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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.
Dee Dee Effinger
Major: Mathematics with a certification in Secondary Education
Hometown: Spanish Lake, MO
Advice to New Students: Become active on campus! Make friends with the people around you in class.
Hometown: Lee Summit, MOAdvice to New Students: Keep an open mind. You never know what opportunities are waiting for you if you remain closed in.
Hometown: Cassville, MO
Major: Biology (Pre-Optometry)
Hometown:St. Charles, MO
Advice to New Students: Check your email everyday.
Hometown: Collinsville, ILAdvice to New Students: Join an organization.
Major: Criminology Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Milwaukee, WIAdvice for New Students: Participate in events.
Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Computer Science
Hometown: St. Louis, MOAdvice for New Students: Learn how much time you need to get your homework done so you can schedule your day around that.
Hometown: St. Louis, MOAdvice to New Students: Don't be afraid to smile and introduce yourself; you'll have lots of friends instantly.
Major: Political Science Minor Criminology and Criminal Justice
Hometown: Farmington, MOAdvice to New Students: Go to Class!
Hometown: Kansas City, MOAdvice to New Students: Come into college with an open mind and ready to learn.
Hometown: St. Charles, MOAdvice 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.