Three Scholars help welcome new students during summer orientation

(April 29, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three McConnell Scholars are among those helping new University of Louisville students transition from high school to college life this summer.
Three Scholars help welcome new students during summer orientation

SOSers at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop in North Carolina

Claire Gothard (’19) and Macey Mayes (’18) will join the UofL Summer Orientation Staff as new members, while X’Zashea Lawson-Mayes (’18) returns for her second summer.

The 27-student team will participate in two weeks of training before assisting with 12 orientation sessions during June and July. At these two-day sessions, SOSers help register and mentor incoming freshmen, teaching UofL cheers and passing on UofL traditions along the way.

“My journey as a Louisville Cardinal began during my own orientation in 2014, when I was ushered into my new life on campus by SOSers that emitted so much positive light and love for UofL,” Mayes said. “It is so exciting to know that now I will be a part of that same journey that so many new Cardinals will begin this summer.”

“I cannot wait to help the new wave of Cardinals embrace the spirit and tradition at UofL through SOS,” added Lawson-Mayes.

Mayes studies political science and religious studies at UofL, is involved in the Honors Host Program and serves as an associate justice for the UofL Student Government Association Supreme Court.

Lawson-Mayes, a business major on a pre-med track, serves as vice chair of the UofL Student Activities Board Diversity Committee and is a team leader for the university’s “Up to Us” team, funded by the Clinton Global Initiative.

Gothard studies economics, Middle Eastern studies, international business and political science. She serves as a Campus YMCA Conference Director and Co-Founder and is a member of Chi Omega Fraternity.

The three McConnell Scholars will begin their first orientation session May 31.