OL Group 2014

Meet Your 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.

KyleKyle Anthony

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Wake Forest, NC
Major:
International Business, Spanish Minor
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Greek Life, Area Chapter
Favorite UNCW Tradition:
Beach Blast

AbbyABBY AUERBACH

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Charlotte, NC
Majors:
Political Science & Criminology
Involvement:
Orientation Leader
Best Memory at UNCW:
About a month into my first semester, I attended my first kickboxing class at the Rec Center. I'd never done a type of synchronized exercise like that and it was fun to see everybody having such a good time working out together to the music!

MattMatt Archibald

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Statesville, NC
Major:
Excercise Science
Involvement:
Orientation Coordinator, Intramural Sports, Desk Receptionist, Young Life
Best Memory at UNCW:
Midnight Madness

LindsayLindsay Blackburn

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Highpoint, NC
Majors:
Excercise Science & Psychology
Involvement:
Orientation Coordinator, Greek Life, On-Campus Student Employee
Best Memory at UNCW:
Riding in the back of a pick-up truck with all of my new friends on the way to the beach on the first day of school.

HaydenHayden Blaine

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Lumberton, NC
Major:
Social Work
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, UNCW Cheerleading
Chose UNCW Because:
It just seemed right. UNCW has an excellent program with the major I want, a staff dedicated to helping its students, a small class size, an open-minded student population, and warm weather. UNCW is just a perfect fit.

BrandonBrandon Butorovich

Rising Senior
Hometown:
Wilmington, NC
Majors:
Theater Performance & Film Studies, Music Minor
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Concer Choir, Disney College Program Fall 2012, PC3 Overflow
Chose UNCW Because:
I chose to transfer to UNCW because it had everything I wanted in a school. Everyone here is awesome and I am proud to be a Seahawk!

JacobJacob Caceres-Reyes

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Charlotte, NC
Majors:
Communications & Film Studies
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, High Seas, Chamber Choir, Centro Hispano Student Employee
Favorite Place on Campus:
The woods in the tri-house area because I can hang in my hammock and relax after a day full of hard work.

KennethKenneth Freyer

Rising Senior
Hometown:
Mocksville, NC
Majors:
Film Studies & Computer Science
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Sharkey's Game Room Attendant, Vice-President of Flicker Film Society
Best Memory at UNCW:
At the beginning of my second semester here at UNCW, we had a huge ice storm and everything was blanketed with white ice. Someone affiliated with Flicker Film Society had written a story for the ice and I told them I wanted to direct it. In 48 hours, I directed and edited my first short film.

KassieKassie Fuchs

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Red Bluff, CA
Major:
Criminology, Forensics Minor
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Seahawk Link Leadership Council, Ducks Unlimited
Chose UNCW Because:
I visted UNCW the summer after my junior year of high school. I fell in love with the southern hospitality, the campus, and who doesn't love the beach? As a California girl, I wanted to explore new places and spread my wings, and there is no better way to do that than by becoming a Seahawk!

LexiaLEXANDRA (Lexi) Georgeson

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:

Statesville, NC
Major: Communication Studies, Spanish Minor
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, GPS Club, Intramural Sports
Favorite Thing About UNCW:
The Rec Center! I made a great group of friends at the beginning of the year playing volleyball there and I was able to join two intramural teams. We still get together and play. I also love group exercise classes, and yoga always make me feel better after a long day!

RyanRyan Girts

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Charlotte, NC
Major:
Exercise Science
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Mr. Galloway
Favorite UNCW Tradition:
Wagsgiving. There's nothing quite like eating as much turkey and mashed potatoes as you possibly can a week before you get to do it all over again.

 HilaryHilary Hansen

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Belmont, NC
Majors:
Music & Performance Theater
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Stage Company, UNCW Concert Choir, InterVarsity, Physical Graffeeti
Chose UNCW Because:
It was in a great location, just far enough away from home, but not too far. The people here on campus are so inviting and the professors are wonderful. Plus, the campus is absolutely beautiful. This place is truly a second home.

Julia Julia Horvitz

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Raleigh, NC
Major:
Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources, Psychology Minor
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Greek Life, Seahawk Link, Hillel, Campus Life Student Employee
Favorite Place on Campus:
Wag Out because it has delicious pizza!

NatalieNatalie Jones

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Matthews, NC
Major:
Psychology
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Honors Mentor, Honors College Receptionist
Favorite Place on Campus:
The Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve. Though there are ironically very few flowers, it is a very peaceful place to go for walks and get away from the stress of classes.

KimKim Kolzow

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Naperville, IL
Major:
Special Education with an ESL Licensure
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Overflow, FIT Instructor, Resident Assistant
Favorite Place on Campus:
The Fisher Student Center because it's a great place to get work done without the pressure of the silence of the library.

BenBen Lewis

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Charlotte, NC
Major:
Mathematics with a Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Alpha Omega Ministries
Favorite UNCW Tradition:
Beach Blast

Nyia Nyia Lewis

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Fayetteville, NC
Major:
Education, Psychology Minor
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Association for Campus Entertainment, SOAR Ambassador
Favorite Thing About UNCW:
Those days when it's warm outside, the sun is shining, there are clear skies, and almost everyone on campus is outside enjoying the weather and each other's company. It shows how laid back and friendly everyone is here on campus and how there are endless things to do at the Dub!

TriniTrini Marinello

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Huntersville, NC
Majors:
Spanish & Business Administration with Concentrations in International Business & Operations Management
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Seahawk Link, Student Government Association
Best Memory at UNCW:
On the snow days this year, everyone grabbed their surfboards, boogie boards and pans and sledded down the parking garage hill. It was how beach kids do snow days!

Dan Dan McCord

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Raleigh, NC
Majors:
Economics & Philosophy
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Law Internship
Favorite Place on Campus:
The forest behind the Crossing because it's a great place to escape the real world for a while.

GaryGary McFee

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Boone, NC
Major:
Marine Biology with a Conservation Option, Environmental Studies Minor
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Health Promotion Peer Educator, Ultimate Frisbee, MarineQuest
Favorite Place on Campus:
The wildflower preserve next to the Hawk’s Nest. I love it because it's peaceful on the bench by the pond, surrounded by a glimpse of the natural world. It makes me feel like I'm at home and reminds me of great memories.

DwayneDwayne Morgan

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Chadbourn, NC
Major:
English Education
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Black Student Union Member, SOAR Ambassador
Favorite Place on Campus:
I feel at home in a lot of places on campus, but probably the place I enjoy my time the most, would have to be the amphitheater. When the sun is shining, you can just sit and enjoy some music, or do a little reading for class. I feel like I'm in a scene from a "feel good" movie.

KirstenKirsten Page

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Concord, NC
Major:
Marine Biology
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Seahawk Link Leadership Council, Desk Receptionist at Galloway Hall
Favorite UNCW Tradition:
Wagsgiving because on that day, regardless of how crazy Wagoner Cafeteria gets, everyone is so happy and looking forward to the holiday! I mean, the food is great, the people are great, and who doesn't love the smell of pumpkin pie?

CheyenneCheyenne Parker

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Hope Mills, NC
Major:
Elementary Education
Involvement:
Orientation Leader
Best Memory at UNCW:
During my first semester on campus, my RA organized a campout on Carolina Beach! It was a whole bunch of girls from my floor and we did different activities to get to know one another. We made a bonfire, made s'mores, set up tents, and watched the sunrise. It was amazing!

CandaceCandace Patterson

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Fuquay Varina, NC
Major:
Psychology
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, UNCW Cheerleading, Styling and Modeling Company, Intervarsity
Favorite Place on Campus:
I love our new Rec Center because it offers so many different ways to exercise with group classes, machines, basketball courts, and two pools.

ZayIsaiah (Zay) O'Keif Surles

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Coats, NC
Major:
International Business
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, One in Four Program Coordinator, Excellence Project Peer Mentor, High Seas Vice-President, 3rd Place in Dub Idol
Favorite UNCW Tradition:
My favorite Campus tradition is the Involvement Carnival. Every organization that I am currently a member of, is the direct result of someone approaching me at the Involvement Carnival and giving me the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself.

Alexalex Taylor

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Raleigh, NC
Major:
Nursing, Spanish Minor
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Freshman Class President, Member of Business Affairs Committee, Greek Life
Favorite Thing About UNCW:
How easy it is to get involved on campus. Not only is the school very accepting as a whole, the large amount of on campus organizations and clubs makes sure every student feels they have their own place within UNCW. If there is something you enjoy, chances are there is an organization for it. If not, it is very easy to make a new one.

TreyJoel (Trey) Tillotson III

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Apex, NC
Major:
Business with Concentrations in Entrepreneurship & Business Development
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Honors College
Best Memory at UNCW:
Sledding on snow days.

KatKat Washington

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Wake Forest, NC
Major:
Biology
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Ukulele Club, Crossway Campus Ministry
Favorite UNCW Tradition:
There are so many UNCW traditions that it is hard to choose just one. I'm almost positive my favorite will be ooze-ball, I can't imagine anything more fun!

CaylonCaylon White

Rising Junior
Hometown:
Greenville, NC
Majors:
Film Studies & Psychology
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Desk Receptionist, Seahawk Village Area Chapter, RHA, Hawk It Out Committee Board
Chose UNCW Because:
Mainly because of the excellent Film program, but when I actually got here I fell in love with the atmosphere, people, and of course the beach!

Adamadam Willits

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Apex, NC
Major:
Biology Major, Spanish & Psychology Minors
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Phi Sigma Pi's Honor Fraternity, Raquetball Club
Favorite Thing About UNCW:
The faculty and students. During my experience at UNCW, I have yet to find a single person that doesn’t want to be here. Everyone has such a positive attitude about everything on campus which is uplifting to know that you are in such an accepting atmosphere.

ChrisChris Yon

Rising Sophomore
Hometown:
Charlotte, NC
Major:
Business with Concentrations in Human Resources Management & Marketing
Involvement:
Orientation Leader, Intramural Sports
Favorite Thing About UNCW:
How chill, friendly, and laid back everyone is.

 

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