Portrait of 2018 orientation leader Sophia Adelino




Some days, Sophia is pretty sure that she may be the only one from Peabody Massachusetts living on campus at Elms College. She is majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Sophia is not only part of the Orientation Leader Staff, she is also involved in the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSHLA) and Elms Drama. She was also involved with the Sophomore Leadership Program. She chose Elms for the small welcoming community and knew she could excel as a student.

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderPaul Ferraro




Paul is a junior resident student from Walpole, MA pursuing a double major in Secondary Education/History with a minor in Coaching. He is a current member of the Swim team as well as the Track & Field team. He is also the president of the Magic the Gathering club. He fell in love with the campus the first time he set foot in campus and feels like it’s his second home

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderAllison Fisher




A native New Yorker, Allison is a resident student at Elms. This year, she will be a senior studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. Throughout her freshman and sophomore years, Allison got involved with a few clubs on campus, including the Elms College Dance Team, Active Minds Club and the National Student Speech Hearing Language Association. She hopes to become involved with more and more activities on campus. When applying to schools, she visited Elms and completely fell in love with the tight knit community it held and the values it promotes. Coming from attending small Catholic schools all her life, there seemed to be no better choice for her.

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderRichard Hernandez




Richard is an elementary education major and mathematical science major. He chose to attend Elms College because of the small class sizes. He lives on campus is originally from North Branford, CT. Richard is the men’s cross country team captain and a member of the track and field team. When he’s not in the classroom or wearing his running shoes, Richard is part of the International Club and Campus Ministry. He also finds time to be a Fontbonne Scholar and Student Government Association representative.

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderTyler Hesselton




Tyler is a freshman resident student from Leicester, Mass. He will declare as a Social Work major, with a minor in Coaching in hopes to help those in need and to coach high school sports. Aside from being an Orientation Leader, he is on the men’s soccer team. Tyler chose Elms College for the small family atmosphere, and the interactive classrooms. Tyler attended Saint Peter-Marian High School in Worcester, Mass which helped him find Elms College.

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderJosh Keaton




Josh is a resident student from Worcester, MA and majors in Business Management. After graduation he hopes to become a superintendent at a golf course. At Elms College he is a member on the Elms Golf team in the fall and the Elms Baseball team in the spring. He is also a part of SGA as the Vice President for the class of 2021. He chose Elms because he wants to pursue the career in management.

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderSamantha Lynes




Sam is a resident student from Berlin, CT.  She is a nursing major and is also a member of the women’s basketball team.  Along with being an orientation leader, Sam is a member of the student athlete advisory committee (SAAC) and a student leader in campus ministry’s Dorothy Day program.  Sam chose Elms because of the welcoming community and great nursing program.  She believes Elms is a perfect fit for her.

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderRachel Magnuson




Rachel is a sophomore here at elms from Long Island, New York. She is in our nursing program as well as a captain of our women’s volleyball team. She is a member of several clubs on campus such as Student Activities board, Student Government association and the Student Nurses council. She chose Elms because of the welcoming community and all the tools Elms has to offer for success.

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderBrianna Minie




Brie is a Nursing Major, and commutes from home in South Hadley, MA. Brie chose to go to Elms based off of the incredible reputation of the nursing program, and professors. She also hopes to study abroad, and become more involved on campus to ease the transition of transferring. In her free time she volunteers, and interns at two local hospitals, as well as waitresses.

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderMegan O’Connell




Megan is a resident student from Holyoke, Ma. She is studying Elementary Education/History and is excited to become a 3rd grade teacher! Megan coaches two high school sports teams in her free time and enjoys going to the beach. She chose Elms College because of the small class sizes and the beautiful campus!

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderChaniah Pantry




Chaniah is a junior Criminal Justice major with a minor in Philosophy in hopes of being a forensic counselor when she graduates. She plays on the women’s basketball team as well. Chaniah is the junior class Vice President, part of the Student Activities Executive Board in charge of the entertainment portion of events and programming. She is also part of the Judicial Hearing Board. Chaniah chose Elms because of the welcoming community when she came to visit the first time and how “family” based the community is.

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderSara Scagliarini




Sara is a resident student who started as a first year student this year at Elms College. She is from South Hadley, Massachusetts and attends Elms as a Nursing major with a minor in Spanish. She is part of many activities on campus like the Student Nurses Association and will be on the swim team next year. She chose to attend Elms because of its great reputation as a nursing school. She enjoys the small, committed, friendly community and how it never fails to feel like home.

Portrait of 2018 orientation leaderJannel Towle




Jannel will be a sophomore and majors in Biology and hopes to become a Neurologist in the future. She lives on campus and is originally from Winsted, Connecticut. She chose Elms College because of the academic support that is provided to students and how Elms sets you up for your future success. She is always looking for new adventures and loves hanging out with friends.