"See, you and me
Have a better time than most can dream
Have it better than the best
And so can pull on through
Whatever tears at us
Whatever holds us down
And if nothing can be done
We'll make the Best of What's Around"
-Dave Matthews Band
What is an Orientation Student Advisor (OSA)?
OSAs play a vital role in helping new students and their families adjust to our campus and community. Our OSAs and summer RAs will be the first friendly face you see welcoming you to our Summer Orientation.
Throughout the orientation, they serve as resources for you and your family, providing information about academic policies and programs, social organizations, campus life and curricular/co-curricular activities.
Hi, I’m Emily and I am going into my sophomore year. I am majoring in environmental science with a minor in art. I play broomball and I am an active member of the Autism Speaks U club and work one on one with a child with autism every Sunday. I love to draw and my favorite animal is elephants. The best part about being apart of this school is all of the wonderful people you meet here and how welcoming our whole student body is. If I could say one thing to all incoming freshman it would be “hey don’t sweat it! We have all been where you are. Be yourself and don’t be nervous there are about 1,100 other freshmen that feel the exact same way!”
I am from Buffalo NY and believe it or not I hate snow. I am a senior majoring in Arts for children with a Psychology and Art minor (which means I eventually want to be an Art Therapist). When not performing on stage, I am a Resident Assistant, the President of Brockapella, and a tour guide. My favorite thing about Brockport is the countless opportunities it provides. There is never a dull moment! My advice to incoming students, as corny and cliché as it sounds, is to seriously BE YOURSELF. You will meet so many people here that you will for sure find that group of people that you fit perfectly with. You won't find them if you're acting like someone else. Something you should probably know about me is I am going to marry Johnny Depp someday; he just doesn't know it yet.
Hi. My Name is Brian, I'm an English major (in the adolescent education program) from Port Jervis, NY, and I will be a super senior in the fall (to finish my student teaching). During my time at Brockport I have been/been involved with:
-An NDA, RA, OSA, Living Learning Communities Intern, Leadership Development Program Intern, Office Assistant, member of the Men's Rugby Team, part of the radio station (89.1),an Election Commissioner, sat on a professional search committee for Resident Director candidates, a speaker about campus involvement, a presenter, have finished three levels of the Leadership Development Program, a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars, a member of the English National Honor Society, a liaison between the English Department and newly accepted freshman, have been involved in almost every intramural sport, and played guitar and sang during Homecoming for the Grand Opening of the new SERC building on campus. I love being a Golden Eagle because I've been given the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally because of the care and effort that each member of the faculty, staff, and general Brockport Community shows for each and every student. Fun Fact: I'm an Eagle Scout! Also, I am a musician and hope to keep playing and doing shows even after I graduate! Advice to Incoming Students: Don't turn down new opportunities, even if you're nervous about them. You'll get a lot further in life by trying but needing some help than you ever will by staying on the sidelines.
My name is Tara and I am from Binghamton, New York. I am majoring in psychology I will be a sophomore in the coming fall 2013 semester. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle is all the clubs and organizations you can be involved in, and what a diverse community that creates here on campus. A fun fact about me is that I am music obsessed and I have been to 30+ concerts within the past 8 years. My advice to incoming students is to embrace your fear and anxiety about all the coming changes, because you are NOT the only one feeling that way! Bond over it, step out of your comfort zone, you never know what you’ll discover about yourself or who you will meet.
My name is Katie Dartt, I’m from Niskayuna, NY and I am in the Class of 2015. I’m currently double majoring in Physical Education and Health Science and I am in the Honors Program. Some of the clubs I’m involved in are P.E. Majors Club, Habitat for Humanity and the newly formed Eagle Empire. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle are the many opportunities for student involvement, from clubs, to fundraisers for charities, activities run by the RA’s in the dorms or sporting events on campus. My advice to freshmen is to get involved on campus! Joining a sports team, getting a job, and joining clubs that interested me were some of the ways I made connections here at Brockport. A fun fact about me is I am very interested in fitness and nutrition, but I also have a sweet tooth and I love to bake!
Hello incoming Brockport students! My name is Tashauna and I am so excited for you all to show up in the next upcoming months. I am more than excited to assist you with your transition into college. I am a senior and I just recently got accepted into the nursing program here at Brockport. I am originally from Jamaica but I currently live in Long Island NY. I have made Brockport my second home with the help of all the great staff and new friends I have made. Brockport has so many great qualities that anyone would enjoy and I hope you all plan to get involved. I am involved in many activities on campus. I am a C-STEP scholar, Gold leadership and development member and a freshman peer mentor, just to name a few. My favorite thing about Brockport are all the opportunities Brockport has to offer. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Most likely others will have the same questions. Make sure you get involved. That is the easiest way to enjoy your college years. See you soon!
Hello my name is Helem Fabre I’m from Binghamton, NY and will be graduating in 2014. My majors are Arts for children-Dance emphasis and Dance, with a minor in Women and Gender studies. I am a member of S.O.U.L (Sexual Orientations United for Liberation), and WGSO(Women & Gender Studies Organization) and Arts for children. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle is: The networking opportunities and the connections I have made. A fun fact about myself is that I love antiquing! Advice to Incoming Students: Take advantage of the endless opportunities here at Brockport by joining student organizations, sports teams, study abroad and the leadership development program.
Hello, my name is Sean Ferguson I’m a Senior from Richmondville, NY. My Major is Communication, with a minor in Recreation and Leisure. I am a Resident Assistant for Leadership and Community Service Living Learning Community. Through Brockport Student Government I am the Programming Chair and Event Staff Coordinator. I have also been a Peer Mentor, Homecoming Chairperson, Leadership Development Program, Polar Plunge Planning Committee, Student Union Advisory Board, Leadership Task Force, Student Experience Team, Resident Council President- Thompson Hall, Night Desk Attendant- Thompson Hall, Trombone Player- Brockport Screamin’ Eagles. Favorite Part about being a Golden Eagle: I love the opportunity you have to be fully immersed in the full college experience. There are a variety of clubs and organizations that you can join while still excelling in your academic studies. A fun fact about myself is that I’ve studied abroad in New Zealand. My advice to incoming students is: Don’t be afraid to get involved and step out of your comfort zone. If you are interested in a club, join it! College is the easiest way to expand your horizons, and if you should make the most out of your four years here!
My name is Jenna Fried, and I will be a sophomore in the fall with a nursing-intent. I'm from a small town in the Syracuse, New York area. I'm involved in the Leadership Development Program on campus. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle is always having friends to turn to and being a part of the Brockport family. A fun fact about myself is that I can juggle. My advice to incoming students would be to get involved on campus and find your niche here at Brockport.
Hi! My name is Liz Herrmann, I’m from Buffalo, NY and will be graduating in 2016. I am a double major in Communications and Theatre. I have been involved with Harlequins, Barrel of Monkeys, Creative Artists Living Learning Community, Props Master for the Theatre Department. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle is the supportive and positive community that envelops the campus! A fun fact about me is that I have sung on stage at Carnegie Hall! My advice to incoming students: Be open and excited for new experiences and don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort level.
Hi there my name is Lexi Hills, I am from Carthage, NY, and I will be a junior in the fall with a double major in Dance and Exercise Physiology. On campus I am a peer mentor and part of several clubs and organizations including Student Dance Organization (SDO), National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), National Society for Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), and the Ultimate Frisbee team to name a few. As a golden eagle I absolutely love that there is always something to do. There is never a reason to sit around bored; there is always a club, program, or event to get involved in! An interesting fact about myself is that I aspire to have professional careers in both dance and cardiology (a ballerina heart-surgeon for short). As for advice to incoming students: don't let high school stereotypes define who you are in college. There are thousands of different and new opportunities you don't want to let pass you by.
My name is Sarah Howard and I'm from Honeoye, NY. I am double majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice, I'm in the Delta College Program and will be graduating in 2015. I'm a Resident Assistant and am involved in Delta College Student Association, Club Volleyball and a few other things. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle is the sense of community at the college. A fun fact about myself is that I shaved my head bald in March to support St. Baldrick's and raise money for children's cancer research. My advice to incoming students is to have an open mind and take the opportunity to try new things, that's what college is for!
Hello my name is Tyler Loveless. I’m a Senior from Lake View, New York. I have been involved with Club Volleyball, Resident Assistant, Intramural Volleyball, Basketball and Dodge ball, Tour Guide. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle are all of the opportunities available for any student. A fun fact about me is that I am Brockport's Homecoming King. My advice to incoming students: Get involved on campus to find out what your interests are.
Hi I am Alexandra Metcalfe from Schenectady NY. I am an International Business major and business administration major with a pre-law intent. I will be a sophomore in the fall and intend to graduate in spring of 2016. I am a part of the Delta College here on campus. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle is being able to be a part of and participate in many of the clubs and activities campus puts on and provides for students. A fun fact about me is that I have been to France. One piece of advice to incoming students would be to get involved on campus and take advantage of everything campus has to offer like clubs, activities, the SERC, study abroad, and sporting events to just name a few.
Hello! My name is Alyssa Mitchell. I’m from Richmondville, NY. I am a Senior communications major, recreation and leisure minor. I have been a resident assistant for two years, student ambassador, global ambassador, chair of the Polar Plunge committee, captain of my intramural volleyball team, Sankofa African drummer and dancer, leadership task force, leadership development program ( Green, Gold, Presidential, and Organizational). My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle is all of the amazing people I have met here through the process. A fun fact about myself is that I am the current Brockport Homecoming Queen =) My advice to incoming students is don’t be afraid to try new things! This is your time to discover yourself.
Hello. My name is Will Mitchell. I’m a junior from Penfield, NY. I have a major in Business Administration with a Management Concentration and a Communications Minor. Club & Academic Involvement: Resident Assistant for the Recreation and Fitness LLC, Homecoming Co-Chair 2013, Orientation Student Advisor, Rape Crisis Counselor, Residence Council Advisor, Habitat for Humanity, and the Leadership Development Program including the Green, Gold, and Organizational Certificates. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle is that we are all part of one big happy family. A fun fact about myself is that I can hold my breath for over three minutes! My advice to incoming students is to get involved on campus. It will greatly increase your chances of getting a job right out of school. That’s why we are all here, right?
My name is Amy Sawdey and I am going to be a junior in the fall. I am math major from Webster, NY. I’m involved in a few different clubs on campus including Barrel of Monkeys (the improve troupe on campus), IVCF/BASIC (a Christian club on campus), Habitat for Humanity and am finishing up the Gold and OLC leadership programs. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle would have to be, being part of the Brockport family. While the school may have many students it is so easy to get involved and feel like a true part of the school. My best advice to incoming students is not be afraid to ask for help. There are so many students on this campus willing to help, along with amazing staff that all care about your success. Seek out those resources, and go to the learning center or your professors if you find yourself struggling. A fun fact about me is that I love cereal and naps!!
My name is Tanya Schimek. I graduated from Honeoye Falls-Lima High School but I lived in Wisconsin until I was 17 so that is home for me. I'm double majoring in Spanish and International Studies. I'm going to be a senior this coming academic year. I am currently a member of the Delta College, a tutor at the Student Learning Center, a Resident Assistant, and President of the Delta College Student Association. My favorite part of being a Golden Eagle is that I truly feel like I am part of an inclusive and exciting community that is exclusive to the Brockport campus. A random fact about myself is that I have been to five different continents in the last five years. My biggest piece of advice for incoming students is that you should be yourself: do what you like, participate in the activities you want to participate in, and don't be afraid to stick out from the crowd.
My name is Stacy Seyboth and I'm a senior here at Brockport. I'm majoring in Recreation and Leisure studies with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation, which in layman’s terms means that I use recreation and leisure activities to help improve the overall quality of life for people with various disabilities. On campus, I work as a Student Manager for Brockport Auxiliary Services Corporation, I actively participate in intramural sports throughout the year, and I'm working diligently to start a chapter of Active Minds on campus, which is a nationally recognized organization that helps to stop the negative stigma against people with psychological disabilities. I absolutely love being a Brockport Golden Eagle because there are so many opportunities on campus to meet new people and make friends that you'll have for life. On that note, my little piece of advice for the incoming students is to get involved. Whether it's through a campus job, or taking part in clubs, I promise you that it'll be the best thing you ever did.
My name is Megan Sudyn and I will be a senior here at The College at Brockport during the 2013-2014 academic year. I am a double major in political science and sociology from Buffalo, NY. I am the Vice President of the Women’s Club Ice Hockey team here at Brockport. Hockey is my passion and I have been playing since I was 8 years old. I am also employed by the Brockport Phonathon where we work to build and maintain connections with alumni as well as develop connections with current students and their families. My favorite part about Brockport is without a doubt the welcoming feeling you get everywhere on campus. Whether it’s in the classroom with a professor or the dorms with your friends, you can always count on someone to make you feel like you’re part of something special. My advice to incoming freshman would be to never take any opportunity for granted. College is going to be some of the best years of your life and Brockport offers you so many opportunities you can’t get anywhere else, so take advantage of anything that comes your way.
My name is Ricky Treu. I live in Red Hook, NY, which is a small town an hour south from Albany. I am majoring in kinesiology and going in the fall I will be a sophomore (Class of 2016). On campus, I like to play club volleyball and I am part of the Student Leadership Program. My favorite part about going to school here would have to be doing a random assortment of activities at the SERC. A fun fact about myself is that I used to be a chef in a professional kitchen. Advice that I can offer to any new student would be to bunk your beds; it leaves a lot of room for activities!
My name is Bonnie Wielt, and my major is Anthropology with minors in French and Forensic Science. On campus, I am involved with the Green/Gold Leadership, Foreign Language Club, Brockport Student Government (Academic Council Representative), Orientation Student Advisor, Cancer Doesn't Fly with Eagles. A fun fact about me? I speak French and German! Advice to incoming freshman would be, get involved!
Hi! My name is Amie Zwecker. I am from Canandaigua, NY. I will be a junior in the fall of 2013 studying Meteorology and Public Relations (communications). I will also be minoring in Film and Military Science. I was in the ROTC program for a year. I am the president of Sophomore Council. I also am the peer mentor for over 100 LLC and APS students. I worked on the welcome weekend staff, helping people move in. I also helped make Homecoming 2012 happen. I am also running for On-Campus rep and hopefully will be an RA in the fall. I'm highly involved so I can help students in many different areas around campus. My favorite part about being a Golden Eagle is meeting new people. I love networking and making new friends. Brockport is filled with friendly, willing to help people which is awesome. A fun fact about me is that I a pretty funny person. I believe that if I wanted to, I could leave school and become a standup comedian (but an education is more important). My friends really want me too. We'll see... My advice for incoming students is that if you need something, there are plenty of people to ask. You will have a peer mentor, an advisor and if you live on campus, you'll have an RA. Feel free to ask them questions, no matter how dumb you think the question is. We are here to help. Also, get involved. You could be doing what I'm doing just by being involved.