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Student Orientation Leaders

Abby O'Brien

Abby O'Brien

Major

Elementary and Special Education

Year at UNG

Senior

Hometown

Social Circle, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"I love being a Nighthawk because it has blessed me with unexpected opportunities. Opportunities of new friendships, academic success, and personal growth."

Abby Purlee

Abby Purlee

Major

Pre-nursing

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Dacula, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"Basketball games"

Ana Alba

Ana Alba

Major

Math, minor in Statistics

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Flowery Branch, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"Being part of a great community that welcomes every student with open opportunities. Learning everything that UNG has to offer while making great memories with amazing people at UNG."

Asher Ford

Asher Ford

Major

Strategic and Security Studies

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Hayesville, NC

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"The school genuinely cares about the students as individuals. We get a sense of belonging around each other as Nighthawks even if we haven't met before."

Bridgette Ellise

Bridgette Ellise

Major

Nursing

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Woodstock, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"The UNG community is so warm and supportive."

Brittany Troup

Brittany Troup

Major

Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Lilburn, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a Nighthawk is the extensive amount of options we have to get involved on campus. With over 200 active club and organizations across all the campuses, there are plenty of interesting ways to get involved on campus, meet new people, and have fun while doing it."

Bryan Ramirez

Bryan Ramirez

Major

Business Marketing 

Year at UNG

Senior

Hometown

Dacula, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a Nighthawk is that I can walk around campus and feel welcomed. I can join any club or organization and not feel like a complete stranger."

Caeley Wilson

Caeley Wilson

Major

Psychology

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Warner Robins, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a Nighthawk is the numerous opportunities of getting to know different people and making a lot of friends."

Cassidy O'neill

Cassidy O'neill

Major

Early Childhood Education

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Dacula, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a Nighthawk is the community feel that UNG has. It truly feels like home!"

Christopher Gazda

Christopher Gazda

Major

Finance

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Lawrenceville, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"More personal learning"

Cristian Muniz

Cristian Muniz

Major

Communications

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Winder, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"I like the huge diversity of groups and how everyone has a group that they can feel like they belong to."

Edleen Henriquez

Edleen Henriquez

Major

International Affairs

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Hoschton, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"Any teacher or peer I interact with is willing to help and work together so we may all succeed."

Emily Cain

Emily Cain

Major

Biology/Pre-Medicine

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Columbus, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"I love the support and diversity the campus provides as well as the unity you can find within the student body."

Erika Huizar

Erika Huizar

Major

Biology

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Gainesville, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"The environment that the university creates within the students."

Garrett Perez

Garrett Perez

Major

Biology/Pre-Medicine

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Dawsonville, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"The small town feel of knowing everybody."

Grace Childers

Grace Childers

Major

Early Childhood and Special Education

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Chatsworth, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"Getting to be involved with so many fun campus organizations, and meeting amazing people through them!"

Grayson Glover

Grayson Glover

Major

Biology/Pre-Medicine

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Gainesville, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a Nighthawk is getting to meet new people around campus every day."

Hannah Colston

Hannah Colston

Major

Mathematics - Secondary Education

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Ringgold, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a Nighthawk is the sense of community I feel with my current Nighthawks and past Nighthawks! Any new Nighthawks I meet, current or alumni, I automatically feel as if I have known them forever because we share a common bond because of UNG!"

Jade Haney

Jade Haney

Major

Nursing

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Suwanee, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"I love the community at UNG and the amazing opportunities to grow and develop as a person and a leader! The Corps of Cadets has provided me the training I need to be a successful Army Officer and some amazing friends as well."

Jasmine Valentine

Jasmine Valentine

Major

Cyber Security

Year at UNG

Freshman

Hometown

Savannah, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"Being able to attend The Senior Military College of Georgia and learn about the university's rich history."

Jayley Anderson

Jayley Anderson

Major

Business Management with a concentration in Leadership

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Toccoa, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a nighthawk is that everyone around feels like family, and UNG feels just like home."

Jillian Walker

Jillian Walker

Major

Early Childhood and Special Education dual degree

Year at UNG

Senior

Hometown

Lawrenceville, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a Nighthawk is knowing I always have a family and community away at my home away from home."

Kathy Olguin

Kathy Olguin

Major

Psychology with a minor in Business Management

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Norcross, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a Nighthawk is the community. I know I can always find a friend or someone to rely on no matter what!"

Kaylee Blount

Kaylee Blount

Major

Marketing

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

McDonough, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"The community you have at UNG is the best thing about being a Nighthawk. Everyone here is connected in some random way so you have a friend anywhere you go! No matter how big the campus feels, you can always find a familiar, smiling face wherever you turn. Go Nighthawks!"

Kirsten Pickelsimer

Kirsten Picklesimer

Major

Russian Language and Culture

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Blue Ridge, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"The community - knowing you can go anywhere on campus and find someone to talk to."

Megan Connell

Megan Connell

Major

Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensics

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Newnan, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a UNG Nighthawk is that I get to be a part of a close knit community of students that really support each other."

Meredith Smith

Meredith Smith

Major

Middle Grades Education

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Cumming, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"Being able to be a part of a school that makes students feel welcome and at home."

Moira Earle

Moira Earle

Major

Nursing

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Carrollton, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"The community I've found at UNG - my fellow Nighthawks are like family to me! The community I've found at UNG is very intentional, inviting and motivational in terms of academics."

Noah Rubin

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Major

Communications

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Detroit, Michigan

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"The community. I've met so many incredible people at this school."

Olive Younts

Olive Younts

Major

History Education

Year at UNG

Freshman

Hometown

Gainesville, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"The community and pride!"

Ryann Carter

Ryann Carter

Major

History

Year at UNG

Senior

Hometown

Braselton, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"Having a close knit campus community where I get to be myself!"

Samuel Peralta

Samuel Peralta

Major

Criminal Justice

Year at UNG

Sophomore

Hometown

Gainesville, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"How friendly people are in the Game Center."

Taylor Dolph

Taylor Dolph

Major

Finance

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Lawrenceville, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite thing about being a Nighthawk is the uncommon opportunities that come with being a student at the University of North Georgia. I use the opportunities to try new things and find hobbies that I never knew I had."

Tyler Jo Insley

Tyler Insley

Major

Business Management

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Yourktown, Virginia

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"I love being surrounded by diverse people and having lots of opportunities to grow."

Wesley Rhinehart

Wesley Rhinehart

Major

Biology

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Columbus, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"The strong community that we have at UNG. Everyone is supportive and kind to everyone else."

Will Reeves

Will Reeves

Major

Biology/Pre-Medicine and Psychology dual degree

Year at UNG

Junior

Hometown

Macon, GA

What is your favorite thing about being a Nighthawk?

"My favorite part about being a UNG Nighthawk is the community! I love being able to step into mentoring roles around campus and share my experiences with students."

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