Melanie is one of the outstanding orientation staff members who have dedicated at least two of their college summer experiences to guiding new and transfer students as they start their journey to becoming part of the Ithaca College community.
Melanie directly made an impact by;
- enthusiastically welcoming over 3,400 new students and roughly 3,000 of their families and guests during check-in.
- positively influencing over 400 students through small group discussions, activities, debriefs, and schedule preparations.
- facilitating at least 40 formal icebreakers – because let’s face it, we know how to break the ice.
However, the true measure of her unique contribution lives in the individual experiences of each student, family member, and fellow staff member she touched.
NSTP thanks Melanie for sharing her knowledge, her passion, and her talents with new students, their families and guests. Her encouragement, investment, and dedication to orientation made everyone she worked with a better version of themselves.