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Breanne LippyBreanne Lippy | Sophomore | Lineboro, MD
Major:
Fashion Design
Languages: English
Activities: Fashion Club, Campus Ministry
Advice for new students: Introduce yourself to as many people as you can, especially the people on your floor. It is so important to make friends quickly so you adjust sooner.
Most important item for first year: 3M Hooks



Ysabelle MaramagYsabelle Maramag | Sophomore | New York, NY
Major:
Psychology
Languages: English
Activities: Chapel Choir
Advice for new students: Try not to skip class because it can easily become a regular habit.
Most important item for first year: Laptop, Refrigerator




Kyle NefzgerKyle Nefzger | Sophomore | Shreveport, LA
Major:
Nursing
Languages: English
Activities: College Republicans Secretary, MU United, Campus Ministry
Advice for new students: Always ask questions, stay on top of your work and study every day. If you need extra help, see your faculty member during office hours.



Briana Nobles | Sophomore | Statesboro, GA
Major: Business Administration
Languages: English
Activities: Black Student Association, Student Government Association, SIFE
Advice for new students: Be very open-minded, get out, and get involved
Most important item for first year: Pictures of family and friends



Terri Orwenyo | Sophomore | Silver Spring, MD
Major: Nursing
Languages: English
Activities: Student Government Association, Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, Admissions Ambassador
Advice for new students: Get involved on campus! Seek a balance between your social life and academics. Take advantage of how close MU is to DC.
Most important item for first year: Determination


Lauren Patton | Sophomore | Fredericksburg, VA
Major: Nursing
Languages: English, Spanish
Activities: Campus Ministry, International Club, College Republicans
Advice for new students: Get involved in various activities and try new things. This way you can meet a range of people that you will be able to relate to.
Most important item for first year: A planner


Amanda Pusey | Junior | Salisbury, MD
Major:
Nursing
Languages: English
Activities: Global Charity Project, Resident Assistant, Lee Center Event Attendant
Advice for new students: Get involved on campus. It's the best way to meeet new people, engage in new experiences, and create lasting memories.
Most important item for first year: An open mind


Dana ShengDana Sheng | Junior | McLean, VA
Major:
Biology
Languages: Some French, understands Cantonese
Activities: Fashion Club, International Club, Honors Program, Science Club, Dance Team
Advice for new students: Don't be afraid to try out new things.
Most important item for first year: Laptop




Ashaunte Smith | Sophomore | Washington, DC
Major:
Fashion Merchandising
Languages: English
Activities: Voyage to Utopia Production Team, Black Student Association, Fashion Club
Advice for new students: Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. Doing that allows you to meet new people from all walks of life.
Most important item for first year: A mini-fridge


Regina Spatarella | Senior | Baltimore, MD
Major: Graphic Design
Languages: English
Activities: Honors Program, Graphic Design Club
Advice for new students: Be outgoing and don't be afraid to try new things.
Most important item for first year: A planner
 
 
Jasmine Spriggs | Sophomore | Woodbridge, VA
Major:
Undeclared
Languages: English
Activities: Black Student Association
Advice for new students: Strive to do well in your first semester so that in other semesters you know that you are capable of doing well.
Most important item for first year: Laptop




Farah Traih | Senior | Amman, Jordan
Major:
Biology
Languages: English, Arabic, French
Activities: International Club, Muslim Student Association, Science Club
Advice for new students: Get involved.
Most important item for first year: Themselves




Eftakhar Alam | Sophomore | Herndon, VA
Major:
Criminal Justice
Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi, Urduttlugu
Activities: Blue Crew, College Republicans, Gaming Club
Advice for new students: Have an open mind and don't be shy. Express yourself, it makes the college experience much better.
Most important item for first year: Common sense, toilet paper




Jennifer Baltas | Junior | Oak Hill, VA
Major:
Business Administration
Languages: English
Activities: Global Charity Project President of Management, Co-Curricular Council President, Discover Center Student Employee
Advice for new students: Don't be afraid to go to a professor's office hours for extra help; they want you to do well.
Most important item for first year: Alarm Clock



Breanna Fair | Senior | Germantown, MD
Major:
Psychology
Languages: English
Activities: MU Cheer President, New Student Transitions Student Employee
Advice for new students: Stay on track. Procrastination is evil and once you get behind you'll spend the whole time catching up.
Most important item for first year: A positive attitude, laptop



Megan Butler | Senior | Baltimore, MD
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Languages: English
Activities: The Kenya Project, Fashion Club, Portfolio in Motion, LIST
Advice for new students: Get involved on campus. It's the best way to meet new people. Engage in new experiences and create lasting memories.
Most important item for first year: A planner


Elena Castaneda | Senior | Glen Burnie, MD
Major:
Criminal Justice
Languages: English, Spanish
Activities: Fitness Club
Advice for new students: Be open to trying new things and making new friends. Keep school your number one priority but have fun.
Most important item for first year: Pictures of loved ones




Ryan Evans | Senior | Forest Hill, MD
Major:
Business Administration
Languages: English
Activities: Orientation Leader, SIFE, Gaming Club, Intramurals
Advice for new students: Come with a wide open mind.
Most important item for first year: Laptop or iHome





Kenzie Ferguson | Junior | Richmond, VA
Major:
Fashion Merchandising
Languages: English
Activities: Admissions Ambassador, Fashion Club, Chapel Choir, Honors Program
Advice for new students: Do not be shy or afraid to put yourself out there. College is a place to meet new people and challenge yourself.
Most important item for first year: Alarm clock



Kathryn Fossaceca | Sophomore | Frederick, MD
Major:
Biology
Languages: English, Spanish
Activities: International Club, LRC Tutor, Latino Student Association, Global Charity Project, Campus Ministry, Science Club, MU Global Thinkers Floor
Advice for new students: Get involved in as many activities as possible. They are a lot of fun and enriching.
Most important item for first year: An open mind


Katie Harley | Senior | Mt. Pleasant, SC
Major:
Graphic Design
Languages: English, some Spanish, some American Sign Language
Activities: Graphic Design Club President, The Banner Student Newspaper
Advice for new students: Get involved. It will make such a difference and be the best way to make good friends.
Most important item for first year: Laptop, open mind



Nastacia House | Junior | Vero Beach, FL
Major:
Economics
Languages: English, Jamaican Patios, some Spanish, some Mandarin
Activities: International Club Secretary, African Caribbean Student Association Secretary, The Kenya Project
Advice for new students: Time management is an important skill! Don't procrastinate; prioritize so you'll have time for it all.
Most important item for first year: Digital camera


Nicole Howard | Junior | Serverna Park, MD
Major:
Communication
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, some French, some German
Activities: Fashion Club, Fitness Club Secretary, Campus Ministry
Advice for new students: Stay on top of your work and don't procrastinate.
Most important item for first year: A planner




Cayla Lang | Sophomore | Wallingford, CT
Major:
Math Education
Languages: English
Activities: LRC Tutor, Global Charity Project Vice President
Advice for new students: Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and get involved on campus. MU is a very friendly environment that accepts people for who they are.
Most important item for first year: A positive attitude