Orientation Leaders

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Orientation Leaders (OLs):
Academic, fun, outgoing, & helpful student leaders who will host each Orientation Session.

2017-2018 Orientation Leaders:

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Aaron

Hometown

Sewanee, TN

Major

Human Resource Management

What was your favorite part of your orientation experience?

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my fellow freshmen when I attended orientation. During free time on the first night, I made many friends that I still have today.
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Allie

Hometown

Huntsville, AL

Major

Biochemistry

What do you love most about UAH?

I like that there are opportunities open to students for their specific majors.
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Andrew

Hometown

Pell City, AL

Major

Industrial & Systems Engineering

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

I've had the opportunity to work in the Admissions Office for the past three years, and I am now a Lead Ambassador. I help create tour routes, give presentation sessions, and help train new Ambassadors. It's a lot of fun to spread my love of UAH to prospective students.
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Ariana

Hometown

San Diego, CA

Major

Nursing

What was your favorite part of your orientation experience?

My favorite part of orientation was meeting new people from all over the U.S. and even the world, and making friendships that have lasted.
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Austin

Hometown

Tuscaloosa, AL

Major

Marketing

What was your favorite part of your orientation experience?

My favorite park of orientation was talking to the Orientation Leaders about their college experiences and getting excited to begin a new chapter of my life at UAH.
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Becca

Hometown

Tullahoma, TN

Major

Industrial & Systems Engineering

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

Joining a sorority at UAH has been an amazing opportunity. It provided me with so many connections and jobs on and off campus.
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Brandon

Hometown

Mobile, AL

Major

Aerospace Engineering

What do you love most about UAH?

I love how diverse the interests of people are at UAH. Mixed with the size of the campus community, this makes it extremely easy to find groups you click with at UAH.
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Caitie

Hometown

McDonough, GA

Major

Atmospheric Science

What do you love most about UAH?

I love that I always feel comfortable here. I never feel like I don't have a place with people who think or act similar to me. This has helped me to grow and find the person I am supposed to be as I get older.
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Chau

Hometown

Haleyville, AL

Major

Chemical Engineering

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

One of the most rewarding experiences I have had while being a student at UAH was the opportunity to be an Orientation Leader this past summer and be an influence for the new incoming students.
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Christian

Hometown

Nashville, TN

Major

Aerospace Engineering

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

It's not every day that your college's engineering department can just say on a random Thursday, "Let's go tour a NASA installation!" Being heavily involved with some of the foremost research and development facilities in the entire world is definitely unique to UAH.
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Devin

Hometown

Prattville, AL

Major

Foreign Language & International Trade

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO SPEND TIME ON CAMPUS?

The Charger Union! Whether it is a small concert or a table set up for an organization, there is always something going on and a ton of people. Plus I can eat at World of Wings and Dunkin Donuts while I am there.
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Federico

Hometown

La Victoria, Venezuela

Major

Mechanical Engineering

What's your favorite Charger Tradition?

My favorite Charger tradition is definitely the Week Of Welcome (WOW) events. I walked on campus not knowing a single person. Thanks to WOW I met over a hundred people that I still am friends with today.
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Hannah

Hometown

Huntsville, AL

Major

Management & Marketing

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

I had the opportunity to go to a Collegiate Leadership Academy Conference in New York City with DECA last year. While there, I was able to visit different industries, hear from keynote speakers, and meet other college students from around the nation. We were also able to tour the city and enjoy some unique-to-New-York food.
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Jacob

Hometown

Huntsville, AL

Major

History

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

I had the opportunity to help start and promote UAH's first ever undergraduate academic journal, Perpetua. Through Perpetua, I was able to interact with some amazing faculty and staff that gave me great advice about my future and my career. Furthermore, I was also able to work side by side with other students as we started something completely new on campus!
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Jay

Hometown

Beckley, WV

Major

Marketing

What's your favorite Charger Tradition?

I really enjoy the Greek Block Party that is hosted on Greek Row during Week of Welcome (WOW). There is free food, yard games and tons of new people to meet every year.
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John

Hometown

Cleveland, AL

Major

Astrophysics

What's your favorite Charger Tradition?

There's always an amazing movie during the Friday Night Flicks put on by ACE. From tear-jerkers to action movies, there's always something good to watch!
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Kailyn

Hometown

Harvest, AL

Major

Biology

What's your favorite Charger Tradition?

Charger Stomp! There are SO many talented people on campus, and getting to see the organizations and campus life come together for this event every fall is so much fun. I have enjoyed participating in it the past two years. Even sitting in the audience and watching the other groups (as well as the comedian every year during the breaks) is so much fun!
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Kaleb

Hometown

Knoxville, TN

Major

Atmospheric Science

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

The severe weather deployments. Multiple times I have gotten to go out in UAH's radar truck MAX during severe weather outbreaks and help gather and record data. This opportunity has given me invaluable hands-on experience and has allowed me further explore what all I can do in my field.
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Kevin

Hometown

Murfreesboro, TN

Major

Aerospace Engineering

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

Flying rockets through Space Hardware Club. Not only rockets, but the connections I have made and the amazing people that have worked in industry that have helped us along the way.
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Marlee

Hometown

Orange, TX

Major

Industrial & Systems Engineering

What was your favorite part of your orientation experience?

My favorite part of my orientation was how welcoming everyone was when I got here! I immediately felt like this campus was my home!
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Megan

Hometown

Spanish Fort, AL

Major

Elementary Education

What was your favorite part of your orientation experience?

My favorite part of my orientation was getting to learn more about UAH, and more specifically, what it is like to be a UAH student. I feel that my orientation greatly prepared me for entering UAH!
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Rachel

Hometown

New Site, AL

Major

Nursing

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

I am a UAH Lancer, and was able to work as a hostess at a party at the President's home during the holidays. This opportunity allowed me to meet some amazing people!
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Sierra

Hometown

Meridianville, AL

Major

Nursing

What's your favorite Charger Tradition?

SILENT DISCO! It's one of the most amazing events that UAH brings to campus. You get a pair of headphones, blast your favorite kind of music, and dance in a room filled with your friends. What could be better? If you want an extra treat, take off the headphones and listen to all your friends singing, it makes it much more fun.
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Stella

Hometown

Huntsville, AL

Major

Theatre & Graphic Design

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

I had the pleasure to take part in Freshman Forum, a small group created by UAH's Student Government Association. This organization allows freshmen in their first semester to enact change on campus and have their voices heard.
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Taye

Hometown

Montgomery, AL

Major

Industrial & Systems Engineering

What are some fun things to do in Huntsville?

There is always something to do in Huntsville including hiking at Monte Sano, bowling, skating, or attending Hockey games!
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Vu

Hometown

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Major

Chemical Engineering

What is an amazing opportunity that you've had while being a student?

At UAH, students can take advantage of services in the Student Success Center, which provides tutors or PASS leaders for most courses. These students are amazing peer tutors who are willing to spend time helping you through difficult classes or even passing exams. All you need to do is schedule an appointment online!