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Name: Ivyanne London, Student Director
Classification: Junior
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Major: Accounting
Career Aspiration: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Campus Involvement: Gold Star Dance Team, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, National Association of Black Accountants, Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Honor Society, Peer Dean Association

What is your favorite part of orientation? My favorite part orientation, as a new student, was the battles on the yard for the loudest and most hype color groups. As a peer dean, it was participating on the Welcome Bridge.

Fun Fact: I can say the alphabet backwards.

Name: Kaleb Murry, Student Coordinator - Public Relations & Registration
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Major: Psychology
Career Aspiration: Clinical Psychologist

Campus Involvement: Xavier Activities Board Special Events Chair; Homecoming Event Chair; Black History Month 2013 Chair; Psychology Club; Student Government Association Congress

Favorite Part of Orientation: My favorite part of Orientation is the Welcome Extravaganza! It's like a Kick-Off to all XU events, and I just love seeing everyone so happy and enjoying themselves!

Fun Fact: I'm a dancer! I know ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, and hip-hop!

Name: Katerra Williams, Student Coordinator - Public Relations & Registration
Classification: 2nd Year Pharmacy Student
Hometown: Hammond, LA
Major: Pharmacy
Career Aspirations: Pharmacist

Campus Involvement: 2012-2013 SGA Cabinet, American Society of Health Pharmacists, Springfest Event Chair, Peer Dean Association

Favorite Part of Orientation:  Working with my peers as a part of the Peer Dean Association.  I get to know some great people on a more personal level and you make many friends while working together for those long hours during the week.  It’s like a family working together to welcome the new students and how we really are just like a big family here at Xavier.

Fun Fact: I love to ride horses whenever I get a chance.

Name: Jordan Powell, Student Coordinator - Business Recruitment
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major: Biology Pre-med
Career Aspiration: Emergency/ Trauma Physician

Campus Involvement: First Year Honor Society of Minority Association Honor Society of Premedical Student (M.A.P.S); Alpha Lambda Delta; Alpha Kappa Mu; Alpha Epsilon Delta; Peer Dean Association; Delta Honor Society  Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; XU LOVE ; M.A.X Volunteer;

Favorite Part of Orientation: My Favorite Parts of Orientation are definitely The Welcome Back Extravaganza, Movie Night, and the Soiree. These are all events that help you to really meet and enjoy your class.

Fun Fact: I was part of KONTAGIOUS Inc., a dance performing company that choreographed and danced for local uprising artists in the Pacific West area. The most memorable being Kube93’s annual Car Show. 

Name: Clarence Rashad Pace III, Student Coordinator - Business Recruitment
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Canton, MS
Major: Chemistry Pre-Medicine
Career Aspirations: Pediatric Oncologist

Campus involvement: XU Gospel Choir, Chemistry Club, Collegiate 100 Black Men, RISE Undergraduate Research Program, Student Chemistry Tutor.

Favorite Part of Orientation: My favorite part of orientation is when new students are on the yard with their color groups. Being on the yard “repping” for your color group creates a feeling of pride among the freshman class!

Fun Fact: I listen to all styles of music except country! \

Name: Taylor Thibeaux. Student Coordinator - Community Plunge
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana
Major: Chemistry Pre-Med
Career Aspiration: OB/GYN/ Public Health Issues

Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, Mobilization at Xavier (MAX) Co-Chair and Project Coordinator, Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Honor Society

Favorite Part of Orientation:  My favorite part of New Student Orientation is Move-in Day. I enjoy this aspect most because it is the first step opening to doors to new students to prepare them for the "Xavier Experience". Seeing their excitement makes the effort even more worth it.

Fun Fact: I'm obsessed with all things flavored apple green.

Name: Brittany Russell, Orientation Specialist
Classification: Senior
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Career Aspiration: Anesthesiologist

Campus Involvement: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Pan Hellenic Council , Peer Dean Association, Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, SGA Cabinet

Favorite Part of Orientation: My favorite part of Orientation is getting to meet new students, helping them to become comfortable in their new home, and having fun while doing so!

Fun Fact: I am terrified of heights.

Name: Obinna Oko, Orientation Specialist
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Major: Biology Pre-Med
Career Aspirations: Pediatric Surgeon

Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Biology Resource Center Tutor, Spring Fest Committee Chair, Xavier Activities Board Media Relations Chair

Favorite Part of Orientation:  Definitely meeting and helping the new students.

Fun Fact: I’m a Southern boy, but I enjoy Baseball and Hockey more than Football and Basketball.

Name: Corey L Arnold, Senior Logistics Coordinator
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Houston, TX
Major:  Chemistry ACS
Career Aspirations: Medical Research

Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Cancer Research Student, M.A.X. Volunteer, XU L.O.V.E. Mentor

Favorite part of Orientation: Group competition is my personal favorite, because its competitiveness allows for each color group to work collectively in order to win the competition. Each student opens up and their shyness disappears and that’s when you know everybody is a part of the XU family.

Fun Fact: I don’t know how to ride a bike but I know how to ride a horse.

Name: Brionee Broussard, Logistics Coordinator
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana
Major: Sociology
Career Aspirations: To become a pharmacist and to open up a non-profit organization that provides resources and helps assist with the upward mobility of African Americans

Campus Involvement: Vice-President of Xavier Activities Board, XU Love, M.A.X. Volunteer, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Honor Society, and XU Cheerleader

What is your favorite part about Orientation? My favorite part about orientation is interacting with new students and seeing the excitement in their eyes as they step onto the campus for the first time. I also enjoy sharing my experiences and serving as a personal ambassador to the university.

Fun Fact: I graduated Valedictorian of my high school.

Name: Marcus Moses, Logistics Coordinator
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Career Aspiration: Pediatrician

Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Xavier Activities Board Committee Chair, Mr. Sophomore 2012-2013, Peer Dean Association, M.A.X. Volunteer

Favorite Part of Orientation: My favorite part of the New Student Orientation is getting to know & interact with the new students and parents. Being able to give advice to the new students to help them succeed during their first year is my favorite part.

Fun Fact: I am cross-dominant person. I do various things with my left hand & various other things with my right hand. 

Name: Treyc Terry, Logistics Coordinator
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Alexandria, LA
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Career Aspiration: Orthopedic Surgeon

Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Collegiate 100 Black Men, Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Honor Society, Peer Dean Association

Favorite Part of Orientation: My favorite part of the orientation would have to be the first day. Everybody is new to the school and you can see the excitement of starting college at Xavier on their faces.

Fun Fact: I used to film YouTube videos and had a short career as a rapper.

Name: Quentin Guillory, Logistics Coordinator
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Lake Charles, LA
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Career Aspirations: Trauma Surgeon

Campus Involvement: Collegiate 100 Black Men, XU LOVE, Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Honor Society,
M.A.X Volunteer

Favorite Part About Orientation: Move-In Day.

Fun Fact: I don't have any social networking profiles.

 

 

 
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