14 Selected As Peer Counselors
2004 Peer Counselors
March 15, 2004
-- Jacksonville State University's Office of Student Life recently selected
14 students to serve as 2004 Peer Counselors.
The Orientation Team is an organization dedicated to the promotion of
the first-year experience with these students serving as role models,
mentors, and friends to the incoming students. Every year, these 14
students are chosen to make up the team that helps students make the
transitional adjustment into college life.
Peer Coordinators for the 2004 Orientation Team are Misty Cassell, a
senior communication major from Anniston, and Tim King, a senior art
major from Jacksonville.
This year's 2004 Peer Counselors are: Jessica Bobo, a senior nursing
major from Tuscaloosa; Shelley Capes, a senior family and consumer science
major from Wedowee; Angela Estes, a junior communication major from
Gadsden; Andrew Green, a junior geography major from Anniston; Dayton
Niehuss, a senior political science major from Foley; Alison Pierce,
a junior marketing major from Boaz; Marshonntri Reid, a junior family
and consumer science education major from West Point, GA; Kenny Reighard,
a junior biology major from Anniston; Mardracus Russell, a junior music
and history major from Dadeville; Casie Sanders, a junior biology major
from Alexandria; Brian Snead, a junior marketing major from Centre;
and Emily Williams, a junior English major from Hokes Bluff.
During the summer orientation sessions, held during July and August,
the Peer Counselors familiarize new students with campus through skits,
one-on-one conversations, and other experiences that help make positive
first memories of their college career.
Terry Casey, director of Student Life and coordinator of the program,
said, "The one-on-one attention that new students receive during orientation
is very beneficial to their success at JSU. The Peer Counselors and
Faculty Mentors assist students in learning the foundation of campus
life and assist with learning skills necessary to be successful during
the transition period from high school, or community college, to JSU."
Jacksonville State University began its freshman orientation program
back in 1988. The orientation program has been a major factor in the
success of freshmen retention at JSU.
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