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Student Orientation Coordinator Profiles

Olivia Gosdeck

Olivia Gosdeck

Major: Business Management

Why did you join the Orientation Team?

I was selected as a Peer Advisor during my sophomore year. I wanted to be a part of O-Team and a Peer Advisor because I loved my transition to college as a freshman and I wanted to help others coming to Fisher enjoy their experience here as well! Now as a SOC, I get to play an even bigger role in helping new students connect with each other, the rest of the Fisher community, and with their transition from high school to college!

Clubs/Organizations:

Chair, 33rd Annual Teddi Dance for Love (past: Vice Chair, 32nd Teddi Dance for Love)
Peer Advisor and Orientation Team Leader
2014 Orientation Coordinator
Class of 2015 Senator

Three favorite things to do at Fisher:

1. The Teddi Dance for Love!!!!
2. Go to brunch on Sundays (and eat in the dining hall in general – Fisher has great food!)
3. Hang out with my roommate and friends

Favorite Song: I don’t think I can pick a favorite song, but my favorite genre of music to listen to is definitely country!

Favorite Quote: "We are what we repeatedly do." – Aristotle

Fun Fact: I spent a semester in Ireland and traveled to 9 countries in Europe!


Cole Lachance-Tofany

Cole Lachance-Tofany

Major: History and Special Education

Why did you join the Orientation Team?

I joined O-Team because I love helping the freshmen have a great start to a great school!

Clubs/Organizations:

Director of Promotions and Community Relations for Fisher Players
Arts and Performance Club Senator
Director of Tele-recruiting

Three favorite things to do at Fisher:

1. Anything with Fisher Players
2. Going to Fishbowl
3. Going to football games

Favorite Song: "Shout" by Isley Brothers

Favorite Quote: "Where else would you rather be, then right here, right now?!" – March Levy

Fun Fact: In high school, I was the mascot.


Michael Mendicino

Michael Mendicino

Major/Minor: Biology major with Spanish, Philosophy, and Chemistry minors

Why did you join the Orientation Team?

I joined O-Team because it looked like fun and turned out to be my favorite part of the school year and the best possible way to kick start everything.

Clubs/Organizations:

Tri Beta (Biology National Honor Society)
SGA Senate

Three favorite things to do at Fisher:

1. Eat at the dining hall,
2. Hang with friends in the library
3. Chat with professors

Favorite Song: "Running Down a Dream" by Tom Petty

Favorite Quote: "Pura Vida" – "The Pure Life." It’s a big thing here in Costa Rica and I have sort of taken it to heart to enjoy the moment without ignoring tomorrow.

Fun Fact: I’m a big, big Corvette enthusiast and love working on cars every chance I get. It’s the best stress reliever.


Derek Sigler

Derek Sigler

Major/Minor: Sociology major, Interdisciplinary Studies minor

Why did you join the Orientation Team?

I joined O-Team because I wanted to help incoming freshmen be fully welcomed into the Fisher Family and provide them with a fun and approachable resource.

Clubs/Organizations:

Student Government Association Vice President of Operations
Peer Adviser
National Residence Hall Honorary
Great Beginnings Ambassador
Emerging Leaders Seminar Student Facilitator
Student Orientation Coordinator

Three favorite things to do at Fisher:

1. Playing pickup basketball every night
2. Playing intramurals sports with the boys
3. Working with my Student Government crew to come up with new ideas to benefit the student body

Favorite Song: "Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown Band

Favorite Quote: "Great moments are born from great opportunities" – Herb Brooks

Fun Fact: I am a lifeguard at Roseland Waterpark.


Sarah Ziolkowski

Sarah Ziolkowski

Major/Minor: Sociology major, Psychology minor

Why did you join Orientation Team?

The reason why I joined the Orientation Team is because I want to help the incoming freshmen transition into college and show them how awesome Fisher is!

Clubs/Organizations:

Student Activities Board
Teddi Dance for Love
Service Scholar
Great Beginnings Ambassador
Student Conduct Committee
Student Orientation Coordinator

Three favorite things to do at Fisher:

1. Plan events for the campus
2. Hang out with my friends in the dorms
3. Go to late night!

Favorite Song: "Seasons of Love" from Rent

Fun Fact: I went inside the Green Monster at Fenway Park and I saw Neil Diamond’s signature who sings the famous "Sweet Caroline" during the Red Sox games!


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