Housing & Residence Life

Academic Resource Mentors

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Button logo Our Mission

As ARMs, we encourage residents to balance academics and everyday life.  With the assistance of our peers and campus resources, we create opportunities that support ongoing success. 

Button logo What will you find here?

Welcome to the ARM Academic Success Spot. As you know, each of your buildings has at least one ARM, or Academic Resource Mentor. But there are lots of you, and they can't be everywhere at once, so we've created this page to provide you with some resources that you can access when your ARM isn't there to help.

button logo Who and what are the ARMs?

ARMs are Academic Resource Mentors -- peers whose goal is to help you find the information, locate the resources, and connect you to people who can help you in your academic endeavors. They provide academic and life skills programming, too. More importantly, they serve as academic coaches, and working with them, you can identify issues that may be making your studies difficult, and begin to use strategies that will give you the ability to change the outcomes you want to change.

 ARMs have office hours in your halls, when you can see them to get assistance. They are students, just like you! They can also help you touch base with PASS members, student volunteers who offer tutoring or assistance in subjects they do well in.

We're sure you'll see your ARM around in the building, but just in case, here are the ARMs for 2022-23:

Photo - Kendyl Davis, ARM

Kendyl Davis

Kendyl Grace Davis is a sophomore and has been acting since a young age.  She is very excited to be a Centennial ARM this academic school year.

Hello!  I am a Junior Music Education major here at WestConn and I am very excited to be one of your ARMs for the upcoming year!  This is my second semester being an ARM, and I sincerely enjoy this position as it is my way of connecting with students on a more personable and helpful level. I look forward to getting to know you better and offering all the advice I can to help you and your success here at WestConn!  I am super approachable, and always down for a conversation, so please do not hesitate to visit my office hours if you need any academic assistance or just someone to talk to!

Office Hours:

Tues: 9am - 10am (Virtual),  6:30pm - 8pm (Centennial Conference Room)

Wed: 6:30pm - 8pm (Centennial Conference Room)

Thurs: 5pm - 8pm (Centennial Conference Room)

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Madison Adams

Gabriella DeMaro

Gabriella DeMaro

Hi! My name is Gabriella DeMaro and I am a second year ARM in Fairfield Hall. I’m a junior Psychology major who is also minoring in Justice and Law Administration.  On campus I’m a part of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority and the honors program. My strongest subjects are sciences and liberal arts. I will be here to help you get organized, manage your time, and help with any other academic or life struggles that come your way. I’m looking forward to a great year as an ARM here at Westconn and hope I can make a positive impact 🙂

Hi! My name is Gabrielle Christofor and I will be the ARM for Grasso Hall this year.  This is going to be my 2nd full year being an ARM and 3rd year being a member of housing.  I am a nursing major and have already completed a minor in theatre.  I enjoy assisting students with finding unique study techniques that work for them, time management, and making connections with potential tutors/employers. I am very excited to work with new students and furthering my previous work with students I have met in the past.

Office Hours:

Monday: 12pm - 4pm

Tuesday: 12pm - 3pm

*Any other times can be scheduled by appointment.  I look forward to meeting you!

Photo - Gabrielle Christofor, ARM

Gabrielle Christofor

Photo - Gracie Johnson, ARM

Hello! My name is Gracie and I am the Academic Resource Mentor in Litchfield Hall this year!  I am a junior here at WCSU and am majoring in Nursing. This will be my second year as an ARM.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, reading, and baking. I am excited to get to know all of you this year and help you with anything you may need to succeed!  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need any help or just want to chat - I'm here!

Hello everyone!  My name is andrew and I am a senior here at WCSU and a first year ARM at Pinney Hall.  My major here at WestConn is finance, with a concentration within investments and markets. Some of my strengths as a student which may be beneficial to you are within mathematics, business, and maintaining the balance of being a student athlete.  Some things about me are that I enjoy trying new foods, working out, and memes.  I look forward to working with everyone this year and helping others achieve their goals.

Andrew Colletti, ARM

Andrew Colletti

Lizzie Hinds, ARM

Lizzie Hinds

Hello all!  My name is Lizzie, and I am a senior here at WCSU studying English literature. This year I will be one of the ARMs in Pinney Hall!  This will be my third year as an ARM, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to continue supporting our residential population. My strengths as an ARM include skill development for time management and writing, though I also hold an emphasis on individualized learning strategies and learning styles. I am always willing to help whenever, wherever, and however I can. I can't wait to work with you!