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.

2021 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.


2021 CUSTOMS SOAs

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Emily Arevalo

Major: Public Relations

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, The Point Campus Ministry

Hobbies & Interests: Making videos, shopping, and working out


photo of Meagan BarnettMeagan Barnett

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Shelbyville, TN

Campus Involvement: The Point Student Ministry

Hobbies & Interests: Cooking, Baking, exercising, traveling, spending time with friends and family


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Brenna Beckham

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Waynesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: 

Hobbies & Interests: Shopping, doing makeup and hair, playing with her dogs, and watching Grey's Anatomy


photo of Lauren BlackLauren Black

Major: Community and Public Health

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Campus Involvement: Black Student Union

Hobbies & Interests: Working out, healthcare, cooking, playing Roblox, working as a lash tech, and all things health care


photo of Madison BowmanMadison Bowman

Major: Supply Chain Management

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling in Europe, history, art, shopping, watching movies, exercising


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MacKenzie Bunker

Major: Forensic Science

Hometown: Carollton, GA

Campus Involvement: FSL, The Point Campus Ministry

Hobbies & Interests: Drawing, organizing, shopping, and running


photo of Grace CadeGrace Cade

Major: English and Africana Studies

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: FSL, Black Student Union, Order of Omerga, Social Justice Initiative, University Writing Center tutor


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Robert Carey

Major: Finance

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, Acedemic Affairs Committee, Freshman Council

Hobbies & Interests: Shopping, spending time with family and friends, watching WWE


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Kendall Clark

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Order of Omega, The Point Campus Ministry

Hobbies & Interests: Spening time with friends and family, watching movies, trying new things, reading, cuddling her dog


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Jordan Claybrooks

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: Prescripts, Black Student Union, Alpha Kappa Psi, S.W.E.E.T Melanin, Blue Zoo

Hobbies & Interests: Painting, drawing, fashion, customizing shoes, dancing


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Morgan Crowley

Major: Aerospace Pro Pilot

Hometown: Clarksville, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL Women in Aviation, and Campus Outreach Ministry Group

Hobbies & Interests: Working out, being with friends, art, being outdoors


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Arden Cummins

Major: Pharmacy

Hometown: McMinnville, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Shopping, being outdoors, going to the beach, escape rooms, being with friends and family


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Jordyn Ewing-Roush

Major: Communication

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Campus Involvement: S.W.E.E.T  Melanin

Hobbies & Interests: Photography, dogs, volleyball, working out, and traveling


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Hailey Gatlin

Major: Intergrated Studies

Hometown: Lebanon, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Blue Elite Tour Guide

Hobbies & Interests: Crafting, building furniture, and swimming


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Lauren Goodman

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Student Government Association Judicial Board

Hobbies & Interests: Shopping, hiking, painting, working out, spending time with her dogs, and anything Disney


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Shekinah Gordan

Major: Journalism

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Campus Involvement: National Association of Black Journalism, Blakc Student Union, Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society

Hobbies & Interests: Watching Netflix, Skating, and Journaling


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Monet Henderson

Major: Child Development and Family Studies

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, Lambda Sigma National Honor Society, Academic Appeals Committee, TRIO

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, cooking, traveling, dancing, and listening to music


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Jordan Hensley

Major: Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Campus Involvement: 

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, coloring, watching movies with family and friends


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Zharia Herring

Major: Health Administration

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, Black Student Union, MT Engage

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, Shopping, Cleaning


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Page Hickler

Major: Speech Language Pathology

Hometown: Cheetam, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Intramurals, NSSIA

Hobbies & Interests: Crafting, working out, shopping


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Gabriella Hunt

Major: Social Work

Hometown: Chapel Hill, TN

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association

Hobbies & Interests: Netflix, shopping, watching the Batchelor, reading, and listening to music


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Tyler Hurst

Major: Music Business

Hometown: Jonesboro, AR

Campus Involvement: FSL, Blue Elite Tour Guide

Hobbies & Interests: Playing guitar,writing songs, watching and playing sports


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McKinleigh Jones

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Greeneville, TN

Campus Involvement: Band of Blue, IGNITE

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, hiking, collecting vinyl records


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Kelcy Kissinger

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Spring Hill, FL

Campus Involvement: Borderless Arts Ambassadors, FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Disney, line dancing, roller skating


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Kaitlyn Lankford

Major: English

Hometown: Carthage, TN

Campus Involvement: MTSU Tutor, Distinguished Lecture Committee

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, drag racing, baking, and sudoku


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Jordan McCain

Major: Intergrated Studies

Hometown: Rockvale, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Crafting, organzing, dogs


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Molly Mihm

Major: Health Administration

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: 

Hobbies & Interests: Photography, spending time with friends and family, and listening to music


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Jessika Medford

Major: Criminal Justice

Hometown: Clarksville, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Young Life College Ministry

Hobbies & Interests: Painting, traveling, horror movies


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Jocelyn Murphy

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, The Point Campus Ministry

Hobbies & Interests: Being outdoors, binging TV shows, shopping, hanging out with friends and her dog


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Ashley Nicks

Major: Aerospace Pro Pilot

Hometown: Dyersburg, TN

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association

Hobbies & Interests: Flying, yoga, going to concerts, movies, musical theatre, racquetball


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Esther N'sapo

Major: Construction Management

Hometown: Johnson City, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, National Home Builder Association

Hobbies & Interests: Cooking, baking, shopping, hanging out with friends


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Maritza Oceguera

Major: Business Management

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: Lambda Sigma Honors Society

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, working out, drawing, painting, volunteering, hanging out with friends, photography


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Ryan Offutt

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Asian Student Association, Greek week Committee

Hobbies & Interests: Korean pop music, dancing, baking, cooking, learning new languages


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Cameron Paschal

Major: Aerospace Pro Pilot

Hometown: Brush Creek, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, IFC Executive Board, Student Judicial Board, Student Activity Fee Committee, Distinguished Lecture Committee, Campus Outreach Ministry Group

Hobbies & Interests: Flying,listening to podcasts, writing, reading, making wine, talking


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Morgan Pilkinton

Major: Speech Language Pathology

Hometown: Lawrenceburg, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Hiking, traveling, cooking


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Emma Richardson

Major: Graphic Design

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, World Outreach College Ministry

Hobbies & Interests: Being with friends and family, coaching gymnastics, praising the Lord


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Grayce Sanders

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Signal Mountain, TN

Campus Involvement: FSL, Freshman Council, Raiderthon, Campus Outreach Ministry Group, The Point Campus Ministry

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, working out, reading, hanging out with friends


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Emily Vivrette

Major: Dietetics

Hometown: Eagleville, TN

Campus Involvement: 

Hobbies & Interests: Baking, dogs, and exercising


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Jason Wasilewski

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Clinton, TN

Campus Involvement: Peer Career Ambassador, American Marketing Association, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society, Honors College, Student Government Association

Hobbies & Interests: Running, hiking, playing video games, and cosplay


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Carson Wright

Major: Music Business

Hometown: Marshall, KY

Campus Involvement: FSL

Hobbies & Interests: Playing music, watching sports


 

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