Titan Orientation Leaders
Titan Orientation Leaders (TOLs) help incoming students transition to the IWU family.
TOLs will provide leadership to students, interact with family members and guests,
build relationships with IWU faculty and staff and be a part of making an impact on
the university, all while developing personally and professionally.
Each year, IWU admits hundreds of students - freshman, transfer, and international
- all of whom have their own separate orientation programs. The Office of Orientation
Services facilitates two programs: Rising Titan (Summer 2023) and Turning Titan (Fall
2023). TOLs will be selected to participate in one or more of these programs.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our Senior Titan Orientation Leaders
My name is Emma Thorman, and I’m so fortunate to be serving as a Senior TOL this year!
I am a senior, secondary education and English-literature major, in hopes of becoming
a high school English teacher. On campus, I’m on the women’s golf team, and I work
in the athletic communications office. One piece of advice I’d give to incoming students
is to be yourself and don’t be scared. You’ll find there are countless opportunities
to pursue what you’re passionate about here! #TGOE
Hello everyone, my name is Miles Keeton and I will be a junior Environmental Studies
major with a concentration in Ecology. I am in Tau Kappa Epsilon and I serve on the
Officer Board for the fraternity. I am also the Vice President of Programming for
the Interfraternity Council, and I have a job on campus, as I am a desk worker at
the Hansen Student Center. My future plans include hopefully attending law school
and becoming an Environmental Lawyer. One piece of advice I have for incoming students
is to put yourself out there and get involved. There are so many clubs and student
organizations on campus that are very welcoming, so venture out and see what works
Hi, my name is Bryson Connor. I am majoring in International Studies with a concentration
in Diplomatic Studies and I am minoring in Hispanic Studies. At IWU, I work as a Titan
Ambassador (campus tour guide) and I am the student assistant for the International
and Global Studies Department. After IWU, I plan on getting a master's degree further
in my current field of study. My biggest recommendation for incoming students is to
start using your Google Calendar, it makes you feel organized and look professional!
Google Calendar definitely makes me feel like I actually have my life together. I
am looking forward to welcoming all of the new students to campus!
"Hey there! My name is Kira Petersen and I'm a senior psychology major on the therapy
and counseling track. I'm heavily involved in Greek life here on campus, being a member
of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Vice President of Membership for the sorority community
as a whole! I'm also proudly a member of our Women's Golf team and a TA for the psychology
department. I'm so passionate about being an involved student-athlete here at Wesleyan
and I love sharing tips and tricks to navigate that tricky aspect of the college experience.
I'm so excited to get you know you all as we move through orientation and make your
IWU experience something to look forward to! Let's have a great year, go Titans!"
Hi everyone! My name is Taylor Wipf. I am an Elementary Education major with a Middle
School Math endorsement and a minor in Hispanic Studies. I am involved in intramural
sports and RSOs such as Circle K, BSU, and SEA. I currently work on campus as a TA
for the math department. One piece of advice I have for incoming students is to not
be afraid to reach out. Whether this is utilizing office hours, counseling, or simply
attending RSO events. Everyone here wants to help you grow, so don't feel shy about
getting involved or asking for help. I can't wait to meet you all!
Hello, my name is Jacob Bickett! I use he/him pronouns. I am a member of the class
of 2025, majoring in finance with a minor in economics. On campus, I am currently
involved with Student Senate, my fraternity, a professional development fraternity:
Alpha Kappa Psi, the Petrick Idea Center, and as a Senior Titan Orientation Leader!
I have been handpicked as the Treasurer of Student Senate, elected as Treasurer of
Alpha Kappa Psi, and as Vice President of my fraternity. My ambition is to improve
the Illinois Wesleyan community through the organizations I serve. In my free time,
I enjoy listening to music, reading, drinking coffee, and playing basketball for fun.
Some advice I want to share with you: always pursue opportunities that are outside
of your comfort zone and get involved to make the most out of your college experience!
Hi! My name is Julia Hural, and I am so excited to be a Senior Titan Orientation Leader
for this upcoming year! I am a nursing major, and have been a Titan Orientation Leader
in previous years. I am involved in a number of organizations on campus, including
the Student Nurses Association, and Circle K International. One tip I have for incoming
students is to prioritize time management, but also make sure to get involved. I've
met some amazing and helpful people around campus by trying out new activities and
clubs. Prioritizing your time is extremely important, especially when you want to
be as involved as possible, to get the best experience during your time here at IWU.
Can't wait to meet all of you in the fall!
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