The UNI Jump Start Orientation Program is in its 14th year of providing new students from ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds with a "jump start" on their first year at the university. Jump Start is an extended orientation program that provides students with an opportunity to make a smooth transition to the University.
Twelve UNI students have been selected for the 2012 Pathfinder staff; they will lead incoming freshmen participating in the UNI Jump Start program. These student leaders (listed below) excelled in a highly competitive selection process. "They will bring a broad array of experiences to their work, along with an outstanding commitment to leading and mentoring new UNI students," said Kristin Woods, coordinator of new student programs. The Pathfinder staff training begins in early August.
Amber Blackmon, Junior, Exercise Science*
Deana Bolumbu, Senior, Marketing & Philosophy, *
Janell Buckner, Sophomore, Accounting
Felicia Carrillo, Junior, Communication Studies
Brittnie Dotson, Freshman, Biology
Megan Guldenpfennig, Freshman, Public Relations
Bria Johnson, Sophomore, Family Services
Mathew Knight, Junior, Public Administration*
Jesse Lozano, Junior, Psychology
Tristan Maxey, Junior, Marketing*
Zachary Owens, Sophomore, Textile and Apparel
Annette Putnam, Sophomore, TESOL & Spanish
* denotes a second (or third) year Pathfinder
Photo identification: from left: Zach Owens, Amber Blackmon, Janell Buckner, Bria Johnson, Felicia Carrillo, Jesse Lozano, Megan Guldenpfennig, Deana Bolumbu, Tristan Maxey, Annette Putnam and Brittnie Dotson. Missing from this photo is Mathew Knight.