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Meet Your 2015 Freshman Orientation Leaders

The goal of an Orientation Leader (OL) is to convey important information about UNCW and assist new students and their families with the transition to college life. The OL ensures that the Orientation Program is beneficial, exciting, and educational in its content and presentation.

Muhammad AmmarMuhammad (Mo) Ammar

Sophomore     
Pre-Med     
Cary, NC
ma7124@uncw.edu 

 

Advice:

Memorize where each dining hall is on campus so you don't starve the first few days… like me!

 

Lindsey AndersonLindsey Anderson

Sophomore     
Exercise Science  
Huntersville, NC   
lba8874@uncw.edu

Advice:

ALWAYS lock your bike, there are definitely people that might take it if you don't.


 

Austin ArnoldAustin Arnold

Sophomore   
Undecided     
Wake Forest, NC
ama7395@uncw.edu 

Advice:

Rock out grades straight off the bat. Don't get distracted. Slacking off early leaves you picking up
the pieces for sure.

 

Claire BabcockClaire Babcock

Sophomore     
Business/Minor in German      
Charlotte, NC
ceb6397@uncw.edu

Advice:

Landwhich is worth the longer walk, utilize it.


 

Carson BanksCarson Banks

Junior     
Film Studies & Philosophy   
Farmville, NC
cbb2959@uncw.edu

Advice:

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and try new things. Step
outside of your comfort zone and GET INVOLVED!

 

Jackson BialekJackson Bialek

Sophomore     
Marine Biology/Minor in Digital Arts   
Greensboro, NC
jwb3710@uncw.edu

Advice:

Get to know your professors. Make sure that they know you are more than just a face in their class.


 

Hayden BlaineHayden Blaine

Junior     
Social Work     
Lumberton, NC
hlb9541@uncw.edu


Advice:

Buy rain gear, (umbrellas, jackets, boots…). Weather in Wilmington can change at any moment.

Nick BolducNick Bolduc

Junior     
Economics & Spanish     
Boston, MA
njb4508@uncw.edu  

Advice: GET INVOLVED!


 

Brandon ButorovichBrandon Butorovich

Senior     
Film Studies and theatre performance/minor in music    
wilmington, NC
bjb8273@uncw.edu


Advice:

Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else's path unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path - then by all means you should follow that.

Grant DraughnGrant Draughn

Sophomore     
Nursing     
Thomasville, NC
gid2169@uncw.edu


Advice:

Go to class, talk to professors - they're here to help. Above all else, be open minded.


Ashley HindsAshley Hinds

Junior     
Public Health Studies & French   
Brooklyn, NY
anh7374@uncw.edu    


Advice: Link your email to your phone and download the Blackboard app.


Noah HolcombNoah Holcomb

Sophomore     
Business Administration & Economics   
Winston-Salem, NC     
nbh5706@uncw.edu

Advice:

Expect to be changed and challenged, but never forget who you really are.


Raven JenningsRaven Jennings

Sophomore     
Exs Science/Minor in Forensic Science & Spanish   
Kansas City, MO
rmj4806@uncw.edu

Advice:

Taking mid-day naps makes you more tired and groggy. Instead, try going to the recreation center or doing something active to stay awake and productive!


 

Leah KomoskoLeah Kmosko

Junior     
Film Studies/Minor in Journalism 
Hazlet, NJ
lrk5494@uncw.edu


Advice:

Branch out and do things you've never done before! There are so many opportunities here; take advantage of them.

Alec KunkelAlec Kunkel

Sophomore     
Business     
Raleigh, NC
amk7568@uncw.edu

Advice:

Get involved as soon as possible.


 

Anna LangAnna Lang

Sophomore     
Elementary Education  
Charlotte, NC
adl4804@uncw.edu

Advice:  Get involved as much as you can! But also remember to only take on what you can  handle. Being involved in campus programs allows you to make friends and be in the know about what's going on at UNCW.

Ben LewisBen Lewis

Junior     
Mathematics & Economics 
Charlotte, NC
bbl2424@uncw.edu


Advice:   Read your textbooks.

 

 

Cheyenne ParkerCheyenne Parker

Junior     
Elementary Education     
Hope Mills, NC
cjp4084@uncw.edu


Advice:

The more you go out of your comfort zone, the more fun you'll have!


 

Candace PattersonCandace Patterson

Junior     
Psychology/Spanish  
Fuquay-Varina, NC
cnp2295@uncw.edu

Advice:    

Get involved! It's the easiest way to make friends and it's so much fun!


 

Alex Pearson-MoyersAlex Pearson-Moyers

Senior     
Exs Science/Minor in Psychology   
  Chapel Hill, NC
agp5942@uncw.edu


Advice:

Play intramural sports! They are lots of fun and give you a chance to try a new sport and meet new people.

 

Alan PleasantAlan Pleasant

Sophomore    
Marine Biology    
Fuquay-Varina, NC
ajp8941@uncw.edu

Advice:

Come in with an open mind about everything.


 

Eden SandersEden Sanders

Sophomore    
Nursing    
Harkers Island, NC
egs6397@uncw.edu


Advice:

Make sure you branch out and join a group ASAP! It's the best way to make friends and connections!


 

Ruchi ShawRuchi Shah

Sophomore    
Biology  
Cary, NC   
rhs5804@uncw.edu


Advice:

Screenshot the campus map on your phone so you will always have it with you when you get lost. (It happens!)

 

Kayla SimpsonKayla Simpson

Senior    
Psych/Minor in Neuroscience & Bio    
Indian Trail, NC
mds8359@uncw.edu


Advice:

Be yourself and be confident in that self in everything you do.


 

Oivia StewartOlivia Stewart

Sophomore    
Chem & Biochem/Minor in Spanish  
New Bern, NC
ows6503@uncw.edu


Advice:

Get a planner.


 

Anna TaberAnna Taber

Junior    
Business Administration    
Plainfield, IN
act9171@uncw.edu


Advice:

Be courageous.


 

Arthur TaguchiArthur Taguchi

Sophomore    
Biology/Minor in Portuguese  
Apex, NC
alt7379@uncw.edu

Advice:

Make as many friends as you can so you always have something fun and exciting to do!


 

 

Suchi TailorSuchi Tailor

Sophomore    
P ublic Health Studies & Poli Science    
Cary, NC
svt9121@uncw.edu

Advice:  Don't be afraid to get involved!


 

Austin ThomasmeyerAustin Thomasmeyer

Sophomore    
Business    
Butler, PA    
at2081@uncw.edu


Advice:

The key to success in college is organization and prioritization.

 

Trey TillotsonTrey Tillotson

Junior    
Business    
Apex, NC    
jrt3312@uncw.edu


Advice:

Be as busy as you can, sleep as little as possible. Nobody ever looks back and says "I wish I slept more in college."


Mackenzi TorcasioMackenzie Torcasio

Sophomore    
Biochemistry, Pre-Med & French    
Canton, Oh
mlt2171@uncw.edu 


Advice:

Get involved. You meet some of your best friends through programs you never planned to join.

 

Kalen WeaverKalen Weaver

Junior    
Business Admin-Economics focus/Minor in Spanish  
Durham, NC  
kaw5492@uncw.edu

Advice:

Acknowledge and create a network with advisors, leaders and professors.

 

Adam WillitsAdam Willits

Junior    
Biology/Minors in Spanish & Neuroscience    
Apex, NC
abw5100@uncw.edu


Advice:

Get to know your professors and fellow students to use as resources if you need help later. Everybody is willing to help if you just ask for it.


 

Leah WillsLeah Wills

Sophomore    
Biology    
Burlington, NC   
lw3852@uncw.edu

 

Advice:

Never leave your residence hall without an umbrella!


 

Megan YaduskyMegan Yadusky

Sophomore    
Recreational Therapy (Pre-Physical Therapy)
Apex, NC   
may1416@uncw.edu


Advice:

Do not be afraid to try new things! Meet new people, go to events and festivals and get involved!


 


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