Orientation team

Each new academic year, New Student and Family Programs selects enthusiastic and resourceful students to serve as Orientation Leaders. During NSO, Orientation Leaders serve in various capacities with students, families, administrative work and the overnight experience.

You’ll find our team members:

  • Assisting with check-in
  • Facilitating group activities
  • Leading campus tours
  • Answering questions about VCU resources and services
  • Helping new students transition to the VCU community

Orientation Leaders are happy to answer any questions you have about NSO or life at VCU.

Meet the team

Our Orientation Team consists of the following peer leaders:

Leadership Team

Alex James, Student Program Coordinator

Elijah Pennock, Logistics Coordinator

Kaitlyn Vargas, Student Program Coordinator

Micah Livsey, Communications Coordinator

Megan Sanico, Family Program Coordinator

Family Orientation Leaders

Almaz Belayneh

Boatemaa Nyarko-brentuo

Joely Bertram

Kelly Penn

Kevin Armas Rodas

LaKiva Jones

Patrice Branch

Orientation Assistants

Corey Lightner

Harley Raines

Jocelyn N Hermosilla

Meghan Mallampati

Olivia Surface

Patricia Wall

Student Orientation Leaders

Aliyah Simmons

Amani Matthews

Andy Riddler

Ashlee' McLellan

Breanna Ford

Casey Vaughan

Desiree' Figgs

Eli Bilderback

Fere Tallmadge

Greyson Mackinnon

Hiran Lord

Isaiah Warner

Jennifer Carranza

Jordan James

Julie Hedrick 

Kamryn Creary  

Katrina Nelson

Kelsey Dwyer

Kendra Corpening   

Kyandra Rivera De Jesus

Libby Lowry (Transfer Orientation Leader)

Litzy Zavaleta  

Marielle Djamou

Mick Stanford

Mikaela Murdock

N'Dea Price

Nawaz Ahmed 

Salvador Zaragoza

Savarna Pahari

Shane McFadden

Shawn Toney

Tyler Williams 

Apply to become an Orientation Leader

Applications for the 2020 Orientation Team will open in September. Recruitment begins at the start of each fall semester for position openings for the following spring and summer. Please check our website again in the fall of 2020 or contact our office if you have any questions.

Join the team

Are you ready to connect in new ways, encourage new students to love VCU as much as you do and make new friends while rocking a sweet polo? Stay tuned for more information about Orientation Leader recruitment, which will kick off in fall 2019. 

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