Orientation Week Leaders selected for '98

Campus Times
December 12, 1997


by Alicia Gibson
Staff Writer

Leadership, Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) Scholarship, along with the chance to help teach new students at the University of La Verne, are just two reasons some students turn to the OWL program.

The way some students received a bit of extra money was to apply and became an Orientation Week Leader for New Student Orientation 1998. You will not only get some money to help with tuition, but you get the chance to help new students learn more about ULV.

There are 29 OWLs and two OWL coordinators, sophomores Anna Caples and Jennifer Parsons.

The OWLs are Shamika Abbott, freshman; Julie Alvarez, freshman; Rebecca Banta, freshman; Teresa Burgoyne, freshman; Jaymel Capinpin, freshman; Debbie Carrera, sophomore; Zandy Chinte, freshman; Jamie Christopher, freshman; Rachel Eldredge, freshman; Araceli Esparza, sophomore; Mario Guerrero, freshman; Erin Hernandez, sophomore; Jessica Hunter, junior; John Joines, freshman; Brian Krug, sophomore; Tricia Leach, sophomore; Melissa Mijares, freshman; Christine Mikusky, freshman; Graciela Perez, freshman; Jazmine Ponce, freshman; Gloria Ramirez, Crecia Sims, freshman; Melissa Smith, freshman; Alena Vlna, freshman; and Desiree Yoro, junior.

The following students will be helping with the transfer students: Melissa Behr, junior; Tamar Garabedian, junior; Mike Miller, junior; and Mike Morrow, junior.

As an OWL representing the University of La Verne, responsibilities will include co-facilitating a U100 class in fall 1998.

The student leaders will try to make a great difference for new members of the ULV family. Pride, spirit, skills, qualifications, and social service to the La Verne community hopes to exemplify the qualities the Orientation program needs to be successful.

"Orientation should be fantastic," said Kate Mueller, coordinator of student development programs.

The Orientation Coordinating staff is looking forward to creating a program and a team with outstanding abilities.

Each OWL will be awarded a L.E.A.D. Scholarship in fall 1998 and become a participant in the L.E.A.D. program. The amount of the scholarship will be determined during the spring semester. Last year's scholarships were $300 for U100 leaders and $100 for transfer.

Remain on as an OWL or becoming a new OWL is dependent on good academic standing and not an academic or social probation. Students must maintain a semester and cumulative grade point average requirement of 2.5 for fall 1997 and spring 1998. Their grades will be verified in both January and June.

The OWLs will begin their assignment on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

For any information about the OWL program contact Mueller at ext. 4805.