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LLC Mentors

LLC Mentors are another peer resources for LLC students within the residence halls and on campus. LLC Mentors will assist and take lead on LLC programs, field trips & events. LLC Mentors do not live in the same residence hall as the LLC students they are the mentor for, but will be a returning student that will help students connect to campus and explore the themes of their LLC!

Please contact Monique Rew-Bigelow, Coordinator of Living Learning Communities, with any questions at mrew@brockport.edu


Lenore Comuniello (Senior LLC Mentor & Nursing Intent LLC First Year)

Major: Nursing
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Levittown, NY
Email: lcomu1@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016


Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Your time here at the College at Brockport will fly by. There will be good days and there will be some bad; just know that the darkest hour has only sixty minutes. Recall the reason why you embarked on this journey in the first place; here, you will gain more than just an education. Do not forget from which you came; it has made you the person you are today. Understand your dreams are as hungry as you demon and that you are feeding the right ones. Find time to diversify yourself; you are confined only by the walls you build yourself. Most importantly, get involved, network like your life depends on it, prioritize (realistically), and discover all your passions.

 

 


Nick Greene (Perspective on Humanity - First Year)

Major: History
Hometown: Greece, NY
Email: ngree1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Get to know your professors right from day one. They aren't nearly as intimidating as your high school teachers probably made them out to be. In fact, they can end up being great role models and mentors who can help to guide you through your college journey.


Samantha Schifano (Law & Civility - First Year)

Major(s): Political Science, International Studies, French
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Email: sschi4@u.brockport.edu
Year: 2018

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student:  Be bold, and just breath. Everyone on campus who seems as if they have everything figured out (they still don’t have everything figured out) was once in your shoes. Uncomfortable and unsure about this new and exciting place.  But Brockport is your new home, it is what you make of it. So get comfortable, be who you want to be and enjoy the next 4 years. It’s going to be amazing!



James Grabina (Leadership and Community Service - First Year)
Major(s): Business Administration and
Minor: Communication Studies
Hometown: Coram, NY
Email: jgrab1@u.brockport.edu
Year: 2018

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Make the most of your time here. You are here for four years, so do the things you love and will enjoy. Don't be afraid to try new activities and clubs. College is all about finding yourself so go out and do it.



 

Penny Glena (Green House Returning/Transfers)

Major(s): Social Work/Sociology
Certified Niagara Hospice Volunteer
Hometown: Gasport, NY
Email: pglen1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Try new things and Meet new people, great things happen when you're out of your comfort zone!

 


Spencer Cottman (Honors House - First Year)

Major: History, Minor: Political Science, Certification Intent: Adolescence Inclusive Generalist (Social Studies)
Hometown: Pavilion, NY
Email: Etorn1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2018

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Get to know other people in your Major/ Subject area. They are very helpful when you need help in a class they have already taken and getting to know your professors. It really comes down to one word: Networking!

 


Leah Newman (Creative Artists - First Year)


Major(s): Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and Photography
Hometown: Henrietta, NY
Email: lnewm1@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2018

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: My advice to students is to always do what you love. If you don't enjoy what you do and keep pushing through life with blinders over your eyes, you can miss a lot. I suggest to go and make sure you experience the world and experience different people. You never know where it might take you. I have used this method and it has taken me places in my life that I never thought would happen.


Devon Smith (Math & Science - Returning/Transfer)

Major: Mathematics Education
Hometown: Schenevus, NY
Email: dsmit12@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016


Advice for LLC Student: Get involved! There is always so much going on on campus that I'm sure you can find something that interests you! Brockport offers so many opportunities and it is so important tonseize these opportunities and make the best out of them!



Katelyn Groh (Brockport Global Village - First Year)

Major: Earth Science
Hometown: Strykersville, NY
Email: kgroh1@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: My advice to students is to step out of your comfort zone and get involved. Amazing things happen when you try new things, and it's an amazing way to meet new people!

 


Monica Newnham (Global Village - Returning/Transfer)

Major: Marketing
Hometown: Madison, NY
Email: mnewn1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student: Remember as you go on your own journey that everyone is going through something you know nothing about. College isn't just about finding yourself and figuring out what you want to do, it's also about stepping out of your comfort zone and experiencing new things.



Glenna Kelahan (Academic Exploration- First Year)



Major(s): Dance, Arts for Children with a specialty in dance
Hometown: New Woodstock, NY
Email: gkela1@u.brockport.edu
Class Year: 2018
Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: "Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for a while." - John Cage
Your freshman year is about meeting new people, so keep your mind and door open.  You never know what can happen.



Heather LaVallee (Mathematics & Physical Sciences - First Year)

Major(s): Physics and Mathematics, Pre-Med Program
Minor: Computer Science
Hometown: Denville, NY
Email:hlava1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016


Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: "Everyone you meet knows something you don’t." (Bill Nye, the Science Guy) Freshman year is a time for branching out and meeting new people. Get involved with as much as you can and learn something new!

 


Ashley Jackson (Honors House - Returning/Transfer)

Major: Nursing Intent
Hometown: Spencerport, NY
Email: ajack2@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2018


Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Never give up and always try to do your best. Take advantage of office hours, it really does make a difference. Make sure you try new things and meet new people. Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. It'll be worth it!

 



Merelyn Aragon (Future Health Professionals - First Year)


Major: Nursing
Hometown: Wingdale, New York
Email: marag1@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2018

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: College is a time for change. You get freedom that you might not have necessarily had back home, and you have to learn to balance school work, friends, and extracurricular activities. Things will be different and that's perfectly okay! And if you get homesick don't hesitate to call your family or friends from home, chances are they miss you as much as you miss them. And last but not least, be friendly and find a reason to talk to the people who live in your dorm or who take the same classes as you! You never know what kind of friendships can start by just saying a simple 'Hello'!

 


Shannon Miller (Nursing Intent - First Year)

Major: Nursing Intent, Minor: Biology
Hometown: Lockport, NY
Email: smill15@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2018

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: College is the perfect place to be yourself and find your niche. There is a place for everyone here at Brockport so embrace the change, have fun, and work hard.


Anabelle McDonald (Teachers of Tomorrow - First Year)

Major: Arts for Children and Childhood Inclusive/ Special Education Certification for Grades 1-6
Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
Email: amcdo4@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Don't get too frustrated if things don't go according to plan!  College is time to make mistakes and try something new. Take time to explore and develop your interests so in the end you find your passion. Stay organized with school work but also take advantage of all the opportunities around you!  You never know what you might find by trying something new!


Meredith Hutchings (Perspectives on Humanity Returning/Transfer)

Major: History and Inclusive Childhood Education Intent Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Canandaigua, New York
Email: mhutc3@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2018

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: College is full of opportunities. Take advantage of the opportunities that interest you and lead you to the person you want to be.


Tambria Schroeder (Leadership & Community Service Returning/Transfer)


Majors: Political Science, International Studies, and Women & Gender Studies with a certification in French
Hometown: Norwich, NY
Email: tschr2@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student: Get Involved and try new things. Immerse yourself in something completely foreign and embrace it. I promise you that you'll learn things you never knew about yourself!

Jimmy Luckman (Delta College LLC First Year)

Major: Major: Sociology
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Hometown: Lyndonville, NY
Email: jluck1@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: College is full of opportunities. Take advantage of the opportunities that interest you and lead you to the person you want to be.

 


Shaynne Rodriguez (Health & Fitness - Returning/Transfer)

Major: Computer Information Systems and Business Administration
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Email: srodr5@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2018

Advice for LLC Student:  Based on the time I have been at Brockport,
college is a great experience. The stress of work may get you down,
however, you can get through anything. Be sure to focus on classes and
 put in the work because the results are much more satisfying than any
from previous schooling. While working hard, also remember to find an
outlet. Go to the gym or join some clubs that you can work into your
 daily routine. Also, talk to everyone! Every single individual you run
into may help you find something like a new hobby or interest. You may
 have something in common. You could learn something from every
 individual, whether it pertains to school, relationships, the future, sports,
 or pretty much any other interest. Never pass up on the opportunity to learn
 something new.


Grace Linder (Teachers of Tomorrow Returning/Transfer)

Major: Math with Adolescent Education Intent
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Email: glind1@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2018

Advice for LLC Student: should always have their goals in mind and to strive for them.

Alexandra Harling (Law & Civility– Returning/Transfer)

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Lyndonville, NY
Email: aharl1@u.brockport.edu

Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Becoming more involved on campus is a great way to meet new people, establish connections, and really feel like you're part of the college atmosphere.

Nala Mc Crimmon (Biological Sciences & Psychology - First Year)

Major(s): Nursing Intent and Healthcare Administration
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Email: nmccr1@u.brockport.edu
Class Year: 2018

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. By doing so you will be able to meet new people and may even find something that you are passionate about. Now is the time to find out who you really are and what you are passionate about. Join clubs and take advantage of all of the events that are on campus. Don't forget why you came to Brockport, to get an education, but also don't forget to have fun while doing it. 

Abby Moriarty (Green House First Year)

Major: Social Work
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Email: amori2@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Be who you want to be, college is a time where you can be free to express yourself, join a club you might have never done prior, start a new sport, Don't be afraid to make new experiences. Try to remember that everyone is in the same boat you are freshman year and you are bound to find great people that will make your college experience amazing! Also if you don't have a mini vacuum cleaner, I recommend one, they come in handy.