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Kendra Rockwell, orientation student assistant
Hi everyone! I am a junior and Criminal Justice major here at BU. I live in Wilburton, PA. Yeah, I’m pretty local and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I am a big outdoors person; some of my favorite things to do are fish and sit in my backyard by the fire.
However, on cold and rainy days binge watching Netflix is absolutely the way to go. I truly believe I could one day be a real-life Elizabeth Keen from, “The Blacklist” (pre-fugitive, of course). Oh, yeah…sarcasm is my second language.
Here at Bloomsburg, I am Orientation’s Student Assistant. Before becoming the SA, I worked as an Orientation Workshop Leader (O.W.L).
Now, I work closely with the executive board, graduate assistant, intern, and of course the lovely, Kristin Austin to keep this organization as amazing as everyone knows it to be and also to prepare the new Huskies with the best transition possible.
I work in the Orientation office year-round helping prepare for Orientation days, organizing and everything that goes on with the OWLs.
Why I chose Bloomsburg
Living so close to Bloomsburg, I spent a lot of my childhood years around town and University. I fall in love with the atmosphere and sense of community here a little more every single day. Ever since I was a little girl I wanted nothing more than to attend Bloomsburg University.
Favorite Part of Orientation
I love getting to see the happiness all of the new freshman show because it is time for the next chapter in their book, and the excitement they have to start calling BU their home. I also love being a part of something bigger than myself. Being an OWL gives me that feeling more than I ever could have imagined. We, as OWLs, are “individually unique, yet collectively united.”
What I wish I knew as a HS senior
NEVER be afraid to do what you love, what makes you happy, and strive for what you believe in. Don’t be afraid to change your mind. YOU are your future, so find what you want and never give up.
I look forward to seeing you for Preview Days and for Welcome Weekend! Please don’t hesitate to contact me (below):