Where Are They Now?

Check out our graduates to see where they are now and all that they have accomplished.  If you were an Orientation Leader at UNO and you have something to add or you know of someone who was, please touch base with us.  We would love to hear from you! nso@uno.edu


Nick Fuselier (2009 and 2010)

I transferred to UNO as a sophomore in 2007 and could not have picked a more fitting institution!  As a result of living on campus, exploring a new city, making great friends, and, of course, becoming an OL (Fuschia Falcons, CAW!!), I grew exponentially as a person.  I graduated in December of 2010 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing in Social Justice.

Right now, I am a graduate student at Texas State University and living in Austin, TX.  I am pursuing a Master's degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education.  I can confidently say that my experience as an Orientation Leader was a huge part of shaping the path that I am on now.  I will never forget my summers in Orientation Alley, making an absurd amount of Velveeta Mac-n-cheese, eating Izzo's Illegal Burritos like my life depended on it, trekking to Taco Bell at 3:00 AM, and devouring the generous contributions of food provided at the events we worked (who didn't love those finger sandwiches).  I may have gained a pound or two (or ten), but more importantly, I gained an infinite amount of great memories!


Brett Hornsby (2008, 2009 and 2010)

I began my undergraduate studies at UNO in August 2005- Katrina semester. Although I could’ve gone elsewhere after evacuating, I loved UNO too much and returned to the Lakefront campus the following semester. In 2008, I became an orientation leader and for the following three summers I had an incredible time assisting all of our incoming students! My experiences and involvement at UNO- both in the classroom and out- truly made me who I am today.

I graduated from UNO in December 2010 with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies and concentrations in Marketing and Public Relations. I jumped at the chance to return to campus to work as an Admissions Counselor for Freshmen Recruitment in October 2011. Now working as a professional staff member, I have had the opportunity to travel to countless high schools to spread the word about this great institution to thousands of students! Now, as the Admissions Counselor for On-Campus Recruiting and Special Events I have the pleasure of working with the Orientation staff on a regular basis- as well as the amazing duty of welcoming all new students to campus. I plan to begin my Master’s in Higher Education Administration in Spring 2013.


Brooke Larson Brooke (2009 and 2010)

We know I've accomplished a lot since I graduated UNO (becoming a supermodel, traveling extensively, attaining world peace and whatnot), but I think it's best to be modest so that the new OLs don't get intimidated by my achievements. I graduated UNO with a BA in History in May 2010 and worked in retail and tourism for a while. After graduation I remained very involved at UNO even though I "don't even go here." I was still an OL for a short time after graduation and later I joined ARK, the Alumni Recruitment Krewe. I am now more involved at UNO than ever - I work in the College of Liberal Arts as an Academic Coordinator and I'll be pursuing a MSUS (Masters of Science in Urban Studies) with a concentration in Historic Preservation next Spring. I also work as a freelance writer for InvadeNOLA, an online magazine about art, culture, and fashion in the Crescent City.


Jessica Lejeune

Since graduating from UNO, I have been living in Chicago and attending Northwestern University's physical therapy program. I will graduate with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in April 2012. After graduation, I plan to become a pediatric physical therapist. The biology program at UNO was integral in my success as a graduate student. It provided me with a great foundation for becoming a healthcare professional. Also, being involved in activities such as orientation has left me with a ton of great memories and experience working with others.


Nikita Milton-Ross (1998 - 2003)

My name is Nikita Milton-Ross but everyone at UNO knows me as Mickey. I graduated high school in 1997 and really wasn't sure where to go to school until UNO sent me a pre-filled application with all my info (I'm guessing from my ACT scores or a college card I filled out is how they got it) basically saying "all we need is your signature and an application fee. The rest of the story is history but there are two things that changed my life at UNO. One ... I met my husband who is also a UNO alum. Two ... my experience as an  orientation leader!

I joined the team in Spring 1998 and from there I was a team captain and later the office coordinator until I graduated with a BA in Mass Communications in Fall 2003. I remember going to SROW and saying to myself I could do this for the rest of my life not that I thought it was possible.

Oh but it is ... since leaving UNO, I have worked at the University of Houston-Clear Lake as an admissions counselor and now I serve as the Associate Director of Orientation at the University of Houston-Downtown. I now supervise 35 orientation leaders of my own (who knew)! Working in this profession has been an amazing experience and I owe it all to my experience as an  orientation leader at UNO

We have 3 kids , live in Houston TX. I have also completed a master degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Houston and is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University.


Whitney Teachworth (2009 and 2010)

I graduated from UNO in December 2010 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and concentrations in Business and Management Information Systems.  In April 2011, I was hired by Ochsner Health System in New Orleans and work as an application coordinator on the Epic project. I am restructuring the electronic medical record for the hospital and gaining valuable experience. In the summer of 2012, I will begin my master's in Healthcare Administration at UNO.

UNO molded me into a motivated self-starter with the skills to quickly adapt to a changing workforce.  After graduation, I gained employment with ease, due to the excellent reputation of UNO and the command to navigate my chosen field. My university made me into an individual with real-world experience and knowledge, and I couldn't be more thankful for the wonderful times I had in college.


Shannon Zorn (2008 and 2009)

Since I have graduated UNO, I have been completing my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. This semester I started. Y internship and have been seeing clients.  Once I complete my Masters in August 2012, I will begin my PHD in Marriage & Family Therapy as well.

UNO's Psychology department provided me with the skills and knowledge to be successful in my Masters program.