Who are orientation leaders?

During SOAR and Welcome Week, your assigned orientation leader will help ensure your Marian University student experience gets off to a great start. Our orientation leaders are experienced Marian students who mentor, guide, encourage, and share their love for Marian with you. Your orientation leader is an excellent resource, both before you arrive on campus and throughout your college experience.

Banwo Adeniyi   Bami

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Major: Nursing

Year: Sophomore

Campus involvement: Freshman class president and member of the freshman class board, Honors Academy, Marian University Student Nursing Association, Union of Black Identity, peer tutor for chemistry and anatomy, member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and Center for Leadership Development scholar

Favorite things to do: I love sculpting and painting, being a big sister, and learning

Taylor Janel Cardis                                            Taylor C

Hometown: Beech Grove, IN

Major: Psychology with a minor in sociology and a concentration in social work

Year: Senior

Campus involvement: Orientation Committee, Admissions Student Caller, Marian University Legacy, Marian Maniacs, 21st Century Scholars, National Society of Success and Leadership

Favorite things to do: Singing, playing Euchre, and showing off my school spirit (Go Knights!!!)

Nancy Doll

Hometown: Batesville, IN

Major: Biology and Physiology of Exercise

Year: Senior

Campus involvement: 21st Century Scholar, Sigma Zeta, Campus Activities Board Special Events Chair, Student Government Association Senate President, Student Ambassador, Presidential Ambassador, Biology Lab Assistant, Orientation Committee 

Favorite things to do: Hangout with friends, watch Netflix, reading, and spending time outside

LexiLexi Felty  

Hometown: South Bend, IN

Major: Biology with a concentration in pre-medicine

Year: Sophomore

Campus Involvement: CAB-homecoming, Special Events, Coffee House, 21st Century Scholar Mentor

Favorite Things To Do: Watch Netflix, play sports during my down time, study, hang out with friends

CourtneyCourtney Green

Hometown: Lebanon, IN

Major: Nursing

Year: Junior

Campus Involvement: Color Guard, Student Nurses Association, Theta Phi Alpha, and Orientation Leader

Favorite Things To Do: I love dancing in my free time

ChaseChase Hall

Hometown: New Palestine, IN

Major: Music Education with a Minor in Business 

Year: Junior

Campus Involvement: NAfME (National Association for Music Educators) Collegiate member, Percussionist for several on-campus ensembles including: concert band, marching band, and world drumming ensemble, and member of Knight Star Percussion (The first competitive indoor drum line at Marian University). 

Favorite Things To Do: Attend concerts or live music events, going on road trips, watching shows on Netflix, taking naps, and performing.

LauraLaura Haunert

Hometown: Waldron, IN

Major: Biology with a pre-medicine concentration

Year: Senior

Campus Involvement: Coffee House Chair, Homecoming Board, College Mentors for Kids (Activities Director and Mentor), Sigma Zeta, Pre-Soma

Favorite Things To Do: Kayaking, Hanging with my puppy, Charles, reading a book, and extreme bargain shopping

Abby JAbby Jordan

Hometown: Forest, IN

Major: Psychology with a concentration in Psychology Applied to Business 

Year: Senior

Campus involvement: Orientation, Presidential Ambassadors, Homecoming Board, 21st Century Scholar, Theta Phi Alpha, Psi Chi, Student Worker (Office of Institutional Research/ Registrar) 

Favorite Things To Do: hiking, kayaking, going to the IMA/Newfields, watching all the Harry Potters........in one sitting

Taylor KTaylor Kowalski

Hometown: South Bend, IN

Major: Biology with a Concentration in Pre-Medicine and Minors in Chemistry, Spanish, Psychology

Year: Sophomore

Campus Involvement: CAB Homecoming Co-Chair, CAB Coffee House Committee, CAB Special Events Committee, 21st Century Scholar Mentor

Favorite Things To Do: hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, spending time with my brother, playing/watching sports

KylieKylie Lehman

Hometown: Batesville, IN

Major: Nursing 

Year: Sophomore

Campus Involvement: Honors Academy, Student Ambassador, Student Nursing Association 

Favorite Things To Do: Watch Netflix, wear chacos, play webkinz, hang out with friends, kayaking, and occasionally running

CaitlinCaitlin Marsh

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Major: Applied Educational Studies

Year: Senior

Campus Involvement: CASE office worker, Athletic department worker, College Mentors for Kids, Formal Committee

Favorite Things To Do: hanging out with friends and family, watching netflix, traveling to new places

SarahSarah Meer

Hometown: Batesville, IN

Major: English

Year: Junior

Campus involvement: Honors Academy, 21st Century Scholar, Homecoming committee member

Favorite things to do: Reading, journaling, running, and watching Netflix

Abby OAbby Osborne

Hometown: Lebanon, IN

Major/Minor: Psychology with a Minor in Gender Studies

Year: Senior

Campus Involvement: Heavily involved in the band program and theatre here on campus and a peer tutor

Favorite Things To Do: sleep, eat, and watch Netflix

LinnyLinny Rousseau    

Hometown: Greensburg, IN

Major: Communication

Year: Sophomore

Campus Involvement: Office of Admissions Student Assistant, Cheerleading, MU Knightwatch Digital Media, MU Honors Academy

Favorite Things To Do: Surround myself with anything Colts or football related, yell “Go Knights!”, and eat ice cream from the Dining Commons

HannahHannah VanderMel

Hometown: Odon, IN

Major: Nursing with a minor in Spanish

Year: Junior

Campus Involvement: Student Nurses Association and Student Ambassador

Favorite Things To Do: Netflix, yoga, and playing with my 4 dogs

Lucas Wallace


Hometown: Lafayette, IN

Major: Communication

Year: Senior

Campus involvement: Sports Information, Student Athlete, 21st Century Scholar

Favorite things to do: Euchre, sports, hiking, trying new foods, doing things that bring my heart rate up, and chilling with my friends

AutumnAutumn Wert

Hometown: Brookville, IN

Major: Nursing

Year: Sophomore

Campus involvement: Orientation Leader, Campus Activities Board, Student Nurses Association, Best Buddies 

Favorite things to do: Reading and watching Netflix


AraAra Grey Wheaten

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Major: Marketing with a Minor in Communication and Entrepreneurship

Year: Sophomore

Campus involvement: 21st Century Scholar Mentor, Orientation Leader, avid coffee drinker

Favorite things to do: Sing, Dance, Photography, design clothes, draw, paint, be a goof

Claire Zink

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Major: Pastoral leadership and Theatre

Year: Junior

Campus Involvement: Student Ambassador, Peer Tutor, Orientation Leader, Show choir, Theatre productions, San Damiano Scholar

Favorite Things to Do: Hanging out with my friends in between classes in Alumni Hall and exploring the Ecolab

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