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heather french

Heather French
Dean of Student Development and Engagement
french@hnu.edu
(510) 436-1294

andrea Melrose

Andrea Melrose
HNU Experience Coordinator
melrose@hnu.edu

(510) 436-1290

 

Orientation Interns
Destany Charles

Destany Charles

Class Status:
Junior

Major:
Related Fields English and Communication

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Advice for New Students:
“I'd say work hard but have as much fun as you can, college is only four years and it really flies by. Network and meet new people do crazy (but safe and not against school policy) stuff.”
Christian Dean

Christian Dean

Class Status:
Senior

Major:
Psychology

Hometown:
Antioch, CA

Advice for New Students:
"My advice would be to get involved! Join a few clubs on campus and try to run for office in those clubs. This is one of the best ways to be "seen" on campus. It's important that you get involved so that you get the most of our your experience."




Bianca Guzman

Bianca Guzman

Class Status:
Senior

Major:
Sports Management and Business Management

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Advice for New Students:

“My favorite thing about HNU is the view of the sunset from the Dunn 5th Floor balcony.”


 

Orientation Team
Mia Turner

Mia Turner

Class Status: Sophomore

Major: Biology

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Advice for New Students: “Always smile and never be afraid to ask questions or speak your mind.”






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Ashley Harrinauth

Class Status:
Graduate Student

Major:
Counseling Psychology

Hometown:
Vallejo, CA

Advice for New Students:
“Don't take yourself too seriously. Life is about making mistakes and learning from them. Oh, and DON'T PROCRASTINATE and always do your homework!”


Christina Watson

Christina Watson

Class Status:
Senior

Major:
Communication-Graphic Art

Hometown:
San Jose, CA

Advice for New Students:
"Just be yourself and do not just hang out with just one group of people get to know others. At first when you get here it’s going to be hard but it will become better and it will the best time of your life. So SMILE!"

Mario Hernandez

Mario Hernandez

Class Status:
Sophomore

Major:
Psychology

Hometown:
Oakland, CA

Advice for New Students:

  • Get good nights rest
  • Learn the building names and floors
  • Be social, take advantage of events
  • Ask questions
  • Work hard, play hard
  • Be open minded
Rocio Diaz

Rocio Diaz

Class Status:
Senior

Major:
Related Fields English and Communication

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Advice for New Students:
"Living in the DORMS. Every day is a memorable adventure with friends."





Alexa Gonzalez

Alexa Gonzalez

Class Status:
Sophomore

Major:
Criminology

Hometown:
Fontana, CA

Advice for New Students:
"Don’t be afraid to try new things. This is a new journey in your life and everything you experience is a life lesson. Have fun but never forget the reason why you came here."


Derielle Coleman

Derielle Coleman

Class Status:
Sophomore

Major:
Psychology

Hometown:
Berkeley, CA

Advice for New Students:
"My favorite part of HNU is the close-knit family environment that we have. The staff and students are awesome and make HNU a comfortable, nurturing environment for success."








Kristine Casipe

Kristine "Teeny" Casipe

Class Status:
Senior

Major:
Multimedia Art and Communication Studies

Hometown:
Daly City, CA

Advice for New Students:
"Be open to meeting new people and expect fun adventures along the way!"







Raquel Ross

Raquel Ross

Class Status:
Junior

Major:
Business Marketing and Management

Hometown:

Oakland, CA

Advice for New Students:
"Some advice I would give to new incoming students is to be open and willing to do new things and get to know knew people. I also advise you to rest to prepare for great activities."






Sydney Leveston

Sydney Leveston

Class Status:
Junior

Major:
Multimedia Arts and Communication

Hometown:
Moreno Valley, CA

Advice for New Students:
"My advice to the new and incoming students about orientation is to open yourself up. Take yourself out of your comfort zone and have fun."
Brianna Richie

Brianna Richie

Class Status:
Sophomore

Major:
Biological Sciences

Hometown:

San Leandro, CA

Advice for New Students:

"In the beginning you should enjoy all of the fabulous activities HNU has to offer, but once the semester begins you must remember why you are here and that is to learn and to better yourself as a person."
Jacqueline Reyes

Jacqueline Reyes

Class Status:
Sophomore

Major:
Nursing

Hometown:
Richmod, CA

Advice for New Students:
"My favorite thing about HNU is the interaction between the professor and the students. This is a friendly community where you can be yourself. As a freshman when I came I barely knew anyone and people here gave me a warm welcome and from there I started engaging myself in activities and clubs with them."
Joshua Hammer

Joshua Hammer

Class Status:
Sophomore

Major:
Liberal Studies

Hometown:
Sacramento, CA

Advice for New Students:
"I would advise incoming students to enjoy the process. Involve yourselves in each activity take advantage of the opportunity to spend time with your future companions. Delve into any activity because you never know which one you will enjoy the most. I would also say trust us, have fun, and try to get to know faculty. Understand that HNU will be your home filled with brothers and sisters that you come to love in the next four years. Relax and involve yourself. Welcome to the HNU community, your home forever."
Kimberly Villareal

Kimberly Villareal

Class Status:
Sophomore

Major:
Nursing

Hometown:
Santa Ana, CA

Advice for New Students:
"My favorite part of HNU is being part of the chorus during mass it provides me with that sense of relief, during the semester. Also, basically the diversity in the HNU community allows for us to interact with different people. My advice for incoming freshman, is for them to be open- minded and to not be afraid to ask questions. But overall just to enjoy the new experience and step out of your comfort zone."




Maria Fernada-Cuevas

Maria Fernada-Cuevas

Class Status:
Junior

Major:
Nursing

Hometown:
Clovis, CA

Advice for New Students:
"Be open- minded and lose fear of participating. One of the first things I did in Holy Names was go out to Oakland Catholic Worker. It was a service project which I enjoyed very much! I have continued to visit and volunteer to feed homeless numerous times throughout these two years and I plan to continue. It is one of the reasons I love having the opportunity to come to HNU so I encourage you to get involved because you never know what you might enjoy."
Rocio Ferraya

Rocio Ferraya

Class Status:
Sophomore

Major:
Biological Sciences

Hometown:
Lodi, CA

Advice for New Students:
"The advice that I would give in coming freshmen is to ask questions during orientation. Also to be friendly and interact with fellow peers. My favorite memory out of many here at HNU is the bay cruise that we went on during orientation. It was a way to get to know people and a way to get out of our comfort zone. My favorite part of HNU is the wonderful view that the students and staff get to experience. My favorite thing of HNU is how the professors and staff are always willing to help you out. HNU offers a one on one interaction with professors. J Feel glad that you made one of the best decisions of your life."

 

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