Connection Leaders

Connection Leader Coordinators

The Connection Leader Coordinators serve as mentors and coaches for the Connection Leaders while also facilitating your transition to Lynchburg College from SOAR to the end of your first semester and beyond. They also facilitate your G S 100 course.

Stacy BressonStacy Bresson

Hometown: Laurel, Md.

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies - Special Education

Advice for new students: "Manage your time wisely because work done before the due date is better than work that is done on the day it is due."

Alex CashAlex Cash

Hometown: Gretna, Va.

Major: Biology

Advice for new students: "Do what makes you happy. Don't base your life on what others expect you to do."

Liz Hall

Hometown: Gretna, Va.

Major: Biology

Advice for new students: "Take your time and figure out what you really want to do with your life. It's okay to be unsure of your goals coming into college. Don't let anyone pressure you into rushing into a path that may not be the one for you. Slow down and be yourself."

Megan LivelyMegan Lively

Hometown: Troy, Va.

Major: Biomedical Science

Advice for new students: "Welcome failure - it will lead to success."

Lauren MuirLauren Muir

Hometown: Abingdon, Md.

Major: Biomedical Science

Advice for new students: "Know who you are and who you want to be. The rest will fall into place."

Lisa QuellLisa Quell

Hometown: Fairfield, Conn.

Major: Psychology

Advice for new students: "Don't hesitate to get yourself involved. There's no better feeling like becoming apart of something on campus that's bigger than yourself."

Connection Leaders

Connection Leaders are current undergraduate students whose role it is to help facilitate the transition of our newest Hornets who are traditional-aged freshmen. They are available to assist you in your transition throughout your SOAR experience, first semester, and beyond. They serve as the facilitators for the G S 100 course during your first semester.

Abbigail AndersonAbbigale Anderson

Hometown: Goode, Va.

Major: Environmental Science

Advice for new students: "Do not be afraid. Be open to new people, and be open to new opportunities. Branch out and try new activities, join a club for something you always enjoyed but never really threw yourself into."

Asya BrownAsya Brown

Hometown: Hayward, Calif.

Major: Criminology

Advice for new students: "Get involved! It makes your college experience more enjoyable!"

Terry ClayTerry Clay

Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va.

Major: History

Advice for new students: "Be disciplined and prioritize. You chose to go to college, so get the most out of it."

Shannon ClowShannon Clow

Hometown: Cary, N.C.

Major: Graphic Design

Advice for new students: "You only go to college for four years and you cannot go back in time. Make the most of it now!"

Hanna CookeHannah Cooke

Hometown: Annandale, Va.

Major: Environmental Science

Advice for new students: "The single most important piece of information is to never be afraid to ask for help."

Lindsey CrillLindsey Crill

Hometown: Highland Falls, N.Y.

Major: Health Promotion

Advice for new students: "Pay attention to time management!"

Sarah CzerniakSarah Czerniak

Hometown: Middletown, Del.

Major: Psychology

Advice for new students: "Challenge yourself to get involved in things on campus, and go outside of your comfort zone!"

Mariah DuBoisMariah DuBois

Hometown: Salem, N.J.

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies - Elementary Education

Advice for new students: "Remember that you are here for a reason, and that if you have made it this far, you can finish it out!"

Dylan ElliottDylan Elliott

Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.

Major: Human Resource Management and Psychology

Advice for new students: "By having an open mind and trying new things you will become more involved on campus and form significant connections faster."

Ashlee FitchAshlee Fitch

Hometown: New Orleans, La.

Major: Criminology

Advice for new students: "Appreciate where you are in your life and enjoy it as much as you can."

Kathleen FitzpatrickKathleen Fitzpatrick

Hometown: Yardley, Pa.

Major: Undeclared

Advice for new students: "Ask a boatload of questions, and it will get you to your destination!"

Courntey ForstmannCourtney Forstmann

Hometown: Glen Allen, Va.

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies - Elementary Education

Advice for new students: "Don’t procrastinate! Time management will become your friend!"

Katie GranzowKatie Granzow

Hometown: Evington, Va.

Major: Psychology

Advice for new students: "Have fun and don't stress yourself out!"

Lyndsay GreeneLyndsay Greene

Hometown: Goodview, Va.

Major: Psychology

Advice for new students: "Don't be afraid to try new things, you might surprise yourself!"

Joshua HallJoshua Hall

Hometown: Evington, Va.

Major: Business Administration

Advice for new students: "Be ready...just be ready!"

Shay HarrisShay Harris

Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va.

Major: Communication Studies - Convergent Journalism

Advice for new students: "Remember to ask questions and talk to your professors!"

Kyle HodgesKyle Hodges

Hometown: Farmville, Va.

Major: Communication Studies - Communication and Social Influence

Advice for new students: "Get involved with clubs and organizations on campus!"

Bryn KoskinenBryn Koskinen

Hometown: Maynard, Mass.

Major: Communication Studies - Communication and Social Influence

Advice for new students: "Breathe, and join at least one organization!"

Meg MalayMeg Malay

Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Major: Nursing

Advice for new students: "Get involved. There are endless opportunities at LC. There is a spot for you in our community!"

Miranda MitchellMiranda Mitchell

Hometown: Forest, Va.

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies - Elementary Education

Advice for new students: "Be yourself! Embrace all the opportunities you’re given but stay true to yourself and don't change! 'Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.'  - Dr. Seuss"

Spencer MurraySpencer Murray

Hometown: Shaker Heights, Ohio

Major: History

Advice for new students: "Find a great group of friends; they will become your family while here."

Kristy PaxtonKristy Paxton

Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.

Major: Business Administration and Nursing

Advice for new students: "Remember to make good choices, study hard, stay ahead in school, and have fun--enjoy the college experience."

Taylor RabonTaylor Rabon

Hometown: Dillwyn, Va.

Major: Communication Studies - Convergent Journalism

Advice for new students: "Don't be afraid to be yourself! An original is always better than a copy."

Whitney ScharpfWhitney Scharpf

Hometown: Roanoke, Va.

Major: Biomedical Science

Advice for new students: "Take your freshmen seminar class seriously!"

Karla SchoolerKarla Schooler

Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va.

Major: Undeclared

Advice for new students: "Take advantage of all the resources that are offered. You get out what you put in, so make sure to put in your best!"

Bryan StrawdermanBryan Strawderman

Hometown: Staunton, Va.

Major: History

Advice for new students: "Get involved on campus. Everyone is scared to make friends the first few weeks but as soon as you do, it will make college a much better experience.'"

Danny SweeneyDanny Sweeney

Hometown: Arlington, Va.

Major: International Relations

Advice for new students: "Go to every interest meeting because you'll never know what organizations are appealing until you see them first-hand."

Ashley WilliamsAshley Williams

Hometown: Newport News, Va.

Major: Psychology

Advice for new students: "Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone!"