Meet the Staff

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DEVAN ZGLESZEWSKI 
Director of New Student Programs
She/Her/Hers
dzgleszewski@wcupa.edu

Areas of Responsibility

  • Strategic Leadership for New Student Programs
  • Overarching Vision for Orientation and Welcome Week
  • NSP Budget
  • Professional Staff Hiring, Training, and Supervision
  • Collaboration with Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and other Key Campus Partners
  • Serving on Strategic Divisional and University Committees
  • First-Generation Student Initiatives

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JENNIFER RUGGIERO-PATEL 
Associate Director of New Student Programs
She/Her/Hers

jruggiero-patel@wcupa.edu

Areas of Responsibility

  • Orientation Logistics including Space Reservations, Catering, and Presenters
  • Orientation Day Schedules
  • NSP Liason with University Partners
  • Hiring and Supervision of Summer Graduate Staff
  • Hiring and Supervision of Undergraduate Leadership Team and Staff
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Team Training

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ELLEN DISANTI 
Assistant Director of New Student Programs
She/Her/Hers

edisantis@wcupa.edu

Areas of Responsibility

  • NSP Communications
  • Orientation Registration
  • Orientation Attendance
  • Online Orientation Platform
  • D2L Orientation Modules
  • NSP Website

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MARIA TURNER 
Staff Assistant for New Student Programs
She/Her/Hers

mturner2@wcupa.edu

Areas of Responsibility

  • NSP Reception
  • Staff Clerical Support
  • General Orientation Email
  • Budget reporting, purchase orders and procurement card reconciliations
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Staff Hiring Paperwork, Background Clearances and Payroll

 

Summer 2022 GRADUATE STAFF

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Daniel Eppley
Graduate Assistant

BIO

I recently graduated with a B.A. in Media & Culture and am looking to further hone my communication skills with this internship.  My past experience includes involvement with WCUR, the Off Campus and Commuter Association, and PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America). I want to be working in advertising in the future as a copywriter or account manager and am excited to be with NSP this summer!

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Matthew Giannella
Graduate Assistant

BIO

Matthew is a former WCU orientation leader and orientation leadership team member  who is entering his first-year in the Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs Master's program at West Chester University. Please check back for Matthew's complete bio coming soon!

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Talita Solis
Spanish Language Interpreter

BIO

Talita Solis is currently a graduate student at West Chester University pursuing a Master’s degree in Violin Performance. Talita graduated with her Bachelor’s in Music degree in 2017 in Paraguay, her home country. Talita is part of the West Chester Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Graduate String Quartet and the Graduate Quintet of the Wells School of Music. Some of her main hobbies are watching movies, shows and spending time with friends and family.

Talita Solís actualmente está cursando su Maestría en Violín Performance en West Chester University. Se graduó con su Licenciatura en Música en el año 2017 en su país natal, Paraguay. Talita hace parte de la Orquesta Sinfónica y la Orquesta de Cámara de West Chester University. También hace parte del Cuarteto de Cuerdas y Quinteto de la Wells School of Music. Uno de sus pasatiempos favoritos son ver películas, series y pasar tiempo con amigos y familia. 

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Samantha Yothers
Graduate Assistant

BIO

"Hi! My name is Sam Yothers and I use she/her pronouns. I graduated from WCU in 2021 with a Health Science - Sports Medicine concentration degree, and I am currently in the Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs program here. As an undergraduate student I was the lead manager for the men's basketball team where I worked with a lot of parents/family, planned many game-day events, and worked long summers of camps so I am very ready and excited for orientation!"

 

Meet the Orientation Leaders!

Meet the 2022 orientation team below. You can also click the buttons to see the students we're proud to call OLumni or to learn more about becoming an orientation leader! 

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2022 Orientation Leadership Team

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Bonnie Calhoun
She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
4th Year
Major: Music Education
Minor: Psychology

Princess Ogujiofor

Princess Ogujiofor
She/Her/Hers
4th Year
Hometown: East Lansdowne, PA
Major: Pharmaceutical Product Development: Pre-Pharmacy Concentration
Minor: Chemistry

Fanny Ortiz

Fanny Ortiz
She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Reading, PA
4th Year
Major: Business Management
Minors: Communications & Digital Marketing

 

2022 Returning Orientation Leaders

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Abby Boquist
She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Harleysville, PA
3rd Year
Major: Secondary English Education
Minor: Civic & Professional Leadership

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Katie Dick
She/They
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
3rd Year

Major: Anthropology
Minors: Museum Studies & French

Blake Metro-Gault

Blake Gault
He/Him/His
Hometown: West Chester, PA
4th Year

Dual Majors: German & Interdisciplinary Studies

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Grace Gilmore
She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Clarks Summit, PA
3rd Year
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Theater

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Emily Lonergan
She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
3rd Year
Major: Education - Early Grades Preparation

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Molly Seaman
She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Shillington, PA
3rd Year
Major: Marketing
Minors: Business Analytics and Digital Marketing

 

2022 New Orientation Leaders

We're so excited to welcome the following students to our team for summer 2022! Photos of these new orientation leaders are coming soon, so please be sure to check back!

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Jude Bourdeau
He/Him/His
Hometown:  Wilkes-Barre, PA
2nd Year
Major:  Marketing

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Emily Capolupo
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  West Chester, PA
3rd Year
Major:  Communication Sciences & Disorders

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Nathan Castimore
He/Him/His
Hometown:  South Brunswick, NJ
2nd Year
Major:  Communication & Media Studies

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Alexander (Alex) Conzaman
He/Him/His
Hometown:  Reading, PA
2nd Year
Major:  Communication Sciences & Disorders
Minor:  American Sign Language

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Savannah Daly
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  Avondale, PA
2nd Year
Major:  History - Secondary Education Certification

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Colleen Donnelly
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  Bethlehem, PA
4th Year
Major:  Studio Arts
Minor:  Art History

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Winter (Winnie) Elvin
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  Unionville, PA
3rd Year
Major:  Psychology

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Brianna Joseph
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  Tobyhanna, PA
2nd Year
Major:  English - Secondary Education Concentration

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Jewel Karaisz
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  Kutztown, PA
2nd Year
Major:  Business Management
Minor:  Human Resource Management

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Danielle Margarite
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  West Chester, PA
2nd Year
Dual Major:  Communication & Media and Theatre Arts

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Carol McDevitt
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  West Chester, PA
3rd Year
Major:  Psychology

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Cole Mitchell
He/Him/His
Hometown:  West Chester, PA
2nd Year
Major:  Criminal Justice

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McKenna Nugent
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  Enola, PA
2nd Year
Major:  Sports Medicine
Minor:  Civic & Professional Leadership

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Grace Plumhoff
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  Nazareth, PA
2nd Year
Major:  Environmental Health
Minor:  Applied Community & Environmental Sustainability

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Victory (Vic) Rocca
He/Him/His
Hometown:  Lancaster, PA
2nd Year
Major:  Chemistry - Forensic Science
Minor:  Criminal Justice

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Andrew Rubas
He/Him/His
Hometown:  Warrington, PA
2nd Year
Major:  English - Secondary Education Certification
Minors:  Civic & Professional Leadership and Political Science

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Jennifer Schubach
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  Allentown, PA
2nd Year
Major:  Marketing

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Sophia Shaloka
She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  Philadelphia, PA
3rd Year
Major:  Biology - Secondary Education Certification

 

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