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OLsTheresa Chey
Greetings my incoming Warriors and parents! My name is Theresa Chey and I am currently a junior at East Stroudsburg University. I have a major in Business Management and a minor in Communication Studies. I am the chair of the coffee house for the Campus Activities Board (CAB), a Student Senator, a member of Residence Hall Association (RHA), Stage II, and Vocal Variations, as well as a peer tutor. I highly recommend you to participate in as many on campus activities and clubs as you can. This will help you gain many opportunities that will benefit your future. I love meeting new people and exploring new things. If you ever need a friend to talk to, don’t be shy to contact me or any of the other orientation leaders. We will gladly be here for you to give you advice, guidance, and support. I look forward to meeting you and to the memories to come!

OLsRenee Custodio
Hello incoming students and parents! Welcome to East Stroudsburg University. My name is Renee Custodio and I am from Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Though I am an out of state student, ESU is a big part of my family and I cannot wait for you to be a part of it as well. I am a senior majoring in Early Childhood and Special Education. Outside of the classroom I am involved with Resident Hall Association (RHA), Best Buddies, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and also our Rugby team. Our campus holds so many great and interesting opportunities to help you to discover what you really enjoy. Do not hesitate to leave your comfort zone because there is something for each and every one of you here. Get ready to make lifelong memories as we are all excited for you to join the Warrior community! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me at any time throughout the school year.

OLsTaylor Gardner
Hello incoming students and parents of East Stroudsburg University. My name is Taylor Gardner; I am a senior from Staten Island, New York with a dual major in Special Education and Early Childhood Education and a minor in Spanish. I also work at the Campus Police Station. First, let me say that entering college — although exciting — can be a little overwhelming. At the very least, my first few weeks on campus were a little nerve-racking. But after meeting new students and learning from upper classmen, I gained confidence and felt at ease rather quickly. I am here to help you and make your transition as smooth as possible. There are many opportunities for you to meet new people, find your interests, and enjoy your time here at ESU. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions. This is the start of some of the best years of your life. Here you can meet new friends and make memories that will last a lifetime. I am happy to be sharing this journey with you and welcome you to your new home!

OLsLayla Irby
Hello incoming students and parents! East Stroudsburg University welcomes you! My name is Layla Irby and I am from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I am a junior double majoring in Hotel Tourism Management and Spanish with a concentration in Tourism. My student involvements include the hotel tourism club, the African American Heritage Month Committee, and my biggest commitment and involvement at ESU has been being a student senator on Student Senate. Being involved has allowed me to jump right into the college experience and has helped me to meet many new people. Joining clubs and getting involved immediately on campus definitely helped as an incoming student. There is a spot for everyone here at ESU and I hope I can be involved in helping you find your niche on campus. I look forward to meeting you and if you every have any questions or concerns— even if you just want to introduce yourself— please do! Feel free to contact me via:

OLsLian Mlodzienski
Welcome, future Warriors and parents, to East Stroudsburg University! My name is Lian Mlodzienski and I am a commuter student from Bushkill, Pennsylvania. I am a senior double majoring in Biology and Chemistry with a concentration in Professional and Secondary Education. In addition to being an Orientation Leader, I am also a peer tutor and a part of several other clubs like the Biology Club and the Honors Student Association. Going to college can be scary, but it’s okay! A lot of people are scared at first, but as soon as they come to campus and start making friends, it is easy to call ESU home. The more you get involved, the more friends you’ll make! Any questions that you have, I will be more than happy to answer. Never be afraid to stop me if you see me walking around campus! Good luck during the new semester.

OLsJanet Ro
Hello incoming students and parents! It is my pleasure to offer you a warm welcome you to East Stroudsburg University! My name is Janet Ro and I am from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. I am a sophomore majoring in Nursing and I am involved in a number of activities here at the University that have influenced my college experience immensely. I am a member of Campus Activities Board (CAB), Student Faculty Conduct Board, the Committee of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP), and the Middle States Committee. These involvements have created so many opportunities to meet new people with similar interests, exploit new encounters, and experience growth. As an orientation leader, I make it my mission to be able to facilitate your transition into collegiate life as much as possible and ensure your success! I cannot wait to meet you all! Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason at all! Whether you would just like to talk or you have any questions or concerns, I am an email away!

OLsKelley Stuetz
Hello incoming students and parents of East Stroudsburg University! My name is Kelley Anne Stuetz, a senior majoring in Digital Media Technologies and Communication Studies, and I am from Glenside, Pennsylvania. I am a member of the East Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church and a part of the East Stroudsburg track and field team. In addition to this, I am also the sideline reporter for the East Stroudsburg Football team. These organizations have introduced me to a variety of different people, many of which are my close friends. Getting involved on campus is a great way to get to know people and make connections on and off campus. My advice for incoming students is to stay organized and focused on your goals for the semester. I encourage each of you to be open-minded during your new experiences here at ESU. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, but most of all prepare to have an awesome summer with us!

OLsDaniel Watson
Greetings incoming warriors and parents! Welcome to the wonderful East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. My name is Daniel Watson and I am from Lanham, Maryland. I am a junior majoring in Computer Science. There are a lot of resources that ESU has to offer to help propel you towards success. ESU has a very welcoming and helpful environment, from the faculty down to your fellow peers. I am heavily involved on campus serving as the Student Affairs Chair for the ESU Student Senate, helping my peers construct career paths as a Career Peer for the Career Development Center, and bringing in potential warriors holding a Tour Guide position for the Office of Admissions. You will connect with a lot of great people here at ESU. I have been very fortunate enough to connect with amazing people that have helped me grow thus far! "Good, better, best, never let it rest, until your good is your better and your better is your best!" - Ray Langston

OLsSterling Francois
Howdy there incoming Warriors, parents, and guests. Welcome to the place that we all call home, East Stroudsburg University. My name is Sterling Francois; I was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. I am a junior majoring in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Some of the best experiences in life come during your collegiate experience. With a wide variety of clubs, activities, and jobs on campus, there are new ways to meet people and make memories. I also work at Pennsylvania State Employee Credit Union (PSECU) on campus. I encourage you to get involved on campus, leave your own personal, positive mark on this school, and make it your home! If you ever have any questions or just simply want to talk, do not shy away. You can contact me at Welcome home new Warriors!

OLsMichelle Lyles
Hello incoming warriors and parents! My name is Michelle Lyles and I am a senior at East Stroudsburg University from Scranton, Pennsylvania. I'm majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in English. I'm so excited to be sharing this experience with you! Get involved in the many activities and clubs that the university has to offer; I promise you will not regret it. Getting involved will help you meet so many people, and you will create so many lifelong memories. Please, get involved while you can. If you need anything at all do not hesitate to contact myself or any of the other Orientation Leaders. We will help you, guide you, and support you in any way we can. I look forward to seeing all of you!

OLsJessica Pyett
Hello incoming Warriors. Congratulations and welcome to East Stroudsburg University! My name is Jessica Pyett; I'm from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. I'm sophomore majoring in business management with two minors, communication studies and economics. Aside from being part of the orientation staff, I'm also an active member in both Student Senate & Campus Activities Board. College is all about finding yourself, meeting new people, and creating memories that'll last a life time. That being said, make sure you take advantage of this experience! You have unlimited opportunities at ESU and can always find something that sparks your interest. I know that transitioning into college can be very overwhelming, but just remember that you have so many people around you that are here to help! Please don't hesitate to email me if you ever need anything!! Welcome to the Warrior family.

OLsNico Makuta
Hello incoming students and parents of East Stroudsburg University. My name is Nico Makuta, and I am from Hazleton, Pennsylvania. I am a sophomore who still hasn’t decided on a major. When you come onto campus there is a multitude of clubs and activities in which to get involved. I am apart of Student Senate on campus as well as a Resident Advisor in Hemlock Suites. Not too long ago, I was a freshman too; I know what you are going to go through. If you need anything— and I mean anything— don’t hesitate to ask! As General George S. Patton has said, “success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom”.

OLsHafiz Tunis
Hello all of you proud parents and amazing future warriors! My name is Hafiz Tunis and I am from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. I am a sophomore majoring in Business Management with a concertation in Marketing and a minor in Political Science. I am extremely eager to be your orientation leader and mentor for this upcoming academic year. I am very outgoing and involved with numerous organizations right here on campus. Some of my involvements include our institution's Student Government (Student Senate), Residence Hall Association (RHA), and am a Community Board Member of my Residence Hall (Shawnee). These are a few of the clubs & organizations ESU has to offer. There are many more clubs and organizations for you here on campus. If you cannot find a club fit for you, you have the opportunity to start your own. My goal is to make your transition to ESU easier. I was once in your shoes— nervous, excited, and not knowing what to expect. Through the guidance of upper classmen, I was able to grow and evolve to the person I am today. I look forward to meeting you and if you questions or concerns around campus, I will be more than happy to help you.

OLsJanairis Perez
To all future warriors and parents, welcome to East Stroudsburg University! My name is Janairis Perez, but you all can call me Jana! I'm from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I'm a sophomore double majoring in both Early Childhood Education and Special Education with a minor in Spanish. In addition to being your orientation leader, I am an office worker at the Office of Admission and a tour guide. I'm also a part of an upcoming acapella group called vocal variations. Having been a freshmen I advise you all to involve yourselves in all campus activities because once you do, ESU will feel much more like home and you will have an amazing time. Parents, have no doubt; this advice applies to you as well! ESU Parents can involve themselves by tuning into our radio station, WESS 90.3, and subscribing to our newsletter. I look forward to meeting you all and being the mentor and friend you can all come to for anything!

OLsDestinee Ward
Welcome future warriors, new students, and parents! My name is Destinee Ward and I am currently a sophomore here at East Stroudsburg University. I’m a local from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. I was born in the city of Paterson which is located in New Jersey. My major is Public Health with a concentration in Health Service Administration. Not only am I very proud and excited to be your Orientation Leader, I will also be that friend and mentor to whom you can come to talk. Outside of my academics, I am a member of Christian Fellowship and I love being around my friends. Even though I’m an underclassman, I have learned so much so far. Get out of your comfort zone and enjoy it! Make the best of every decision and get involved in all the clubs and activities ESU has to offer. Surround yourself with positive people and positive energy. Things will get hard, but what I learned is to never give up and keep moving forward toward your goal. College helps you figure out yourself, builds up responsibility, and creates long lasting friendships. Welcome Warriors to ESU! If you have any questions about absolutely anything, contact me.

OLsJudaha Amoroso
Hi My name is Judaha Amoroso, “Juju”, and I am from Whitehall Pennsylvania. I am a freshmen majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Relation. I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and have traveled the world with my parents. I am also a part of the African American Student Alliance and Student Senate here at ESU. I enjoy doing making up and making YouTube videos. “Never sleep on your dreams because one day they can become your reality”