Built in 1924 and named after lay professor and future Indiana Supreme Court Justice, Timothy Edward Howard, Howard Hall was the first residence hall constructed in coordination with the location of two other halls to form the cornerstone of the South Quad. Originally built as a men’s residence hall, Howard was the first hall to incorporate Gothic architecture, featuring two arches as well as decorative stone carvings of students, animals, and a saint. The women who now reside in Howard annually host Totter for Water, which involves residents rocking on a giant teeter-totter to raise money for the Water Project to fund the construction of wells in Africa. They are also known for their annual Chapel Crawl, in which residents and friends celebrate Mass in every residence hall throughout the Lenten season. Howard Hall was last named Hall of the Year in 2011-2012.
A Michigan native, Anna Kenny earned her Bachelor of Arts from Aquinas College in Communication, where she was a student athlete playing softball all four years. Upon graduation she entered into the Masters Higher Education Administration program at Central Michigan University. During her time at Aquinas College she served as a Resident Assistant for two years and as an Apartment Supervisor at Central Michigan University. Anna is passionate about serving and caring for our students rights, Title IX, and social justice issues. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and hiking.
Reflecting on this next life chapter Anna said, “This is a unique opportunity to work with undergraduates in a space where they can grow holistically, becoming a part of a community that will support them through their higher education journey. I am excited to follow, challenge, and support students through their personal and professional development in a space that they can call home, with a community that they can call family. I am blessed and humbled to be in this position and to be a part of a community and a place that I can call home.”
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