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.


photo of Mark BartonMark Burton

Major: Flight Dispatch

Hometown: Kennesaw, GA

Campus Involvement: FSL, ATCO

Hobbies & Interests: Aviation, Mountain Biking

"History began July 4th, 1776. Everything before that  was a mistake."

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Darion Campbell

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Shelbyville, TN

Campus Involvement: SGA, FSL, Blue Raider Real Estate Club

Hobbies & Interests: Fishing, Kayaking, hiking, hanging with friends, listening to good music, eating!

"Let them sleep while you grind. Let them party while you work. The difference will show." -Eric Thomas

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Tristan Choate

Major: Business Education

Hometown: Woodbury, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Music, Cars, Titans Football

"Just because somethin' ain't been done, don't mean it can't be did." -Shel Silverstein

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Shelby Ann Cox

Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Woodbury, TN

Campus Involvement: Study Abroad, Honors program

Hobbies & Interests: Volunteering with the Hispanic Family Center, Spanish-minor

"Don't live in the shadows of people's judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom."

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Raven Crawford

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Columbia, TN

Campus Involvement: Dance Team, MPAC (Music Performing Arts Club)

Hobbies & Interests: Dancing, Singing, Shopping, Taking naps

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -Philippians 4:13

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Katherine Cruz

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Lewisburg, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: reading, shopping, hanging out with friends

"Strive for progress, not perfection"

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Isaiah Cunningham

Major: Entrepreneurship

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Campus Involvement: SGA, Alpha Kappa Psi Profession Business Fraternity

Hobbies & Interests: Exercise, reading

"If you never quit, you never fail." -J Cole

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Victoria Flynn

Major: Fashion Merchandising

Hometown: Clarksville, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, TXMB

Hobbies & Interests: Zumba, being outdoors, travel, Netflix, Freestyle dancing occasionally, shopping, DIY clothing

"Make it simple, but significant." -Don Draper

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Jaylen Haluska

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Campus Involvement: MTSU Club Tennis Team

Hobbies & Interests: Working out, tennis, thrifting, eating, hiking, playing with dogs, hanging out with friends

"Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future."

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Courtney Hayes

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Beta Alpha Psi, DECA

Hobbies & Interests: Binge watching Netflix, going to concerts, and crafting

"You only have one chance, one life. And what you do with that is up to you." -One Tree Hill

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Tito Hernandez

Major: Mathematics

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: New Vision College Ministry, SGA Freshman Council, Buchanan Fellowship

Hobbies & Interests: Sports, working out, listening to music, the beach, serving through others, looking fresh, staying stressed and flustered

"If it were up to me to change, I'd turn lies and hate to love and truth." -Eric Church

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Brenna Nacole Hill

Major: Flight Dispatch and Air Traffic Control

Hometown: Cana, VA

Campus Involvement: Student worker, Women in Aviation, Air Traffic Control Organization (ATCO)

Hobbies & Interests: Socializing, church, dogs, dancing, and music

"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." -Elbert Hubbard

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Brooke Hughes

Major: Art Education

Hometown: Thompson's Station, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Art education Student Chapter

Hobbies & Interests: I enjoy spending time with friends and anything that involves being outdoors. I enjoy traveling, trying new things, and rock climbing.

"We are all apart of the same sandwich." -Ruben from MTOP (Middle Tennessee Outdoor Pursuits)

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Shelby Hughes

Major: Music Business

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, CMA EDU

Hobbies & Interests: I work at a clothing store called Fab'rik. I love to sing, play guitar, attend church here in the Boro, and binge watch Netflix series. I am pretty involved in my sorority.

"Start each day with a grateful heart."

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Aliya Jackson

Major: Early Childhood Education 

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Shopping, traveling, meeting new people, planning events, family events (Birthday parties), working out (sometimes)

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." -Walt Disney

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Delaney Johnson

Major: Public Relations

Hometown: Smithville, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, PRSSA

Hobbies & Interests: Netflix, road-tripping, going to Dunkin Donuts

"The only time I set the bar low is for limbo." -Michael Scott (The Office)

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Bryce Massey

Major: Interior Design

Hometown: Strawberry Plains, TN

Campus Involvement: Representative for MTSU Student Chapter for ASID/IIDA

Hobbies & Interests: Acting, singing, performing in shows at Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, shopping, and decorating

"C'est ne facille pas, mais, Cela en vaut La Peine." (It's not easy, but its worth it."

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Delanie McDonald

Major: Public Relations

Hometown: Cathage, TN

Campus Involvement: SGA, Honors College, Blue Elite, Lambda Sigma Honors Society, Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislative

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, watching Netflix, traveling

"throw kindness around like confetti"

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Ontario McGregor

Major: Theatre

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Campus Involvement: SGA, Alpha Kappa Psi Profession Business Fraternity, Collegiate 100, FSL

Hobbies & Interests: sleep, Madden, 2k, eating food

"Reach for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud." -Kanye west

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Cherilynn Mella

Major: Multi Media Journalism

Hometown: Smyrna, TN

Campus Involvement: MT10 News

Hobbies & Interests: I love traveling and meeting new places as well as experiencing new things!

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself, there is no other commandment greater than these." -Mark 12:31

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Hannah Mitchell

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Unionville, TN

Campus Involvement: The Point

Hobbies & Interests: reading, Netflix, planning my entire life out on Pinterest

"Kindness changes everything." -unknown

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Daniel Monroe

Major: Aerospace- Pro Pilot

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

Campus Involvement: Younglife, FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Playing any sport (football, basketball, etc), hanging out with friends, and flying airplanes

"Sometimes I'll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way." -Michael Scott (The Office)

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Kennedy Moorman

Major: Healthcare Administration

Hometown: LaVergne, TN

Campus Involvement

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, trying new foods, shopping, and reading.

"Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be." -Sonia Ricotti

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Nia Morris

Major: Music Industry 

Hometown: Normal, IL

Campus Involvement: Area Government, FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Songwriting

"Set your goals high, and don’t stop unit you reach them." -Anon

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Tia Nelson

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

Campus Involvement: Omega Phi Alpha Service Sorority

Hobbies & Interests: Singing, bowling, YouTube Vlogs, Hulu

"There are so many great things in life. Why dwell on negativity?" -Zendaya

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Madison Oler

Major: Music Business

Hometown: Mokena, IL

Campus Involvement: CMA Edu, Omega Delta Psi

Hobbies & Interests: Baking, cooking, traveling, and shopping

"She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man, and to no city." -Roman Payne

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Shannon Proper

Major: Video and Film Production

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: MT10, Film Guild

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, listening to Podcasts, hiking, going to concerts

"You're a wizard, Harry." -Hagrid

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Georgette Redmond

Major: Speech-Language Pathology 

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Campus Involvement: Blue Elite, Trio (SSS), Football Intern, NSSLHA

Hobbies & Interests: Sports, my computer, my dog, adventures, talking to people, eating, and analyzing situations/people.

Let It Go and not from 'Frozen'

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Alexandria Revor

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Campus Involvement: FSL, Student Ambassadors, Football Intern, Exercise Science Club, NSLS

Hobbies & Interests: Watching football, shopping, rowing, hiking, and working out

"Just keep swimming."- Dori or "Where there is no struggle, there is no strength."- Oprah

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Brandon Reynolds

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Trio (SSS)

Hobbies & Interests: Any outdoor activity, eating, and working out

If "plan A" didn’t work, the alphabet had 25 more letters! Stay cool. -unknown

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Hayden Schimborski

Major: Multi Media Journalism

Hometown: Mount Juliet, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Film, photography, ultimate Frisbee

"Cool. Cool, cool, cool." -Abed Wadiv

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Maegen Schwartz

Major: Business Management

Hometown: Jefferson County, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Honors College

Hobbies & Interests: hiking, being involved on campus, going out to eat, being with my friends and family

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

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Kendall Stewart

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Smyrna, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Netflix, softball, my puppy

"I just like smiling, smiling's my favorite" - Buddy the Elf

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MaKayla Stubblefield

Major: Speech-Language Pathology

Hometown: McMinnville, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Blue Elite, NSSLHA

Hobbies & Interests: Working out, baking, drinking MTSU chocolate milk

"Be somebody that makes everybody feel like somebody."

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Margaret Stubblefield

Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Panhellenic Executive, Omicron Delta Kappa, Honors College, Crash the Commons Committee

Hobbies & Interests: Going to the lake, reading, crafting, volunteering, and hanging out with friends and family

"You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself." -Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)

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Britney Turner

Major: Biology/Psychology

Hometown: Jackson, TN

Campus Involvement: SNMA

Hobbies & Interests: Shopping, hanging with friends, going to the park

"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." -Oprah Winfrey

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Mayce Vaughan

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, MTSU Women's Choir

Hobbies & Interests: I love my mom's hot yoga class, naps, MTSU Basketball, Jesus, La Croix, and helping people.

"The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence." -Blake Lively

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Matthew Vining

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: long walks on the beach, just taking in the view, sports, especially baseball, taking my mom out to eat from time to time, Call of Duty, and Fortnite

"To do what ought to be done, but would not have done unless I did it, I thought to be my duty." -Robert Morrison

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Noah Wallis

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Adamsville, TN

Campus Involvement: MTSU Campus Rec Supervisor, The Point Student Ministry

Hobbies & Interests: Soccer, drumming, and eating

"There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait." -Hamilton

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Abigail Williams

Major: English and German

Hometown: Louisville, TN

Campus Involvement: Blue Elite, Equestrian Team, Linguistic Club, Honors College, Collage, WISTEM, EYH Committee, CALA, SPARE, Dining Services

Hobbies & Interests: Dancing (anyway, anytime), performing one-woman Broadways, studying Folklore, discussing literature and history, and playing board games

"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." -Sarah Williams (The old Astronomer)

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Imani Williams

Major: Journalism

Hometown: Jackson, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, NABJ, MT10, The National Society of Leadership and Success

Hobbies & Interests: Shopping, meeting people, going to art museums, reporting news, hanging out with family and friends.

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Till your good is better and your better is best." -St. Jerome

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Benjamin Yost

Major: Human Geography

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Campus Involvement: Blue elite, RUF (Campus Ministry), Honors College

Hobbies & Interests: Disc golf and hiking

"He did not at all want to abandon the new life and its splendid spaces, to turn his back on sun and air and all they offered him and creep home and stay there… he knew he must return to the larger stage. But it was good to think he had this to come back to, this place which was all his own... and could always be counted upon for the same simple welcome." -Kenneth Grahame (Speaking about Home)


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