WOW Crew Leaders 2017

Weeks of Welcome Crew Leaders serve as the main welcome crew for Triton Take-Off Weekend guiding and connecting new students. WOW Leaders will co-lead a small group of students through the three-day experience by creating excitement and energy for WOW programs & guiding discussions with students regarding transition to UMSL. They help introduce the new students to academic life, spirit and traditions and allows the opportunity to meet other incoming students, faculty, staff, and student leaders.

Team One:

Joseph (Joey) Dordoni

WOW Crew Leader

Major: International Relations & Anthropology with Spanish

Year in School:  Sophomore

Hometown: Cape Girardeau, MO

Advice to Students:  Get Involved!!

Team Two:

Chris Mathes

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Education and Mathematics

Year in School:  Senior

Hometown: Collinsville, IL

Advice to Students: Get involved in something! We have involvement opportunities for everyone.

Thinh Dam

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Economics

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: Vietnam

Advice to Students: As an international student, I will give students advice "to keep calm and come to this school, there are people [here at UMSL] that will help you with your difficulties."

Team Three:

Alyssa Johnson

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Undecided

Year in School:  Sophomore

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Advice to Students: Embrace the college life! Get involved and get connected. Your community will bring you great support and success.

Monet Davis

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Psychology

Year in School:  Sophomore

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Advice to Students: Keep a positive attitude. Get to know your professors they really want to help you more than you think!

Team Four:

Tayler Leverenz

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Marketing and Finance

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: Divernon, IL

Advice to Students: Join an organization that fits you! You'll easily find life long friends here.

Brandon Macias

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Graphic Design & Drawing

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: St. Charles, MO

Advice to Students: Get a feel for the school and how it affects your time before you choose to get heavily involved in organizations.

Team Five:

Thomas Poon

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Mechanical Engineering & Mathematics & Computer Science

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Advice to Students: Find something to love at UMSL and endulge yourself in it!

Claudia Swyres

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Succeed/Photography

Year in School:  Sophomore

Hometown: Fenton, MO

Advice to Students: Get involved as much as possible, don't be afraid to have fun and meet new people. 

Team Six:

Corey Smith

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Electrical Engineering/ Mathematics & Computer Science

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: St. Peters, MO

Advice to Students: Don't be afraid to join something you know nothing about!

Kalynn Clinton

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Information Systems

Year in School:  Sophomore

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Advice to Students: Be yourself, take care of yourself (body, soul, and spirit)!

Awa Konte

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Biology

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Advice to Students: coming soon

Team Seven:

Sydni Jackson

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Civil Engineering 

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: Creve Coeur, MO

Advice to Students: coming soon

Team Eight:

Andrew (Ash) Hocking

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Secondary Education, emphasis in History and Art

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: Ladue, MO

Advice to Students: Get involved, the more you do on campus the greater the chances of making friends and having an awesome college experience. 

Team Nine:

Samantha (Sammi) Risius

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Media Studies and Psychology

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Advice to Students: Get involved on campus.  It helps you geet to know the campus, make friends, you get to meet people who can help you study for classes, and discover your resources on campus.

Nkazimulo (Nkazi) Sibanda

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Computer Science

Year in School:  Sophomore

Hometown: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Advice to Students: Be willing to step out of your comfort zone.  It doesn't work to separate yourself from everyone.  You need people and people need you!

Team Ten:

 

Scarlet Montilla

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Criminology Criminal Justice, Spanish, and Sociology Minor

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Advice to Students: Don't be afraid to ask questions in class.

Tuan Hong

WOW Crew Leader

Major: Business Marketing

Year in School:  Junior

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Advice to Students: Don't be shy! College is what you make of it, get out there and meet people.

Meet the Weeks of Welcome Student Coordinator

The Student Coordinator serves as the primary supervisors for the WOW Crew Leaders and work with the New Student Programs staff to provide direction to programming and logistics to the three-day fall transition experience. The WOW Student Coordinators will be on campus all summer welcoming new Tritons during New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation.

              Weeks of Welcome Coordinator

Madisyn Weiss

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Student Coordinator

Major: Political Science, Criminology & Criminal Justice

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Farmington, MO

Advice to Students: Get involved on campus whether you are a commuter or live on campus!