Foto Friday: My OLs!

Ok, so its been a few weeks since I last posted. I promise I had a good excuse! I blame New Student Orientation and Welcome Back Prep. 🙂

But now that my first Orientation that I supervised is completely done and put away, and I have a few seconds to breath, I thought I’d get back up to speed. But because I blame Orientation, its then duly appropriate that today’s photo is of my orientation team:

Courtesy of Naiomi
Courtesy of Naiomi Tajonera

This group was an amazing group of Orientation Leaders. I have to say I think some of the absolute best I’ve ever worked with in my many years in higher education. I learned so much from them; about students, our college community, and about me as a professional. This summer has been an amazing experience.

It also reminds me of the complete joy it is to work in higher education. I had the privilege to watch these students over the past four and a half months grow into their own. They grew as leaders, as individuals, as team members and as human beings. Even though we had our rough patches of training and program bumps, (and with a training program that our institution has never seen before, we had TONS of bumps) watching them grow and learn a few things myself was well worth the headaches.

So cheers to the 2014 Marygrove College Orientation Team!

Courtesy of Naiomi Tajonera
Courtesy of Naiomi Tajonera

Until next time

Peace, Love and Pandas!


Published by Brian

I am currently the Assistant Director of Student Life for Registered Student Organizations and Late-Night Programming at Michigan State University. After earning my B.A. from the University of Michigan-Flint, I entered the Student Affairs profession. After a few years in the field, I returned to school and earned my M.A. in Educational Leadership-Higher Education Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University. In my spare time I blog about my thoughts and musings on current issues in higher education, student affairs, digital worlds, identity development and general life inspirations and observations. I also volunteer a lot for my fraternity and multiple regional and national professional associations.

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