new student orientation

2015 Orientation Leaders

Erin Bennett

Major: Creative Writing
Hometown: Saugus, MA
"Wednesday afternoons spent listening to different musicians play outside on the patio is definitely one of my favorite Colby-Sawyer experiences!"

Shawn Bissonette

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY
"Chicken nugget day, duh..."

Bella Blanchette

Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Methuen, MA
"My favorite memory would be playing the game "people to people" during my own freshman orientation."

Scott Bonneau

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Methuen, MA
"Mountain Day."

Naika Clergeau

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Cambridge, MA
"My favorite memory was Mountain Day freshmen year, because it was my first time climbing a mountain and I got to meet so many people."

Bree Cummings

Major: Child Development
Hometown: Hill, NH
"My favorite memory from CSC is definitely hiking up Kearsarge for Mountain Day. The way the whole college comes together as one is just spectacular!"

Andrew Curtin

Major: Biology
Hometown: Waltham, MA
"My Pathway course was by far my favorite memory, as it covered the concept of anthrozoology which are the ways in which humans and animals interact. We talked about how we perceive different animals and how we associate them differently in different places."

Marissa Donovan

Major: Creative Writing
Hometown: Deer Isle, ME
"My favorite memory at CSC would be hiking up Mt. Kearsarge during Mountain Day. I made new friends and got to see the amazing view from the top of the mountain."

Aaron Dugan

Major: Healthcare Management
Hometown: Grafton, NH
"Playing my first rugby game."

Danielle Duhaime

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Temple, NH
"One of my favorite Colby-Sawyer memories is when my roommates and I went on a snow adventure during a snow storm. We walked all the way behind Ivey and made a snow man!"

Theresa Edick

Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Dublin, NH
“One of my favorite things about Colby-Sawyer is seeing everyone outside on the quad once the weather is nice!”

Brian Gallagher

Major: Sports Management
Hometown: Billerica, MA
"My favorite memory at CSC is walking onto the campus the beginning of my freshman year and seeing everything and everyone for the first time."

Anna Mary Gaskill

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Brattleboro, VT
"My favorite memory here at Colby-Sawyer so far is competing in my first college swim meet with my new swim family! I have made so many friends by being a part of the swim team here and memories that I will never forget!"

Omar Hajajra

Major: Biology
Hometown: Plainfield, NH
"When I was in orientation, I remember meeting new students who were open. My own orientation leaders were very excited to share their experience at CSC. What I learned from them has stayed with me and only made my experience better here at CSC."

Torh Hinneh

Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: Monrovia, Liberia
"My favorite memory is the traditional celebration of Mountain Day that brings the entire Colby-Sawyer community together for a great and unforgettable experience. You can get a breathtaking view of New London from the top of Mt. Kearsarge."

Rachel Jaworski

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Boxford, MA
"My favorite memory is when I was in the orientation group Blue 7 and our entire group was building bonds. Orientation weekend is where I met all of my best friends."

Sean Kelly

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Walpole, NH
“My favorite memory from CSC is when the weather gets warm in the spring and everyone hangs outside on the quad."

Aissata Kourouma

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: New Haven, CT
"My favorite memory about my time at Colby-Sawyer College was my own orientation freshmen year when we had all the activities in the gym and getting to know everyone."

Katie Krauss

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Milton, MA
"Winning the NAC championship my freshmen year for Women's Basketball!"

Courtney Lampert

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Derry, NH
"Being a part of the Women's Lacrosse team here at CSC, and making some of the greatest friends."

Grace Lavoie

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Bethlehem, NH
"My favorite memory from Colby-Sawyer so far has been my first day at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as a nursing student. At the time I was very nervous, but looking back I am really proud of how far I've come."

Emily LeBlanc

Major: Athletic Training, Pre-PA
Hometown: Cape Cod, MA
"My favorite memory at Colby-Sawyer would have to be experiencing Mountain Day for the first time. Climbing Mt. Kearsarge was a challenge, but so incredibly rewarding once I got to the top!"

Quincy Logan

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Houston, TX
"My first day of orientation and my first win on the Colby-Sawyer baseball team."

Abigail Lynch

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: North Andover, MA
"My favorite memory about my time is Colby-Sawyer is being outside in the sun with all of my friends and taking pictures.”

Jennifer Mailhiot

Major: Athletic Training
Hometown: Douglas, MA
"When I was on the volleyball team and Coach proposed to his now wife, we had a full audience and had them all in tears, including the Men's Soccer team. It was something that was amazing to be a part of."

Stephanie Malicki

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Enfield, CT
“My favorite experience was joining the CSC family, and meeting so many new people!"

Mae McCarthy-Tiella

Major: Health Promotion
Hometown: Henniker, NH
"Colby-Sawyer has become my home, and the people here are my family."

Sarah McMahon

Major: Graphic Design
Hometown: Newton, NH
"Sophomore year during Dance Club, throughout tech week and into the actual performances, we would whine and were overtired, but the whole time everyone put in a lot of work and we couldn't stop laughing. It is simple, but we were all really proud of what we had done that year."

Zachary Melisi

Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: Natick, MA
"Towards the end of spring semester last year, a bunch of my friends and I hung out in Danforth's common room until nearly 2:00am working on projects and listening to spring peepers out the windows."

Carrington Morgan

Major: Sociology
Hometown: Farmington, NH
"My favorite memory at Colby-Sawyer College was the day that I met my best friends; even though the day wasn't that exceptional, the people at Colby-Sawyer College are undoubtedly exceptional. They all go to school here and I couldn't ask for a better group of people to spend my time with in this wonderful place."

Jake Murtaugh

Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: Salem, MA
"Who doesn't love Mountain Day?"

Emily Nagle

Major: Child Development with Early Education
Hometown: South Boston, MA
"My favorite memory is being apart of CSC's Campus Activities Board (CAB) and being both a general member and a board member."

Uyen Nguyen

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Vietnam
"My first winter with snow was awesome. I like the close-knit campus, Colby-Sawyer culture, and diverse community."

Hannah O'Connell

Major: Child Development
Hometown: Enfield, NH
"When Danielle and I spent a snow day making a snow-dinosaur on the quad. I believe we named him Fred."

Rachelle Pierre

Major: Public Health
Hometown: Novato, CA
"One of my favorite memories at CSC has to be Mountain Day!!!"

Jameson Ploch

Major: History and Political Studies
Hometown: Old Town, ME
“My favorite memory at Colby-Sawyer is hanging out on the quad and seeing all my friends.”

Isabel Price

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Keene, NH
"My favorite memory at CSC so far is all of the opportunities I have had in just one year. I was able to join many clubs and sports and meet so many different people. I can't wait to make more."

Kevin Richardson

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Morgan Ross

Major: Health Care Management
Hometown: Houlton, ME
"My favorite memory of Colby-Sawyer is when I met my best friends. I never expected to meet so many new and different people but have similar interests."

Sara Roy

Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Nashua, NH
“Going to the Boston Marathon."

Susan Sam-Mensah

Major: History and Political Studies
Hometown: Ghana
"My final presentation for my HPS 100 class, The Detective, is my best memory. The second most memorable thing was my storytelling event."

Nawaraj Shahi

Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Dolpa, Nepal
"Celebrating the Color Run event at the Quad when spring is finally overtaken by the summer."

Molly Statezni

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Newton, NH
"My favorite memory was freshman year when I moved in with my two best friends!"

Kendall Stopa

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Foxboro, MA

Tricia Temple

Major: Biology
Hometown: Bolton, MA
"Leaving my comfort zone and having so many opportunities to meet new people and learn new things."

Michael Tillman

Major: Sociology
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
"My favorite memory at CSC is my first time being an orientation leader. Definitely an experience to remember!"

Maggie Tucker

Major: History and Political Studies
Hometown: Methuen, MA
"My favorite memory would have to be my first dance show with the Dance Club. It was so great to see everybody's hard work on display!"

Curtis Warren

Major: Exercise and Sport Science
Hometown: Belfast, ME
"Mountain Day"

Makenzie Welch

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Torrington, CT
"My favorite memory is from the day I first met my swim family and I automatically felt like I belonged. The countless meets and practices with the swim team will be memories I hold forever."

Anna Werge

Major: Athletic Training
Hometown: North Grosvenordale, CT
"Riding on the equestrian team. I met my best friend because of the Colby-Sawyer equestrian team my freshman year."

Hannah Willcutt

Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Tilton, NH
"Being part of the Colby-Sawyer Swim Team family!"

Samanatha Wisniewski

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Plymouth, NH
"My favorite memory is probably from participating in Relay for Life this year. It was a night full of different fun events and all the proceeds went to a good cause."