Dec. 1, 2015

Twenty-six UNO Students Chosen as 2016 Orientation Leaders to Assist New Peers

2016 Orientation LeadersTwenty-six University of New Orleans students have been named orientation leaders for 2016.

Twenty-six University of New Orleans students have been named orientation leaders for 2016. The group—comprised of 12 freshmen, seven sophomores, four juniors and three seniors—are charged with assisting incoming students with the transition to UNO’s academic and student life.

The students selected are active campus leaders who want to share their knowledge with incoming students. They represent a cross-section of the student body and range in age, race and major. The group works from December through August, assisting thousands of new students and parents and families with their transition to UNO.

The orientation leaders will undergo a training session this winter and will hold a spring invitational for select high school seniors. In the summer, they host orientations for summer school students, incoming freshmen, transfer and adult students and international students.

Orientation leaders are also expected to perform community service work, hold fundraisers and explore the city.

More than 60 students applied for the 26 slots this year. Applicants must complete an online application as well as individual and group interviews.

The 2016 class of UNO orientation leaders is as follows:

  • Andrew Amaya-Shaw, junior, marketing/business administration   
  • Jeneal Banks, freshman, chemistry            
  • Ciara Bloemer, senior, management         
  • Nora Bloemer, sophomore, biological sciences, pre-med  
  • Olivia Boissy, junior, sociology 
  • Sarah Breland, sophomore, secondary education 
  • Prerak Chapagain, freshman, electrical engineering            
  • Morgan Cole, freshman, business administration 
  • Matthew Dayton, freshman, psychology  
  • Jacob DiMaggio, junior, management       
  • Victoria Frentz, freshman, business administration              
  • Savanna Heller, freshman, civil engineering            
  • Hayley Herbert, sophomore, business administration          
  • Victoria Hogan, sophomore, psychology  
  • Cursti Joseph, freshman, psychology         
  • Jeremiah Joseph, freshman, business management             
  • Hannah Kaltvedt, junior, psychology
  • Leroy Johnson, senior, accounting             
  • Ariana Longoria, freshman, film  
  • Sidhant Mahat, sophomore, biology and computer science              
  • Chey McKenzie, sophomore, film               
  • Darrion Moore, freshman, pre-clinical laboratory
  • Trenise Moore, sophomore, elementary education
  • Stephanie Prior, senior, interdisciplinary studies
  • Madeleine Roach, freshman, history
  • Jacob Wade, freshman, biological sciences and pre-med


Also selected to support the orientation leaders program were: office assistants Kennedy Broussard, a senior studying exercise physiology, and Stephanie Moore-Kreamer, a senior studying interdisciplinary studies; interns Mackenzie Savoy, a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies, and Theresa Kieffer, a junior majoring in elementary education; and graduate assistant Tara Pence, who is working on her master of urban and regional planning.

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