Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Twenty-Eight UNO Students are Tapped as Orientation Leaders to Help Incoming Peers

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Twenty-eight University of New Orleans students have been selected to serve as Orientation Leaders for 2017, when they will begin sharing their experience and knowledge to help new students transition to UNO’s academic and student life.

Christy Heaton, director of orientation and first-year programs, said the students were selected for their leadership and they represent a cross-section of the student body in terms of age, race, major, upbringing and every other facet of life.

“We always make sure our orientation staff reflects our larger campus population,” Heaton said. “Our OLs play such an integral role in the college transition process of new students.”

The group includes 15 returning staff members and 13 new staff. They will undergo training in the winter and summer that will enable them to serve as effective resources to their fellow students.

“Orientation Leaders are successful because our student staff works hard, goes through training that includes a class in the spring semester, and understands the importance of smooth transitions for new students,” Heaton said.

For more information about Orientation Leaders and what the job entails, click here.

Here are the students who were selected:

Returning Staff

Andrew Amaya-Shaw, Mandeville, La., marketing and finance junior

Jeneal Banks, Baton Rouge, La., biological sciences sophomore

Nora Bloemer, Mandeville, La., biological sciences junior

Ciara Bloemer, Mandeville, La., management senior

Olivia Boissy, Clearwater, Fla., sociology senior

Victoria Frentz, Metairie, La., business administration sophomore

Shrederick King, Westwego, La., chemistry junior

Savanna Heller, Metairie, La., marketing sophomore

Hayley Herbert, Mandeville, La., finance junior

Victoria Hogan, Tampa, Fla., psychology  junior

Hannah Kaltvedt, Pearl River, La., IDS junior

Maddie Roach, River Ridge, La., history    sophomore

Dalton Sanford, Aubrey, Tx., math junior

Morgan Cole, Luling, La., business administration sophomore

Jacob Wade, Slidell, La., biological sciences, sophomore

First Year Staff

Sean Bergeron, Houma, La., business administration freshman

Princess Jones, New Orleans, La., pre-nursing freshman

Kiara Horton, Kenner, La., civil engineering freshman

Emily Hotard, Geismar, La., international studies sophomore

Lauren Lane, Zachary, La., film & theatre arts freshman

Jacob Lougon, Destrehan, La., electrical engineering, freshman

Claire Melancon, Raceland, La., biological sciences freshman

Andrea Nguyen, New Orleans, La., political science and accounting sophomore

Taylor Ordoyne, Raceland, La., French freshman

Hannah Petitjean, Rayne, La., Biological Sciences freshman

Ladajah Steele, Marrero, La., interdisciplinary studies/behavioral studies senior

Alasia Stewart, New Orleans, La., psychology, junior

Davis Tran, Morgan City, La., pre-Nursing and French, freshman

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