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Pathfinder staff members provide important leadership for incoming students in Jump Start Orientation

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The UNI Jump Start Orientation Program is in its 13th year of providing new students from ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds with a "jump start" on their first year at the university. Jump Start is an extended orientation program that provides students with an opportunity to make a smooth transition to the University.

Twelve UNI students comprise the 2011 Pathfinder staff; they will lead incoming freshmen participating in the UNI Jump Start program.  These student leaders (listed below) excelled in a highly competitive selection process. "They will bring a broad array of experiences to their work, along with an outstanding commitment to leading and mentoring new UNI students," said Kristin Woods, coordinator of new student programs.  The Pathfinder staff training begins in early August.

Amber Blackmon, Sophomore, Biology*
Dylana Bowen, Freshman, Psychology and Criminology
DeAngelo Hall, Senior, Marketing*
Breanna Hendricks, Junior, Psychology*
Heather Herrera, Junior, Electronic Media
Alicia Jessip, Freshman, Spanish and Electronic Media
Cora Johnson, Freshman, Social Work
Matthew Knight, Sophomore, Public Administration
Tristan Maxey, Senior, Marketing
Skylar Mayberry-Mayes, Senior, Finance and Real Estate*
Gene Morales, Senior, History
Elijah Seay, Sophomore, Psychology

* denotes a second (or third) year Pathfinder