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OLsTheresa Chey
Greetings my fellow incoming Warriors and parents! My name is Theresa Chey and I am currently a sophomore here at East Stroudsburg University. Lebanon, located near Hershey in Pennsylvania, is my hometown. I am majoring in Business Management and minoring in Communication Studies. Currently, I am part of the Campus Activities Board (CAB), Musical Theatre Organization (MTO) and Student Senate. I highly recommend you to participate in as many on campus activities and clubs as you can. This will help you to meet other students, to create everlasting friendships, and will help you in the future. Don’t be shy to contact me or any 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! Congratulations and 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 currently a junior majoring in Early Childhood and Special Education. Outside of the classroom I am involved with RHA (Resident Hall Association), Best Buddies, CEC (Council for Exceptional Children), and also our Rugby team. Our campus holds so many great and interesting opportunities for 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. So get ready to make lifelong memories as we are all excited for you to join the Warriors community! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me at any time throughout the school year.

OLsMarieyah Dabney-Hurt
Good day my fellow incoming students and accompanying parents. East Stroudsburg University welcomes you to its campus! My name is Marieyah Hurt, and I am a junior from Easton, Pennsylvania. I am double majoring in Administrative Public Health and Political Science with a focus in Pre-law. Academics are important, but college is also more than that. It is about networking, learning about yourself, experiencing different things, making lifelong friends, and developing independence and responsibility. Although the road may get rough at times, remember that nothing can stop you except you. Don’t feel inferior to new surroundings and people; use it to your advantage. Take your time, work hard and have fun. I am super excited about meeting you all and forming quality friendships. Once again, welcome ESU’s incoming Warriors!

OLsRobert DeMarco
Hello everyone my name is Robert DeMarco, but you can call me Bobby! I would like to welcome all parents, family, and future warriors to ESU! I am a senior from Scranton, PA with a major in Recreation Services Management. This is my second year as an Orientation Leader and I couldn’t be more excited to meet all of this year’s incoming students. I am a Resident Advisor in Lenape Hall. I am also a member of the Residence Hall Association, the ESU Go Green committee, Moses Society, National Residence Hall Honorary and Rho Phi Lambda Honor Society. One piece of advice that you will hear from just about everyone is to get involved! The more time you stay out of your room and are active in clubs, organizations, sports and whatever else you get involved in the better experience you will have here at ESU. There is something for everyone here so be sure to find your niche! Your first year can be intimidating; we’ve all been there so never hesitate to email me at I look forward to meeting everyone and having a great year!

OLsDontel Ducksworth
Hello all you proud parents and amazing incoming students! My name is Dontel Ducksworth, born and raised in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (I am a proud native of the Burg). I am extremely excited to not only be your orientation leader but to also be a friend and a mentor this upcoming school year. I am a junior double majoring in Musical Theatre and Acting for Theatre, Television & Film with a minor in Dance. Being the loud, outgoing free spirit that I am I got involved with the Musical Theatre Organization (our resident glee club here on campus, I am also the Vice President), Stage II (our student run theatre club) and the Warrior Cheerleading team. I hope you are all ready to start a new chapter of your lives. Being here at ESU can be much easier than you think. There are tons of clubs, organizations, and activities all around campus to help make East Stroudsburg a second home for everyone to enjoy. Remember, your future is what you make it so enjoy yourself along the way but always STAY FOCUSED! Can’t wait to enjoy this upcoming year with you, feel free to contact me for anything and don’t be a stranger!

OLsLuis Feliciano
Hello, incoming students and parents my name is Luis Feliciano, from Philadelphia Pennsylvania I’m a junior double majoring in Spanish and Theatre with a concentration in Acting for TV & film and directing. I’m involved with Student Senate, MTO (Musical Theatre Organization) which holds a cabaret each year and sings for the community throughout the semester. I am also involved with Stage II, which produces student run plays and CAB (Campus Activities Board). I work as a front desk receptionist at the University Center’s information desk as well as a work study in fine and performing arts. There are so many different opportunities to get involved on campus to get your name out there so that people know who you are. I look forward to meeting all of you. If you ever need someone to talk to or any information please do not hesitate to contact me at Welcome to East Stroudsburg University, I hope that you enjoy the ride.

OLsTaylor Gardner
Hello incoming students and parents of East Stroudsburg University. My name is Taylor Gardner; I am a junior with a dual major in Special Education and Early Childhood Education with a minor in Spanish. I also work at the Campus Police Station. I am from Staten Island, NY. First, let me say that entering college-- although exciting-- can be a little overwhelming. My first few weeks on campus were a little nerve racking to say the least, 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 will 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, PA. I am a sophomore double majoring in Hotel Tourism Management & 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 here on campus. Being involved has allowed me to jump right into the college experience and helped me meet so many new people. Joining clubs and getting involved on campus right away definitely helps 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!

OLsDrew Johnson
Hello, parents and new Warriors, and welcome to East Stroudsburg University! My name is Drew Johnson, and I am from Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. I am a senior, majoring in Communication Studies with double minors in Political Science and Philosophy. Apart from being a third year orientation leader, I am very involved on our campus during the academic year. I am currently the President of Student Senate – the governing body of all student clubs and organizations here at ESU, of which I have been involved with the past 4 years. This university has provided me with a number of opportunities to impact my classmates on a very personal level and has allowed me to grow into the student leader I am today. Student advocacy is my passion - please know that you have peers who will be in your corner throughout your college tenure! There is room for everyone to make their mark on this campus and the community at large, regardless of your class year, so get involved-- you just might surprise yourself. ESU has so much to offer so take the plunge, make lasting relationships and broaden your network. I am confident that our orientation staff will make your experience here a memorable one! Do not hesitate to ask me any questions that you may have, and above all, get ready to have some fun here this summer!!

OLsRachael Kandel
Hello parents and incoming students and welcome to East Stroudsburg University! My name is Rachael Kandel and I am from Scranton, Pennsylvania. I am a sophomore majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. As a new student it can be quite intimidating starting a whole new experience. This is why I am here to help you through all of it. As a new student getting involved with campus activities, clubs, etc. will help ease your transition into ESU. I am a member of the Hotel and Restaurant Club and have served as a floor representative for Linden Hall. Lastly, I am a member of the Career Path Program for the College of Business and Management to help students get on the right path for graduation. Getting involved helps create lifelong friends and helps you become a better person. I’m so excited to meet all of you and I hope you all make your time here at ESU worthwhile. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Go Warriors!

OLsKeisha Kauffman
Hello new East Stroudsburg University Warriors! My name is Keisha Kauffman, and I am from Hillsborough, New Jersey. I am a junior double majoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science with a concentration in Pre law and a minor in Spanish. I will be entering my third year on the Warrior Cheerleading Team. I am also the Secretary of Warrior Elite, which is the student ambassador program here at ESU. The cheerleader in me is always excited to show my school spirit, so you will catch me at almost all sporting events cheering on our Warriors. If there is one thing that I have learned here, it is to take advantage of all opportunities that are provided to you. It may be nerve racking at first, but once you start to make friends and build connections, it will truly start to feel like home. I am so excited to meet you all, and when you see me on campus please do not hesitate to say “Hi!” If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

OLsTaylor Lanick
Hello, incoming parents and students. I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to East Stroudsburg University! My name is Taylor Paige Lanick, and I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am a sophomore with an undecided major, pursuing minors in English and Theater. I am so thrilled to be able to help you get accustomed to the campus, and allow you to experience all that we have to offer here. I am a member of various clubs on campus, such as Active Minds, PRIDE (People Recognizing Individual Diversity in Education), and Best Buddies. I am a Peer Educator in Health Education and AToD (Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs), and I am also a part of the Athletic Staff. Getting involved is very easy and always recommended! Please feel free to email me at any time. I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to all that ESU has to offer. Welcome to the Warrior family!

OLsJennifer Meck
Hello incoming Warriors and supporting parents! Welcome to East Stroudsburg University, a place I genuinely enjoy calling a second home. My name is Jennifer Meck; however my good friends typically call me Jenny. I am a sophomore here at ESU majoring in English with a concentration in Secondary Education. I also have a minor in Psychology! Here on campus, I am involved in the Kemp Library Writing Studio as a peer tutor to help you write your papers or work on any grammatical questions you may have. If my experience at ESU has taught me anything, it is to be extremely open and friendly to every opportunity you receive! There are endless amounts of resources and friends on campus to help you get where you need to go. I also recommend studying those books hard and getting to know each and every one of your professors and staff members. It will only be beneficial as you go through your college experience! I look forward to meeting and interacting with each and every one of you!

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 junior 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 Marine Science Club. 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 welcome you to East Stroudsburg University! My name is Janet Ro and I am from East Stroudsburg, PA. 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 on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, the Student Nurses Association (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 and I am from Glenside, Pennsylvania. I am a junior majoring in Digital Media Technologies and Communication Studies. I am involved with the East Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church and the East Stroudsburg track and field team. 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!

OLsBrittany Washington
Hello parents and future East Stroudsburg University students! I am so excited to welcome you all to ESU. My name is Brittany Washington and I am from Summitville, New York. I am a senior majoring in Speech-Language Pathology. I am the president of The Warrior Elite Student Ambassador Program, Head Resident Advisor In Hawthorn Suites, a Recreation Center Official, a senator in Student Senate, a member of both the Moses Society and National Residence Hall Honorary, and am also a fourth year Orientation Leader. As a member of your Orientation Leader staff, I hope to be able to answer your questions and give you everything you need to be successful at ESU. I encourage each and every one of you to approach new experiences with an open mind. Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and meet new people. Do not be afraid to ask questions and get help. Orientation is a BLAST, so I look forward to meeting you all there, and I wish you all the best as you pursue your dreams here at ESU!

OLsDestiny Washington
Hello parents and students, welcome to East Stroudsburg University. My name is Destiny Washington, and I am a junior majoring in Musical Theatre with a Minor in dance. I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I am currently involved in Christian Fellowship, Explosion Step Team, performing at basketball games, spirit day events and more. Also, I am a member of the Voices of Triumph Gospel choir, Musical Theatre Organization, and Stage II. I have been involved in two main stage productions at ESU: "The Wizard of Oz" and " Suessical the Musical." I have also been in a student written, directed, and produced show called “Strangers". There are so many things to get involved with here at ESU, so don't be afraid to put yourself out there by joining clubs and organizations. Also don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something different because you never know where life may lead you. I look forward to meeting everyone. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask because I won’t hesitate to answer. Please feel free to come up to me and say "Hello" or spark up a conversation, you can contact me at

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 currently a sophomore 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 a student senator for the ESU Student Senate, helping my peers construct career paths working 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.

OLsLouis Wein
Hi, y’all! Welcome to East Stroudsburg University. My name is Louie Wein and I am from Schwenksville, PA. I am a sophomore majoring in Communication Studies with a dual concentration in Public Relations and Media Studies. I am minoring in Digital Media Technologies with a concentration in Video. Here at ESU, there are so many different clubs and activities to get involved in. I am a Resident Advisor in Hawthorn Suites. I am also the Public Relations Coordinator for the Warrior Elite, an organization dedicated to creating positive interactions between East Stroudsburg Alumni and its current students. In addition, I am a senator for Student Senate. I was in your shoes last year, and I know the transition can be hard but I am here to help as a resource, friend, and peer to all of you. I am so excited to welcome you all to the Warrior Nation. If y’all have any question, please do not hesitate to send me an email at