Student Orientation Assistants (SOAs)

A staff of highly-trained students (SOAs), along with faculty advisors and personnel from a variety of offices lead and assist with CUSTOMS sessions. Clerical staff assist the office during the summer CUSTOMS sessions.

SOAs at MTSU use their leadership skills and True Blue pride to welcome over 4500 New Raiders and 3500 family members to campus annually. SOAs serve as peer educators, resource guides and role models to first-year students, transfer student and family members as they transition to MTSU. Being an SOA is a valuable leadership experience that allows for growth in areas of teambuilding, public speaking, communications and interpersonal skills, problem solving, conflict resolution and confidence.

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2024 CUSTOMS SOAs

SOA, Aaron WillisAaron Willis

Major: Aerospace- Pro-Pilot

Hometown: Sewanee, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: SGA Senator, Fraternity President at former institution 

Hobbies & Interests: Aviation, Hiking, Reading, Driving


SOA, Abby PluckerAbby Plucker

Major: Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: College of Education Ambassador

Hobbies & Interests: Cooking and Crafting


SOA, Alexis KatzAlexis Katz

Major: Biology-Physiology

Hometown: Marshall, Michigan

Campus Involvement: Best Buddies-President, Biology Club, MAPS, AMSA, Pre-Scripts

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, Writing, Art, Animals(Cats!)


SOA, Allison LovettAllison Lovett

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Hohenwald, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Blue Elite, Psi Chi

Hobbies & Interests: Hanging out with friends and family


SOA, Amaya MayfieldAmaya Mayfield 

Major: Finance-Real Estate

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee 

Campus Involvement: Blue Raider Real Estate Club

Hobbies & Interests: Trying new foods, Online shopping, Traveling


SOA, Amber OjuadeAmber Ojuade 

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Ibadan, Nigeria 

Campus Involvement: MT Unions Desk Assistant, International Student Council, Inter-Diversity & Cultural Affairs Advisory Council, Lamda Sigma National Honor Society- President, Muslim Student Association- Vice-President, African Student Organization, Student Nursing Association

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, Skincare, Digital Scrapbooking, Journaling, Dancing, and Crocheting


SOA, Ashly SacalxotAshly Sacalxot 

Major: Interior Design

Hometown: Winchester, Tennessee

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, Cooking


SOA, Athziry Barajas AguirreAthziry Barajas Aguirre

Major: Social Work

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Hobbies & Interests: Martial Arts, Reading, and Shopping

 


SOA, Charlee BakerCharlee Baker 

Major: English Education

Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life 

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, Reading, Spending time with friends


SOA, Denarika HubbardDenarika Hubbard

Major: Data Science- Business Intelligence

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee 

Campus Involvement: Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Data Science Club-Project Manager, Women in Stem-Secretary

Hobbies & Interests: Sports, Music, Reading, Money & Saving  


SOA, Edafe MoshesheEdafe Mosheshe

Major: Theater Arts

Hometown: Delta State, Nigeria

Campus Involvement: VGCF

Hobbies & Interests: Watching Movies, Working out, Listening to music, Going on adventures


SOA, Ella CobbElla Cobb

Major: Marketing- Digital Marketing

Hometown: Shelbyville, Tennessee 

Campus Involvement: Gamma Beta Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, Watching movies, Late night drives with friends


SOA, Emmie NeagleEmmie Neagle

Major: Biochemistry- Pre-PA

Hometown: Rockvale, Tennessee 

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life 

Hobbies & Interests: Working out


SOA, Emma TellezEmma Tellez 

Major: Journalism- Sports Media

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee 

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Panhellenic Exec

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, Shopping, Being outdoors, Working out, Photography, Going to Sports events


SOA, Hannah ColsonHannah Colson

Major: Animation

Hometown: Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Blue Elite, SIGGRAPH, Water-Ski team, Order of Omega

Hobbies & Interests: Watching movies & TV,Rroller skating, Sports, Swimming, Art, Working out, Spending time with friends and family


SOA, Hannah DyeHannah Dye 

Major: Finance

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee 

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Gamma Beta Phi, Lamda Sigma Honors Society, Order of Omega

Hobbies & Interests: Shopping, Spending time with friends and family, and Community projects


SOA, Hannah HarrisHannah Harris

Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Kingston, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Soroity Life, Band of Blue, Minority association of Pre-med students

Hobbies & Interests: Roller skating, Painting


SOA, Holly SteckHolly Steck

Major: Supply Chain Management

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life

Hobbies & Interests: Fishing, Hunting, Shopping, Cooking, Spending time with my mom


SOA, Jacob GardnerJacob Gardner

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life, Psi Chi Honors Society

Hobbies & Interests: Weightlifting, Cooking, Gaming, Theology, Traveling, Learning about new Psychology, Disc Golf


SOA, Jadon DeatonJadon Deaton

Major: Video and Film Production- Filmmaking

Hometown: Canton, Georgia

Campus Involvement: The Point

Hobbies & Interests: Video Games, Watching movies and TV, Hiking


SOA, Jaliyah WebbJaliyah Webb

Major: Human Development and Family Sciences

Hometown: Gallatin, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: BSU, TRIO, Fraternity and Sorority Life

Hobbies & Interests: Painting, Walking in the park


 

SOA, Josie JamesJosie James

Major: Commercial Songwriting

Hometown: Dunwoody, Georgia

Campus Involvement: NSAI, Omega Delta Psi, Match Records

Hobbies & Interests: Crocheting, Writing, Working Out, Listening to Music, Writing Music


SOA, Kalea JacksonKalea Jackson

Major: Journalism

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Middle TN News, American Democracy Project, Turning Point

Hobbies & Interests: American Politics, TN Law and Legislation, Photography, Film, U.S. History


SOA, Karissa TramelKarissa Tramel

Major: Recording Industry-Music Business

Hometown: Lebanon, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Omega Delta Psi

Hobbies & Interests: Music, Movies, Creating Art


SOA, Kimora ThompsonKimora Thompson

Major: Biology

Hometown: Savannah, Tennessee

Hobbies & Interests: Dancing, Expressing creativity with my hair, Upcycling Clothes, Watching Scary Movies


SOA, Kylie WoodKylie Wood

Major: Video and Film Production

Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida

Campus Involvement: Omega Delta Psi

Hobbies & Interests: Video editing, Scarpbooking, Video Games, Crafting


SOA, Lauren ParksLauren Parks

Major: Communication and Spanish

Hometown: Christiana, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: The Point, Fraternity and Sorority Life

Hobbies & Interests: Community Service, Going to the gym, Hanging out with family and friends


SOA, Lauren WootenLauren Wooten

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Shelbyville, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: IGNITE, Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Beta Phi

Hobbies & Interests: Hanging out with friends, Shopping, Traveling


SOA, Macy TramelMacy Tramel

Major: Fashion Merchandising

Hometown: Shelbyville, Tennessee

Hobbies & Interests: Shopping, Watching movies, Spending time with friends, Styling outfits


SOA, Mary Beth BryanMary Beth Bryan

Major: Agribusiness

Hometown: Rockvale, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Blue Eite, Fraternity and Sorority Life

Hobbies & Interests: Hunting, Listening to music, Driving around, Painting, Anything outdoors


SOA, Michaela SiglerMichaela Sigler

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Morristown, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life

Hobbies & Interests: Crocheting, Reading


SOA, Oscar MoshesheOscar Mosheshe

Major: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Hometown: Delta State, Nigeria

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, Playing video games, Watching anime, Watching soccer, Hanging with friends and family, Playing with my dog


SOA, Rosalyn ArcillaRosalyn Arcilla

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hobbies & Interests: Playing Musical Instruments, Playing board and card games


SOA, Sarah KamarSarah Kamar

Major: Biology-Pre-Dental

Hometown: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Campus Involvement: Blue Elite, Minority Association of Pre-med Students, Pre-Dental Society, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Campus Research

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, Crocheting, Spending time with family, Running, Learning new languages


SOA, Savannah BrewerSavannah Brewer

Major: Communication

Hometown: Gallatin, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Communication Studies Club-President, Lamda Pi Eta

Hobbies & Interests: Communication, Music, Legend of Zelda


SOA, Tiana WilliamsTiana Williams

Major: Recording Industry

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Hobbies & Interests: Singing, Songwriting, Being goofy


SOA, Tianna McCutheonTianna McCutcheon

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Paris, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: SGA, MPAC, Alpha Kappa Psi, Scholars Academy Mentor

Hobbies & Interests: Working out, Listening to music, Dancing, Trying new food


SOA, Timothy DarnellTimothy Darnell

Major: Aerospace-Pro-Pilot & Flight Dispatch

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life

Hobbies & Interests: Gaming, Baseball, Archery, Working Out


SOA, William WalkerWilliam Walker

Major: Concrete Management

Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: Fraternity and Sorority Life

Hobbies & Interests: Pokemon, Hiking


SOA, Zania ColeZan√ća Cole

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Columbia, Tennessee

Campus Involvement: BSU, BSCC, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

Hobbies & Interests: Listening to music, Hanging with friends, Watching Sunsets, Thrifting

 

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