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Western New England University Names Orientation Group Leaders for 2023 SOAR Program

Published: June 14, 2023 | Categories: All News
Group photo of OGLs at the Golden Bear statue

Western New England University is proud to announce the selection of ten outstanding students who will serve as Orientation Group Leaders for the 2023 Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program. These student leaders will play a vital role in guiding incoming students and their families as they transition into the Western New England University community.

The Orientation Group Leaders, known as OGLs, have been chosen based on their consistent demonstration of solid citizenship and active involvement within the Western New England community. Their selection was influenced by their exceptional communication skills, leadership qualities, and ability to foster strong relationships with students and families alike.

The SOAR program at Western New England University serves as a cornerstone for academic readiness and the successful integration of new students into the university community. OGLs will provide essential support and guidance to entering students and parents, ensuring they receive the necessary information and structure for a smooth adjustment to the university environment.

The 2023 Summer Orientation and Registration group leaders include: (standing L to R): Naressa Kempadoo, Kendall Branchaud, Abigail Cote, Matt Sweet, WNE Golden Bear, Kris Brown, Alexa Adams, Charisma Newmark, and Noah Reilly. (Sitting in front of the bear L to R): Patrick Riley, and Allison Stanich.