Orientation Contact Information

11000 University Parkway
Building 21, Suite 110
Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone: (850) 473-7229
Fax: (850) 857-6188

Tasha Talton

Tasha Talton

Assistant Director
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Alma Mater: Texas State University and St. Edward’s University 
Favorite Quote: “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ~Barack Obama
Email: ttalton@uwf.edu
Phone: (850) 474-2079

Keaton West.

Keaton West

Coordinator 
Hometown: Allen, Texas
Alma Mater: Texas Tech University
Favorite Quote: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
Email: kwest@uwf.edu
Phone: (850) 474-2679

Abigail Bradley

Abigail Bradley

Graduate Assistant
Hometown: Mobile, AL
Alma Mater: University of Montevallo
Favorite Quote: “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” E.E. Cummings
Email: ab88@students.uwf.edu
Phone: (850) 474-2430

Courtney Brehm

Courtney Brehm

NODA Intern
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Alma Mater: University of New Orleans
Favorite Quote: “It is our choices, far more than our abilities, that show what we truly are.” – Albus Dumbledore

Synthia Jean

Synthia Jean

Student Coordinator
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Pre-Nursing
Campus Involvement: Argo Link, Student Nurses Association, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Argo Camp
Interesting Fact: I aspire to be a motivational speaker.
Favorite Quote: “If you realized the power of your thoughts, you would never think a negative thought.”–Peace Pilgrim

Ashley Lynn

Ashley Lynn

Student Coordinator
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Classification: Senior
Major: Communications
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, Conflict Coaching President, OFP Programming Team, Organizations Council
Interesting Fact: I belong in Disney movie.
Favorite Quote: "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Changlena Delpe

Changlena Delpe

Returner Orientation Leader
Hometown: Delray Beach, FL
Classification: Junior
Major: Pre-Professional Biology
Campus Involvement: CAB, HSO, UWF Gospel Choir, Intervarsity and National Honor Society
Interesting Fact: I am currently, at the moment, 1 of 132 grandchildren  (all on the same side).
Favorite Quote: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Dary-L Howard

Dary-L Howard

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Classification: Junior
Major: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Interesting Fact: I am in love with Mickey Mouse, I graduated high school and got my Associates Degree by age 18, and my dream is to counsel people through my voice.
Favorite Quote: "I would rather live my entire life believing in God to die and find out there wasn't one, then to live my entire life thinking there wasn't one to die and find out there was.”

Dylan Clark

Dylan Clark

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Lafayette, LA
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Bachelor in the Fine Arts
Campus Involvement: CAB, MASS
Interesting Fact: I broke my femur in half.
Favorite Quote: “You are what you make yourself to be.”

Samantha Hollis

Samantha Hollis

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Classification: Junior
Major: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Intramural Sports, Relay for Life, Catholic Argos
Interesting Fact: I am allergic to chocolate.
Favorite Quote: "Anyone can give up, that’s the easiest thing to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you were to fall apart, that's true strength." 

Malissa Langlois

Marissa Langlois

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Kodiak, AK
Classification: Senior
Major: Business Management
Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life
Interesting Fact: I am fluent in American Sign Language.
Favorite Quote: ""Serving others prepares you to lead others.“ -Jim George

Hiyaw DeMissie

Hiyaw DeMissie

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Classification: Freshman
Major: Exercise Science
Campus Involvement: 21st Century Scholar, UWF Men, Prestige
Interesting Fact: I hate pickles.
Favorite Quote: “If you like water, you already like 72% of me.”

Yasmin Hernandez

Yasmin Hernandez

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Classification: Junior
Major: Marine Biology and Environmental Science
Campus Involvement: Greek Sorority and Honors Program
Interesting Fact: I’m bilingual.
Favorite Quote: ""Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not." - Dr. Seuss

Moriah Douglas

Moriah Douglas

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Classification: Junior
Major: Athletic Training/Exercise Science
Campus Involvement: Athletic Training Student Association, Orientation Leader, Student Desk Assistant, Fitness Monitor
Interesting Fact: When I was in elementary school, my nickname was "steel" because I was always running into, or tripping over any and everything. (They would say she must be made of steel because she's always getting injured, but never completely breaks. 

Lizzy Zachry

Lizzy Zachry

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Chemistry
Campus Involvement: ROTC and GSA
Interesting Fact: I'm a huge Harry Potter fanatic.
Favorite Quote: "Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” -Walt Disney

Karen Bergan

Karen Bergan

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Miami, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Criminal Justice
Campus Involvement: Greek Sorority, Resident Assistant
Interesting Fact: I am learning Arabic and have been playing the cello since 6th grade.
Favorite Quote: “Matter can not be created nor destroyed but only transformed”- Conservation of Matter

Keyana Floyd

Keyana Floyd

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Panama City, FL
Classification:  Senior
Major: Public Relations
Campus Involvement: Student Outreach Chair (Student Government Association), Residence Hall Association, Homecoming Executive Board
Interesting Fact: I have three birth marks with one being shaped like a heart.
Favorite Quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.“ -Maya Angelou 

Steven Patterson

Steven Patterson

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Classification: Junior
Major: Communications
Campus Involvement: UWF Men
Interesting Fact: I enjoy the arts and sports.
Favorite Quote: “Never give up.”

Alex Brookins

Alex Brookins

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Monticello, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Pre-Professional Biology
Campus Involvement: Kugelman Honors Program, SEAS
Interesting Fact: I am the oldest of ten kids and was homeschooled.
Favorite Quote: “Leben und leben lassen." - Cabaret. Live and let live.”

Gino Simione

Gino Simione

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Boston, MA
Classification: Junior
Major: Sports Management
Campus Involvement: Fraternity, UWF Men, Argo Camp, Student Alumni Association, Student Government Association (Freshman Committee)
Interesting Fact: I have broken 25 bones in my body.
Favorite Quote: "Strive not to be a success, but to be of value." -Albert Einstein 

Brittney Joseph

Brittney Joseph

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Classification:  Junior
Major: Legal Studies
Campus Involvement: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Interesting Fact: I played the French horn all throughout high school.
Favorite Quote: “Just do it.”-Nike

Kaleb Farman

Kaleb Farman

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Classification: Junior
Major: Anthropology
Campus Involvement: Fraternity  and Sorority Life, SGA, Argo Camp
Interesting Fact: I have webbed toes!
Favorite Quote: “Peace is a lie there is only passion.” -Sith Creed 

Lisa Hermosa

Lisa Hermosa

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Pre-Professional Biology
Campus Involvement: Honors Program SEAS
Interesting Fact: I have the entire Disney movie Hercules memorized.
Favorite Quote: “Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.” -Tyler Knott Gregson 

Rebekah Hernandez

Rebekah Hernandez

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Brooksville, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Hispanic Student Association
Interesting Fact: I'm from New York City and I am half Indian and half Spanish. 
Favorite Quote: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

Samantha Craft

Samantha Craft

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Cape Coral, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Pre-Nursing
Campus Involvement: I work at the University Pool.
Interesting Fact: I was a four year varsity swimmer in high school.
Favorite Quote: "There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” - Henri Matisse 

Yanelys Lugo

Yanelys Lugo

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Remedios, Cuba
Classification: Senior
Major: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
Interesting Fact: I'm all about that unsightly crone aesthetic and I can sew the cloak to match.
Favorite Quote: "Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul." -Mark Twain

Kaylee Campbell

Kaylee Campbell

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Saint Cloud, FL
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Pre-Nursing
Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, College Republicans
Interesting Fact: The beach or ocean is my favorite place to be.
Favorite Quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” –Walt Disney

Ben Minor

Ben Minor

Orientation Leader
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Classification: Junior
Major: Biochemistry
Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life
Interesting Fact: I love the Avett Brothers.
Favorite Quote: "Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor."

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