Resident Director
Marilyn Luster
Phone: 570.585.9565
Number of years as director: 2014-2015 is Marilyn's second year as the Resident Director for Barndollar Hall.

About Marilyn
Originally from New Jersey, Marilyn grew up in a very close-knit supportive family. She came to BBC as a sophomore and returned after graduation to work on her Master’s degree in counseling. She feels very blessed to have been given the opportunity to serve as an RD. She enjoys connecting with others in the community and currently works with behavioral needs children. In her free time, she likes to read, bake, and spend time with others. She also enjoys learning and using opportunities to teach. She is passionate about seeing change and transformation in her girls and enjoys being involved in their lives.

Resident Assistants
Anna Grooms
Hannah Jo Rehm
Emily Noble
Kirsten Weber

Britta McKinney

History of Barndollar
Dr. W. Walker Barndollar joined the Baptist Bible Seminary faculty in 1947, teaching subjects such as Systematic Theology, Apologetics, and Eschatology. Throughout his years at BBS, he served as Chairman of Division I (theology, Bible, and apologetics), Chairman of Division II (language and literature), and Director of the Bible Studies Division. He retired in 1969, after 21 years of faithful service. In 1976, at the 45th commencement, Barndollar Hall was named in his honor.

Fast Facts

  • Barndollar hosts fun campus events like “The Barndollar Dating Game.”
  • Barndollar contributes to community spirit through Barndollar Loves Maintenance Day.
  • The ladies of Barndollar enjoy involvement in various dorm ministry projects.