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Orientation, 2017

2020 Orientation Staff

Coordinators

Colin Bent

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Colin

Hey everyone! My name is Colin Bent and I am a senior here at Keene State! I am from Oxford, Massachusetts and I am a Computer Science major with a focus in Cybersecurity and Software Engineering.

Here at Keene State I’ve found amazing people in a number of communities ranging from Greek Life to Residential Life. Keene has plenty of activities here on campus so you’ll always find your place doing something you love and with a community like Keene State you can’t go wrong.

With that, I am very excited to meet you all! I can’t wait to begin a new and exciting year, and feel free to say hi! We have plenty of great things in store for you all, so I hope you’re as excited as I am! See you guys soon.


Isabelle Handy

Isabelle Handy
Isabelle

Hello Everyone! My name is Isabelle Handy, I am a senior here at Keene State College and I am one of the two Orientation Student Coordinators for the 2020 program!. I am a dual degree candidate studying Political Science and English Literature and I am from Fitzwilliam, NH! I am involved in many things on campus, including Greek Life, Order of Omega, Alternative Break, and the KSC Honors Program just to name a few!

I am so grateful that I get to welcome you all to Keene State and show you all that this amazing school has to offer! Keene State has brought me the best friends I could ever ask for, the most amazing job, and a clear path to a future that I can be proud of! I cannot wait to help you get involved, find a major you love, and introduce you to our amazing staff! I am so proud of the program we put together for you this year and I am so excited to get to know you all!

This school will offer you amazing opportunities every single day. I love it here and I know you will too! It’s always a great day to be an owl! I am so glad you made the decision to come to Keene, I know it was the best decision of my life, and I hope you’ll feel the same! See you soon!

Cluster Leaders

Ava Paine

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Ava

My name is Ava Paine, I am a junior here at Keene State. I am a Secondary Education and Mathematics major with a minor in Psychology. I am from New Salem, Massachusetts. I am a part of the math club and the education honors society (KDP) on campus. This is my second year as an orientation leader and I am very excited to meet all of our new students.


Emmersen Case

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Emme

Hey y’all!! My name is Emme Case and I am a senior Elementary Education and English major at Keene State. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing staff for a second year and I can’t wait to meet you all!! I am a Research and Writing tutor here at KSC and I am also involved in the education honors society.

When I am not in class, you can find me working at the Center for Research and Writing, getting a sizzler at the Night Owl Cafe or just hanging out in the student center. I am a huge Patriots fan and I just love football in general, I am a huge coffee addict, and my favorite pastime is getting cozy and watching The Bachelor/The Bachelorette.

Keene State is an amazing community. I have loved building a little home here and meeting so many lifelong friends. There is so much offered here that I can promise you will find your home as well!! I can’t wait for your adventure here at Keene State to begin!!


Jaime Showalter

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Jaime

Welcome incoming owls! It’s good to be home, isn’t it?

My name is Jaime, I’m from New Milford Connecticut. I’m a junior here at Keene State and I’m a double major in elementary education and sociology. I’m involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters which gives elementary aged students a “big” to be a mentee of! Highly recommend. And, of course, involved with orientation which has so far been the best decision I’ve made. Also highly recommend.

I hope you come to find Keene State as your second home just like I have and get connected through the experience of orientation and all that it has to offer for you!

See you soon!


Jake Allen

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Jake

Hello everyone! My name is Jake and I will be a senior at Keene State this coming fall. I am from a small town called Canton, Connecticut. I am a double major in Communications and Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Some of my hobbies include playing the drums, hiking, and I am a big Red Sox fan!

As soon as I stepped on the Keene State campus, it felt like a second home to me and I look forward to the opportunity of helping all of you feel at home here too. There are many things to get excited about at Keene State, including all of the opportunities to get involved and how friendly and accepting everyone is. There are also many restaurants downtown. I am going to be a senior and I still have not made it to all of them, but that is one of my goals. No matter what hobbies you may have, you will find something you love to be a part of at Keene State. I am a DJ at our campus radio station WKNH, so if you are interested in joining, I’m your go-to guy!

The feeling and sense of community I got when I stepped onto the Keene State campus was one of the main reasons why I decided to come here. Coming to Keene State has changed my life in the best way possible and I am happy to call it my second home. I can’t wait to get to know all of you and welcome you to Keene State!


Kelsie Dickey

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Kelsie

Hey everyone! My name is Kelsie and I am a Junior here at Keene State. I major in Elementary Education with a secondary major in Holocaust and Genocide studies and this is my second year on staff. I am from a town by the name of Plymouth, Maine, which is very small and about 5 hours from Keene. I decided to adventure my way to Keene State due to everything they have to offer and I’ve never looked back since!

Outside the classroom, you can find me involved with Owl Nation, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Chock Full O’ Notes. All three clubs are so rewarding to be a part of and makes being here so much more fun! Keene State has so much to offer and these three clubs is just a glimpse. The Keene community is so welcoming and I hope you love it here just as much as I do.

Other places you could find me would be hanging with friends, watching Criminal Minds or true crime, taking naps, listening to music, watching Disney+ or anything Disney, and most commonly getting or eating food. I can’t wait to meet all of you and help you begin your adventure here at Keene State!


Meredith Harvey

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Meredith

Hi everyone! My name is Meredith and I am a Junior here at Keene State. I am from Salem, New Hampshire, and I came to Keene to study Elementary Education and English. This is my second year on Orientation Staff and I cannot wait to do it all over again!

Here at Keene State I am a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the International Education Honors Society (Kappa Delta Pi), and I am a tour guide for admissions. I have a part time job downtown at The Stage in addition to being an after school program coordinator for the YMCA in Chesterfield, NH. When I am not busy with clubs, work, or homework, I enjoy spending time with my friends and going to the gym. My favorite part about Keene State is how tight knit the community is. I have met so many amazing people here and it has truly become my home away from home.

I originally wanted to be an Orientation Leader because of my love of KSC and passion for helping others. It was for sure one of the best experiences of my life. I can’t wait to meet you all this summer and help you guys with your transition to Keene State!


Tyler Young

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Tyler

Hi, my name is Tyler Young and I am a junior here at Keene State! I’m so psyched to be back for my second year for Orientation staff. I major in Architecture with a minor in Sustainability and I am from the small town of Winchendon Massachusetts. I am a member of the Men’s Swim team and I’m also involved in Greek life.

I try to stay busy with my studies as I’m also in the Honors Program. Keene State offers students so many opportunities. Orientation is a great way to give back and I’m excited to meet ya’ll.


Zak Grupp

Zak Grupp
Zak Grupp

Hi my name is Zachary and I will be a Senior here at Keene State College this upcoming fall. I grew up in Valley Stream, NY and moved to Montpelier, VT in 7th grade. After graduating from Montpelier High School I moved to Randolph Center, VT and to Keene State!

I am currently dual majoring in Elementary Education and History with a minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Keene State has become my second home over the past three years. I fell in love with this campus the moment I stepped onto it. It’s beautiful, and the people are outstanding. Keene State provides its students with some amazing education programs where any student can thrive.

Some of my favorite hobbies are playing video games and watching sports. I love to watch professional baseball and hockey along with college football. One of my favorite times of the year when it comes to sports is March Madness. I’m involved with multiple clubs on campus such as Owl Nation and Big Brothers Big Sisters. There’s a numerous amount of clubs here at Keene State and getting involved here makes the experience even better.

I’m super excited to meet you all here this upcoming summer! Keene State has become my second home and I’m exhilarated to show you how it can become your second home too! Welcome to Keene State!


Orientation Assistant

Meghan Simoneau

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Meghan

Hello, I’m Meghan and I’m a Junior Nursing major. I am involved in orientation on campus and have an off campus job that keeps me busy. I am from Mansfield, Tx yes I know it’s a big difference but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Keene State has brought so much joy to my life and I can’t believe how fast the time has gone.


Orientation Leaders

Abby Cohen

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Abby

Hey Everyone! My name is Abby, and I am a sophomore here at Keene State. I am from Uxbridge, Massachusetts, which is a very small town. I am studying Business Management with a minor in marketing. I am involved with student government, and I am also a tour guide for campus. I love hanging out with my friends, going to hockey games, and listening to music.

I am very excited to meet you all and help make your transition to Keene State smooth. Keene has so many great opportunities, and I am thrilled to help you find them! You will find something you love here no matter what your interests are.

I chose Keene State because the moment I stepped on campus, I instantly felt at home. I loved everything the campus had to offer, and I was welcomed with open arms.


Alexandria Pippin

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Alexandria

Hi everyone! My name is Alexandria Pippin, but everyone just calls me Pippin! I’m from Chester, Vermont a small southern town near the boarder of New Hampshire. I am a sophomore at Keene State, double majoring in Elementary Education and History. This is my first year being on Orientation staff and I’m so excited to meet everyone and be apart of a great team!

When I’m not in class I am usually hanging out with my friends, giving campus tours, spending time with family, reading a book or studying in the library.

I choose Keene because I am pretty close to home, which makes it nice to travel back if I need too. The school is a lot smaller compared to others I was looking at which gave me more comfort, and reminded me of home. They also have a great education department which really helped when deciding on Keene State.

I cannot wait for this summer and the beginning of the school year to welcome everyone into Keene, and show all the amazing things it has to offer!

Becca Sampson

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Becca

Hey everyone! My name is Rebecca Sampson and I am a sophomore here at Keene State. I am from Nashua NH. My major is early childhood development with a minor in psychology. I am a class representative for the class of 2023. I work at the child development center here on campus. I am so excited to be apart of O-staff this year!


Breanne Swanson

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Breanne

My name is Breanne, and I am beyond thrilled to be an Orientation Leader for this upcoming group of Owls! I am a junior studying Biology and Psychology. I grew up in Richmond, New Hampshire, and spent a year at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut before transferring to Keene State.

I am a proud team member of Keene State’s improv team “3 Ways ‘Till Sunday”, and a part of the New Hampshire Youth Movement here on campus. I hold an on-campus job in Dr. Traviss’ lab, as well as an off-campus job at Project Beyond the Bell at Mt. Caesar Elementary School. I am always either singing, dancing, or cracking terrible jokes (and laughing at them).

I have found so many things I wanted out of college at Keene State: great friends, a variety of interesting opportunities, and a thriving community of students and faculty. I can’t wait to meet you all!


Caitlin McCracken

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Caitlin

Hey y’all! My name is Caitlin, I’m a junior at Keene State majoring in Elementary Education and Psychology. I am from Newport News, Virginia but moved to Alton Bay, New Hampshire in 2011. This is my second year as an Orientation Leader and I even more excited this year to meet and welcome all of you to Keene State College, now that I have another year down!

During my freshman year, I started off easy by just trying to get situated into the new environment that is Keene State before getting involved on campus. During my sophomore year, I began getting more involved by being elected the President of the Class of 2022 for Student Government, working as an Usher at the Redfern Arts Center on campus and joining 2020 Orientation Staff.

Whenever I am not at work or in class, you can find me at the Starbucks on campus getting my daily coffee, hanging out with friends in the Student Center, or in the library working on homework. I cannot wait to see and meet you, and I look forward to helping you feel at home at Keene State College.


Chantel Salas

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Chantel

Howdy! My name is Chantel and I’m from Fort Worth, TX which is the North Texas area (about 30 minutes away from Dallas). I am currently a sophomore majoring in Film Production. This is my first year being an orientation leader and I’m super excited to meet y’all.

When I’m not in class I am giving tours on campus and in the Aspire hallway as a Drop-in tutor. I love hanging out with friends and going into the town of Keene. If I’m not out and about I’m in my dorm binge watching the next great show on Netflix.

I can’t wait to meet you all and tell you all the great things I love about Keene State.


Chelsea Parzych

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Chelsea

Hi everyone! My name is Chelsea Parzych, I am from Gill, Massachusetts which is a nearby small town in Western Massachusetts. I am a sophomore here at Keene State College majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Sociology. This is my first year being an orientation leader and I am so excited to meet all of you!

I visited a number of colleges before making my final decision to attend Keene State. From my very first visit to Keene, I fell in love with the beauty of the campus and the welcoming atmosphere of the students and staff. The size of the school is perfect and has a warm, family feel. The education program is amazing and provides me with many opportunities including the on campus Childhood Development Center.

Since coming here, I have developed so many friendships! I was able to meet so many people during orientation and that helped ease my transition into college. When I am not in class, I enjoy skiing, working out and hanging out with my friends and family.

Being an orientation leader is a dream come true! I cannot wait to share with you all of the reasons why I think that Keene State is the perfect college! I hope that you will love it as much as I do!


Chloe Olean

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Chloe

Hi everybody! My name is Chloe Olean & I am a senior here at Keene State College. I study Early Childhood Education, have a minor in Psychology, & have a concentration in Women and Gender Studies. Here on campus I am involved with our Education Honors Society (KDP), Alternative Break Programs, & I have also been a first-year resident assistant.

I am from a small town in Rhode Island called Smithfield! When I’m back home in the Ocean State you can either find me at the beach or Roger Williams Park Zoo, where I have been an environmental & wildlife educator for 8 years! I am so excited to share the amazing community of Keene with you all this summer.

Welcome to Keene State class of 2024 owls, I can’t wait to meet you all!”


Chris Stimson

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Chris

Hi everyone! My name is Chris Stimson and I’m a rising Junior here at KSC. I major in Music Composition and minor in Professional Writing in the hopes of one day becoming a music professor. I’m involved in Greek life and various music groups around campus. Feel free to ask me any questions about music, community, service, or anything else!


Colette Rinker

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Colette

Hello! My name is Colette and I will be a junior this upcoming fall. I am originally from Westmoreland, NH which is about 15 minutes outside of Keene but my family has lived in Keene for the past 8 years now! I am majoring in communication studies with a minor in professional writing. Some of my favorite things to do in my free time include reading, playing piano, and chatting with my friends while grabbing a bite to eat in the DC. This will be my second year on orientation staff, and I am so excited to meet all of you!

Keene State has given me the skills to achieve and succeed while having the time for academics and friends. I am the public relations coordinator for WKNH Keene, which is our radio station here on campus! In addition to also hosting my own radio show, I am also a member of KSC Pride, and I currently work as the front office assistant to the TRIO office on campus! Being involved with these programs has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. There is really never a dull moment being here at Keene State!

I am so glad to have made the decision to go to Keene State because it is such a wonderful place to be. The sense of community here is one of the main reasons why I chose to come to Keene, and I can’t wait to share that experience with you during Owl Orientation! I am so excited to meet you and help you make the transition to college, and I’m happy to be a part of your first memories here.

Welcome home, Owls!


Cristian Valentin

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Cristian

Hi! I am Cristian Valentin and I am a Junior here at Keene State. I am from Windham, NH and currently studying Multimedia Journalism. On campus, I am involved with Greek Life as well as the Equinox newspaper. I would describe myself as compassionate, composed, hardworking, and relaxed (most of the time).

In my free time I enjoy writing, getting a little too into my music at the gym, watching some good ol’ packers football (we don’t talk about those 49ers games), and spending time making dumb jokes with my friends.

This is my first year on O-staff and I couldn’t be more excited! This is something I’ve wanted to do since I heard about it my freshman year and I’m thrilled to get a chance to meet all of you and hopefully instill some of my love for this community onto you.


Hannah Macallister

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Hi everyone! My name is Hannah and I am from Chelmsford, MA. I am a junior here at Keene State and I am currently pursuing a major in English Writing with a minor in Theatre. I chose Keene State because of the supportive and inclusive community on campus. This is my second year as an Orientation Leader and I’m super excited to get to know you all!

Outside of classes I am involved with the Yoga Club and Owl Nation. I recently joined the theatre community just last year and fell in love with the program (so I just had to add a minor in it). When I’m not studying you will most likely find me in the Student Center with friends or in the Redfern Arts Center.

A few fun facts about me are that I love the iconic show F.R.I.E.N.D.S., I am a huge Boston sports fan (the Patriots and the Bruins are my favorites), and just this past semester I studied abroad in York, England! Get ready to see too many pictures of my adventures across the pond.

I’m so excited to welcome you all to Keene this year and be a part of your journey through college! Welcome to Keene State!


Katherine Faulhaber

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Katherine

Hi everyone! My name is Katherine and I’m currently a sophomore at Keene pursuing a Business major with a marketing specialization with a double minor in German and Holocaust and Genocide Studies. I’m from a super small town called Hopkinton in the smallest state of Rhode Island!

This is my first year as an Orientation leader so I’m excited to get to know everyone! Outside of my classes on campus I’m a tour guide, I’m part of KSC Pride, KSC Feminist Collective, the Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Club and our campus’s Hillel! Outside of school I enjoy going for hikes, listening to music and going for random drives to explore with my friends.

When I toured Keene I was the only person on my tour so I was able to get a very personalized tour and as I walked around so many students called out to me and told me that they loved where they went to school and that I should also go here because it was amazing. That didn’t happen anywhere else I toured and it made me feel very welcome and Keene pretty quickly jumped to my first choice school. I hope you guys feel as welcome on campus as I did when I toured and I hope I can help you all as you go through orientation! Welcome to Keene Owls!


Kelly Mooney

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Kelly

Hello everyone! My name is Kelly and I am a Junior here at Keene State! I am from South Windsor Connecticut, a small town right outside of Hartford. I am an exercise science major with a focus in allied health and minoring in psychology. My aspiration is to go to graduate school and become an occupational therapist.

I chose Keene State College because of the small size, friendly atmosphere and beautiful location. My first time visiting the campus I knew right away this is where I belong and I was ready to become an Owl. I am a part of Greek life here on campus and this is my first year on orientation staff and I can’t wait!

When I’m not in class I enjoy exploring downtown Keene, watching Netflix, going to the gym, traveling and just hanging out with my friends! I am so happy I chose Keene. It is my home away from home and I can’t wait to meet you all and welcome to KSC!!


Krantz Medeus

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Krantz

I’m Krantz and I am from Stamford, Connecticut and am a Junior majoring in Architecture. I am a member of the Men’s Lacrosse and Frisbee teams, and sometimes can be found playing Super Smash Bros with the Gamer’s Guild.

I love to draw. I don’t care if its building elevations, cartoon stuff, lettering, manga art, or portraits, I love it. I am a HUGE Sci-fi, comic, anime, and sports fan so if you want to bounce Dragon ball theories off one another, debate which superhero can beat the other, hear why I think Obi-Wan is a top 3 Jedi of all time, or why Steve Nash actually did deserve those back-to-back MVPs then you know just the guy to talk to. Go Giants!


Lillie Morgan

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Lillie

Hey everyone! My name is Lillie and I am a junior here at Keene State! I am from Abington, Massachusetts. I am a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice. I chose Keene because of the friendly atmosphere and the beautiful campus!

Here at Keene I am a part of Greek Life, Alternative Break, the Honors Program, and Ultimate Frisbee. I work at the Box Office on campus, as well as Orientation. This is my second year as an Orientation Leader and I could not be more excited to be back!

When I’m not in class I enjoy exploring downtown Keene, going to Bingo on Thursdays, watching Netflix, hitting the gym, traveling, and going bowling with my friends! I am so happy I decided to come to Keene, it is a wonderful school and really does feel like a home to me! I can’t wait to meet you all and welcome to KSC!


Lily Perkins

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Lily

Hi everyone! My name is Lily and I am a Junior here at Keene State and this is my 2nd year on O-staff. I have lived my whole life in Windham, New Hampshire and loved every minute of it. I am double majoring in Elementary Education and Women and Gender Studies. I am part of the Fishing Club here at Keene State and I am proud to say that I am one of the only girls on it but it is still so much fun with the guys. I am also a Spanish tutor and love teaching people new ways to help themselves excel in the language!

Keene State College was my number 1 ever since the beginning of applying to schools. Right when I got accepted, all my worries went away, and I got excited for the next chapter of my life to start. I chose KSC because it immediately felt like my new home, everyone was so welcoming and inviting and it made the move into college so much easier. I did not want to go far away from home and I live only a bit over an hour away so if I want, I can always go home. There are so many opportunities and ways to get involved here, KSC makes it very easy to get out of your dorm room.

Congratulations on getting accepted and I hope you love Keene State as much as I do. I am so excited to meet all of you and help get you comfortable here at school.


Maddie Phaneuf

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Maddie

Hi, everyone — Welcome to the Keene State family! My name is Maddie, and I am a junior pursuing a double major in Spanish and sociology with a concentration in social services and a minor in psychology. I’m from Keene, NH and commute to campus daily. In addition to orientation, I am a member of the Morris-August honors program and participate in Greek life as well as have a job as a backstage technician at the Redfern Arts Center.

I‘m so excited to see you all thrive as Owls and hope that you’ll reach out if you have any questions! We can’t wait to meet you!


Maddy Alter

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Maddy

Hi! My name’s Maddy and I’m a Junior here at Keene. I’m a double major in Theatre and Dance with a specialization in Acting and Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Outside of classes I participate in theatre productions as well as play on the Ultimate Frisbee team and give tours through admissions. I’m really looking forward to meeting incoming students and being able to show them why I love this school!

Besides acting and playing ultimate, I also enjoy hiking, dance, and going to sporting events- hockey being a personal favorite. You will probably bump into me in the Night Owl Cafe getting a sizzler most days (they’re so good!!!). I chose Keene after going to admitted students day and seeing just how much of a community there is here, and I can’t wait to share that feeling with all of you!


Maddy Pawela

Maddy Pawela
Maddy Pawela

Hi! My name is Maddy Pawela and I am from Hopkinton, Massachusetts. I am going to be a senior here at Keene State with a double major in Elementary Education and Math Education with a Spanish minor.

During the school year, I spend most of my free time working in the Math center, studying in the library, playing hockey with my team, or hanging out with friends at campus events. I enjoy being part of clubs on campus such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Education Honors Society, and Alternative Break. This past year I was very fortunate to be able to lead an Alternative Break trip to Wilmington, NC.

Keene State College has a special place in my heart and I am so glad that you have chosen it as the next step in your educational career. I can’t wait to meet you all in June!


Maisy Will

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Maisy

My name is Maisy Will. I am a sophomore at Keene State, majoring in music. I was raised in Maryland, but my family now lives in Littleton, New Hampshire. Keene is an amazing town and is a great mix of where I’m from and where I live now! I am excited to show everyone around our wonderful campus. It was one of the deciding factors when I was thinking of coming here, and I’m so glad I did. It has been a wonderful experience so far. I hope everyone enjoys it here as much as I do!

Aside from school, you will usually find me hanging out with my friends, binge watching Netflix, or watching movies (pretty much any Marvel movie). On campus I am involved in many organizations like Owl Nation, helping plan fun events and cheering on sports teams. I play in the KSC Concert Band on the French horn, and I am a member of the Keene State Women’s Rugby team. I can’t wait to meet everyone this summer and welcome them to Keene State!


Melissa Ray

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Melissa

My name is Melissa Ray and I am currently a Junior. I am from just over two hours away in Coventry, Rhode Island. I recently transferred here so that I would be able to double major in Dance and Public Health.

Since being here I have been able to perform in various shows on campus as part of my dance major and have even been given the opportunity to attend the American Colleges of Dance Association’s festival in Vermont this Spring. I am very grateful for all of the opportunities that I have had at Keene State so far and I am excited to see what the future holds.


Molly Delaney

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Molly

Hello I am Molly Delaney. I am a sophomore here at KSC. I am a Theatre Major with a specialization in Technical/Design. I am from Swampscott, MA but also live in Hampton, NH for 15 years before I moved to MA. I transferred in high school but it was great because I experienced both a large and small high school.

Some things I have been involved in are several theatrical shows working on As You Like It, A Year With Frog And Toad and Evening Of Dance. I am a tour guide here on campus so I might have seen you during your tour! I am involved with KSC Pride organizations and you can often find me in the Office of Multicultural Student Support and Success.

I chose KSC because of the small community environment and the wonderful people. No where else I toured had the same feeling. I am very happy with my decision. I have wonderful professors and friends who love and support me and I hope you can find that here too!


Morgan Rosen

Morgan Rosen
Morgan

Hey everyone! My name is Morgan and I am a Junior from Southbury, Connecticut. I’m a theatre major with a double specialization in Design/ Technical Theatre and Arts Management and a minor in the SPDI Program. This is my second year as an orientation leader, and I cannot wait to meet you all!

On campus, you can normally find me in the Redfern Arts Center working in the scene shop. I love to volunteer! On campus, I volunteer as a tour guide for the admissions department. It’s a great way to spread my love for the campus with others.

Becoming a student at Keene State College has been one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. So many doors have opened for me since arriving at Keene State. I cannot wait to see where my next adventure will take me.


Paige Solinas

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Paige

Hey, y’all! My name is Paige, I am a sophomore here at Keene State College. I am from the tiny town of Brookline, New Hampshire and I am majoring in Business Management with a specialization in Marketing and a minor in Theatre Tech, my goal is to work in marketing and advertising creatively! When I’m not in class you can either find me leading a campus tour almost three days a week, in an Owl Nation meeting planning fun events for sporting events, hanging out with some amazing friends or watching Netflix, mainly Grey’s Anatomy and Gilmore Girls!

Studying at Keene State has given me so many skills to succeed and help lead me to where I want to be after graduation and guide me to be the person I hope to become in the years to come. I have met so amazing people and staff who truly care and who do everything they can to help me succeed academically and make me feel at home away from home.

This is going to be my first year as an Orientation Leader and I am beyond excited to be able to help you guys find your place here at Keene State getting to know you guys and help you transition and make this your home away from home! There are so many amazing opportunities that await for you and there is something for everyone even if you have to dig a little harder for it. It took me a little bit to adjust to Keene but once I found my clubs and amazing friends I knew each day would just be better and better and I can’t wait to help you guys find your place here at Keene State College!


Paula Durant

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Paula

Hi, my name is Paula and I am a sophomore here at Keene State! This is my first year as an orientation leader and I’m excited to meet you all! I am majoring in Genocide and Holocaust studies and I absolutely love my major. My family is from Costa Rica and I’m from Nashua New Hampshire!

Outside of orientation I am a volunteer tour guide, I am a student representative for the class of 2023 and part of the Diversity Scholar Program! I love being involved and Keene State has so many more amazing programs that I hope to join next year!

I chose Keene State because it is the only college in the country with an HGS major and as soon as I walked in I felt at home. The students and staff here are incredible and have made my journey here at KSC incredible! I’m looking forward to meeting you all and helping you join the Keene State community!


Sam Henry

2020 Orietation Staff - Sam
Sam

Wika-wika what’s happening yo! Ya man Sam, reporting for duty. I will be a sophomore this year at Keene, and I am coming straight outta Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. I am majoring in communications, and currently exploring a major/minor in either management or business. Aside from having the pleasure of being an Orientation Leader here at Keene State, I am a part of the “Three Ways Until Sunday” improv team, the CRU club, and I am president of the Keene State College Hip-Hop Collective.

What brought me to Keene State was the beautiful campus and the high rankings, what kept me here were the wonderful connections I immediately formed with faculty on my visits. You can find me recording music in the Redfern Arts recital rooms, in a headlock at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club, or locked in my dorm editing Youtube videos. Also, I love awkward humor - hence the overbearing introduction.

I’m super excited to meet you and answer your questions about Keene State, because I remember I sure had many. Congratulations on becoming an Owl, see you on the flippity-flip!


Sean Keohane

2020 Orietation Staff - Sean
Sean

Hey, I’m Sean! I’m a Junior at Keene State College and a Graphic Design major. I’m from Oxford, a small town in central Massachusetts. I’m involved in the fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi on campus. I’m really excited to be a member of the 2020 Orientation Staff and am pumped to meet the next generation of Keene State students!

I spend a lot of my free time doing photography, listening to music, or playing video games. My favorite game is Super Smash Bros and I’ll always accept a challenge if anyone wants to play! My music taste is pretty much all indie rock/pop with a fair amount of rap. Some of my favorite artists include Car Seat Headrest, Bear Hands, and Aesop Rock.

I’m a fairly quiet guy with a dry sense of humor but I do my best to stay active and social. It’s pretty rare to see me around campus without at least 3 of my close friends, some of whom are also Orientation Leaders themselves! I love the community here at Keene and have met all sorts of great people in my time on campus. Keene has really become a second home for me and I’m hoping to help other people feel the same way!


Skye Robicheau

2020 Orietation Staff - Skye
Skye

Hi, future owls!! I’m Skye, my major is Theater, I’m going into my sophomore year, and I’m from Plainfield, New Hampshire. I enjoy being a part of the shows here at Keene State, and when I’m not acting in one, I can usually be found helping out behind the scenes. When I’m not on stage or backstage, I can be found working in the costume shop where I have a work-study job.

I also like working out at the gym, watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, and finding new ways to get involved here on campus. I can’t wait to meet all of the new coming students and help you find your home here at Keene State!


Contact Orientation Staff

For general orientation questions, contact our office:

☎ 603-358-2869
orientation@keene.edu