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Orientation Group Leaders

Guiding first year students and parents through the SOAR program are current students selected for their expertise and commitment to the first year experience. They are eager to help and will provide a clear and honest response as to their own college experiences.

What is an Orientation Group Leader?

To support new students in their transitions, SOAR was created in 1984. Since that time, it has become an integral notable part of the first year program. The essential purpose of SOAR is to provide entering students and parents with requisite information and structure for effective adjustment to the university environment and create a realistic perspective on corresponding academic and social demands. SOAR is most about setting the stage for academic readiness and community integration. 

Meet the 2020 Orientation Group Leaders!

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Jordan Brown

Wilbraham, MA
American Studies
Class of 2021

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Allie Buzzeo

Stamford, CT
Arts & Entertainment Management
Class of 2021

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Mia Cariglia

Worcester, MA
Creative Writing/Communication
Class of 2021

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Anthony Gelsomini

Marlborough, CT
Psychology
Class of 2021

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Caroline Germond

Winsted, CT
Pharmaceutical Business
Class of 2022

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Malayja Goodman

West Haven, CT
Psychology
Class of 2021

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Josh Horn

Mendon, MA
Criminal Justice
Class of 2022

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Jamaurie James

Franklin, MA
Forensic Biology
Class of 2022

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Liam Mooney

Albany, NY
Pre-Pharmacy
Class of 2023

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Nashali Pagan

Holyoke, MA
Law and Society
Class of 2023

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Sofia Plaku

Bristol, CT
Marketing
Class of 2022

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Susan Rambridge

Marlborough, MA
Management and Leadership
Class of 2021

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Taylor Sherman

Murrieta, CA
Creative Writing
Class of 2021

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Nick Tartsinis

Colchester, CT
Law and Society
Class of 2023

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Payton Westine

Ansonia, CT
Criminal Justice
Class of 2022