Two McConnell Scholars selected for UofL Student Orientation Staff

(May 22, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Sophomore McConnell Scholar Philip Moore and junior McConnell Scholar Joel Thomas will serve as UofL Student Orientation Staffers for Summer 2013.

McConnell Scholars Philip Moore and Joel Thomas were selected to serve on the Student Orientation Staff at UofL. Student Orientation, which takes place on UofL’s campus during the summer, is an opportunity for incoming undergraduate freshman to familiarize themselves with campus and the university before fall classes.

As orientation staffers (SOSers), Moore and Thomas help ensure a smooth transition to college life, offering campus tours and scavenger hunts and guiding incoming freshman through the class registration process. Moore will work with students entering the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, while Thomas will works with students entering the university’s Honors Program.

A competitive job opportunity, Moore and Thomas were two of only 28 college students selected for the positions following several rounds of campus interviews.

SOSers will work nine two-day sessions spread throughout May and June. They were also required to enroll in a three-credit hour leadership course in Spring 2013.

Thomas, a junior from Cadiz, Ky., is studying anthropology and political science with plans to pursue a career with a non-profit organization. Moore, a sophomore from Louisville, Ky., is pursuing a major in political science and history with plans to attend law school.

Moore and Thomas are both active members of UofL’s Sigma Chi Fraternity

By Mary Elizabeth Young, McConnell Scholar '16