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Orientation Team and Information

Congratulations to the 2014 Orientation Leader Team!

Melinda Bellemare Hofius - Coordinator of Orientation
Rebecca Whitley- Orientation Graduate Assistant
Joshua Wright- Student Training Assistant
Ben Turner - Summer Intern
Will Evans - Orientation Practicum Student
Ashlyn Arp- Silver Team Leader
Gayla Bell- Red Team Leader
Kellee Henderson- White Team Leader
Macy Warner - Blue Team Leader


2014 Student Orientation Leaders

Lina Bejarano
Belinda Blay
Lauren Bridges
Annie Broome
Katie Cassarino
Erica Collier
Hannah Cothran
Jasmine Darnaby
Charity Dobbs
Jacque Ebakhaye
Maria Escuela
Stayce Evans
Damola Famodun
Taylor Finleyson
Takeo Garcia
Quinnetra Harris
Jamalyn Hill
Chase Johnson
Javon Jordan-Stroud
Jordan Legree
Brody Lively
Madeline Livingston
Jennifer Morrow
Lauren Mullis
Chan Patterson
Lauren Peet
Vanessa Rape
Brandon Reece
Lindsey Reeves
Nikki Samora
Brett Sauls
Nijah Searls
Zipporah Smith
Shawn Terrell
Betty Thompson
Kerry Tochterman
Breanna Vega
Quinton Washington

2014 Guest Orientation Leaders

Clay Barton
Jessie Beck
Alex Coffey
Jay Dennis
Stacey Gante
Devyn Pritchard
Tyran Ragland


2014 Orientation Resident Assistants
Joshua Scroggins
Marcus Davis
Roger Newell
Olivia McGregor
TaiJohne'a Haywood
Jalia Clay

Orientation selection is complete for the 2014 Summer. Please check back in August for a link to apply for the 2015 team!



We’re looking for the best of the best, could that be you?

Please check back here for a link to apply.
Application due date is TBD

Not sure if the position is the right fit for you? Come to one of our 3 interest meetings in Sept. and Oct. Dates are TBD.

Orientation Leader Team Information:

Our team consists of:            
36-40 Student Orientation Leaders                                              
8 Parent Orientation Leaders                                            
4 team leaders

What are the expectations of an Orientation Leader?
- Attend and complete all training requirements.
- Training for new OL’s will be held every Friday in March.
-All OL’s will attend the Training Retreat dates are tbd (usually held in May)
-Live in provided on-campus housing during Orientation Programs and Training
-Learn everything about West Georgia!|
-Participate in every Orientation session including Transitions Orientation (see list of dates below)
-Lead Group discussions about campus policies, procedures, activities, facilities and services.
- Give tours, encourage student participation and commit to getting a little silly.
-Serve as a role model and representative of UWG.
-Additional responsibilities as assigned. 

What are the Qualifications to apply?
-A Minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average during time of application and time of employment.
- Lack of honor or judicial offenses – please contact Melinda Bellemare Hofius with any questions 678-839-4734 -Commit to attending all training and orientation program days
-Free from other commitments. Orientation Leaders will NOT be able to take any Maymester or June Courses. Students can take Online courses.
-Must have a positive attitude, relate well with students and parents, and demonstrate a responsible attitude.

  What are the benefits of being an Orientation Leader?
- Opportunity to enhance your interpersonal skills, knowledge, confidence, and service to others – it’s also great for your resume!
-Housing during training and during 2-day Orientation sessions
-You get paid! $1,700-$1,900 (depending on number of orientation sessions) stipend for the summer to be dispensed in 3 or 4 payments over the summer.
-Meals during all Orientation sessions and leadership retreat are all provided. 
-You get UWG Gear! (tshirts, bookbag, umbrellas etc.)
- It’s FUN! Seriously, Orientation is tons of FUN!