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Veteran Orientation leaders return to welcome new students

Veteran Orientation leaders return to welcome new students

Students Kate McFeeley and Jeremiah Martin love Loyola so much, they spend their summers on campus. The two are on the Office of First-Year Experience’s Orientation team for a second summer in a row, planning and making sure campus is ready for new Ramblers. They also have a deep affinity for Chipotle (but don’t we all?).

Name: Kate McFeeley and Jeremiah Martin

Year/Major: Senior, Special Education and Senior, History with minors in sociology and psychology

What are you up to this summer?
We are both working in the Office of First-Year Experience with the new student Orientation program.

Kate: Specifically, I am a program assistant for staff development and training. I am extremely excited to welcome students to this wonderful community!

Jeremiah: I am the orientation program assistant for logistics and advising, so I get to work with a lot of current and incoming students.

What are you most excited about? 
Kate: Besides working with an incredible Orientation team, I am looking forward to spending another summer in one of my favorite cities.

Jeremiah: I really enjoy interacting with different people, so I'm very excited to see all of the new students around campus during orientations. Other than that, I’m just enjoying the summer in Chicago.

How will your summer adventures add to your Loyola experience?
Kate: Before being an orientation leader, Loyola was just my school. It was the place where I took classes and attended free events on campus, but now I know that it is my home. I am hoping that my new position in the program will continue to provide ways to engage with the wonderful community that has challenged me to approach my college career in a completely new way!

Jeremiah: I have had a wonderful time here at Loyola so far. I've been involved with a lot of different things and met really awesome people. I get the opportunity to work in a more professional setting in the field of higher education, a field that I am interested in going into, so I feel this gives me hands-on experience and tangible skills for my future.

Describe your Loyola experience in 10 words or less.
Kate: A personal journey of leading an extraordinary life.

Jeremiah: An adventure of incredible opportunities with fantastic individuals.

And finally (and completely off topic)...What is your Chipotle order?
Kate: Easy. A burrito bowl with white rice, chicken, mild salsa, corn salsa, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream. Sometimes I spice it up and order tacos.

Jeremiah: First of all, I love Chipotle. Burrito bowl to go, brown rice, 1/2 scoop black beans, lots of veggies, chicken, medium and hot salsa (got to love the spicy life), lots of cheese, and lettuce.