The Office of Residential Life welcomes two new staff members this year, Madelaine Eulich and Mike Felton, and expands programing with Whitney Hogan of Peer Health.  

Eulich comes to Bowdoin to fill the shoes of Christopher Rossi ’10 as the new assistant director of ResLife. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, Eulich gained extensive experience in youth advising and leadership development working at a high school summer abroad program, teaching English in France and leading a gap year program in Senegal. 

Eulich found the position after attending a friend’s five-year reunion at Bowdoin and reconnecting with Dean Jarrett Young, with whom she attended high school. 

“I have been super impressed by how much support there is here, both for students and for faculty and staff,” Eulich said. “Just the amount of support the students here get from the Office of Residential Life, the dean’s office, their professors, small class sizes, and watching First Year Orientation unfold was just like a miracle to me.” 

Coming from a more administrative position at her past job, Eulich says she is most excited “to be working with students and helping them figure out what their strengths are and helping them build their leadership capabilities and capacities.” 

Mike Felton, who replaces Ben Farrell as Bowdoin’s new associate director of Residential Education, graduated from Bowdoin in 2000 and taught in Vinalhaven, Maine for several years, eventually serving as a school principal for five years. 

Felton also worked for the Island Institute’s non-profit as an educational outreach officer. He attended law school at the University of Washington and worked as a law clerk in Portland for a year. 

Felton will oversee and support the ResLife student staff. 

“What I really want to do is build off a lot of the success I’ve seen that ResLife has had in building a strong campus-wide inclusive community,” Felton said. 

 He looks forward to  “being able to work with [the ResLife staff], learn from them, and help them reach their goals and help them create community at Bowdoin.” 

“To me, working with those students is by far the most exciting thing about what I get to do and the most rewarding,” he said. 

This upcoming year also brings the expansion of Whitney Hogan’s position as the Coordinator of Health Education. Hogan will be working extensively with the ResLife staff to promote and expand the health education and discussion within Bowdoin’s residential programs. 

“One of my big roles in the Office of Residential Life is helping train the ResLife staff in a variety of health education and health promotion tactics,” said Hogan. “I’m hoping throughout the year to work really closely with the ResLife student staff and also the College Houses to do more health education in residential spaces.”

Hogan graduated from Bowdoin in 2007 and received her Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota in 2011, where she specialized in community health promotion, health disparities and healthy youth development.