Louisiana Tech’s 2009 orientation student leaders have been named. After a process that included 48 students vying for the position of OSL, only 16 made the cut.

Those who were chosen as this year’s orientation leaders are listed as follows, by their hometowns:

Alexandria: Edy Stewart, a sophomore history major
Baton Rouge: Christina Gregory, a senior speech major
Hammond: Patrick Coudrain, a sophomore business management major
Haughton: Brandon Holmes; a junior finance major
Homer: Hunter Spillers, a sophomore architecture major
Monroe: Allie Hollis, a junior basic and career studies major
Natchitoches: Holly Crowell, sophomore speech major; Candice Khoury, sophomore speech major
Opelousas: Rhea-Claire Hargroder, a junior elementary education major
Ruston: Andy Cline, a sophomore forestry major
Shreveport: Rebecca Cunningham, a sophomore merchandising and career studies major; Hillary Garner, a sophomore biology major; JaLeesa Sims, a senior architecture major
Woodworth: Breyanna Gordon, a junior biomedical engineering major
Argyle, Texas: Ben Nelson, a sophomore business major
Hallsville, Texas: Hannah Marion, a junior speech major

Travis Napper, director of orientation and special programs, said orientation student leaders have several responsibilities, including assisting students in understanding the purpose of higher education, familiarizing students with the campus environment and physical facilities and promoting appropriate information on all aspects of campus life, among others.

“The orientation student leader, for many, is the first impression of the university to new students and their families,” Napper said. “There are several goals and objectives that align with the responsibilities of a student leader.”


Written by Judith Roberts