Boone Cabin Orientation Training Event

 

LaBethany Bradford
Major: Anthropology
Minor: American Studies
Hometown: Phenix City, Alabama;
I chose to be a peer advisor because I wanted to be the person incoming freshman can lean and depend upon. I would advise students to have fun and not to let the experience of starting college overwhelm you!

Sydney Burkhart
Major: Communicative Disorders
Minor: Communication Studies
Honors
Hometown: Dublin, Ohio;
I chose to be a peer advisor to try and make the college transition process as smooth as possible for incoming students. I would advise students not to be afraid to try new things and meet new people.

Sarah Fields
Major: Arts (Digital Media)
Minor: Art History
Honors
Hometown: Bethalto, Illinois;
I chose to be a peer advisor because I enjoyed my time at orientation last year as an Avanti and I wanted to be involved in a part of that experience for incoming students again. I would advise students to make sure you take the time to get to know yourself. College may be a big transition, but change can be a good thing as long as you use it positively.

Aaron Fox
Major: Political Science, Philosophy, Economics, Finance
Minor: Public Policy Studies
Honors, Pre-Law
Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama;
I chose to be a peer advisor because the process of preparing for college is tough and becoming a peer advisor is a way for me to give back to the university and pass the knowledge I’ve gained onto incoming students. I would advise students not to stress and to branch out. You’ll find that you enjoy a lot of things or are interested in things that you never expected.

Catherine Haller
Major: English, Art
Minor: Blount Undergrad Initiative
Honors
Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana;
I chose to be a peer advisor to help incoming freshmen have a Bama Bound experience as great as mine was. I would advise students to have fun and stay on top of your classes.

Kaitlin Holt
Major: English, Spanish
Minor: International Studies
Honors
Hometown: Scottsboro, Alabama;
I chose to be a peer advisor because it provides a great opportunity to work with students. I would advise students to go to office hours and get to know your professors.

Jocelyn Hurst
Major: Psychology
Minor: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Northport, Alabama;
I chose to be a peer advisor to help incoming transfer students understand campus and help everyone prepare for the fall semester. I would advise students to study as hard as you can and get involved on campus.

Jake Seiler
Major: Political Science
Minor: Psychology
Pre-Law
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ;
I chose to be a peer advisor to be there for students who are coming from out of state and to help them feel at home on campus. I would advise students to go out and meet people. This university is filled with great personalities and opportunities.

Khloe Starling
Major: Psychology
Minor: Blount Scholars Program/ General Business
Honors Pre-Med
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia;
I chose to be a peer advisor because I know a lot about DegreeWorks and I thought it would be fun to help incoming freshmen learn. I would advise students to enjoy the present, but also make sure you are planning for the future..

Allie Thatcher
Major: History and Political Science
Honors Pre-Law
Hometown: Spanish Fort, Alabama
I chose to be a peer advisor because I needed the help during my orientation and I want to be that person for incoming students. I would advise students to make sure you keep up with your readings in your classes.

Vinchelle Versher
Major: Political Science
Minor: News Media
Prelaw
Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina;
I chose to be a peer advisor because I want to help first-year students start off on the right track with classes and get mentoring before coming to UA in the fall. I would advise students to stay focused and do all your work before going to have fun.

Mikayla Wyatt
Major: English, American Studies
Minor: Political Science
Honors Pre-Law
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia;
I chose to be a peer advisor because of the impact my peer advisor had on me during Bama Bound and I would love to impact students in the same way. I would advise students to come to college with an open mind.

Alexis Young
Major: Psychology
Minor: Human Development
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland;
I chose to be a peer advisor because I love to help people and I want to make incoming students feel comfortable in their new home. I would advise students to manage your time wisely and learn the basics of college life before you get too involved.

Xavier McCoy
Minor: Cyber Criminology, Psychology
Hometown: Accokeek MD
I chose to be a peer advisor because the help and advice I got from upperclassmen coming into my freshmen year really helped and shaped my experiences for the better. I want to be able to help new students in the same manner.