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Orientation Leaders

2017 Orientation Leader SOAR Team 
We can't wait to meet you. Register for Orientation

Your orientation leaders will be some of the first current Otterbein students you will meet on campus. They’ve got all the inside information you want and need to know. They are here for you, so get to know them. They are excited to meet you!

Orientation Leaders are distinguished upper-class students who volunteer their time to prepare for and to welcome new students to campus. Individually, they represent a variety of academic majors, hometowns, extracurricular interests and cultures.

When you arrive on campus for orientation, you will join an orientation group that will consist of 15-20 students and two enthusiastic orientation leaders. Recalling their own experiences of what it was like to be a new student, your orientation leaders have chosen programs that will help you succeed both academically and personally, and they will enable you to meet other new students. 

Interested in becoming an Orientation Leader?

Applications for 2018 Orientation Team are available now!

Learn more about the OL role & application process by dropping by an OL Interest Session - Thurs. 10/12 - 7PM in Science 104 or Mon. 10/23 at 7PM in Towers 110.

Please use Adobe Acrobat PDF reader to fill out and save your application.

Download the 2018 Orientation Leader Application.
Download the OL Reference Form.

Applications are due Wed. 11/1 by 5PM via email.

If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Oteng  - Assistant Director for Orientation & Transition Programs or stop by the main Campus Center office.

2017 Student Orientation Coordinators

Noah Richelsen - Student Orientation Coordinator
Noah Richelsen '18
Major: English Literature Studies
            Minor: Film Studies
Canandaigua, NY

Lillian van Wyngaarden - Student Orientation Coordinator
 Lillian van Wyngaarden '19
 Major: Journalism & Media Communication
Minor: Creative Writing
Lima, OH

2017 Orientation Leaders

Abby Shump

Abby Shump ‘20

Clements Family
Major: Studio Art with concentrations in Painting and Communication Design
Minor: Art History
Hometown: Troy, Ohio


Amanda Sibert

Amanda Sibert ‘19

Martin Family
Major: Zoo and Conservation Science and Biology double major
Minor: Dance
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA


Brian Hammel

Brian Hammel ‘18

Clippinger Family
Major: Public Relations and Communication Studies
Hometown: Cranberry Township, PA


Casey Hall

Casey Hall ‘19

Thomas Family
Major: Creative Writing
Minor: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Literature Studies
Hometown: Jefferson, Ohio


Emily Matisko

Emily Matisko ‘19

Hanby Family
Major: Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Minor: Nutrition and Psychology
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA


Evan Hepp

Evan Hepp ‘19

Martin Family
Major: Middle Childhood Education
Hometown: Springboro, Ohio


Jacob Stayner

Jacob Stayner ‘18

Vance Family
Major: Health Communication
Minor: Leadership
Hometown: Marion, OH


Jenese Wallace

Jenese Wallace ‘18

Fouse Family
Major: Public Relations
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska


Jeremy Paul

Jeremy Paul '19

Hancock Family
Major: Political Science
Minor: Education Studies
Hometown: Westerville, OH


Jonathan Obenchain

Jonathan Obenchain ‘19

Day Family
Major: Economics
Minor: Human Resources Management
Hometown: Chelsea, MI


Jordan Rush

Jordan Rush ‘19

Day Family
Major: Psychology
Minor: Philosophy and Criminal Justice Studies
Hometown: Painesville, OH


Koryn Naylor

Koryn Naylor ‘18

Van Sant Family
Major: Creative Writing, Individualized Film
Minor: Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio


Lauren Heberling

Lauren Heberling ‘19

Clippinger Family
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Dance
Hometown: Lewis Center, OH


Logan Horn

Logan Horn ‘20

Van Sant Family
Major: Finance
Hometown: Springboro, OH


Martha Nyarko

Martha Nyarko ‘19

Thomas Family
Major: Allied Health Pre Med
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Columbus, OH


Maya Venkataraman

Maya Venkataraman ‘20

Hancock Family
Major: Psychology & Creative Writing
Minor: Literary Studies
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Megan Glassmire

Megan Glassmire ‘19

Vance Family
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Sunbury, OH


Mikey Anderson

Mikey Anderson ‘19

Smith Family
Major: Allied Health
Minor: Psychology and Nutrition
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio


Rachel Wilson

Rachel Wilson ‘19

Smith Family
Major: Zoo and Conservation Science and Biology double major
Hometown: Zanesville, OH


Reagan Nemec

Reagan Nemec ‘19

Fouse Family
Major: Systems Engineering
Minor: Mathematics
Hometown: Westerville, Ohio


Seth Hazen

Seth Hazen ‘19

Clements Family
Major: Music and Business
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH


Steven Schroeck

Steven Schroeck ‘19

Hanby Family
Major: Psychology
Minor: Communication Studies
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio


Taylor Wilcox

Taylor Wilcox ‘20

Davis Family
Major: Athletic training
Minor: Nutrition
Hometown: Mason, OH


Trent Johns

Trent Johns ‘19

Davis Family
Major: Middle Childhood Education
Hometown: Lancaster, Ohio


/ Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement is located in the lobby of the Campus Center

Office Hours

M-Th: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

F-Sa: 8:30 a.m.-Midnight

Su: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.


p / 614.823.3202

e / orientation@otterbein.edu