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Lander University Names Orientation Leader Team for 2019

Six members of the 2019 Lander University Orientation Team posed for a group photograph shortly after the announcement of team selections. Shown left to right are: Jade Harris, of Gilbert; Abigail Stewart, of Aiken; Sebastian Jones, of Aiken; Benjamin Miles, of Greenville; Anna Gray, of Chapin; and Jada Stokes, of Blythewood. Photo by Laura Brown.

After undergoing an extensive application and interview process, 23 Lander University students have been selected by the school's Office of Orientation to serve as Orientation Leaders for the 2019-2020 academic year.

"Orientation Leaders play an integral role in helping our first-year students enjoy a smooth transition to the Lander University community," said Shelby Dominick Reed, director of Orientation Programs at Lander. "Those selected to serve as Orientation Leaders share a host of positive traits, including strong academic skills, robust interpersonal and communication abilities, an aptitude for being a role model for incoming students, and an ability to help new students during their first year of college life by maintaining an open line of communication."

The 2019 Lander University Orientation Team includes:

  • Courtney Brink, of Spartanburg
  • J'Nia Cohen, of Spartanburg
  • Madison Copeland, of Bishopville
  • Taylor Gordon, of Ridge Spring
  • Anna Gray, of Chapin
  • Jade Harris, of Gilbert
  • Matthew Heidenreich, of Fort Mill
  • Makaylyn Helms, of Fort Mill
  • Sebastian Jones, of Aiken
  • Noah Kelly, of Greenwood
  • Karla Luevano-Santana, of West Columbia
  • Tamauria Mattison, of Anderson
  • Nydia McCullough, of Greenville
  • Benjamin Miles, of Greenville
  • Aubrey Mitchum, of Sumter
  • Dana Moore, of Lexington
  • Jonathan Murdock, of Blackville
  • Takiya Peppers, of Clemson
  • Mikalah Robinson, of Anderson
  • Abigail Stewart, of Aiken
  • Jada Stokes, of Blythewood
  • Rasheikqua Thompson, of Columbia
  • Tanner Turner, of Salley