Orientation Leaders

OLs are upperclassmen students at Winthrop who work with new freshmen students and their families at Orientation. These students work hard throughout the spring semester and summer to train and prepare for helping new students in their transition. At Orientation, new students are assigned to an OL who will serve as their Winthrop point person and lead sessions to give students exclusive knowledge on what it means to be a Winthrop Eagle.

(in alphabetical order by last name)

Please meet our 2024 Orientation Team!!

 

Lily BerngardLily Berngard

Major: Computer Information Systems (College of Business Administration)

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Wisdom for New Eagles: Whether its a planner, an excel spreadsheet, or evn just post it notes taped to a wall, find a way to keep track of assignments.

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: It's very easy to find a community to belong to and be a part of.

Fun Fact: I was a mathlete in high school.

 

 

 

 

Kenedy BrownKennedy Brown

Major: Social Work, Minor: Political Science (College of Arts & Sciences)
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: One piece of advice that I have is get involved. Being involved on campus will encourage you open up and make friends.

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: My favorite thing about Winthrop are the different clubs and organizations that they have. I also enjoy the classes.

Fun Fact: I spend most of my free time learning Japanese

 

 

 

 

 

Donovan

Donovan Ellerbe

Major: Human Development & Family Studies (College of Education, Sport and Human Sciences)
Hometown: Cheraw, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: Be who you are!

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: The community.

Fun Fact: I traveled to Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan E.Morgan Epinger

Major: Human Nutrition- Pre Physical Therapy (College of Arts &  Sciences)
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: Do not be discouraged by things tht intimidate you.  Embrace and conquer them.

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: Community

Fun Fact: I love cats!


 

 

 

 

Kennedy Fogal

Kennedy Fogle

Major: Social Work, Minor: Psychology (College of Arts & Sciences)
Hometown: Mauldin, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: Do not be nervous we have all been through the same process.

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: My favorite thing about Winthrop is the library.  I love the study room.

Fun Fact: I love to read books and I hve my own instagram dedicated to reveiwing and talking bout books.

 

 

 

 

Marcus GonzalezMarcus Gonzalez

Major: Data Science (College of Business Administration)
Hometown: Glen Cove, NY
Wisdom for New Eagles: Stay on top of your game.  Always remember your options when tutoing is available.

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: The welcoming environment
Fun Fact: I collect hats for a living!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris Johnson

Paris Johnson

Major: Biology (College of Arts & Sciences)
Hometown: Manning, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: Don't be afraid to be who you are at Winthrop, this is a safe place!

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: The campus is so beautiful and nice to look at no matter the weather.

Fun Fact: I'm very funny and have fun intrusive thoughts. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jada LewisJada Lewis

Major: Sports Management, Minor: Marketing (College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences)
Hometown: Georgetown, SC
Favorite Thing About Winthrop: Is the loving community atmosphere, when walking around campus you will always see a friendly face.

Wisdom for New Eagles: It's always good to relax and have fun but stay on top of your work.  Don't let yourself get behind and  your mental health should always come first.

Fun Fact: I have watched the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe 4 times!

 

 

 

Ariel

Ariel Lugo

Major: Elementary Education, Minor: Legal Studies (College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences)
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: Get to know your professors, they are your biggest help! 

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: Our Garnet and Gold pride is strong. 

Fun Fact: I am a social butterfly and an amzing listener!

 

 

 

 

Jada Minkens

Jada Mickens

Major: Mass Communications (College of Arts & Sciences)
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: My favorite thing about Winthrop is the professors.

Fun Fact: I listen to over 10 genres of music.

 

 

 

 

 

AnnikaAnnika Rittereiser

Major: Special Education (College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences)
Hometown: Indian Land, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: My advice for new eagles is to get to know your professors.

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: My favorite thing about Winthrop is how pretty campus is!

Fun Fact: A fun fact about myself is that I ride horses!

 

 

 

 

 

Jha-ne' RobinsonJha-ne' Robinson

Major: Sociology Concentration in Criminology (Colleg of Arts & Sciences)
Hometown: Orangeburg, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: Have CONFIDENCE! You can do anything you put your mind to.  Join clubs, make friends, go out!

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: The small campus size and the diversity.

Fun Fact: I can crochet.

 

 

 

 

 

Kiera ShortKeiara Jonae 

Major: Elementary Education (College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences)
Hometown: Richmond, VA

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: Is the community

Wisdom for New Eagles: Get involved and go to class!!

Fun Fact: I love majorette dance and was on the dance show Bring It!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoe SingletaryZoey Alexis Singletary

Major: Dance Education (College of Visual & Performing Arts)
Hometown: Florence, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: Take at least one hour of the day to celebrate yourself.  College can be overwhelming but it's going to be the small victories that keep pushing you through.

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: My favorite thing about Winthrop is the diversity.

Fun Fact: I am a music geek. I'm convinced at least half of my day is consumed with it.

 

 

 

Madison WoodsMaddie Woods

Major: Biology (College of Arts & Sciences)
Hometown: Blythwood, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: Please, please get involved in campus and join some type of club.  College can get lonley.

Favorite Thing About Winthrop: Is the amount of people who have different ideas from mine and encourage me to grow.

Fun Fact: I have done gymnastics/cheer since I was 4.

 

 

 

 

To contact any of the OLs, log into Winthrop's People Search tool.

Interested in applying to be an OL?

The application process starts in September.

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