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Honors Mentors

Each spring we hire some of our passionate, involved, and enthusiastic current students to help us welcome and orient our new students into the Honors Program.  They lead, guide, teach, learn, challenge and play with the freshmen to ensure that they understand our Honors Program.  These are the mentors for The Honors Experience Pre-Orientation 2017!

 

This year, in addition to giving the mentors' academic background, we asked them "If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to yourself when you were a freshman?"

 

 

 

Meet the Honors Mentors!  

 

 

 
Becky Jasen

Becky Jasen

Lead Mentor
Becky is a fourth year Physician
Assistant student.
 
"Be bold even when you are
a little scared."
 
Hunter Knepshield

Hunter Knepshield

Lead Mentor
Hunter is a fourth year Computer
Science student.
 
"Always go to career fairs,
even if they're scary!"
 

Richie Laga

Richie Laga

Lead Mentor
Richie is a fourth year Mechanical
Engineering student.
 
"Develop relationships
with professors."
 
Leigh Bechet

Leigh Bechet

Leigh is a fifth year Industrial
Engineering student.
 
"Plan personal 'you time'
into your schedule."
 

Bridget Bowman

Bridget Bowman

Bridget is a third year Physician
Assistant student.
 
"Get involved on campus
and be open minded."
 
Caitlin Connelly

Caitlin Connelly

Caitlin is a fourth year
Marketing student.
 
"Leaving your comfort zone
is worth all the nerve it takes!"
 
 

Laura Discavage

Laura Discavage

Laura is a second year Industrial 
Engineering student.
 
"Take naps when you can! A
couple hours can make a huge
difference."
Angela Gallo

Angela Gallo

Angela is a fourth year Chemical
Engineering and Public Policy student.
 
"Jot easily forgotten things down and
spend 20 minutes reviewing nightly."
 

Jake Hartz

Jake Hartz

Jake is a fourth year Computer
Science student.
 
"Go to your professors' office
hours; get to know them."
Brandon Hayes

Brandon Hayes

Brandon is a fifth year Biomedical
and Microelectronic Engineering
student.
 
"Talk to the people you sit next to
in random classes - never know
who you'll meet."
 

Austin Hayes

Austin Hayes

Austin is a fifth year Mechanical
Engineering student.
 
"Do something weird...
aka try something new."
Claire Herget

Claire Herget

Photo Mentor
Claire is a third year Chemical
Engineering student.
 
"Grab some friends and go do
something in Rochester!"
 
 
 

Cassidy Horzempa

Cassidy Horzempa

Cassidy is a third year Computational
Mathematics student.
 
"You don't need everything you
think you do."
 
 
Brady Hrabovsky

Brady Hrabovsky

Brady is a fifth year Mechanical
 Engineering student.
 
"Get out of your room!"
 

Mike Kahovec

Mike Kahovec

Mike is a fourth year Physician
Assistant student.
 
"Try to do everything
and then..."
Jeremy Kane

Jeremy Kane

Jeremy is a third year Biotechnology
and Molecular Bioscience student.
 
"Go to honors pizza Friday
more, it's free pizza!"
 

Sydney Kasok

Sydney Kasok

Sydney is a third year Metals and
Jewelry Design student.
 
"Balance academics and
extracurriculars - even Honors
students need breaks!"
Brandon Keller

Brandon Keller

Brandon is a second year Computer
Security student.
 
"Plan out your workload
and stick to it."
 

Alan Kuffner

Alan Kuffner

Alan is a third year Mechanical
Engineering student.
 
"Don't be afraid to be social
and get involved, it can only
benefit you."
Chris Letner

Chris Lentner

Chris is a fourth year Computer
Science student.
 
"Attend every job fair, even if
you don't need one."
 

Justin Levine

Justin Levine

Justin is a third year 
Game Design and Computer
Science student.
 
"Get involved in clubs, and
try new things."
Nora Manzella

Nora Manzella

Nora is a fourth year Industrial
Design student.
 
"Join the honors community
in your college!"
 

Bryson McIver

Bryson McIver

Bryson is a third year Computer
Security and Networking & Systems
Administration student.
 
"Befriend your neighbors
in Gibson."
Sarah Oakes

Sarah Oakes

Photo Mentor
Sarah is a second year Chemical
Engineering student.
 
"Get involved in the
Honors Program."
 

Catherine Osadciw

Catherine Osadciw

Catherine is a second year Software
Engineering student.
 
"Embrace coffee!"
Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer

Ben is a second year Mechanical
Engineering student.
 
"Relax. You're more prepared
than you think you are."
 

Shivani Phadke

Shivani Phadke

Shivani is a fourth year
Biochemistry student.
 
"Do things that scare you, conquer
your fears and phobias!"
Madison Ricco

Madison Ricco

Madison is a fourth year Biology
and Biomedical Sciences student.
 
"Take time to appreciate
the little moments."
 
 

Josh Sellers

Josh Sellers

Josh is a fourth year Computational
Mathematics and Computer Science
student.
 
"Don't be afraid to go outside your
comfort zone. Also, the Cavs will
win a championship!"
Isabel Snyder

Isabel Snyder

Isabel is a fourth year Interpreting
student.
 
"Get involved...seriously!"
 

Corry Straathof

Corry Straathof

Corry is a fifth year Mechanical
Engineering and Applied
Mathematics student.
 
"If you're interested in a club
or activity, pursue it!"
Tim Sunnerberg

Tim Sunnerberg

Tim is a fourth year Electrical
Engineering student.
 
"Get to know your professors
in office hours."
 

Laura Weintraub

Laura Weintraub

Laura is a third year Computer
Security student.
 
"Talk to people. The more
connections, the merrier!"
Bennett Wong

Bennett Wong

Bennett is a third year Manufacturing
Engineering Tech student.
 
"Work hard, play hard, but
work comes first."
 

Ali Wright

Ali Wright

Ali is a fourth year Mechanical
Engineering student.
 
"Getting enough sleep
is above all."