Student Orientation Assistants (SOAs)

A staff of highly-trained students (SOAs), along with faculty advisors and personnel from a variety of offices lead and assist with CUSTOMS sessions. Clerical staff assist the office during the summer CUSTOMS sessions.

2022 SOAs

SOAs at MTSU use their leadership skills and True Blue pride to welcome over 4500 New Raiders and 3500 family members to campus annually. SOAs serve as peer educators, resource guides and role models to first-year students, transfer student and family members as they transition to MTSU. Being an SOA is a valuable leadership experience that allows for growth in areas of teambuilding, public speaking, communications and interpersonal skills, problem solving, conflict resolution and confidence.


2022 CUSTOMS SOAs

Photo of Alayna HurstAlayna Hurst

Major: Music Business

Hometown: Madison, Alabama

Campus Involvement: Blue Elite Tour Guide, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and MTSU Band of Blue Color Guard

Hobbies & Interests: Loves to spend time with her friends and try new coffee's & foods!


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Alex Hamilton

Major: Speech Language Pathology & Audiology

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Lambda Sigma Honor Society, and Order or Omega Honor Society

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys dance, weightlifting, Doja Cat, Marvel, Colle and NFL football!


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Arden Cummins

Major: Criminal Justice

Hometown: McMinville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement:2021 Student Orientation Assistant, and 2021-2022 Academic Misconduct Committee

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys eating at Texas Roadhouse, listening to Crime Junkie Podcasts, watching Yellowstone, shopping, and being with friends!


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Ashley Nicks

Major: Aerospace: Pro-Pilot

Hometown: Dyersburg, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Women in Aviation, and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys shopping, crafting, watching movies, playing raquette ball, flying, and hanging out with friends!


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Audrey Green

Major: Sports Media and History

Hometown: Brentwood, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: National Sports Media Association and Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Hobbies & Interests: Loves to spend time with friends and family, and enjoys filming High School football games in the fall!


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Cameron Paschal

Major: Aerospace: Pro-Pilot

Hometown: Smith County, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association, Blue Elite Tour Guide, Distinguished Lecture Committee, Student Activity Fee Committee, Coffee Lovers Club, Crash the Commons Committee, and 2020 & 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys hiking, running, flying, and anything outdoors!


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Carson Wright

Major: Recording Industry - Music Business

Hometown: Marshall County, Kentucky

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys music and sports!


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Cecilia Cruz

Major: English

Hometown: Lafayette, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Ambassador, Lambda Sigma Honor Society, and Order or Omega Honor Society

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys reading, traveling, watching movies, camping, thrifting, and working out!


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Chandler Tabor

Major: Forensic Science

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Desk Assistant (DA) for Lyon and Rutledge Hall

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys Anime, listening to music, and wathcing and playing sports!


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Christine Adalikwu

Major: Biochemistry

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Blue Elite Tour Guide, Student Government Association Senator, and Undergaduate Research

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys listening to international music, trying new foods, watching movies, and fashion!


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Corin Bischoff

Major: Biology: Pre-Med

Hometown: Hendersonville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, American Medical Student Association, Best Buddies, and Student Ambassador

Hobbies & Interests: Loves photography, cooking, and anything Disney!


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Dallas Brigman

Major: History

Hometown: Brighton, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: History Club and Tau Sigma National Honors Society

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys journaling, cross-stich, and spending time with friends and pets!


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Dantrice Rodgers

Major: Journalism

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: MTNews

Hobbies & Interests: Loves going to the Rec Center, traveling, doing makeup and watching movies!


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Darius Robinson

Major: Music Business

Hometown: Lewisburg, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life and Mens Chorale

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys singing, listening to music (specifically Beyoncé,) and watching competition shows!


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Delaney Eldred

Major: Biology

Hometown: Carthage, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: National Society of Leadership and Success

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys shopping, watching Netflix and Hulu, spending time with friends, and trying new restraunts!


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Emily Groves

Major: Interior Design

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: The Point

Hobbies & Interests: Loves running, hiking, and cooking!


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Erika Allen

Major: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Hometown: Cookeville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Research Assistant at the Center for Dyslexia, Gamma Beta Phi, and SOAR

Hobbies & Interests: Loves knitting, gardening, and listening to music!


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Erin Dennis

Major: Music Business

Hometown: Bowling Green, Kentucky

Campus Involvement:MTSU Singers and Experince Community Church Evident College Ministry

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys singing, playing the Piano, and hanging out with friends!


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Gabriel Baker

Major: Aerospace: Pro-Pilot

Hometown: Hendersonville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life and MTSU Flight Team

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys playing video games and flying!


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Gabriella Hunt

Major: Social Work

Hometown: Chapel Hill, TN

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association, and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys hanging with her cats, going to concerts (especially Morgan Wallen,) and watching Grey's Anatomy!


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Grayce Sanders

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association, 2021 Student Orientation Assistant Lambda Sigma Honor Society, and Order or Omega Honor Society

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys walking, hanging out with friends, traveling, and eating!


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Hailey Jane Sanders

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Lascassas, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life and The Point

Hobbies & Interests: Loves football and hockey!


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Jason Wasilewski

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Clinton, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Freshman Council Mentor, Student Government Association Jones College of Business Senator, Tau Sigma National Honors Society President, Co-Founder/ Vice President of the Coffee Lovers Club, Distinguished Committee, Peer Career Ambassador, Blue Elite Tour Guide, and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys watching Horror movies, running, hiking, pickleball, tennis, and giving tours!


Photo of Jocelyn Murphy

Jocelyn Murphy

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, The Point, and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys watching HBO Max, doing art projects, online shopping, and working out!


Photo of Jorden Johnson

Jorden Johnson

Major: Interior Design

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys photography, fashion, music, learning new things, and traveling!


Photo of Jordyn Ewing-Roush

Jordyn Ewing-Roush

Major: Communication

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement:Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Inc. and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Loves working out, volleyball, photograpy, cooking, dogs, spending time with family, being outdoors, meditating, and yoga!


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Kenzie Bunker

Major: Forensic Science

Hometown: Carrollton, Georgia

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, The Point, and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys organizing, traveling, playing with her dog, and hanging out with friends and family!


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Kiyleigha Taylor

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: American Marketing Association and Black Student Unioun

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys being a water aerobic instructor!


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Lauren Goodman

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Blue Elite Tour Guide, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Coffee Lovers Club, and 2020 & 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys shopping, napping, working out, traveling, painting, and spending time with her dogs!


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Maritza Oceguera

Major: Business Management

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Blue Elite Tour Guide, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Coffee Lovers Club, Crash the Commons Committee, and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys painting, traveling, working out, baking, hanging with friends, adventuring, and volunteering!


Photo of Morgan Pilkinton

Morgan Pilkinton

Major: Speech Language Pathology

Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: The Point and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking!


Photo of Nate Talley

Nate Talley

Major: Finance

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Futuro, La Comunidad, Pre-Scripts, and Fraternity and Sorority Life

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys baking, cooking, and crafting!


Photo of Robert Carey

Robert Carey

Major: Real Estate

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, Academic Appeals Committee, Black History Month Committee, Real Estate Club, and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys collecting sneakers, traveling, shopping, binge-watching TV shows, and spending times with friends and family!


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Page Hickler

Major: Speech Language Pathology & Audiology

Hometown: Cheatham County, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys painting by numbers, groovy music, plants, and college football!


Photo of Ryan Offutt

Ryan Offutt

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Blue Elite Tour Guide, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government Association, MT Korean CLub, and 2021 Student Orientation Assistant

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys dancing, learning Korean, and coooking!


Photo of Sydney Griffith

Sydney Griffith

Major: Video Film Production

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Campus Involvement:Blue Elite Tour Guide, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and The Point

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys baking, traveling, and cooking!


Photo of Tamia Davis

Tamia Davis

Major: Biology

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Campus Involvement:Black Students in Medicine National Honors Society (BSM)

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys yoga, dance, stocks, and learning spanish!


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Tulsi Patel

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Shelbyville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement:

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys videogames and baking!


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Will Myers

Major: Media Management

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Intermurals, and Raiders For Christ

Hobbies & Interests: Enjoys basketball, soccer, anime, videogames, football, watching movies, and travling.


 

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