About the RA

Hello Gentlemen of 4 West,

My name is Matthew Dowell and am pleased to be serving you as your Resident Assistant (RA) this year. About me academically, I am a Junior going towards a Mechanical Engineering major; still very much undecided on my emphasis. My hobbies include woodworking, technology, and have a general interest in manufacturing anything.

During the summer and many breaks throughout the school year, I head to a machine shop where previously I have run CNC machines, making very small round metal parts. Lately though, i have been given the opportunity to move to a more engineering role around the shop, and have programmed robots, built automation, and redesigned features on the CNC machines.

In the beginning of the year, I will very much make an effort to know you, not just because its my job, but on a personal level. I want to know what makes you happy, your interests, etc. Its not just me creeping on your life, it is to help me better serve you over the entire year. After about the first month, I can direct my efforts to programs that help you to grow as an individual while having a great time!


Matthew Dowell

Resident Assistant, Melcher Hall 4 West

For a list of Melcher Hall staff click here.


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