take some exploratory classes to figure out what careers may interest me. I played softball at NIC for the first two years and now I am going to be the team manager. I love being outside and playing any types of sports. Other things I like to do for fun are; camping, reading, and listening to music, hanging out with friends and just relaxing. I can be quite the nerd sometimes, I really love math and am extremely random. I am pretty sarcastic, so don't take it the wrong way, it's all just messing around. I am very easy to get along with and always smiling. If you ever need anything, you can count on me to be there and help you out! I am really excited to meet you all and have an awesome year!!

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