Orientation Leaders

2022 Orientation Leaders!

Orientation Leaders are selected from all disciplines, class status, majors- the more diverse our OL’s experiences are, the better they can support our new students. A positive attitude, and strong work ethic are key components of what makes a great OL!

Check out our "Meet the OL's" photos and biographies on @CCSUOrientation on Instagram!

Take a look at our amazing Orientation Leaders for Summer 2022!

Student Orientation Coordinators

Bria Stanley

Criminology Major

Maddie Ceci

Marketing Major

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Ambarlyn Angeletti

Ambarlyn Angeletti

Sociology Major

"Get involved on campus, go to different events and programs being offered. Get out of your room and meet other people, talk to people in your classes, or go to breakers and play pool with people you never met before."


Drew Benard

Drew Benard

Music Education Major

“Don't be afraid to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone! (Put yourself out there, ask questions, join a club, make a friend, etc.) ”


Niya Blizzard-Ireland

Niya Blizzard-Ireland

Sociology Major

“At CCSU there is a place for everyone”


Kiara Burgos

Kiara Burgos

Media Studies Major

“Enjoy the moments you will experience in college and take advantage of the opportunities that the university has to offer (leadership, networking, studying abroad,etc). Don’t be afraid to ask for guidance!”


Nesha Jalaudin

Political Science Major

“Get involved in the CCSU Community and take advantage of every opportunity and resource offered. I also think it's important to make new connections and to enjoy the college experience.”


Sarah Hofmann

Sarah Hofmann

Art Major

“Starting college can be very overwhelming and scary, but don’t be afraid to reach out for help and try to step out of your comfort zone. Everyone has been in your shoes, and you’re not alone! ”


Kathy La

Art Major

“Enjoy every moment that comes with the college experience, take advantage of all the resources and opportunities CCSU offers. Don't forget to get involved, go make some amazing connections!”


Christian Maldonado

Christian Maldonado

Journalism Major

“Get involved! These are going to be the greatest years of your life, but only if you're willing to put yourself out there and find things you enjoy away from your home/dorm.”


Mayson Murphy

Mayson Murphy

Music Major

“Check your CCSU email regularly to stay informed. Make some friends in multiple classes so you can have people to hang out with and trust. Don't be afraid to ask for help from upperclassmen. We are here to support and guide you in your college experience. Lastly, be open to trying new things like joining clubs, getting a job, or taking classes that interest you. ”




School Of Business

Ryan Cunningham

Ryan Cunningham

Finance Major

“College may seem like an intimidating part of life, but if you manage your time wisely, do not hesitate to ask questions, and stay on top of priorities, you will not only have the time of your life, but you will be set up for a successful career path. ”


Millie Detullio

Millie DeTullio

Marketing Major

“My advice to New Students is to put yourself out there and to get involved on campus. Whether you are a commuter or a resident, do not confine yourself to just going to your class and your room. There are so many opportunities to meet new people, from joining a club to introducing yourself to someone new.”


Karlyn Marcelus

Karlyn Marcelus

Business Management Major

“Never give up without even trying. Do what you can, no matter how hard college is. Failing doesn’t give you a reason to give up, if you believe!”


Yaw Nimo Agyare

Yaw Nimo-Agyare

Finance Major

“Set goals, be open to trying new things and make new relationships as you will learn and benefit from them. ”


Christian Williams

Christian Williams

Marketing Major

“This is going to be the best time of your life, it's okay to step out of your comfort zone.”


Joe Victorino

Joseph Victorino

Accounting Major

“Get involved! Engaging in extracurricular activities, such as clubs and events, are effective ways of getting familiar with the campus and making new friends!”




Explore

Valeryn Fernandez

Valeryn Fernandez

“Be involved in campus as much as you can. Involvement in campus is an excellent way to meet new people and learn more about the resources and opportunities CCSU offers for students to grow professionally.”


Hannah Jenkins

Hannah Jenkins

Exercise Science Major

“My advice to new students is to get involved, you can join clubs and activities freshman year you do not have to wait! ”


Hannah Ocasio

Hannah Ocasio

“Go into things with a positive attitude and everything will work out how it's supposed to. ”


Isiah Thornton

Isiah Thornton

Music Education Major

“It’s okay to be afraid. However, use that fear to become even more amazing!”




School of Engineering, Science, and Technology:

Bobby-Akinpelu

Bobby Akinpelu

Robotics Major

“Don't rush college. Everyone's race is different so enjoy yours to the fullest while at it!”


Thomas Aglieco

Thomas Aglieco

Mechanical Engineering Major

“Get involved”


Kerly Borja

Kerly Borja

Biology Major

“Take advantage of every opportunity the school has to offer, try and do something you have wanted to do for so long, and get out there and make new friends. ”


Lauren Cedrone

Lauren Cedrone

Mechanical Engineering Major

“Take advantage of every opportunity the school has to offer, try and do something you have wanted to do for so long, and get out there and make new friends.”


Gabby Gondinho

Gabby Gondinho

Nursing Major

“My advice to new students is to get involved at school. Our school offers a great variety of sports teams and clubs for students to get involved in and you get to meet some pretty amazing people here at CCSU.”


Indya Lumpkin

Indya Lumpkin

Biology Major

“It’s okay to be afraid. However, use that fear to become even more amazing!”


Keziah-Ninson

Keziah Ninson

Biomolecular Science Major

“Get involved on campus! Have fun, live life, study, and use any and all resources available at CCSU!!”


Rakesh Salwan

Rakesh Salwan

Mechanical Engineering Major

“Get involved and take every opportunity available to you”


Kevin Wiredu

Kevin Wiredu

Biology Major

“It’s free to be a good person”




School of Education and Professional Studies:

Jessica Castro

Jessica Castro

Social Work Major

“Having someone to talk to can make the transition to a new school a bit easier.”


Fernando Costa

Fernando Costa

Physical Education Major

“My advice for new students is go to your professor for office hours by making an appointment or stop by at their office if you need help on assignments.”


Katie Jadlos

Katie Jadlos

History and Spanish Major

“Talk to your classmates and make friends! Keeps class fun to attend with friends and you have an extra resource if you miss any information!”


Monica Long

Monica Long

Early Childhood Studies Major

“Don't be afraid to branch out and try new things. Don't waste your time in college, it will go by fast; even though school is important it's also important to have fun socially. ”


Taina Manick

Taina Manick

Social Work Major

“Get involved! Take advantage of every resource and opportunity here at CCSU!”