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Merrimack’s Orientation team rocks. Plain and simple. Their mission is to make sure you have a great time. Get to know the four leaders of this crazy group!

 

imagePatrick Frazier ’16
Hometown: Bedford, MA
Major: Business Administration concentrating in Accounting and Finance
On-campus housing: O’Brien Hall

What are you involved in on campus?
Accounting Club, Finance Club,Sigma Iota Epsilon, Orientation, VIP Ambassador, Eucharistic Minister, and I also help the business school interview prospective new professors. In the past I have been a member of first Merrimack’s first DII Swim Team as well as the Austin Scholars Program.
 
What is your favorite Merrimack memory?
My favorite Merrimack memory would either be from Orientation or the Swim Team. Going to our NE-10 conference championships was a huge accomplishment for me and the team last year. We were a very small team but had so much spirit and had a blast representing the College.
 
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I am willing to do whatever life has in store for me and enjoy it. Hopefully, I will pursue a career as a Certified Public Accountant or be taking steps towards a management position in Finance. My dream job would be to become a swim coach!

Favorite band, TV show, and movie:
My favorite artist is definitely Kenny Chesney, TV show is Top Gear, and move is the Waterboy.

Favorite place on campus and why?
My favorite place to be on campus is on Main Street of the Sakowich Campus Center. I love seeing the many faces of Merrimack and being a part of the Merrimack community!
 
Favorite food in the café:
Chicken nuggets and curly fries

One piece of advice for incoming students:
The biggest piece of advice I could give to incoming students is to “Make it your Merrimack.” Merrimack has incredible opportunities for students ready to take advantage of them. As an incoming student, I would suggest getting involved with the school as soon as possible and become a member of the Merrimack Community!


imageJenna Coviello ’17
Hometown: West Boylston, MA
Major: Organizational Communication
On-campus housing: O’Brien Hall

What are you involved in on campus?Along with orientation, I am a student ambassador, a member of Merrimack Programming Board where I hold the position as Spring Concert Co-Chair, and also do tons of intramurals. I also participate in Alternative Break trips and will be traveling to Ecuador this summer on a summer immersion trip through Campus Ministry.

What is your favorite Merrimack memory?
It’s really hard to pin-point my favorite memory because I’ve made so many here, but I think I would have to say my experience my first year as an orientation leader was my favorite. I met my best friends here through being a leader, which led me to meet even more new friends when the school year began!
 
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I hope to be working in student involvement at a college or even continuing doing work with orientation and first-year students. 

Favorite band, TV show, and movie:
The Script, New Girl, Pitch Perfect

Favorite place on campus and why?
Mendal Pond in either the Fall or Spring. It’s the perfect place to think. I’ve had a few really deep conversations with friends over in that area. It’s a good place to go when you need a break and just want to be on your own for a bit to work through your thoughts.
 
Favorite food in the café:
The home fries, I am a big fan of the home fries.

One piece of advice for incoming students:
Surround yourself with people that make you think in ways you never have before. Do not waste time with people that bring you down rather than up. College is where you truly figure out who you are and what you want. Do not waste a second of it with people who don’t treat you how you should be treated! Talk to people you wouldn’t normally talk to, everyone has their own story to tell that’s worth hearing!


imageAlyssa Zahoruiko ’16
Hometown: North Andover, MA
Major: Human Development: School and Society, and English
On-campus housing: O’Brien Hall

What are you involved in on campus?
Orientation, Student Ambassador, FYE Mentor, Relay for Life Committee, M.O.R.E., Intramurals, I have participated in 3 Alternative Break trips, and short-term study abroad to Dublin and Belfast Ireland. 

What is your favorite Merrimack memory?
It’s really hard to choose, I love everything I’ve done at Merrimack. One of my favorites is my alternative winter break trip to Kingston, Jamaica. My first experience out of the country, it was extremely eye opening and has made service an important focus in my life.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself having accomplished a lot of things on my bucket list, finally having a solid career started, and hopefully a family.

Favorite band, TV show, and movie:
Jason Mraz, Survivor, Pirates of the Caribbean

Favorite place on campus and why?
Outside by the bridge and Mendel pond. When it’s nice out that spot is really peaceful, it helps me sort my thoughts and relax.

Favorite food in the café:
Stir-fry with chicken

One piece of advice for incoming students:
Try something new. There’s a lot of things I’ve done at Merrimack that I never thought I would have, and it has lead me to the things I’m now most passionate about. College is an amazing 4 years, push yourself and see how much you can do. 


imageKayley Powers ’16
Hometown: Reading, MA
Major: Math and Economics
On-campus housing: O’Brien Hall 

What are you involved in on campus?
On campus I’m involved in Orientation and Campus Ministry.  I’ve also attended Alternative Break Service Trips and have studied abroad in Galway, Ireland.

What is your favorite Merrimack memory?
Homecoming Weekend!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Happy, healthy, and traveling the world.

Favorite band, TV show, and movie:
Band: Paramore TV Show: Psych Movie: Disturbia

Favorite place on campus and why?
I enjoy sitting in the adirondack chairs next to Mendel Pond.  It’s a nice way to be outside and enjoy the good weather when we get it!

Favorite food in the café:
Omelette Bar!

One piece of advice for incoming students:
Everyone’s nervous! Stay true to yourself, and be open to meeting all different people during your orientation and throughout your career here at Merrimack.

 

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