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Melissa Kastner, Graduate Student

Melissa Kastner was selected as the National Orientation Director's Association (NODA) Intern this summer.  She is responsible for supervising the orientation coordinators, assisting with the training manual for Group Leaders for the Week of Welcome in August, serving on the Residence Life Professional Staff on-call rotation, assisting with the implementation of the summer orientation sessions, and a great deal of other things!  She is a graduate student working toward her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration at the University of North Florida (UNF).  In addition to completing course work, Melissa is a graduate assistant at Jacksonville University in the Department of Student Involvement and has completed a practicum position in the Office of Admissions at UNF.  Prior to graduate school, Melissa completed her Bachelor's in English with a minor in Dance at The University of Akron (Ohio) in 2012.  Melissa is excited for the opportunity to work as the NODA intern and is looking forward to a great summer.  


2014 Orientation Coordinators

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Christie Charlebois 

Group Leader and Outreach Coordinator

 Biochemistry Major 


 Fun Fact: I used to color and draw all over the outside of my car! Sharpie, acrylic paint, spray paint, etc. It was the buzz of my town and JU!





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Krista Lamberti

Community Development Coordinator

Business Management Major


Fun Fact: I won a taco eating contest in high school!  







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Jessica Parker 

Educational Programs Coordinator

Elementary Education Major


Fun Fact: I am deathly afraid of dolphins yet I've wanted to swim  with whales since I was 8.






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Keith Pittman

Communication Coordinator

Sport Management Major


Fun Fact: I've traveled all around the country to perform different Spoken Word/Poetry. I also have two songs on iTunes!






Margaret 'Dana' Pontello

Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator

History and Political Science Major


Fun Fact:  When I was seven, I designed the cover of the local telephone book!