2014 Orientation Council
Belmont University Towering Traditions New Student Orientation Programs are planned and facilitated by a dedicated group of students called the Orientation Council. This group of ten students share a desire to serve you during your transition to the Belmont community. They serve one full year and plan all the programs you will experience as a new student at Belmont. We encourage you to take a moment and meet the 2014 Towering Traditions Orientation Council.
Sophomore, Biblical Studies
Coming from Indiana, Belmont was a completely new environment for me. I didn’t know anyone here, and I was probably the most terrified I’ve ever been in my life. However, the friends and connections I made through my orientation process inspired me to get involved with Greek Life and to be a TT Leader. I enjoy studying theology, and want to eventually teach at a university like Belmont. I really enjoy sharing life with people and the memorable experiences that come with that. We call Belmont a community for a reason, and I never thought I would love it as much as I do now.
Junior, Social Entrepreneurship
I come from a very small, rural town in South Carolina. I always knew I wanted to go to college far from my hometown and be in a bigger city. I randomly learned of Belmont and applied on a whim. After applying, I visited Belmont and I knew this was the place for me. I didn’t know anyone when I arrived at Belmont, but within the first year I found my sense of belonging within the Belmont community and it felt like home. During my time at Belmont, I have been involved in the TT community and intramural sports. I am so thankful to be a member of the 2014 OC and know that I’ll play a role in helping new students find their sense of belonging in this community.
Sophomore, Public Relations
I grew up in a town much like Nashville, and attended an all girls' Catholic high school. I knew everyone in my graduating class, and I knew my teachers outside of school. Community was at my core, and something I didn't want to lose when coming to college. Not only did I find my community here, I have grown more than I ever thought possible. Through studying Public Relations, being involved in Greek life and Bruin Recruiters, I have learned what it means to be my truest self. I have found my home here at Belmont, and it's the best decision I've ever made.
I am from a town about 40 minutes away from Nashville, but I never experienced the city of Nashville like I have here at Belmont. I came to a few Belmont tours during high school, and every time I fell more and more in love with this campus. Being involved in Greek Life and a TT Leader, it made me realize what my passion is to serve and lead others in the Belmont community. This community has strengthened my faith and reinforced my decision to pursue a career in the medical field. I hope to utilize the knowledge and skills I have learned at Belmont to impact the world through healing others who cannot afford to receive proper medical care.
Sophomore, Studio Art
I was born in Orlando, Florida, but grew up for the most part in a suburb south of Dallas, Texas. I am the youngest child of four; so to say the least my house was always bustling. I came from a very large high school with a graduating class of about 600, so I was looking for a smaller school that had a strong community. Belmont really provided that for me because I felt at home from the first time I came. I am an honors studio art major, Italian minor, and I love the community I found at Belmont. Through being involved in different on and off campus organizations, I can truly say that my spiritual path has flourished as I continue to learn the true meaning of being a servant leader.
Junior, Social Entrepreneurship
Poplar Bluff, MO
I grew up in the social hub of the universe. And by social hub I mean people hang out at Walmart for entertainment. Coming to Belmont, I was afraid I'd be lost in the big city, but I found that Nashville really does have that small town feel. And I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. From the moment I stepped onto campus for orientation to now, three years later, Belmont has become my second home. Through my involvement in Greek Life, Bruin Recruiters, Residence Life and College Republicans, I have found friends that became family and made memories I will never forget. I have been so incredibly blessed to be a part of the Belmont community.
Sophomore, Music Business
I grew up in a small town just south of Nashville and even though home is relatively close to Belmont, I did not know many people coming in my freshman year. I fell in love with the TT community and knew that was where I wanted to find my home at Belmont. As a music business major, I have fallen in love with the city of Nashville all over again due to my Belmont experiences and having a wonderful community of people to share in these experiences. Belmont is home and this community is my family.
Junior, Religion and the Arts
Like so many people, I came from a small town and moved to Nashville in hopes that I would figure out who I was and make a life for myself. Belmont has been such a milestone in my life and without question I will always remember how God has shaped me using the experiences I’ve had with the faculty and student body. I am entirely grateful for the privilege to be integrated into such an exuberant community. Here at Belmont, I have met my closest friends, endured my hardest seasons, committed to one day becoming a pastor, and have made incredible memories. The life that I have experienced here at Belmont has shaped me and because of this I can not wait to see what the rest of life holds.
Junior, Communication Studies
I grew up in Brentwood, TN and attended a small private high school. Coming to Belmont challenged me to search for community in different areas than I previously had in high school. I got involved in Greek life, joined the Dance Company, various honor societies, and become a TT leader. I am a Communication Studies major and a French minor, and eventually I want to be an event planner. Belmont has provided me a place to grow and develop my talents, and I am blessed to be a part of its community.
Sophomore, Business Management
While attending high school in upstate New York, I always knew that I wanted to attend college somewhere far from home. Fortunately, I was able to find Belmont University. It only took me a few days to fall in love with Belmont and all that it has to offer. So far I have become a part of Student Government, Greek Life, ENACTUS, Bruin Recruiters, and have been fortunate to serve the new students while being a part of the Orientation Council. Every day I am reminded of how great a community Belmont has and I am so blessed to call this place my home away from home.
Graduate Assistant, Masters in Higher Education
I am currently a first-year graduate student pursuing a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration at Vanderbilt University. I am a native of Birmingham, AL and a recent graduate of Georgia Southern University where I earned a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Spanish. Because of my robust experience as an orientation leader, student ambassador, and leadership curriculum adviser, I have decided to focus my career efforts in enrollment management, more specifically admissions and orientation, and student leadership development. I am absolutely thrilled to begin working in the Office of New Student and Parent Programs at Belmont University and I am looking forward to meeting all of you soon!