Roanoke College

Orientation Group Leaders


Meet the 2012 Orientation Group Leaders, O-Group Leaders, who will be guiding the new fall 2012 incoming students during R-Days (orientation) this upcoming August. The O-Group leaders were chosen through a highly selective application process to ensure the most qualified, outgoing and responsible students can help mentor the new maroons through an easy transition period.

O-Group Leaders:

Maggie Anderson '13

Hometown: Madison, VA
Major/Minor: Political Science, Communications
Activ./Org.:Public Affairs Society, Young Democrats, Amnesty International, Omicron Delta Kappa, Chi Omega, Undergraduate Research Assistant Program


Tyler Barnes '14

Hometown:Centreville, VA
Major/Minor: Biology (Pre-Veterinary)
Activ./Org.:Zumba Fitness Instructor, Undergraduate Research Assistant Program, Biology Club, Book Club, Alpha Chi, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Volunteer at:  RVSPCA, Salem Animal Hospital, and Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue

Chris Barnett '15

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Major/Minor: Criminal Justice, Sociology
Activ./Org.: Kappa Alpha Order


Sara Thompson '15

Activ./Org.: SIHC

Madison Bennett '15

Hometown:Oak Ridge, NJ
Major/Minor: History, Education
Activ./Org.: Dance Team, Chi Omega


Daniela Benzaquen '14

Hometown: Oradell, NJ
Major/Minor: Communications, Marketing
Activ./Org.: Phi Mu, Maroon Ambassador



Karina Benzaquen '13

Hometown: Lima, Peru
Major/Minor: International Relations, Global Business
Activ./Org.: Phi Mu

Alex Berryman '15

Hometown:Moyock, NC
Major/Minor: Undecided, Education
Activ./Org.: Faith and Free Pizza, Lutheran Student Movement, volunteer at West End Center and Rescue Mission

Alyssa Bostrom '12

Hometown: Scituate, RI
Major/Minor: Spanish, Communications
Activ./Org.: Alpha Phi Omega, Intervarsity, Wind Ensemble, Habitat for Humanity, Lambda Pi Eta, Sigma Delta Pi, Xi Theta Chi

Logan Brown '15

Hometown: Denton, MD
Major/Minor: Biology, Chemistry
Activ./Org.: Chi Omega, Alpha Lambda Delta


Sammie Closwer '14

Hometown: Salem, VA
Major/Minor: Criminal Justice, Sociology
Activ./Org.: Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Oriana Singers


Heather Cook '14

Hometown: Marshall, IL
Major/Minor: Math, Biology
Activ./Org.:FEMMES, Mathematical Association of America, Zumba



William Corso '15

Hometown: Yorktown Heights, NY
Major/Minor: Economics, History
Activ./Org.: Student Government Association, Economics Club, Intramurals


Alex Cundiff '15

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Major/Minor: Undecided
Activ./Org.: Phi Mu, Work at the Survey Center



Sarah Dale '15

Hometown: Boston,MA
Communications, Business
Activ./Org.: Miss Virginia Intern

Patrick DelBuono '13

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Major/Minor: History, Psychology
Activ./Org.: Kappa Alpha Order, Order of Omega, InterFraternity Council


Becca Ellis '15

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Major/Minor: Sociology, Psychology
Activ./Org.: Office of Community Service

Brittany Evans '13

Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
Major/Minor: Biology, Elementary Education
Activ./Org.: Honors Program, Outdoor Adventures, Kappa Delta Pi, Roteract, Intramurals

Eric Fagan '15

Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Major/Minor: History, English, Anthropology
Activ./Org.: Golf

Ryne Farmer '14

Hometown: Ringgold, VA
Major/Minor: Criminal Justice
Activ./Org.: Baseball Team

Darius Ford '15

Hometown: Pamplin, VA
Major/Minor: Pre-engineering, Math
Activ./Org.: JV Basketball, Pi Lambda Phi


Kate Frisch '14

Hometown:Weston, CT
Major/Minor: International Relations, History
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma, Equestrian Club, Public Affairs Society

Ashley Funk '15

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Major/Minor: Business
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma

Hannah Godsey '15

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Major/Minor: International Relations, Political Science, Foreign Politics
Activ./Org.: Student Government Association, College Republicans, Student Conduct Council, Academic Integrity Board, Lutheran Student Movement, Public Affairs Society, Maroon Ambassadors, Oriana Singers




Haley Goodes '15

Hometown: Salem, VA
Major/Minor: Psychology, Human Resource Management
Activ./Org.: Tennis Team

Gaby Guerra '15

Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Major/Minor: Business Administration
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma

Kris Halverson '14

Hometown: Edenton, NC
Major/Minor: Theatre
Activ./Org.: Alpha Psi Omega, Theatre

Timaria Hammond-Downing '14

Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN
Major/Minor: Business Administration, Art
Activ./Org.: Bond, Black Student Alliance, Alpha Kappa Psi, work in the Public Relations office, Zumba


Claire Heider '14

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Major/Minor: History, Elementary Education
Activ./Org.: Catholic Campus Ministry, Historical Society, Kappa Delta Pi

Shana Hensley '13

Hometown: Burnsville, NC
Major/Minor: Biology, Health Care Delivery
Activ./Org.:RC Social Greek Life, Honors Program, Independent Research in Biology, RA, Habitat for Humanity, Biology Department Student Worker/Lab TA, Student Assistant for Honors Program Director

Kelly Higbie '15

Hometown: Midlothian, VA
Major/Minor: Undecided
Activ./Org.: Softball

Katie Holland '14

Hometown: Salem, VA
Major/Minor: International Relations, French, East Asian Studies
Activ./Org.: Honors Association, Cheerleading Team, Amnesty International, Theatre

Elizabeth Hord '14

Hometown: Staunton, VA
Major/Minor: Psychology, Sociology
Activ./Org.: Choir, Mainstreet, Intervarsity, Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

Edward Hrinya '13

Hometown: Salem, VA
Major/Minor: Physics, Philosophy
Activ./Org.: Theatre, Society of Physics Students


Jared Johnson '14

Hometown: Eldersburg, MD
Major/Minor: Athletic Training
Activ./Org.: SWAT, Pi Kappa Alpha

Matt Joseph '14

Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Major/Minor: Chemistry (Pre-Med), Biology
Activ./Org.: InterFraternity Council, Pi Kappa Alpha, Basketball, Student Conduct Council, Academic Integrity Board, Student Employee

Kara Kayrouz

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Major/Minor: Business Administration
Activ./Org.:Delta Gamma, Student Government Association, Alpha Kappa Psi

Nicole Keesee '14

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Major/Minor: Business Administration, French
Activ./Org.: Student Conduct Council, Academic Integrity Board, Student Government Association, Upward Bound Tutor, Upward Bound Mentor, Center for Learning and Teaching Tutor


Kara Kelliher '13

Hometown: Burke, VA
Major/Minor: Sociology, Communications
Activ./Org.: Chi Omega, College Republicans, Catholic Campus Ministries

Lauren Kennedy '14

Hometown: Stoneham, MA
Major/Minor: Psychology, Creative Writing
Activ./Org.: Cross Country, Honors Program, Ultimate Frisbee, Track and Field



Matt Kline '13

Hometown: Reading, PA
Major/Minor: Business Administration
Activ./Org.: Pi Kappa Phi, Relay for Life


Reg Lane '14

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major/Minor: Business, Marketing
Activ./Org.: Golf, Pi Kappa Alpha


Courtney Lazore '13

Hometown: Salem, VA
Major/Minor: History, Literary Studies
Activ./Org.:Academic Integrity Board, Editor of Roanoke Review, Honor Societies


Anna Lewis '15

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Major/Minor: History, Anthropology
Activ./Org.:Lutheran Student Movement, Habitat for Humanity, Honors Program



Shaina Lidd '15

Hometown: Stafford, VA
Major/Minor: International Relations, Religous Studies
Activ./Org.:Wind Ensemble, Honors Program, Hillel, Book Club

Clare Lloyd-Owen '13

Hometown: Portsmouth, NH
Major/Minor: Environmental Policy, Sociology
Activ./Org.: Maroon Ambassador, Alpha Kappa Delta

Kelsey Maillett '15

Hometown: Wolfeboro, NH
Major/Minor: Criminal Justice
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma, Yoga


Jonny Marino '14

Hometown: Salem, VA
Major/Minor: Math, Statistics
Activ./Org.: WRKE, Mathematical Association of America, Pi Mu Epsilon


Haley Marten '15

Hometown: Wilton, CT
Major/Minor: Psychology
Activ./Org.: Campus Job

Hannah Mauk '14

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Major/Minor: History, Religion, Anthropology
Activ./Org.: Amnesty International, Historical Society, Academic Integrity Board, Student Government Association, Culture Shock


Courtney McHenry '14

Hometown: Severna Park, MD
Major/Minor: History, Anthropology
Activ./Org.: Chi Omega, Roanoke College Community Council, Maroon Ambassador


Lizzie McKeown '15

Hometown: Chatham, NJ
Major/Minor: Undecided, Education
Activ./Org.: Roanoke College Community Council, Maroon Ambassador, FEMMES

Erica Mullinix '14

Hometown:Baltimore, MD
Major/Minor: Psychology, Sociology
Activ./Org.: Guatemala Service Trip

Kerry Murphy '13

Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Major/Minor: Economics, Accounting
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma, Alpha Kappa Psi, Young Life, Student Research Assistant


Matt Nguyen '14

Hometown: Madison, VA
Major/Minor: Philosophy, Economics
Activ./Org.: Economics Club, Dead Philosophers Society, Academic Senator for Philosophy

Ashley Nyitray '15

Hometown: Pocono Lake, PA
Major/Minor: Biology, Chemistry
Activ./Org.: Roanotes, SAACS, Biology Club, Relay for Life



Dustin Odom '15

Hometown: Fincastle, VA
Major/Minor: Music, Art History, Education
Activ./Org.: Pi Kappa Phi, Looking for an Echo, Roanotes

Meg Picard '15

Hometown: Midlothian, VA
Major/Minor: Biochemistry, French
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma, Scholars Program

Jenny Prostoff '14

Hometown: Bristol, PA
Major/Minor: Business Administration, Human Resources Management
Activ./Org.: Student worker in admissions, Delta Gamma

Tyler Quigley '15

Hometown: Sicklerville, NJ
Major/Minor: Biology, Neuroscience
Activ./Org.: Honors Program, Upward Bound, Pi Lambda Phi, Maroon Ambassador


Amelie Rives '14

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Major/Minor: Sociology, Spanish, Anthropology
Activ./Org.: Culture Shock, Mainstreet, Writing Center, Sigma Delta Pi, Xi Theta Chi, Ultimate Frisbee Team

Kalee Robinson '15

Hometown: Waynesboro, VA
Major/Minor: Biology, Chemistry
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma, Relay for Life

Nick Roch '14

Hometown: Tom River, NJ
Major/Minor: Business, Political Science, Finance
Activ./Org.: Kappa Alpha Order, College Republicans, Student Government Association, WRKE


Chris Rosa '13

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Major/Minor: Math, Physics
Activ./Org.: Kappa Alpha Order, Mathematical Association of America, Sigma Pi Sigma


Andie Rosenberg '14

Hometown: Hot Springs, VA
Major/Minor: Health and Exercise Science
Activ./Org.: Chi Omega, Student Wellness Awareness Team

Erik Sackandy '15

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Major/Minor: Criminal Justice
Activ./Org.: Baseball Team


Sarah Schwartz '15

Hometown: Salem, VA
Major/Minor: English, Education
Activ./Org.: Mu Beta Psi, Battle for Bast, Student Government Association, Harry Potter Club, Women’s Breakfast

Rebecca Siar '15

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Major/Minor: Biochemistry, French
Activ./Org.: Relay for Life, Catholic Campus Ministries, InterVarsity, Students Interested in Health Careers (SIHC), SAACS, Zumba

Nathan Sliwa '15

Hometown: Naperville, IL
Major/Minor: Biology, Music
Activ./Org.: Roanotes, InterVarsity, Roanoke College Choir, Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

Taylor Smiley '13

Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Major/Minor: Psychology
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma


Albert Smith '13

Hometown: Delaplane, VA
Major/Minor: Business
Activ./Org.: Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Kappa Psi

Chelsea Sprouse '13

Hometown: Salem, VA
Major/Minor: Biochemistry, Spanish
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma, Xi Theta Chi Honor Society, Student Government Association, Biology Club, Intramurals


Mackenzie Sullivan '15

Hometown: Ferrum, VA
Major/Minor: Chemistry, Music
Activ./Org.: Roanoke College Choir, Looking for an Echo, Honors Program, Student Researcher in Organic Chemistry

Chloe Svolos '15

Hometown: Boston, MA
Major/Minor: Communications, History
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma


Alex Tarasidis '13

Hometown: Radford, Va
Major/Minor: Biology, Chemistry
Activ./Org.: Phi Mu, FEMMES, Order of Omega, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Student Researcher, Panhellenic Council

Jordan Thomas '15

Hometown: Bernardsville, NJ
Major/Minor: Communications, Spanish
Activ./Org.: Yoga


Morgan Thompson '13

Hometown: Chester, VA
Major/Minor: Athletic Training
Activ./Org.: Chi Omega, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Flag Football, Relay for Life

Cooper Tyree '15

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Major/Minor: Chemistry, Spanish
Activ./Org.: Pi Lambda Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta


Sean Walsh '14

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major/Minor: Business, Marketing
Activ./Org.: Student Government Association, Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Kappa Psi, Salem Ambassadors, Academic Integrity Board, Student Conduct Council

Emma Webb '15

Hometown: Boones Mill, VA
Major/Minor: Economics
Activ./Org.: Honors Program, Book Club, College Democrats, Students for Barack Obama, Biology Laboratory Assistant, Economics Club


Brittany Zartman '14

Hometown: Sterling, VA
Major/Minor: Biology (Pre-Veterinary), Chemistry
Activ./Org.: Outdoor Adventures, Student Research, Biology Club, Alpha Epsilon Delta


Ian Kervick-Jimenez, 13'

Hometown: Bow, New Hampshire
Major/Minor: Economics/Math
Activ./Org.: Pi Kappa Alpha, Student Government, Maroon Ambassador


Matt Corbicz '13

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major/Minor: Biology, Chemistry
Activ./Org.: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Independent Research (biology), Student Gov't Biology Department Senator, Biology Club, SAACS



Faculty Representatives:

William Greer

Associate Dean of Student Success Initiatives

(540) 378-5161



To view the organizations and activities that the orientation group leaders participate in view the following pages:

Other Organizations and a list of all the clubs and organizations, as well as information can be found in the Student Affairs Office.