Athens, Ga. – Twelve University of Georgia undergraduates have been selected by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to serve as orientation leaders during new student orientation in summer 2012.
Orientation leaders are usually the first points of contact and help prepare first-year and transfer students for fall semester by sharing their own academic and campus experiences. They perform skits and songs to help welcome the new students to the university community. The leaders serve as an important resource for parents and families who may also attend orientation.
Online modules covering a range of student affairs information are a new feature of orientation this year. Before attending orientation, first-year and transfer students must review these modules that highlight subjects such as UGA housing, academic honesty and intercultural affairs.
“Once again, we have an amazing group of student leaders who are excited to share their UGA experiences with incoming first-year and transfer students,” said Milly Gorman, associate director of admissions and director of new student orientation. “It was a much tougher decision this year since we had the most applications ever received. However, the best combination of students was chosen to be 2012 orientation leaders.”
The group of six men and six women, who are rising juniors and seniors, was chosen for their strong communication skills, leadership abilities and enthusiastic campus spirit.
The summer 2012 orientation leaders are:
Name / Hometown / Major(s)
Dali Adekunle / Woodstock / biology, Romance languages
Stephen Burslem / Dacula / history, anthropology
Emily Curl / Dallas / digital and broadcast journalism
Ally Geronimo / Lilburn / advertising, communication studies
Vince Guagliardo / Roswell / finance
Andrew Kowalski / Watkinsville / pre-business
Erik Lee / Roswell / international business, marketing
Brandon Martin / Decatur / marketing
Davis Mastin / Chattanooga, Tenn. / marketing, Spanish
Calli McRae / Snellville / child and family development, psychology
Collette Toney / Snellville / social science education, history
Nikki Welch / Smyrna / English