Orientation Group Leaders

Meet the 2014 Orientation Group, O-Group, Leaders who will be guiding the new fall 2014 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:

Abagail Davis

Hometown: Bristol, Virginia
Major/Minor: Environmental Science and Biology
Activ./Org.: Chi Omega, Alpha Lambda Delta, Zumba Instructor, National Society of Leadership and Success, Biology Club, Noke-a-thon
Postgrad plans:
Conservation work
What I love about Roanoke is...
the small size that allows for close bonds with not only students but faculty as well.

Alexander Carr

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Major/Minor: Psychology
Activ./Org.: RC Honors Program, RC Club Ultimate Frisbee Team, Psychology Association, College Libertarians, Habitat for Humanity, Men's Breakfast, Catholic Campus Ministries
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for Psychology
What I love about Roanoke is...
the impressive variety of tasty meals in commons.

Alexander Kramer

Hometown: Patrick County, Virginia
Major/Minor: Biology
Activ./Org.: Pi Kappa Phi, Student Research
Postgrad plans:
Aquaculture
What I love about Roanoke is...
how quickly it felt like home to me.

Alexandra Voorhees

Hometown: Oxford, Pennsylvania
Major/Minor: History
Activ./Org.: InterVarsity, Library worker
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for Library Science
What I love about Roanoke is...
the close-knit community found in every aspect of the campus. It makes me feel welcomed and more at home.

Alexandra Warn

Hometown: Hillsborough, New Jersey
Major/Minor: Chemistry
Activ./Org.: Painting, gardening, triathlons, beach going
Postgrad plans:
Work in genetics or cancer research
What I love about Roanoke is...
that it is my home away from home and how much I enjoy being here and making great friends!

Alexandria Gurrisi

Hometown: Merrimac, Massachusetts
Major/Minor: Health and Exercise Science/Spanish
Activ./Org.: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Relay for Life
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for physical therapy
What I love about Roanoke is...
all of the opportunities this school has to offer both socially and educationally. Also, since the school is smaller, I have always had that sense of community with the whole college and not just my class or certain groups I'm involved in.

Alexis Janney

Hometown: Botetourt, Virginia
Major/Minor: Biology
Activ./Org.: Indoor and outdoor track and field, Alpha Lambda Delta
Postgrad plans:
Graduate School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the closeness. I love knowing my professors on a personal and professional level, and being guaranteed to see familiar faces throughout campus on a regular basis.

Allison LePontois

Hometown: Granville, Ohio
Major/Minor: Biology
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma
Postgrad plans:
Genetic counseling
What I love about Roanoke is...
the community atmosphere.

Andrew Beauvais

Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Major/Minor: Business/ Economics
Activ./Org.: Pi Lambda Phi, SFA, Savannah Schlitz Lacrosse
Postgrad plans:
Military or starting a small business
What I love about Roanoke is...
the small class sizes and the teachers are here to help whenever.

Andrew Feeney

Hometown: Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Major/Minor: Economics/ Math
Activ./Org.: Lacrosse, Young Life
What I love about Roanoke is...
the tight-knit community that is felt among the student body. It is really easy to meet a lot of people fast.

Andrew March

Hometown: York, Pennsylvania 
Major/Minor: Biology and Spanish/ Health Care Delivery
Activ./Org.: Xi Theta Chi, RC Garden, Honors Program, Study Abroad, Biology Research
Postgrad plans:
Medical School to become a pediatrician
What I love about Roanoke is... the community of professors, students, and faculty is genuinely concerned about every member of the Roanoke community. 

Angela Montalvo

Hometown: Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
Major/Minor: Biology/ Chemistry
Activ./Org.: Relay for Life, National Society of Leadership and Success, Honors, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Chi, Student Assistant for Chemistry dept
Postgrad plans:
Medical school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the opportunities that a small liberal arts college will give you; whether it be being allowed to take different courses than just courses that relate to my major to expand my horizons or being able to work hands on in a research lab where at a big university I would not have a chance to.

       

Anna Lewis

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Major/Minor: 
History/Anthropology
Activ./Org.:
Honors Program, RC Lutherans, Interfaith Council, Relay for Life
Postgrad plans:
Creating museum exhibits
What I love about Roanoke are...
the opportunities available to students; May Term, Study Abroad, the Washington Semester, countless clubs, sports and awesome classes.

Anna Siburn

Hometown: Redding, Connecticut

Major/Minor:
Biology/ Education

Activ./Org:
Biology research

Postgrad plans:
Teaching in Virginia

What I love about Roanoke is...
that it is the perfect size, wherever you go there is always a friend or someone you know.
       

Ashley Hayzlett

Hometown: Bassett, Virginia
Major/Minor: Psychology/ Education
Activ./Org.: Alpha Sigma Alpha
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
how it feels like my home away from home.

Ashley Nyitray

Hometown: Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
Major/Minor: Biology
Activ./Org.: RoaNotes, NokeAThon, Chemistry Club, Relay for Life, Biology club, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Chi, and Phi Beta Kappa
Postgrad plans:
Medical School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the professors are always open and available, there are always possibilities to find your niche, and the campus is beautiful.

       

Benjamin Bentley

Hometown: Fincastle, Virginia
Major/Minor: Communications
Activ./Org.: SFA
What I love about Roanoke is...
friends that you make while you're at this school. We are a tight-knit family.

Benjamin Cowgill

Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Major/Minor: Religion and Philosophy
Activ./Org.: Alpha Lambda Delta, RC Lutherans, Honors Program, Pi Lambda Phi, Maroon Ambassador, Dept. Assistant for Religion and Philosophy
Postgrad plans:
Seminary School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the people. It is such a welcoming environment, among the students, faculty and staff. I can't walk across campus without greeting someone I know.

Bree Smith

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Major/Minor: Health and Human Performance
Activ./Org.: Field Hockey
Postgrad plans:
Nurse anesthetist
What I love about Roanoke is...
how personal and engaged the school is. Roanoke provides great opportunities to help students achieve their goals.

Brendan Horgan

Hometown:
Major/Minor:
Activ./Org.:
Postgrad plans:
What I love about Roanoke is...

Brianna Williams

Hometown: Pulaski, Virginia
Major/Minor: Psychology and Sociology
Activ./Org.: Cheerleading
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
that at a small school the professors really take an interest in every student and help them succeed.

Bridget Rose

Hometown: Medffield, Massachusetts
Major/Minor: Political Science and Philosophy
Activ./Org.: Roanoke College Choir, Honors Program, Catholic Campus Ministry, Students for Life
Postgrad plans:
Graduate School
What I love about Roanoke is...
it feels like home! Everyone makes you feel loved and welcomed, and there's no better place to be.

Caitlin Khosla

Hometown: Mystic, Connecticut
Major/Minor:
Psychology/Communications
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for higher education
What I love about Roanoke is...
how well our school does in building relationships with the students.

Caroline Beahm

Hometown: Dendron, Virginia
Major/Minor: Criminal Justice and Sociology
Activ./Org.: Basketball, InterVarsity
What I love about Roanoke is...
the atmosphere and how friendly everyone is.

Carrie Dutcher

Hometown:
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Activ./Org.:
Postgrad plans:
What I love about Roanoke is...

Christopher Barnett

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Major/Minor: Criminal Justice/ Sociology/ Crime, Deviance, and Social Control
Activ./Org.: Kappa Alpha, National Society of Leadership and Success, Salem Ambassadors
Postgrad plans:
Enter into Law Enforcement
What I love about Roanoke is...
the small sense of community.

Chloe Eisenhaur

Hometown: Saco, Maine
Major/Minor: 
Biology/ Pre -Dental
Activ./Org.:
Chi Omega, Big Brother Big Sister, Maroon Ambassador, Habitat for Humanity, Ignite
Postgrad plans:
Dental School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the area that surrounds Roanoke. Some of my best memories have been spent at the local restaurants and shops around Salem.

       

Christine Winder

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Major/Minor: Communications/ Sociology and Psychology
Activ./Org.: Chi Omega, Salem Ambassadors
Postgrad plans:
Journalism
What I love about Roanoke is...
how I felt at home as soon as I walked onto the campus. All staff and faculty are welcoming and you feel how hard they try to give you a good experience during your 4 years. There's a little bit of something for everyone.

Christoper Teeple

Hometown: Callaway, Virginia
Major/Minor: Physics, Computer Science, Math
Activ./Org.: Tennis
Postgrad plans:
Graduate School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the campus, people, and food.

Christy Blevins

Hometown: North Carolina
Major/Minor: Psychology/ Chemistry
Activ./Org.: Honors, Editor in Chief of the Brackety Ack (newspaper), NSLS, Psi Chi, Red Cross, Big Brother Big Sister
Postgrad plans:
Medical School
What I love about Roanoke is...
being able to see friendly faces when walking around campus or Salem.

Claire Godfrey

Hometown: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Major/Minor:
Psychology/Biology
Activ./Org.:
Outdoor Adventure, Best Buddies, FEMMES, RC Lutherans, Maroon Ambassador, Intramural Sports
Postgrad plans:
Graduate School in Occupational Therapy
What I love about Roanoke is...
 the genuine and personal feel, from the helpfulness of the professors to the friendly staff; everyone wants you to succeed.

 

Conner Sprinkle

Hometown: Troutville, Virginia
Major/Minor:
Sociology
Activ./Org.:
Best Buddies Club, Big Brother Big Sister, Tutor at the West End Center, Student Rep. for the Copenhaver Institute, Academic Integrity Council, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Chi, Kappa Delta Pi
Postgrad plans:
Elementary school teacher
What I love about Roanoke is...
the high accessibility and personal relationships with professors.

Danetta Allen

Hometown: Hampton, Virginia
Major/Minor:
Biology/ Health Care Delivery
Activ./Org.:
Student's Interested in Health Careers, Health Education Awareness Team, Campus Activities Board, Black Students Alliance, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Equestrian Club
Postgrad plans: Medical School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the homey feeling and close support systems across campus.

Daniela Velasquez

Hometown: New Jersey
Major/Minor: Business Administration/ Spanish/ Marketing
Activ./Org.: National Society of Leadership and Success, Maroon Ambassador
What I love about Roanoke is...
the friends that I have made that have become like family.

Danielle Kelly

Hometown: Bronxville, New York
Major/Minor: History/ Education
Activ./Org.: Relay for Life, Walk to Cure Diabetes
Postgrad plans: High School Teacher
What I love about Roanoke is...
the amazing group of friends I have made here and how in every single one of my classes I have learned something that will be applicable to me after I graduate and enter the real world.

Danielle Stum

Hometown: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Major/Minor: Chemistry/ Math
Activ./Org.: Running Club, Coed Intramural Softball
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the student-teacher relationships and the diversity of friends I have acquired.

Elizabeth Capps

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Major/Minor: Psychology/ Health Care Delivery
Activ./Org.: Psi Chi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Honors Program, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the faculty and staff are the nicest people; they genuinely want to see everyone succeed.

Elizabeth McKeown

Hometown: Chatham, New Jersey
Major/Minor: Business Administration Marketing/ Marketing
Activ./Org.: Maroon Ambassador, Chi Omega
Postgrad plans:
Working in NYC
What I love about Roanoke is...
the friendly people on campus.

Emily Sorenson

Hometown: Connecticut
Major/Minor:
Literary Studies and Communication
Activ./Org.:
Honors, Oriana Singers, National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Tau Delta, Brackety-Ack (newspaper), The Lamp (honors newsletter), On Concept's Edge, RC Sustain
What I love about Roanoke is...
 the numerous opportunities to get involved in and the incredibly kind and welcoming people that help you.

Emma Webb

Hometown: Rocky Mount, Virginia
Major/Minor: Economics and Political Science
Activ./Org.: Honors, College Democrats, Students for Peace and Justice, Economics Club, Public Affairs Society, Economics Student Assistant
What I love about Roanoke is...
the ability to personally connect with professors and take leadership roles that would never be possible at a big school.

Erik Sackandy

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Major/Minor: Criminal Justice
Activ./Org.: Intramurals
Postgrad plans:
Become a police officer
What I love about Roanoke is...
the people.

Esther Prempeh

Hometown: Briston, Virginia
Major/Minor: Business/ Accounting
Activ./Org.: Track
Postgrad plans:
Graduate School
What I love about Roanoke is...
how warming and confortable it feels. It is very easy to make friends here because everyone is so friendly.

Frank Geurrandeno

Hometown: Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
Major/Minor: Creative Writing
Activ./Org.: Brackety Ack (newspaper), Improv Club, Live Poets Society, Published Writer
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for video game design
What I love about Roanoke is...
the personal connections you get to have with both students and faculty which seem impossible to have on larger campuses.

Gabrielle Rivest

Hometown: Oxford, Pennsylvania
Major/Minor: Biology and Psychology
Activ./Org.: AED, Psi Chi, Bio Club, Relay for Life
Postgrad plans:
Medical School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the food

Gina Borrelli

Hometown: Warwick, Rhode Island
Major/Minor: Psychology/ Human Development
Activ./Org.: Outdoor adventure club, Xi Theta Chi
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the beautiful scenery.

Grace Vandergrift

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Major/Minor: Psychology/Human Development
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma, Psi Chi, Kappa Delta Pi
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for Special Education
What I love about Roanoke is...
the freedom to be part of multiple organizations, clubs, etc. without the feeling that you must only devote your time or attention to one.

Grant Cogar

Hometown: Alleghany County
Major/Minor: Business Administration
Activ./Org.: Kappa Alpha, Maroon Ambassador, RC Electric, Intramurals, Gym Supervisor
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is... the personal connection you can form with fellow students, faculty, and professors and how far those connections can take you. The Sky is the limit.

Hannah Godsey

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Major/Minor: International Relations/ Sociology and European History
Activ./Org.: Maroon Ambassador, Oriana Singers, Public Affairs Society, Student Conduct Council, Academic Integrity Board, Youth Goodwill Ambassador of Denmark
Postgrad plans:
Teaching English in a foreign country
What I love about Roanoke is...
the amazing opportunity it has afforded me to expand my mind through.

Hannah Showalter

Hometown: Wytheville, Virginia
Major/Minor: Biology
Activ./Org.: Best Buddies, Outdoor Adventure Club, Chi Omega, RC Lutherans, Alumni and Family Relations Student Assistant
What I love about Roanoke is...
how close the overall community is and the close relationships I am able to form with the faculty and staff.

Hannah Stevenson

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Major/Minor: Literature Studies and Communications
Activ./Org.: Relay for Life, Chi Omega, Garden Club, Work in the Colket Center
Postgrad plans: Job in DC.
What I love about Roanoke is...
the strong community bond and the dedication from faculty and staff to help students excel.

Jamella Foster

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Major/Minor: Communications
Activ./Org.: Women's Basketball, YMCA, Girl Scouts of America
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the professors, the student body and the various student organizations because Roanoke College is a smaller campus, getting to know everyone on campus is so much easier and a lot of fun.

Jarrett (Cooper) Tyree

Hometown: Salem, Virginia
Major/Minor: Biochemistry/Spanish
Activ./Org.: Pi Lambda Phi, Club Soccer, Intramurals, Relay for Life, Alpha Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Alpha Pi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Xi Theta Chi, Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach, Mailroom Employee
Postgrad plans:
Dentistry School

Jennifer Genovese

Hometown: Bayville, New York
Major/Minor: Criminal Justice/ Sociology
Activ./Org.: Student Firearms Association, Public Affairs Society
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is... i
ts southern charm and the friendly atmosphere.

Jesse Sergeant

Hometown:
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Activ./Org.:
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What I love about Roanoke is...

Jonathan Eary

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Major/Minor: Business Administration and Economics/ Finance
Activ./Org.: National Society of Leadership and Success, Alpha Kappa Psi, Leadership Roanoke
Postgrad plans:
Business graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the community. In this community, students are able to develop close relationships with professors, build friendships with a diverse race of students, and share an experience only found at Roanoke College. The friendships that I have developed with students and faculty at Roanoke College have shaped me into the person I am today.

       

Jordan Abraham

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Major/Minor: Sociology
What I love about Roanoke is...
the campus being surrounded by beautiful mountains.

Jordan Meador

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Major/Minor: Business Administration/ Legal Studies
Activ./Org.: Softball, Work in Financial Aid
What I love about Roanoke is... how small the school is because it gives you a chance to meet everyone.

Jordan Pouzar

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Major/Minor: Biology
Activ./Org.: Playing any team sport, killing it at FIFA, Pi Kappa Phi
Postgrad plans:
Landscaping
What I love about Roanoke is...
how friendly and welcoming everyone is

Joshua Bowyer

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Major/Minor: Environmental Studies
Activ./Org.: College Libertarians, Earth Bound, RC Choir, RC Electric
Postgrad plans:
Law School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the people you will meet and become friends with.

Kaci Frick

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Major/Minor: Communication Studies
Activ./Org.: Chi Omega, Softball, Habitat for Humanity
Postgrad plans:
Sports broadcaster and writer
What I love about Roanoke is...
the people; students, faculty and staff. Everyone here has different personalities and comes from different backgrounds but no matter where we come from there is still such a strong family-like presence here on campus.

Katelyn Weber

Hometown: Machipongo, Virginia
Major/Minor: Health and Exercise Science
Activ./Org.: Habitat for Humanity, National Society of Leadership and Success
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for Physical Therapy
What I love about Roanoke is...
the friendly environment of the campus and the personable community that surrounds the school. I love how everyone gets involved and is so passionate to be a Maroon!

Katherine Maisel

Hometown: Chestertown, Maryland
Major/Minor: Psychology
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma, Relay for Life
What I love about Roanoke is...
all of the opportunities you have as a student here and how easy it is to take advantage of them.

 

Kayla Edmonds

Hometown: Rural Retreat, Virginia
Major/Minor: Criminal Justice
Activ./Org.: Asian Students United, Red Cross Club, RC Lutheran Club, Comic-Book Club, Harry Potter Club, Young Life Women's Bible Study, RC Radio: WRKE 100.3
What I love about Roanoke is...
the diversity on campus. There's diversity in the people and in the clubs. You get to meet people from literally all over the world and there are so many organizations on campus that there is something for everyone.

Kelly Higbie

Hometown: Midlothian, Virginia
Major/Minor: Sports Management
Activ./Org.: Softball
Postgrad plans:
Work for a sports organization
What I love about Roanoke is...
walking around campus, you know everyone.

Kelsey Smith

Hometown: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Major/Minor: Sociology
Activ./Org.: Basketball, Chi Omega, Intramural Referee
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for Social Work
What I love about Roanoke is...
the feeling of community that I get from our small, yet beautiful campus setting.

Keri Childers

Hometown: Bristol, Tennessee
Major/Minor:
Political Science
Postgrad plans:
Law School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the small school environment. I'm not overwhelmed, yet there are many new people to meet and lots of new opportunities to experience.

Klaudia Smolarek

Hometown: Newburyport, Massachusetts
Major/Minor: Business/Spanish
Activ./Org.: Chi Omega, Honors, Research Assistant, Regents College in London Study Abroad
What I love about Roanoke is...
that it is an incredible place to grow and learn. The small setting allows you to form close bonds with friends and professors that really make going to school here worthwhile. I wouldn't trade my experiences here for anything.

Kristin Troianello

Hometown: Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Major/Minor: Business Administration/ Finance and Global Business
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma, Alpha Kappa Psi, Maroon Ambassador, Club Lacrosse
Postgrad plans:
Work in New York City
What I love about Roanoke is...
the friends I have made in just 3 years at Roanoke.

Laura Coleman

Hometown: Lebanon, Virginia
Major/Minor: Biology
Activ./Org.: Relay for Life, Noke-A-Thon, Chi Omega, Health Professions Advisory
Postgrad plans: Nursing School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the relationships I have been able to develop with my professors at Roanoke that I never would have at a bigger school! I also love the feeling of community that Roanoke has!

       

Libba Cooper

Hometown: Winston Salem, North Carolina
Major/Minor: Music/ Creative Writing
Activ./Org.: Mainstreet A Capella, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Choir, Maroon Ambassador, Student Worker for the Center for Learning and Teaching and the Olin Office
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school in Ireland
What I love about Roanoke is...
the multitude of opportunities I have been given throughout my three years here. In particular the choir has given me so many great experiences in singing, disciplinary skills and working with a large community of different individuals. 

Lydia Cox

Hometown: Auburn, Maine
Major/Minor: Sociology/ Human Development
Activ./Org.: Chi Omega, College Libertarians, Culture Shock, Student Firearms Association
What I love about Roanoke is...
the size. It brings everyone together to create such a close-knit community.

       

Mackenzie Sullivan

Hometown: Ferrum, Virginia
Major/Minor: Biochemistry and Music
Activ./Org.: Choir, Honors, Undergraduate Research in Organic Chemistry, AED/SIHC
Postgrad plans:
Medical school
What I love about Roanoke is...
our professors.

Madison Bennett

Hometown:
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What I love about Roanoke is...

       

Madison Kunstman

Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
Major/Minor: International Relations/Gender Studies/ Peace and Justice Studies
Activ./Org.: Alpha Phi Omega, German Club
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the mountains and scenery.

Madison Pinckes

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Major/Minor:
Business Administration/ Communications
Activ./Org.:
Delta Gamma, National Society of Leadership and Success
Postgrad plans:
Music management
What I love about Roanoke is...
how personal my experience has been and all of the great people I have gotten to know so well.

       

Marcus Parker

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Major/Minor: Psychology/ Education
Activ./Org.: Campus Recreation, JV Basketball
Postgrad plans:
Teach elementary school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the people.

Margaret Gray

Hometown: Fairfax Station, Virginia
Major/Minor: Business and Economics' Marketing
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school to pursue an MBA
What I love about Roanoke is...
the small class size and the sense of community on campus.

Mark Nolan Webb

Hometown: Boones Mill, Virginia
Major/Minor: History
Activ./Org.: Tennis, College Libertarians, WRKE Radio, Pi Lambda Phi, Car Club, German Club
Postgrad plans:
Law School
What I love about Roanoke is... the passion of all my professors have shown for education; each professor I have had truly cares about the success and maturation of their students and it is apparent.

Mary Dougherty

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Major/Minor: Psychology
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma
Postgrad plans:
Teach
What I love about Roanoke is...
the personal relationships with the professors.

     

Matthew Mandeville

Hometown: Buchanan, Virginia
Major/Minor: Political Science
Activ./Org.: Botetourt County Republican Committee, Kappa Alpha Order
Postgrad plans:
Law School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the accessibility of the faculty and staff.

 

Matthew Woodfin

Hometown: Concord, New Hampshire
Major/Minor: History/ Elementary Education
Activ./Org.: Pi Lambda Phi, Historical Society, Club Hockey
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for history
What I love about Roanoke is...
the class size, being in a class of 8 people might sound daunting and a little overwhelming but the knowledge and experience you take away from a class like that is second to none!

Meghan Gadell

Hometown: Vienna, Virginia
Major/Minor: Sports Management/ Marketing
Activ./Org.: Basketball, Delta Gamma
Postgrad plans: 
Graduate School for Sports Psychology
What I love about Roanoke is...
that it is a beautiful, friendly place to have a great time with friends.

Melissa Hobson

Hometown: Oaktown, Virginia
Major/Minor: Psychology/ Human Development and Neuroscience
Activ./Org.: Mainstreet a capella, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Intervarsity
Postgrad plans:
Working with children of abuse and neglect
What I love about Roanoke is...
the location and the people. I find that it is very hard to be in a bad mood when walking around campus because you're almost always likely to run into people you know and be the time you get where you are going you have smiled and waved at enough people that it's impossible to be unhappy.

Mikayla Dunford

Hometown: Moseley, Virginia
Major/Minor:
Health Sciences/ Spanish
Activ./Org.:
SGA, InterVarsity, Habitat for Humanity
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the beauty, especially the mountainous background and the way the campus is set up. I also love the faculty to student ratio we have and how we can personally interact with them. Roanoke is a fantastic school and I am so glad I chose it!

Molly Trosch

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Major/Minor: History
Activ./Org.: Earthbound, Historical Society
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for Library Science
What I love about Roanoke is...
the incredible amount of opportunities students are provided. Between being able to do hands-on research with professors, the variety of clubs and club activities on campus, and the Intensive Learning May Terms available, you can pursue nearly anything you want.

Nicole Cochran

Hometown: Maine
Major/Minor:
Health and Exercise Sciences
Activ./Org.:
Relay for Life, Biology Club, Alpha Lambda Delta
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for Occupational Therapy
What I love about Roanoke is...
all the opportunities that we have. You can work towards anything you want and the professors will help you get there.

Nicole Hopkins

Hometown: Madison, Connecticut
Major/Minor: Communications
Activ./Org.: Horseback riding, polo, running, biking
Postgrad plans: T
ravel the world
What I love about Roanoke is...
Its small atmosphere that brings everyone together, the friendliness and openness of the staff, as well as the city life in downtown Roanoke along with the many hiking trails on the blue ridge mountains just a drive away from campus.

Rebecca Ellis

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Major/Minor:
Sociology/ Psychology
Activ./Org.:
RC Serve, Chi Omega, Academic Integrity Council, Student Conduct Council, Alpha Kappa Delta, Psi Chi, Order of Omega, Volunteer at local soup kitchen
Postgrad plans:
Peace Corps
What I love about Roanoke is...
that it is my home away from home! I always look forward to heading back to school because I consider Roanoke College my home.

Rebecca Siar

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Major/Minor: Biochemistry
Activ./Org.: Catholic Campus Ministry, Colleges Against Cancer, Honors, Omicron Delta Kappa, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Xi Theta Chi, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Theater
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school for Theology
What I love about Roanoke is...
the campus itself because it is still beautiful no matter what the weather is outside.

Reece Kingery

Hometown:
Major/Minor:
Activ./Org.:
Postgrad plans:
What I love about Roanoke is...

Richard Wagner

Hometown: Gainesville, Florida
Major/Minor: Political Science and Psychology
Activ./Org.: Baseball Club, RC Lutherans, College Republicans, Battle for Bast, National Society for Leadership and Success
What I love about Roanoke is...
the small size. Since Roanoke is small, I have the opportunity to get to know people better and see them more often. Roanoke's size also allows me to get to know my professors and they get to know me.

Ryan Glascott

Hometown: Bedford Hills, New York
Major/Minor: 
Political Science
Activ./Org.: 
Kappa Alpha, IFC, Fishing Club
Postgrad plans:
Law School
What I love about Roanoke is...
the friendly nature of the campus.

Sarah Schmehl

Hometown: Frederick, Maryland
Major/Minor:
Communications/ Marketing
Activ./Org.:
Campus Activities Board, National Leadership Society of Success, Delta Gamma, Oriana Choir
What I love about Roanoke is...
how it is a smaller student body and campus. I really enjoy feeling such a close sense of community with peers.

Sarah Womack

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Major/Minor: Biology
Activ./Org.: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Volunteer at Angels of Assisi Animal Rescue, Relay for Life
Postgrad plans:
Master's Degree in Environmental Science
What I love about Roanoke is...
the small class size and sense of community on campus.

Shaina Lidd

Hometown: Stafford, Virginia
Major/Minor:
Religious Studies and International Relations
Activ./Org.:
SGA, Honors, Hillel, Public Affairs Society, Wind Ensemble, Religion Club
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
our amazing community and the opportunities presented to students.

Sky Weber

Hometown: Falmouth, Massachusetts
Major/Minor: Math
Activ./Org.: Delta Gamma, Roanoke College Honors Program, Wind Ensemble
Postgrad plans:
Teaching or grad school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the great sense of community that I feel walking around campus everyday.

Stacy Dixon 

Hometown: Charlotte, Virginia
Major/Minor:
Biology/ Chemistry and Spanish
Activ./Org.:
Students Interested in Health Careers club, Chi Omega, Dance Team, Chemistry Tutor, Academic Integrity Board, National Society for Leadership and Success
Postgrad plans:
Medical School

Stephen Jenkins

Hometown: King George, Virginia
Major/Minor:
Biology
Activ./Org.:
Pi Lambda Phi, Club Rugby, National Society of Leadership and Success
Postgrad plans:
Optometry School
What I love about Roanoke is...
how the school is helping me pursue my goal of becoming an Optometrist and how I have made awesome friends.

Taryn Johnson

Hometown: Smithfield, VA
Major/Minor: Biochemistry/Math
Activ./Org.: Roanoke College Wind Ensemble, Intervarsity, Earthbound, SAACS, Alpha Epsilon Delta, National Society of Leadership and Success, Alpha Lambda Delta, Biochemistry research, Venturing BSA, Honors Program
Postgrad plans: Grad school- Bioarcheology
What I love about Roanoke is...
that it is a small school with a tight-knit community, yet it also has Virginia Tech sized opportunities.

Tatum McKee

Hometown: Cornelius, North Carolina
Major/Minor:
Sport Management
Activ./Org.:
Women's Basketball
Post Grad Plans:
Start working
What I love about Roanoke is...
the close knit community.

Tereasha Santos

Hometown: King George, Virginia
Major/Minor: Biology
Activ./Org.: Delta Sigma Theta, RC Choir, Black Student Alliance, Relay for Life, Student Research in Biology
Postgrad plans:
Move to another country and teach and do research
What I love about Roanoke is...
small, personable, and beautiful. I also have some incredible teachers who care a ton about me and my work.

Tyler Messick

Hometown: Salisbury, Maryland
Major/Minor:
Athletic Training
What I love about Roanoke is...
how easy it is to meet new people and make friends.

Tyler Quigley

Hometown: Sicklerville, New Jersey
Major/Minor: Biology/ Neuroscience
Activ./Org.: Pi Lambda Phi, IFC, Honors, Psychology Research
What I love about Roanoke is...
the fact that visions for yourself and your goals are an absolute reality, due to the amount of intellectual and recreational activities available, and professors that act as friends and mentors as well as teachers.

 

William Pilat

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Major/Minor: Sports Management
Activ./Org.: Lacrosse
Postgrad plans:
Graduate school
What I love about Roanoke is...
the atmosphere and friendly environment between all students, teachers, and faculty.

 

Faculty Representatives:

Bryan Ryberg

Associate Dean of Student Success Initiatives

(540) 378-5161
ryberg@roanoke.edu


 

 

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.