Who will I meet at New Student Orientation?

In addition to meeting other members of the Class of 2018, you will meet upper class students who have been selected to serve as Orientation Leaders at New Student Orientation 2014!

The Orientation Leader team at Becker College is a very special group of student leaders.  They have gone through a rigorous application process, have received in-depth training, and have worked tirelessly to get everything ready for New Student Orientation 2014.  Orientation Leaders are superstars at Becker College; many are athletes, Student Government officers, Campus Activities Board officers, tour guides, presidential ambassadors, and BLUE Crew participants.  They are the face of Becker College, and they cannot wait to meet you!

During your New Student Orientation session, you will be placed in a group of 20 classmates and will be lead by an Orientation Leader Team listed below.  Orientation leaders are mentors and resources for first year students at New Student Orientation and beyond.  Read more about YOUR 2014 New Student Orientation Leaders below!

Student Staff

Rich Metellus

New Student Orientation Chairperson

Rich MetellusRich is a senior from Brockton, Massachusetts, majoring in exercise science. He is a Presidential Ambassador, an active member of Becker ALANA, and is the newly elected Vice President of the Leicester campus on the Student Government Association. Rich is also a graduate of BLUE Crew I & II, Becker College’s leadership program. He was selected to serve as the Orientation Chairperson for the program this year, and will assist with overseeing the orientation leaders as well as, working with parents and family members attending orientation

Alexandra Berthaut & Shiva Mendonca

Orientation Team Leaders

Jessica Wallinger & Gary Charlton

Alex is a junior from Manchester, Connecticut, majoring in nursing in the BSN program.  Alex is a returning Orientation Leader, a graduate of BLUE Crew I, a member of the volleyball team, and works in the Swan Library as a library assistant.  In addition to being an Orientation Leader this year, Alex will assist with the overall program and will work with parents and family members attending orientation.

Shiva is a junior from the United Arab Emirates, majoring in computer game development and programming.  Shiva is a returning Orientation Leader.  He is a head tour guide and student ambassador, a general member of the Becker Gaming Club, a graduate of the BLUE Crew I student leadership program, and a First Year Course Assistant.

Amanda&Nikki-230x153Amanda Dwelly & Niki Plessas

New Student Orientation Program Assistants

Amanda is a sophomore Nursing major from New Braintree, MA.  Amanda is the president of the Becker College Music Club, a Resident Assistant, and a graduate of BLUE Crew I.

Niki is a senior from Lynn, MA who is majoring in Exercise Science.  Both Niki and Amanda will be assisting with the overall orientation program for students and family members.

Jessica Wallinger & Gary Charlton

Teina Lochan & Deckard BarnesJessica is a sophomore, pre-veterinary major from Cheshire, CT.  This is Jessica’s first year on staff.  She is a member of the Pre-Veterinary Club, a member of the Equestrian Team, a member of the Lambing Team, works in the Animal Clinic, and is a graduate of BLUE Crew I.

Gary is junior from Holyoke, MA, majoring in computer game development and programming.  This is Gary’s first year on staff.  He is also a Resident Assistant on the Worcester campus.

Teina Lochan & Deckard Barnes

Orientation Leader Team

Kaitlyn Kenney & Alexander Norton

Teina is a sophomore from Queens, NY who is majoring in Nursing in the BSN program.  This is Teina’s first year on staff.  She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, serves as a Tour Guide and Peer Tutor, and is a graduate of the BLUE Crew I student leadership program.

Deckard is a sophomore from Berkeley, CA majoring in Game Development and Programming/Communications.  This is also Deckard’s first year on staff.  He serves as a Tour Guide and First Year Experience assistant, and is a graduate of the BLUE Crew I student leadership program.

Kaitlyn Kenney & Alexander Norton

Kaitlyn Kenney & Alexander Norton

Kaitlyn is a senior Liberal Arts major from Woodstock, CT.  This is Kaitlyn’s first year on staff.  She is a Resident Assistant and is a valued member of the Fuller Campus Center student employee staff.  Kaitlyn is also a graduate of the BLUE Crew I student leadership program.

Alex is a senior from Marlborough, MA, majoring in Computer Game Design.  This is Alex’s first year on staff.  He is also a member of the International Game Developers Association and is a graduate of BLUE Crew I & II student leadership program.

Elizabeth Morin & Ian Hunter

Ellie&Ian

Ellie is a sophomore Pre-Veterinary major from Chicopee, MA.  This is her first year on staff.  She is a member of the Cheer Team, serves as a Tour Guide, and is a student worker in the Animal Clinic.

Ian is a junior Computer Game Development and Programming major from Quincy, MA.  This is Ian’s first year on staff.  Ian is also a Resident Assistant, and serve on the Student Government Association as a past Sophomore Class VP and incoming Vice President of the Worcester Campus.  Ian is also a graduate of the BLUE Crew I & II student leadership program.

Professional Staff

Caitlin MacNeil

New Student Orientation Graduate Intern

InternCaitlin

Caitlin is from Tewksbury, MA and is currently pursuing Masters of Education in Student Personnel Administration at Springfield College (Anticipated May 2015.)

She completed her undergraduate education at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA and is currently serving as a Graduate Resident Director at Springfield College.

Abigail Stevenson

New Student Orientation Graduate Intern

InterAbbie

Abbi is from Ellington, CT and is currently pursuing Masters of Education in Student Personnel Administration at Springfield College (Anticipated May 2015.)  She completed her undergraduate education at Assumption College in Worcester, MA and is currently serving as a Graduate Associate for the Office of Student Activities at Springfield College.

Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development Staff

Dexter ViatorAssistant Director of Campus Activities

Danielle O’ConnellAssociate Director of Campus Activities

Patrick HickeyAssistant Director of Campus Activities

Tracey Pakstis-ClaiborneDirector of Campus Activities

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