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Saint Francis names 2021 orientation directors

LORETTO — The Center for Student Engagement at Saint Francis University has chosen the team of students who will assist with leading the efforts to welcome the Class of 2025 into its “FlashFam.”

The first-year transition process is a critical element of a student’s success at Saint Francis University.

This is why SFU institution relies heavily on its team of orientation directors to manage Summer Orientation & Academic Registration (SOAR).

These individuals volunteer their final weeks of summer, for no compensation or reward, in order to ensure that the first-year students have an exceptional transition into the FlashFam, Local directors include:

n Mattie Bossler of Lilly, co-senior director/exercise physiology and physical therapy.

n Alyssa Martyak of Ashville, co-

senior director/physician assistant.

n Madison Jordan of Ashville, assistant director/physical therapy.

Directors assume administrator-type roles such as creating presentations, coordinating events, problem-solving logistical issues and assist the professional staff with making decisions when faced with various obstacles that present themselves during an event such as first-year orientation.

Prior to move-in day, they facilitate a three-day training program to ensure that the orientation counselors are prepared to offer a transformational experience for the incoming students and their families.

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