Courtney Hall serves as an orientation leader because she "enjoys helping new students find as much to love about UNG as I have,".
Having faculty mentors who have made a positive impact on her encouraged her to do the same for new students attending orientation.
"I am passionate about setting new students up for success, be it through general knowledge about the school or helping them create their first class schedule," Hall says.
Hall originally chose UNG because of cost-efficiency and its proximity to her home; she planned to transfer to another institution after completing her core curriculum.
"However, following one year at UNG, I was completely in love with the students, faculty, and staff," Hall says. "After the Gainesville Campus began offering the bachelor's degree in political science, I knew that I would be finishing my degree here."Her career plans include political campaigning, nonprofit administration, or possibly higher education administration through student involvement. Her activities and awards at UNG include new student orientation leader, Student Alumni Board member, Politically Incorrect Club member, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society member, UNG-Gainesville Honors Program member, and Clark-Theodore Outstanding Traditional Student finalist.