Jakob Spjut - South Dorm
Hometown: Alta Loma, California
Hello, I’m Jakob, the 2006-2007 proctor for South dorm. Centrally located so as to facilitate access to the rest of campus, David X. Marks Hall, or South as it’s commonly known, has couches in the courtyard that aren’t merely decorative. By the time it arrives in South, the music from West tends to have diminished to a reasonable listening volume, and while some people think of the atmosphere here as an understated chrysalitic docility just waiting to break out of its protective shell, I prefer to think that it’s better understood in light of the phrase, float like a butterfly and sting like a bee … albeit sans the stinging. Furthermore South is home not only to Gonzo Unicycle Madness, the unicycle club, but also to a kitchen that is almost certainly not underutilized.
Now about myself: I am an engineering major from exotic Rancho Cucamonga, CA. I first enrolled at Mudd back in the Fall of 2001, and I have yet to finish due to a couple of years spent preaching, while traipsing around Spain. Principal among my hobbies is playing music, followed by, in no particular order, reading and playing basketball. You can find me in the South-West corner of the dorm, room 301D. Feel free to stop by whenever you’d like.
Oh, and before you ask: yes, we’re related. In fact, I’m his son, and no, it’s not weird to go to the same school.
Paul Chandler - West Dorm
Hometown: Agoura Hills, California
Hey, New Frosh! I'm Paul, proctor of West Dorm, the second oldest dorm on campus. West is best known for its love of music and the occasional shenanigans. The courtyard of West is usually full of junk (giant tires, springs, way too many couches, and yes even the occasional Westy) all of which make it a colorful place to reside. It is also an excellent place to hang out even if you were not fortunate enough to be placed in West.
I am an engineer, mostly concentrating on mechanics. Yeah, that's right, I like things that move. I'm from a boring little suburb of LA, called Agoura Hills, where I was born and raised. There I learned to entertain myself, which I am fairly successful at now.
When you come visit me you will probably find me in the court yard, goofing off, enjoying the wonders of the Mudd network, watching anime, tutoring high schoolers or studying. Probably goofing off. If I'm not at Mudd, I'm either surfing or fencing, both of which I am happy to teach you. I really enjoy random visits from people. Come talk to me about anything at all.
Frances Hocutt - East Dorm
Hometown: Redondo Beach, California
Hey! I'm Frances, the East Dorm proctor for 2006-2007. East is the oldest dorm on campus, and has a strong (if quirky) sense of community, culture, and history. We have a lounge full of comfortable couches and collection of interesting people who are happy to talk until late at night (early morning?). Many people around the dorm enjoy games (board, card, and video), but don't worry if that's not your thing--East is quite tolerant and you can probably find someone who's interested in whatever you are.I'm a chemistry major who's lived around the country but am most recently from "sunny" Redondo Beach, CA. I'm not sure where I'm going after I graduate, but I'm sure that I'll find something interesting. In my copious free time, I enjoy crafts like knitting, sewing, and origami, reading, wandering the colleges, and just hanging out with people.You can find me at the top o' the stairs, in the room with cushions to sit on and candy to eat (hint, hint!). I'm always ready to talk, so come on by!
Allison Hutchings - North Dorm
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Hello, I am Allison, the Norf Proctor for 2006-2007. I will be living in back hall, on the east side of the lounge under the stairs, which is easily accessible for all to receive large amounts of delicious proctor candy or find someone to talk to. (I like new friends!)Norf is an exciting and fun place to live with many unique traditions. It is full of interesting people, albeit who are sometimes quite boisterous, where you can always find someone to chill with for some bbq, some tv (sports?) watching or just to hang out.A little about me: I am an engineering major from Seattle, WA. I have done research on campus for two summers and I work at the LAC [Linde Activities Center] passing out pool cues to those with free time - but where you will find me in the fall generally, if I am not in my room, is down on the pitch at Pritzlaff Field where this is my fourth year of playing soccer for the CMS [Claremont-Mudd-Scripps] team. In my vast amounts of free time I like to watch sports, read, and just goof around.
Hadley Watson - Atwood Dorm, first floor
Hometown: San Jose, California
Hey, new Mudders! I'm Hadley, or just "Had" if you're really just that lazy or like me just that much. I'm Proctor of 1st Floor Atwood, so if you don't feel like climbing two flights of stairs to visit 3rd Floor's Fabulous Proctor Jacques, I'll always be easily accessible to help you. Atwood is most definitely a posh place to chill, with spacious suites, comfy couches, personal patios, and showers that can fit like 20 people in them (the Fire Marshall and Deans would probably advise against confirming this). All three floors of Atwood sport four trendy suites with all the aforementioned accommodations, and together their inhabitants create a close-though-eclectic dorm community.I hail from San Jose at the heart of Silicon (NOT SILICONE) Valley, and today I'm a "loves animals and gross stuff too much" Bio Major. When I'm not studying hard to be a doctor, I could be playing with my hamster, volunteering at a local clinic, reading, practicing karate, watching (or making!) movies, or baking. Even at my busiest, though, I'll always happily be there for you to solve all of your problems, or short of that, to at least improve your mood (even at the cost of my own dignity).
Jacques Favreau - Atwood Dorm, third floor
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Hiya Freshmen! I’m Jacques, and if you feel like climbing some stairs or putting our lonely elevator to use, you can find me up in the sky (three floors are as tall as we get here) as third floor proctor of Atwood.As Had (yup, I’m lazy like that) mentioned, Atwood is a great place to live. It has couches that can get lofted into stadium style seating for those of you who enjoy movies etc., big air conditioned rooms, suites that hold as many people as you care to let in, and best of all: two proctors!Me? I’m an engineering major from Eugene Oregon, and when I’m not in class or doing homework, you can usually find me hanging around Atwood, teaching fire dancing (poi), playing violin in the Claremont Orchestra, or trying to start a business of some kind or another.No matter what I’m up to though, I’ll always make time for a chat or a random visit if you care to drop by. Even if you’re just here for the proctor candy, I’d love to meet you all, so come on up and visit the best third floor on campus!
Jason Santiago - Case Dorm, first floor
Hometown: Alta Loma, California
What's up..?! I'm Jason, 1st floor proctor of Case, one (of eight) of the hippest places to live on campus. You know how pink was the new orange at some point this century, well CASE (whatever color it is) is the new pink. It's got L-shaped halls full of interesting people, a kitchen where you can cook up all kinds of goodness, and best all of, Mac and I. We are literally just around the corner so if you ever need anything, wanna chat it up or show me something really awesome, just come on by the corner I call home.Me, I was born and raised on the main island Luzon of the Philippines, but I've been living in The RC (Rancho Cucamonga), CA for well over 10 years now. I'm a Math-Biology major, especially obsessed with animals and population modeling. I love to draw, paint, play tennis and basketball, try to dance, watch classic Disney movies, travel, and waste my time with Pokemon - I'm pretty much still a kid at heart. I lived in Case my freshman year and am glad to be back. I loved it here, and I know you will too.See you guys in the fall! In the mean time, take it easy.
Mackenzie Miller - Case Dorm, second floor
Hometown: Palmer, Texas
Howdy! My name's Mackenzie, but you can call me Proctor Mac (or even Proctor Big Mac, if you're not too intimidated by my size). I reside in the top-left corner of Case Dorm which, despite being pink, has the vaguely intimidating look of a fortress. Along with enormously large rooms, Case offers relatively quiet study spots, a kitchen, a 2-story lounge, and a beautifully enclosed courtyard. All-in-all, it's a great place to live.As for me, I hail from the great plains of Texas, where I grew up on a ranch with cows, horses, chickens, etc. I am an Engineering major and an active member of SWE (Society of Women Engineers). One of my favorite ways to have fun around campus is playing IM (intramural) sports. Get ready for IM Innertube Water Polo!!
Lindsay Muth - Linde Dorm
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida and Coronado, California
Hi! I'm Lindsay, Linde proctor for 2006-2007. Linde is a fun and exciting dorm with many eclectic personalities. All rooms share a suite living room, which makes Linde perfect for mingling with upperclassmen and ideal for all sorts of gatherings.As for me, I love to travel and experience new things. I am very spontaneous and am willing to try anything (within reason) at least once. I was born in New Jersey, lived in Ohio, went to boarding school in Florida and now reside in southern California. I am very outgoing and active on Mudd’s campus (I am a Phonathon Manager and a DOS [Dean of Student] Activities Assistant) so I’m sure you will see my smiling face around campus!I love meeting new people and am always willing to chat about anything, so feel free to stop by- at any hour- even if its just to grab some proctor candy. I look forward to meeting you all!
Mina Youssef - Sontag Dorm
Hometown: West Covina, California
Hey guys! My name is Mina and I’m stoked to the proctor of Sontag this year, which is the newest dorm on campus. One really neat thing about Sontag’s newness is that it’s still in the process of developing its own personality and traditions, so it’s up to us to give Sontag a unique flare. However, there’s no doubt that Sontag is a fun place that is made up of roomy suites complete with awesome kitchens and friendly upperclassmen.As for me, I am from West Covina, California and I’m majoring in Biology and hoping to be a physician. I like random facts, practically all music that has piano in it, funky animals and plants, pretending to bake, theology, the Middle East, and anything that has to do with ancient Egypt. I’m pretty active as a tour guide as well as with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.So if you ever have the need to satisfy a sweet tooth (with proctor candy, and trust me, I know candy) get a question answered, or just chat, don’t hesitate to come by Sontag 206A, which is on the Northeast corner of the 2nd floor. I can’t wait to meet you all!