Orientation Leaders

2014 Orientation Coordinators

 

Orientation Interns

Molly Ward

Molly

Hi! My name is Molly Ward and I am a recent graduate of Willamette University in Oregon. I am originally from Port Angeles, Washington and I am so excited to be exploring Gunnison for the summer! I am a NODA intern here at Western State Colorado University focusing on the orientation process. I have worked with orientation for a few years now and I love seeing how all the planning and preparation makes for a great program. I chose to come here because of this fantastic surrounding area that would make for a great summer experience, as well as a perfect chance to learn valuable skills and information!

Stefan Altheide

Stefan

My name is Stefan Altheide. I’m from El Paso, Texas and recently graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. I am currently the NODA Intern at Western State Colorado University and I am loving the small town of Gunnison and the beautiful campus of Western. I chose to accept the intern position because Gunnison was a place I had never been and I was looking for a good summer adventure before I start graduate school in the fall. I have multiple years of orientation experience and love the orientation process! I’m excited to contribute to the program and learn more about this great university!

2013 Orientation Leaders

Alexandra McLelland

Alex Clayton at Graduation, 2011

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: My whole freshman year! Taking Geology field trips and playing humans vs. zombies.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: House of China
FUN FACT: I play ice hockey, I also play the guitar and mandolin
MOTTO: Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.

Alice Stern

Alice Stern

YEAR: Junior
MAJOR: Theatre and Communications
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Springfest and Student Film Night 
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: The Gunnisack
FUN FACT: I write songs on the ukulele
MOTTO: “All you need is love” and “Fly: first love yourself!”
 

Amy Davis

Amy

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: On campus rail jam is always a blast!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: The Gunnisack
FUN FACT: I competed in the junior Olympics in Alpine Ski Racing
MOTTO: Blood makes the grass grow green

Avery Roberts

Avery

YEAR: Sophomore
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: The basketball dunk contest. I was going to be a part of it but my ankle was hurt.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Double Dragon
FUN FACT: I’m from Chicago Height, IL. I play or have played about every sport and can high jump 6’10”
MOTTO: Don’t give up; keep on trying or history will repeat itself.

Brianna McGeorge

Brianna

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Springfest!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Firebrand
FUN FACT: I don’t ski or snowboard, but still find tons of stuff to do in the valley!!!
MOTTO: “Too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated”

Cody Washka

Cody

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Greenhouse Opening!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Twisted Fork
FUN FACT: I love my Jeep!
MOTTO: “Everything is better with your shirt off.”

Coleen Klinger

Coleen

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: My favorite moment was going to the sporting events. There were so many good times to narrow it down.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Palisades
FUN FACT: I love to knit and 16 half siblings.
MOTTO: “When life gives you a box of chocolates you never know what you’re gonna get.” –Forest Gump

C.J. Conway

CJ

YEAR: Senior
MAJOR: Business
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Rail Jam
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: The Powerstop
FUN FACT: I love guitar!!
MOTTO: Be good or be good at it.

Dustin White

Dustin

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: The Rail Jam was really sweet, I really enjoyed going to watch
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Gunnisack
FUN FACT: My middle name is Flanio.
MOTTO: Work hard in life and life will pay you back

Holly Grauberger

Holly

YEAR: Senior
MAJOR: Business
FAVORITE Western EVENT: The Western Knockout!!!!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Mario's
FUN FACT: I only use purple toothbrushes
MOTTO: Never be afraid to take the opportunity that’s in front of you, you’ll regret it if you don’t!

John Vise

John

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Rail Jam 2009
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Garlic Mike's
FUN FACT: In my left elbow, there is a 3” steel plate and 5 screws.
MOTTO: “There is a time and place for everything

Kylie Sheen

Kylie

YEAR: Junior
MAJOR: Art
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Rail Jam
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: The W
FUN FACT: I have a pet mouse named Dug that has been alive since I was in high school
MOTTO: It’s only awkward if you make it awkward

Leonard Duncan

Leonard

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Being a part of Orientation and being able to see awesome events on campus, like Springfest and lots of others!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: The Powerstop
FUN FACT: I’ve been to 30 states and 7 countries. I have also helped bands get contacts with big labels
MOTTO: Live each day as it is your last, but dream as if you’ll live forever 

Lindsay Weaver

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YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Other than athletics, the rail jam and Harlem shake video were a ton of fun!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Mario's
FUN FACT: I love to sing and play the piano! I have broken 18 bones! Backpacking/hiking 14ers is my favorite hobby!
MOTTO: Never frown, even if you are sad because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.

Lizzy Clay

Lizzy

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Freshman year Alpine race team (no longer exists, but Mountain Sports Team now does!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Gunnisack
FUN FACT: I placed state in Synchronized Swimming in high school.
MOTTO: “Who ate your bowl of sunshine this morning thunder cloud? Smile..

Marty Fischlein

Marty

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Rugby tournament with Adams and Mesa, we beat both of them and got the season off to a great start and it was a great way to start college.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Gunnisack
FUN FACT: I’m a scuba diver and I’ve been to the moon…twice.
MOTTO: Just let the lovin take ahold, cause it will if you let it. “I’m funky; not a junkie, but I know where to get it.”

Mary Cooperman

Mary

YEAR: Junior
MAJOR: Sociology with Criminal Justice emphasis
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Homecoming every year! I love the parade, football games, and BBQs that follow.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Garlic Mike's
FUN FACT: I can put my foot behind my head and do 28 cartwheels in a row
MOTTO: Always smile, it makes life much easier. Go with the flow!

Morgan Hartley

Morgan

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: First time being Assistant Stage Manager for my first play here! It was challenging and awesome.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Gunnisack
FUN FACT: My favorite color is green and I love chocolate.
MOTTO: “Live, laugh, love!”

Nate Schwartz

Nate

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Dabfest was awesome!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: El Pariso
FUN FACT: I have toe thumbs, it’s pretty cool!
MOTTO: Every Biggie song ever.

Nic Farber

Nic

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Battle of Bands...Yay!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Gunnisack
FUN FACT: I have lived in 20 different houses in 20 years. I play in a punk band, and have sweet tattoos. Yay!
MOTTO: “It’s not dying that’s a shame; it’s not living every day."

Parker Burgess

Parker

YEAR: Senior
MAJOR: Sociology with a Criminal Justice emphasis
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Competing in the Mullet Contest during Springfest.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Viva la Mexico!
FUN FACT: I have a newt named Newton
MOTTO: “Never forget how you got to be where you are.”

Ryan Chipman

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YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Doing the Harlem Shake at the Rail Jam this year.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Powerstop
FUN FACT: I play lacrosse here at Western and love the outdoors!
MOTTO: A quote I live by “Dream as if you’ll live forever live like you’ll die today”

Sarah Kem

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YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: Carnival! It was so much fun to dance the night away! This is tied with a wilderness pursuits cross country ski trip I went on!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Gunnisack
FUN FACT: I like to bow hunt!
MOTTO: “Give all that you have today, because if you don’t its lost forever.”

Stacie Lebigot

Stacie

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: My favorite Western event was DABFEST!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Palisades
FUN FACT: A fun fact about me is I was born in Paris, France.
MOTTO: A motto I live by, tomorrow will always be better

Trevor Bartz

Trevor

YEAR:
MAJOR:
FAVORITE Western EVENT: 34 hours for Partners sponsored by KWSB.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN GUNNISON: Powerstop
FUN FACT: I’m from St. Paul, MN and I love to ice fish
MOTTO: Plan like you will live forever; live like you will die tomorrow