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21 July 2006
JSU GO! Team 2006-2007


The Jacksonville State University GO! Team, which stands for Gamecock Orientation recently participated in a Community Service Project as part of their preparation efforts for this summerís orientation schedule. The team was able to work with three different organizations in Calhoun County to help those in need in our area.

The team worked with the East Central Alabama Cerebral Palsy Center, 2nd Chance, and The Arc of Calhoun County. While working with these organizations they were able to help by doing such things as yard work, painting, moving office furniture, and helping special needs children while they enjoyed their time at camp.


The GO! Team consists of GO! Leaders and GO! Advisors from around the university campus. GO! Leaders are chosen through a three phase interview process and serve as peer mentors to the incoming freshmen.

The team members for this year are: Krystle Bell from Roanoke, AL; Ashley Canham from Medina, NY; Valencia Cantrell from Heflin, AL; Raynard Cargill from Birmingham, AL; Moody Duff from Birmingham, AL; Jessica Firestone from Hokes Bluff, AL; Lucas Hackney from Cedartown, GA; Ashlie Holland from Glencoe, AL; Janele Sharp from Hayden, AL; Summer Watts from Douglasville, GA; and John Robert Worthington from Cedartown, GA.

Each year there are two students selected from the previous summer to serve as coordinators for the team and those two students are Dana Roberts from Douglasville, GA, and Matt Morgan from Weaver, AL.

The GO! Advisors are instructors from across campus that go through an application process and serve as advisors for incoming freshmen. This years GO! Advisors are: Rodney Bailey-English; Jordan Barkley-Secondary Education; Mark Brandon-Music; Margo Collins-English; Roxana Conroy-Psychology; Tina Deshotels-Sociology and Social Work; Rodney Friery-Sociology and Social Work; Ronnie Harris-Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; Rhonda Kilgo-Mathematical, Computing, and Information Sciences; William Lester-Political Science; Nixon Mwebi-Physical & Earth Sciences; and Andrea Porter-English.

The rigorous orientation schedule began with Transfer Student Orientation on July 18th and will continue throughout the month of July and first two weeks of August with six Orientation sessions especially for incoming freshmen.

For more information about the Jacksonville State University GO! Team and the Orientation schedule please contact the Office of Student Life at (256) 782-5491 or visit http://www.jsu.edu/depart/ace/oa/.



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