Megan McConnell of Salem recently served as a part of James Madison University’s 2012 orientation team.
A junior whose major is hospitality management, she served as an orientation peer adviser.
Orientation Peer Advisers are a group of students selected each spring to work with JMU’s first-year Summer Springboard and 1787 August Orientation programs. Assisting the orientation office in the supervision of our 250 First year Orientation Guide (FrOGs) volunteers, OPAs are a key link in the successful transition of first-year students to James Madison University.
The Orientation Operations Assistants work diligently behind the scenes to make sure that the transition experience is as seamless as possible. OOAs work throughout the year assisting JMU guests, students, faculty, and staff members as well as the members of the Orientation Office professional staff. Their time and effort are crucial to the success of the JMU orientation program.
JMU’s award-winning orientation team develops, coordinates, and supervises the transitional needs of first-year and transfer students entering JMU. The Orientation Office coordinates Summer Springboard, 1787 August Orientation and prepares publications such as The One Book to assist new students and family members in their transition to JMU. Staff members work throughout the year to ensure incoming first-year and transfer students are provided with the resources, knowledge and peer connections for success at JMU.
Submitted by James Madison University