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Orientation Leaders

Meet the 2021 Orientation Team

Karstin Alfaro

 

Karstin Alfaro

Orientation Counselor

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Integrated Health Sciences- Pre-Med
  • Hometown: Lincolnton, NC
  • Personal Fact: I have a rescue dog named Holly!
  • Quote: "Act as if what you do makes a difference, IT DOES." -William James
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Twilight

Emily Bates

 

Emily Bates

Orientation Leader

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Integrated Health Sciences- Management
  • Hometown: Jacksonville, NC
  • Personal Fact: 9 time out of 10 I will pick chicken tenders at a resturant even if it’s a new place.
  • Quote: "Venture outside of your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it."
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Friends

Helen Chisolm

 

Helen Chisolm

Orientation Counselor

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Hometown: Savannah, GA
  • Personal Fact: I have Duane Syndrome
  • Quote: "If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet." -Rachel Wolchin
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Friends

Ryan DeVitto

 

Ryan DeVitto

Orientation Counselor

  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Finance
  • Hometown: Concord, NC
  • Personal Fact: I once shared a basketball court with Lebron James
  • Quote: "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Office

Tiahna Dublin

 

Tiahna Dublin

Orientation Office Assistant

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Integrated Health Sciences- Management
  • Hometown: Raleigh, NC
  • Personal Fact: Ive been in the Raleigh Christmas Parade
  • Quote: "10% of something beats 100% of nothing at all." 
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Finding Nemo

Christine Ewart

 

Christine Ewart

Orientation Leader

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Business Management
  • Hometown: Stanley, NC
  • Personal Fact: I review movies.
  • Quote: "Don’t care about what other people think of you."
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Watchmen

Aniyah Henderson

 

Aniyah Henderson

Orientation Coordinator

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Social Work
  • Hometown: Greensboro, NC
  • Personal Fact: I would like to Travel the world.
  • Quote: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -MLK
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Matilda

Magy Martinez

 

Magy Martinez

Orientation Leader

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Social Work
  • Hometown: Gastonia, NC
  • Personal Fact: My dream is to travel to India.
  • Quote: "No Perception = Reality"
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: She's the Man or Shrek

Keiara Newsome

 

Keiara Newsome

Orientation Counselor

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Personal Fact: I studied abroad in Beijing, China and can speak Mandarin Chinese.
  • Quote: "Life it too short to worry about what people think, do, or say."
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Vampire Diaries

Aubrey Peoples

 

Aubrey Peoples

Orientation Counselor

  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Communication Science and Disorders
  • Hometown: Greensboro, NC
  • Personal Fact: I have a tattoo of my nickname in my grandma's handwriting. "Dolittle" I love animals.
  • Quote: "Be yourself.  They'll Adjust."
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Coraline

Eileen Nguyen

 

Eileen Nguyen

Orientation Leader

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Integrated Health Science- Health and Wellness
  • Hometown: China Grove, NC
  • Personal Fact: My dream destination is Australia!
  • Quote: "What is life but one grand adventure?"
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Notebook

James Pointer

 

James Pointer

Orientation Leader

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Integrated Health Science
  • Hometown: Milton, NC
  • Personal Fact: I lived in Florida for 1 year.
  • Quote: "Always stand up for what's right, and what you believe in, even if that means standing alone."
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Norbit

Madelyn Ricket

 

Madelyn Ricket

Orientation Counselor

  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Communication
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Personal Fact: I was an extra in the 1st Hunger Games movie.
  • Quote: We're a little team.  Me as the teacher who can still do it.  You as the student who can do it.  I'm proud of us!" - Peter B Paker, Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Spiderman into the Spiderverse

Joseph Vann

 

Joseph Vann

Orientation Leader

  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Engineering Technology
  • Hometown: Troy, NC
  • Personal Fact: I enjoy collecting and listening to vinyl records. I have every Twenty One Pilots album on vinyl & CD!
  • Quote: "Look to the Lord and His strength; seek his face always." - 1 Chronicles 16:11
  • Favorite Movie/TV Show: Spiderman Far from Home

 

 

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