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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


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.

 


Ricky Treu (Business - Returning/Transfer)


Major(s): Finance and Kinesiology
Hometown: Red Hook, NY
Email: rtreu1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016
Green and Gold leadership certification

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: The more involved you are the more successful you will be.  Network and meet new people to better your experience


Nathaniel Reister (Law & Civility - First Year)


Major(s): Communications and Political Science
Hometown: Southampton, NY
Email: nreis3@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student:  Failure is not when you don't succeed, failure is when you give up, never stop giving up, never stop fighting, if you  want something go and get it, challenge yourself, push yourself to the next level and when your done do it again! You never know what you’re capable of until you try so go ahead, give it a shot, the worst that can happen is it not working out the first time but hey at least you will know how not to do it when you do it again! 



Delasia Rice (Creative Artists - Returning/Transfer)


Major(s): Psychology & African-American Studies
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Email: Drice1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Try new things. College is a time to explore and try everything and anything. Even if it doesn't pertain to your major, try it anyway. Some students are too scared to take classes that they've always wanted to take just so it won't affect their grades and at the end they regret it. You don't want to be at the end of your four years and say "I wish I would have..."



 

Kenton DeCross (Leadership and Community Service - First Year)


Major(s): Criminal Justice and Psychology
Minor: Philosophy
Hometown: Pittsford, NY
Email: kdecr1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Don't lose sight of where you came from but don't be tied down by it either. Over the past two years I've learned more about myself than at any other point in my life. It seems that the more I learn about who I am, the more I'm forced to look back to the village that raised me. I'm beyond gracious for the coaches, parents, siblings, teachers, and the entire communities that sacrificed to get me to where I am today. However, If I had stayed in my home town I wouldn't be doing there sacrifice justice, and as contradictory as it seems, I wouldn't be respecting my home if I didn't question those things I was taught growing up. Work hard, make your own luck, be nice, and most of all, enjoy yourself!

 


Penny Glena (Green House - First Year)


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!

 


Ellie Tornow (Honors House - First Year)


Major: Accounting
Hometown: Boston, NY
Email: Etorn1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2015

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: My advice would be to keep an open mind, find a good support group of friends, and get involved on campus. Remember time management is an essential skill when it comes to balancing clubs, sports, homework, and hangout time. The most important thing is to know what your priorities are, and make sure those are done first.



Daniela Bulos (Biological Sciences & Psychology - First Year)


Major: Psychology      
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Email: dbulo1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2015

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Keep an open mind and explore new things. 

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Judy Fixler (Green House - Returning/Transfer)


Major: Communications
Minors: Recreation and Leisure and Psychology
Hometown: Elbridge, NY
Email: Jfixl1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016


Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Every semester is different and during each semester you will grow and change at least a little bit. So welcome the change and make your time at college the best it can be by experiencing new things, making friends, and having an overall great time. When you get stressed out it is important to remember to take time to do calming activities that will also benefit our planet. 

 


Elissa D'Alessandro (Creative Artists - First Year)


Major(s): Art and Arts for Children
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Webster, NY
Email: Edale1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Get involved with activities on campus :) they're fun and a good way to meet new people!



Amanda Burke (Math & Science - Returning/Transfer)


Major: Meteorology
Hometown: Holland, NY
Email: Aburk4@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017


Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Organization is key! Whether it be using the calendar on your phone or a paper one, keeping track of when meetings are or when homework is due is extremely important! Also, pay attention to the syllabus. Generally everything you need to know about the course is in there, and it gives dates of exams/projects that professors might not announce.



Tambria Schroeder (Brockport Global Village - First Year)


Major: Political Science
Minor: International Studies - Concentration in Law
Hometown: Norwich, NY
Email: Tschr2@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017


Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Don’t be afraid of change! We live in a world that is changing every day, but when change becomes personal, it can seem a little frightening. I’ve always been the type of person that wants to know exactly what I’m doing with my future. Within the first two weeks of second semester, I started questioning whether I was pursuing the right career. During that time, I felt lost and confused not really knowing where to go or what to do with my life. Now that I’ve figured out what direction I want to head in, I’m so excited for my future. Just know that although the road may be bumpy at times, every moment is worth it and will help you get where you want to go.

 


Casey Galloway (Global Village - Returning/Transfer)


Major: Computer Information Systems
Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Lockport, NY
Email: Cgall3@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017


Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Get involved and meet people, you can never have too many friends. Stay organized and manage your time. And, just have fun.

 



Sarah Gelfand (Academic Exploration- First Year)


Major(s): Communication & Sociology
Hometown: Purling, New York
Email: sgelf1@brockport.edu
Class Year: 2015

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Get involved on campus! There are clubs for many different interests and majors that can help enhance a resume or meet new people. It is possible to manage clubs/ involvements and class work. Especially for the ACE LLC, getting involved can help in the process of choosing majors.

 


Heather LaVallee (Mathematics & Physical Sciences - First Year)


Major(s): Physics and Mathematics
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!


Caroline Condon (Honors House - Returning/Transfer)


Major: International Studies
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Victor, NY
Email: Ccond2@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017


Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: It will amaze you what can happen when you remain open to new experiences, people, and ideas.


Morgan Spear (Yellow Ribbon- Returning/Transfer)


Major(s): Athletic Training Intent and Exercise Science
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Email: Mspea1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Don't be shy! Get to know as many people as you can. Everyone is in the same position as you are when it comes to adjusting to a new environment. Reach out and talk to others because you never know what kind of impact you could have on someone else :)


Allie Gardella (Future Health Professionals - First Year)


Major: Biology major, pre-medical intent
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Email: Agard2@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Just because you're in college doesn't mean it has to be all academics all the time. Part of having a healthy and enjoyable college experience is striking a balance between social life and academics. Get involved with clubs and groups and give yourself those study breaks and enjoy some fun. Everyone needs it!


Tim Manuszewski (Recreation and Fitness - First Year)


Major: Physical Education
Minor: Coaching
Hometown: West Seneca, NY
Email: Tmanu1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student Take advantage of the resources at your disposal. Ask your professors for help. If you continue to struggle with their class then go to their office hours. Don't forget about the library either. It's a perfect place to get school work done with little distractions. All in all, just make sure you don't cheat yourself out of an education when you have all of these resources available for you to utilize.

 


Jhon Guarin (Teachers of Tomorrow – Returning/Transfer)

Major: Sports Management & Exercise Science
Hometown: White Plains, NY
Email: jguar2@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2017

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: College can be challenging, but don’t be afraid to make mistakes or ask for help. There is always a helping hand and there is always a friend. Failure leads to change and change leads to improvement.


Joe Serio (Leadership & Community Service – Returning/Transfer)

Major: Health Science, and Sports Management. Minor: Coaching
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Email: jseri2@u.brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2016

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Take advantage of the opportunity you're given when starting college, you can potentially reinvent yourself to be the person you wish but only depending on your work ethic, persistence and focus on the task at hand.

Kailey Rozzi (Teachers of Tomorrow - First Year)

Hometown: Greece, NY
Email: Krozz1@brockport.edu
Year: Class of 2015


Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: These next four years will be the fastest, but also the best years of your life. You will experience so much more than you ever had imagined, and you'll be given so many wonderful opportunities. Don't take any of these experiences or opportunities for granted! Do as much as you can, be involved at Brockport and most importantly,  learn to step outside of your comfort zone. These next four years are the start of the rest of your life - make them the most memorable years you'll ever have!

Lauren DeCarlo (Nursing Intent - First Year)


Hometown: Albion NY
Year: Class of 2015

Advice for LLC Student/First Year Student: Take on all the new opportunities and experiences you are offered (which a lot of the time are free). Get involved with different clubs and activities so you can find some time to have fun doing things that you actually enjoy, and make friends outside of the people you are living with as well. Also treat school like a full time job, go to class, study, and do assignments during the day so at night you have time to do those activities and hang out.


 

Events

Fri, Dec 5

Major Exploration Day
9 am - 3:15 pm