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Orientation Leaders

Meet the 2014 – 2015 Orientation Leaders

Jalisa Adams
Class of 2016
Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois
Major: Music Education

“I believe the purpose of New Student Orientation is to help freshmen feel as prepared and ready to be a college student.”

Jalen Baker
Class of 2015
Hometown: Durham, NC
Major: Family and Consumer Sciences

“The purpose of an Orientation Leader is to bring Eagle Excellence into the eyes of First-Year students and show them what it truly means to be a member of the North Carolina Central University family.”

Cooper Blackwell
Class of 2017
Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC
Major: Political Science

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, raising a person’s performance to a higher standard, and building personality beyond its normal limitations."

Kayla Carter
Class of 2016
Hometown: Winston – Salem, NC
Major: Criminal Justice

“An Orientation Leader serves as a role model for incoming students.”

Jonte Cathcart
Class of 2015
Hometown:  Shelby, NC
Major: English Education

“My leadership philosophy is based off my courage and confidence.”

Cameron Clifton – Parent Program Coordinator
Class of 2015
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Mass Communications and Theatre

“The purpose of the orientation program is to help students adjust to being in a college environment. “

Lauren Corpening
Class of 2015
Hometown: Hickory, NC
Major: Public Health

“The purpose of New Student Orientation is to introduce students to their new surroundings, inspire them to do their best, network, and encourage them to speak out and be involved.”

Laquita Drinkard – Volunteer Coordinator
Class of 2016
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Major: Social Work

Kendrick Forte – Orientation Coordinator
Class of 2015
Hometown: Pikeville, NC
Major: Accounting

Ciera Franklin
Class of 2015
Hometown: Tarboro, NC
Major: Mass Communications

“The purpose of New Student Orientation is to expose students to college life and help them gain knowledge about college life and North Carolina Central University.”

Olivia French
Class of 2017
Hometown: Crest Hill, IL
Major: Athletic Training

“New Student Orientation is very important because we are the means for students to transition from High School to College.”

Lorraine Hallback
Class of 2016
Hometown: Durham, NC
Major: Athletic Training

“Being an Orientation Leader allows you to mentor new students as they transition to NCCU.”

Amari Hartsfield
Class of 2016
Hometown: Sayerville, NJ
Major: Criminal Justice

“I would like to be a member of the OL Staff in order to give back to NCCU and to offer new students the same great experience I had during my Orientation.”

Tania Irwin – Orientation Coordinator
Class of 2015
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA by way of Charlotte, NC
Major: Elementary Education

“We come to college to learn how to better serve others. I came to NCCU with the knowledge that I would give back as much as I could. I truly care about NCCU as an institution and as my school and wish to be as involved as I can.”

Anthony Jones
Class of 2015
Hometown: Bertie, NC
Major: Criminal Justice

“My personal philosophy for leadership is “one who can follow well, will become a great leader.”

TaQuan Joyner
Class of 2016
Hometown: Durham, NC
Major: Athletic Training
“I believe that an orientation leader is the welcoming hand of the university. When I came to NCCU, for a couple of days, the only people I knew were my Orientation Leaders and I appreciated them for showing me the ropes.”

Dawanas King
Class of 2015
Hometown: Kernersville, NC
Major: Political Science and English

Anthony Lenhardt
Class of 2016
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Major: Business Administration

“My personal leadership philosophy is that one must lead by example.”

Jerel McDaniel – New Student Service Intern
Class of 2015
Hometown: Morven, NC
Major: Criminal Justice

“I believe that NSO is to provide college freshmen with the necessary resources they need in order to make their first year of college successful, and also provide a sense of mentorship.”

Alfena McDonald
Class of 2016
Hometown: Durham, NC
Major: Broadcast Media

“I love NCCU dearly and I love helping others. I know how it feels to be lost and to have questions about college. I love to help make others’ transitions smooth, just like my OLs did for me.”

Jexsilenny McKenzie
Class of 2016
Hometown: Garner, NC
Major: Psychology

“A good leader must have good social, communication and listening skills as well as portray qualities of responsibility, generosity, and charisma.”

Chyna McQueen
Class of 2015
Hometown: Cary, NC
Major: Public Health Education

“The purpose of an OL is to be a guide/helper for the new potential students and families, to sell the university, and to be the face of NCCU while serving as a leader inside the classroom and in the community.”

Cierra Mosley
Class of 2016
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Major: Criminal Justice

“I want to be an OL so I can give back and share my on-campus experiences with incoming freshmen and transfer students.”

Hyleah O'Quinn
Class of 2016
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences

“NSO is an amazing opportunity for incoming college students to witness firsthand what college is about from a relatable source…other students.”

Bryona Richardson
Class of 2016
Hometown: Angier, NC
Major: Political Science

“An Orientation Leader provides aid to the upcoming students and sets a positive, fun example of what our University encompasses.”

Olivia Robinson
Class of 2016
Hometown: Fuquay-Varina, NC
Major: Political Science

“I want to be able to impart wisdom on incoming freshmen based on my own experience.”

Dwanecia Stover
Class of 2015
Hometown: Lillington, NC
Major: Political Science

“A leader does what it takes to make sure their team or group excels and succeeds in their endeavors. A leader is willing to make sure that everyone is taken care of and knows what to do or what is expected of them.”

Angelica Walton
Class of 2016
Hometown: Garysburg, NC
Major: Nursing

“NSO is to deliver information and tours of the campus while building lasting relationships with each of their students.”

Bernard Watson
Class of 2015
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Major: Criminal Justice

“I have a passion for helping my university and every single student within it.”

Nakiyah Webber
Class of 2015
Hometown: Cherryville, NC
Major: Political Science

“An Orientation Leader shows students the values of being a student at NCCU and gives them reasons to want to come here.”

Hope White
Class of 2016
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Major: Athletic Training and Spanish

“Being a leader is a lifestyle.”

Anton Whitehurst
Class of 2016
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Mass Communications

“The purpose of being an OL is to mentor future Eagles coming to the nest.”

Timothy Williams
Class of 2015
Hometown: Durham, NC
Major: Mass Communications

“An OL helps lead and ease you in your transition to college life.”

Ronnie Winston, Jr.
Class of 2015
Hometown: Durham, NC
Major: Political Science

 
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