Meet Your Orientation Staff

Ira Mayo
Associate Dean of Freshmen
Hello and welcome to Rider. We have a great two day program planned for you that we know you will find informative, educational and fun. Orientation is a time to meet other new students and to get all of your remaining questions answered. I look forward to meeting all of you this summer
Christine Mehlhorn
Associate Director, Office of First & Second Year Programs
Welcome to Rider! I hope you are excited for orientation; we have a great program prepared for you. The Orientation Staff is here to help you so please feel free to ask us about anything you want to know about Rider. I'm looking forward to meeting you this summer!
  Chris Botti
Assistant Dean of Students, Westminster Choir College
Eric Cottrell
Graduate Intern, Office of First & Second Year Programs!
Welcome, Broncs! I am excited to meet you during our action packed and fun-filled orientation program! As a recent graduate of Rider, I encourage you to branch out and meet new people during your time on campus this summer. There will be plenty of helpful faces around, so make sure you get all your questions answered while you’re here! See you soon!
Hannah Bass
Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Westfield, NJ
Major: Elementary Education and Integrated Science and Math
Minor: Middle School Education and Math
Campus Involvement: Bonner Community Scholars, Brother of Alpha Phi Omega, University Affairs Team Leader of Student Government Association, Hillel, Club Lacrosse

Hello and Welcome to Rider! I'm super excited to meet you and I can't wait to share memories with you all at orientation and beyond. Remember, It's a great day to be a Bronc!
Emilio Chase
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Quakertown, PA
Major(s): Music Education
Campus Involvement: Vitamin D

Hey everyone and welcome to Rider! I’m really looking forward to getting to know as many of you as possible. Get ready for an awesome time at orientation. Make sure to have fun and enjoy your experiences over the next 4 years at our Lawrenceville campus and Princeton campus!
Destiny Cooper
Class Year: Junior
Major: Music Education
Campus involvement: Corresponding Secretary and sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, President of BHA, Director of On One Achord

Welcome to Rider University and Westminster Choir College!  There’s no place like home with the Broncs, so I hope these years are filled with amazing memories! I can't wait to meet you at orientation, it'll be Bronctastic!
Leah Corcillo
Class Year: Sophomore
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Law and Justice
Campus involvement: RA in Lincoln Hall, sister of Alpha Xi Delta, Leadership Development Program
Welcome to Rider everybody! Get ready to start the four best years of your life; You couldn't have picked a better place to call home! I can't wait to meet you all and kick off your time here at Rider with a lot of laughs. Welcome and Go Broncs!
Joe Davila
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
Major: Musical Theatre
Campus Involvement: Associate Member of Alpha Psi Omega, Rider Serves, RDE, WCA's Main Stage Productions 

Greetings incoming Broncs! Looking forward to meeting you all this summer at orientation! It's ALWAYS a great day to be a Bronc!
Handy De La Cruz
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Union City, NJ
Majors: Economics and Finance
Minor: Psychology
Campus Involvement: RA in Conover Hall, Student Entertainment Council Treasurer, Peer Mentor

Hello! Welcome to Rider University. I’m so glad to finally call you a fellow Bronc. Can’t wait to meet and help you make the transition to Rider. It’s a great day to be a Bronc!
David Eggert
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lawrenceville, NJ
Major: Elementary Education and Psychology
Minor: Special Education and Early Childhood Education
Campus Involvement: Student Education Association, Council for Exceptional Children, Relay for Life Committee, Leadership Development Program

Hey everyone! Welcome to Rider University! I am so excited to meet you all and help you begin your journey here at Rider! You could not have chosen a better place to be a student, but more importantly, a member of a strong community. College is what you make of it, so make sure to take advantage of all the amazing opportunities that will come your way. It’s a great day to be a BRONC!!
Matthew Esposito
Class Year: Sophomore
Major: Global Supply Chain Management
Minor: Popular Music Culture
Campus Involvement: Brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Student Government Association, Community Standards Board, Freshman Seminar Peer Mentor, and Intramural Basketball

Hey everyone, welcome to Rider! I really look forward to meeting all of you and having an awesome time at orientation. I can’t wait to welcome you into the Rider family. It’s a great day to be a Bronc!
Kevin Grunder
Class Year: Junior 
Hometown: Linden, NJ
Major(s): Public Relations
Minor(s)/Concentrations: Sales 
Campus Involvement: Brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Rider Greek Council VP of Programming and Relay For Life 

Welcome to Bronc Nation! I am so excited to assist you with your transition into the Rider community. I hope you love it as much as I do. It's A Great Day To Be A Bronc!
John Modica
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: West Babylon, NY
Major(s): Finance / English Writing
Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, Alpha Phi Omega, Rider Service Leaders, Relay for Life and Freshman Seminar Leader

Welcome to Rider University! I look forward to learning more about you as we make your transition towards being a Bronc as engaging and inclusive as possible. This place is like a family - and we're all looking forward to making you our newest addition!
Ben Norkus
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Point Pleasant, NJ
Major: Music Education
Campus Involvement: Westminster Players, Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity
Jackie Palmer
Class: Senior 
Major: Elementary Education and English
Minor: Concentration in Literature and Special Education
Campus Involvement: Tour Guide, Sister of Delta Phi Epsilon, Student Entertainment Council, Club Volleyball, Leadership Development Program

Hey Everyone, Welcome to Rider! I'm more than excited that you have chosen to become a Bronc! I'm looking forward to meeting you all and beginning this amazing journey with you. So get ready for a fun and memorable time at orientation and remember it's always a great day to be a BRONC! 
Lucia White
Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Milford, CT
Major: Digital Media: Radio, Television and Film
Minor: Web Design
Campus Involvement: Resident Advisor, Student Government Association, Relay for Life Co-Chair
Hello Future Broncs! I can’t wait for all of you to get here and to share this amazing University with you. Just remember to push yourself outside your comfort zone and most importantly have fun! It's A Great Day To Be A Bronc!