Rachael Bowdish, daughter of Megan and Raymond Bowdish of Lisbon, was named a resident assistant for the Office of Student Life at Saint Michael's College for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Bowdish is a sophomore, exploratory major at the liberal arts residential Catholic college located in Burlington, Vt., one of the top 10 college towns town in America. She graduated from Lisbon Central School before coming to Saint Michael's.
Saint Michael's is a distinctive Catholic liberal arts college that provides education with a social conscience. One of Princeton Review's Best 371 Colleges, Saint Michael's makes it possible for students to participate in independent science research, do real-work internships, get free passes to the best skiing in the East, and live in sight of Vermont's majestic Green Mountains.
Resident assistants are selected from the entire Saint Michael's undergraduate student population on the basis of faculty and staff recommendations. They display excellent leadership abilities, maturity and likelihood of being good role models for their peers. As a resident assistant, Bowdish lives in a campus residence hall and is readily available to help students. She oversees and provides guidance as needed or requested for 40 to 50 student residents of the hall.