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The role of the Orientation Leaders is one of the most important in the Orientation process; the 13 students below are dedicating their summer to offer guidance and support to our incoming first-year and transfer students! Please look for these students and join the Office of New Student Programs in providing encouragement as they represent UMSL! 

We encourage all new students and families to use these leaders during your time at Orientation. They are here to assist with any questions.

AustinCulbertson

Dee Dee Effinger

Major: Mathematics with a certification in Secondary Education

Sophomore

Hometown: Spanish Lake, MO

Advice to New Students: Become active on campus! Make friends with the people around you in class.

BrendanBird

Brandi Fields

Major: Nursing

Junior

Hometown: Lee Summit, MO

Advice to New Students: Keep an open mind. You never know what opportunities are waiting for you if you remain closed in.

Briana Robertson

Briana Robertson

(WOW Coordinator)

Major: French

Junior

Hometown: Cassville, MO


CandiceClossum

Kenny Kolesa

Major: Biology (Pre-Optometry)

Junior

Hometown:St. Charles, MO

Advice to New Students: Check your email everyday.


ChrisMathes

Chris Mathes

Major: Education

Senior

Hometown: Collinsville, IL

Advice to New Students: Join an organization.

Eboni Valentine

Zach Nichols

Major: Criminology  Minor: Psychology

Sophomore

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Advice for New Students: Participate in events.

Kelsi Schlundt

Thomas Poon

Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Computer Science

Sophomore

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Advice for New Students: Learn how much time you need to get your homework done so you can schedule your day around that.

KennyKolesa

Katherine Sipe

Major: Nursing

Sophomore

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Advice to New Students: Don't be afraid to smile and introduce yourself; you'll have lots of friends instantly.

Kristin Wyninegar

Madisyn Weiss

Major: Political Science Minor Criminology and Criminal Justice

Sophomore

Hometown: Farmington, MO

Advice to New Students: Go to Class!

KylieBetz

Aleathea Williams

Major: Nursing

Sophomore

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Advice to New Students: Come into college with an open mind and ready to learn.

Rachel Romano

Emily White

Major: Psychology

Senior

Hometown: St. Charles, MO

Advice to New Students: Everyone is friendly, so don't be afraid to say hi! Use the resources available to you and things will work out just fine.