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COAR (Conference, Orientation and Recruitment) Team

The COAR (Conference, Orientation and Recruitment) Team consists of students who will serve as leaders, facilitators and mentors during Summer Orientation and various summer conferences and camps. Members will begin building relationships with prospective students and new freshmen.

COAR Team members will:

  • lead student discussions during orientation, accurately describe student life to new students
  • call newly admitted students, give campus tours, answer student questions, and
  • provide customer service for conference/camp participants and check participants in/out of residence halls.

This position provides an opportunity to promote the university, gain professional experience, and earn money. COAR Team members will gain valuable experience in the fields of student services, customer service, communication, leadership, and organization.

2013 COAR Team

Ian Cashman
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Cynthia Cherucheril
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Prior Lake, MN

Christa Galbraith
Major: Art
Hometown: Coon Rapids, MN

Melissa Halvorson
Major: Pre-Pharmacy
Hometown: Fargo, ND

Brenna Johansen
Major: Public Relations & Advertising
Hometown: Beulah, ND

Katie Martinez
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Custer, SD

Connor Mashek
Major: Sports Recreation & Leadership
Hometown: Olathe, KS

Titiana Ngongang
Major: Pre-Pharmacy
Hometown: Blaine, MN

Brady Och
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: White Bear Lake, MN

Oluchi Okakpu
Major: Pre-Nursing
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Joseph Ravits
Major: Management Communications
Hometown: Hopkins, MN

Jessica Soucy
Major: English
Hometown: West Fargo, ND

Moriah Stephens
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN

Zach Thelen
Major: Civil Engineering
Hometown: Minnetonka, MN

Mikaela Walker
Major: Spanish Education & International Studies
Hometown: Jamestown, ND

Juan Vazquez Jr.
Major: Biological Science, Pre-Med
Hometown: Stockton, CA

Katerina Voronova
Major: Psychology &
Criminal Justice
Hometown: West Fargo, ND


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Orientation and Student Success
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8379 or Toll free: +1 (800) 488-NDSU menu option 2 / Fax: (701) 231-6253
Campus address: West Dining Center Lower Level
Physical/delivery address: 1340 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5260 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Orientation and Student Success

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013 2:41:00 PM