The most important part of your SOAR session is your Student Orientation Counselor, or SOC. Your SOC will lead your group in many different activities throughout your SOAR session, and is there to help you with whatever you may need. Our SOCs are involved with a wide range of clubs and organizations on Eastern's campus, and are an energetic and knowledgeable group of students who stand out as campus leaders. They are students, just like you, and will work directly with you throughout your SOAR experience to help with your transition to Eastern.
Becoming a SOC is one of the most competitive application processes on campus, and we are proud to announce that the following eighteen students will be here to help with your first Eastern experience this summer:
Ashley Lovett - Ashley is a freshman, loves helping out in the community, and is the vice president of Eastern's chapter of the Best Buddies club. She will also be an RA in the fall.
Benjamin Foran - Ben is a sophomore and involved in many different activities at Eastern, including spending the past year as the films coordinator for the Campus Activity Board (CAB) and a member of People Helping People (PHP).
Edward Straub - Edward is a freshman and the captain of the Frisbee team as well as a member of a variety of intramural sports. He is also commuter student.
Elias Gomez - Elias is a sophomore and one of the returning SOCs for this summer. He is a sociology major and is a member of MALES (Men Achieving Leadership, Excellence, and Success), OLAS (Organization of Latin American Students), the treasurer of the Student Government Association (SGA), and a student worker in the IT department.
Elise Davis - Elise is a freshman and sociology major. She is an active member in People Helping People and works for the office of Accessibility Services.
Jen Dufraine - Jen is a sophomore and biology major. She has represented Eastern on their swim team for the past two seasons.
Judy Frankel - Judy is a sophomore with a major in political science, which has led to her strong involvement in Eastern's Student Government Association (SGA). As well as being a returning SOC, she knows everything there is to know about the SGA shuttle services.
Kellen Jackson - Kellen is a freshman and a child psychology major. She is an active member of CAB's Street Team, helping to promote events around Eastern's campus.
Kyle Droniak - Kyle is a freshman and involved with many different things at Eastern, including being a member of People Helping People and CAB's Street Team.
Matt Reisman - Matt is another returning SOC, a sophomore with a business administration major. He is the secretary of SGA, works in the Student Center, and is a member of MALES and the New Element dance team.
Robert Closs - Robert is a sophomore and sociology major, as well as another returning SOC. He is a student worker in the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) and a member of both MALES and West Indian Society.
Roxanne Plummer - Roxanne is a transfer student and a member of the social work program. She is also an active member of West Indian Society and will be an RA in the fall.
Shaun Belton - Shaun is returning for his third year as a summer SOC, and is a junior with a psychology major. He is a student worker in the Student Center and a member of MALES.
Stephanie Canada - Stephanie is a sophomore and visual arts major, with a concentration in drawing and painting. She is an active member of Allies and Spectrum.
Tara Fitzgerald - Tara is a junior and business administration major. She is active in Eastern's intramural sports and a member of Eastern's chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA).
Taylor Hammond - Taylor is a freshman with a double major in English and communications, leading to a degree in secondary education. She is a member of Eastern's competitive dance team.
Wiley Dawson - Wiley is a sophomore and history major, and another returning summer SOC. He is active in Eastern's community as SGA's president, a member of MALES, and an RA in Noble Hall.
Zach Taylor - Zach is a freshman and marketing major. He is a member of MALES as well as a player on Eastern's club rugby team.
Be sure to check out full SOC bios at http://www.easternct.edu/orientation/contact.html, or by friending ECSU Orientation on Facebook. Our SOCs are excited for this summer, and can't wait to meet the incoming class of 2014!
Make sure you reserve your spot for SOAR soon by visiting our website at http://www.easternct.edu/orientation.