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Meet the Orientation Staff

 

Orientation Professional Staff

University of New Haven: Greg Overend

Greg Overend

Greg Overend has been the Director of Student Activities since August of 2003 when he joined the UNH community. He graduated in 1993 from Eastern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Economics and in 1996 graduated from Rider University with his Masters in Human Services Administration.

During the academic year, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of Student Activities.

Greg is in charge of all aspects of orientation programming.

Ladarius Thompson

 LaDarius Thompson

LaDarius joined the Office of Student Activities in the Spring of 2015.  LaDarius graduated from University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC with a Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Administration in 2010. In 2012, LaDarius received his Masters of Science in Counseling from Pace University. During his time at Pace, LaDarius served as a Residence Director and Orientation Coordinator. After receiving his Masters degree, LaDarius worked professionally in Delaware and South Carolina.

University of New Haven - Shelissa Newball

 Shelissa Newball

Shelissa attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where she received her Bachelor’s in African American Studies. In 2008 she received her Masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. 

Colleen Kerrigan

 Colleen Kerrigan

Colleen joined the Office of Student Activities in Spring 2014 as the Coordinator of Student Activities.  Colleen is an alumnae of the University of New Haven where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science and Chemistry in 2011.  She will receive her Master of Science degree in 2014 in Counseling with a specialization in Student Development and Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University.

Melinda Hill

 Melinda Hill

Melinda joined the Office of Student Activities in the Fall of 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 2010 and completed her Master of Science in Counseling and College Student Personnel at the University of Bridgeport in 2014.

 

Orientation Staff


Burzin,Sarah   Sarah Burzin, Orientation Co-Chair

   Class Year: 2017

   Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology

   Hometown: Essex, CT

   As a New Student I wish I knew... how to work the banner system and how to check my grades online


Wilson,Corey   Corey Wilson, Orientation Co-Chair

   Class Year: 2017

   Major: Music and Sound Recording

   Hometown: Windsor, CT

   As a New Student I wish I knew... where all my classes were being held

Orientation Leader Matt C

   Matthew Carroll, Family Orientation Chair

   Class Year: 2015

   Major: Fire Science and Arson Investigation

   Hometown: Somers, NY

   As a New Student I wish I knew... all of the leadership opportunities on campus

Trinidad,Randi

 

   Randi Trinidad, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2018

   Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology

   Hometown: Bronx, NY

   As a New Student I wish I knew... what the other dorms looked like

Jasmine   Jasmine Posey-Lovell, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2017

   Major: Criminal Justice and Political Science

   Hometown: Jersey City, NJ

   As a New Student I wish I know…how nice everyone is and not to be afraid to ask questions

 

Bunchew,Kellie   Kellie Bundschuh, Orientation Leader

  Class Year: 2018

   Major: Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, and National Security Studies

   Hometown: Rochester, NY

   As a New Student I wish I knew…where my classes took place

Sireis,Tyler   Tyler Sirois, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2017

   Major: Criminal Justice and Investigative Services

   Hometown: Newtown, NH

   As a New Student I wish I knew…when to buy my textbooks. I bought some that I never even used

Knapper,chase   Charles Knepper, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2018

   Major: Criminal Justice

   Hometown: Hawthorne, NJ

   As a New Student I wish I knew…more employment opportunities during the school year, on campus

Luutran,Val   Valerie Luutran, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2018

   Major: Forensic Science & Chemistry

   Hometown: Long Island, NY

   As a New Student I wish I knew…How to not over pack

BrittneyK   Brittney Keaney, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2016

   Major: Criminal Justice  Senior

   Hometown: Long Island, NY

   As a New Student I wish I knew…How fast dining dollars get spent

Branch,Tatiana   Tatiana Branch, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2016

   Major: Communication

   Hometown: Bronx, NY

   As a New Student I wish I knew…about all the resources the campus has to offer us

Aube,Brian   Brian Aube, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2018

   Major: Forensic Science

   Hometown: Middletown, DE

   As a New Student I wish I knew…all the chances for volunteer work/ job opportunities

Winchester,cassie   Kassie Winchester, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2018

   Major: Music Industry

   Hometown: Meza, AZ

   As a New Student I wish I knew… how to read a syllabus

Cesan,Bradyn   Brandyn Cesan, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2017

   Major: Criminal Justice and National Security

   Hometown: Windsor, MA

   As a New Student I wish I knew… all of the clubs that we have on campus. To be able to get involved sooner

Lai,Joyce   Joyce Lai, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2017

   Major: Criminal Justice and International Security

   Hometown: Hamilton, NJ

   As a New Student I wish I knew… how many clubs I could get involved in

Kittle,Catherine   Catie Kittle, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2018

   Major: Forensic Science and Biology

   Hometown: New Tripoli, PA

   As a New Student I wish I knew… the job opportunities on campus

Simms,Stephen   Stephen Simms, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2017

   Major: Forensic Science and Biology

   Hometown: Kingsland, GA

   As a New Student I wish I knew… more about student resources like CLR, Peer Academic advisors, career development

Johnson,Victoria   Victoria Johnson, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2016

   Major: Psychology and English

   Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX

   As a New Student I wish I knew… where offices on campus were, clubs I could get involved with

Dylan   Dylan Taylor, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2016

   Major: Criminal Justice

   Hometown: Portland, ME

   As a New Student I wish I knew… how many opportunities there are to get involved in the campus community and met people

Hill,Brianna   Brianna Hill, Orientation Leader

   Class Year: 2018

   Major: Forensic Science

   Hometown: Milford, NJ

   As a New Student I wish I knew… to not buy books before syllabus week