Orientation Staff

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 Cullen
Assistant Director, New Student Resource Center & Orientation 
"Hi new students! Welcome to the Bronc Family. I hope you are excited for the orientation, we have a great two-day 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!"

Courtney Agyeman
Junior, Class of 2015
West- Windsor-Plainsboro
Major: Sociology
Minor: Social Work
Involvements: Student Entertainment Council, Residence Hall Association, Glass Mentor
Hello new students! Welcome to the Rider family, I am so excited to meet you this summer.  Get ready for an amazing orientation and amazing time here at Rider, see you soon!

Chloe Bradshaw
Junior Class of 2015
Hometown: Flemington, NJ
Major: Human Resources Management, Management and Leadership
Concentration: Entrepreneurial Studies
Involvement: Tour Guide, Student worker in the Human Resources Office
Hey Everyone, Welcome to Rider! I am so excited that you are here and now a member of the Bronc family! I can't wait to meet you and look forward to creating fun, exciting memories with you all. GO BRONCS!

Ryan Brennan
Sophomore Class of 2016
Hometown: Washington, NJ
Major: Public Relations
Minors: Event planning and Spanish
Involvement on Campus: RHA, SGA, spectrum pride
Welcome to Rider! I can't wait to meet all of you; it is going to be a good summer!

Eric Cottrell
Senior Class of 2014
Hometown: Beachwood, NJ
Major: Elementary Education and Integrated Science and Mathematics
Minor: Special Education
Involvement on campus: Student Government Association President, Student Entertainment Council, the Office of Residence Life,  Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society of Education
Hello Incoming Broncs! I am very excited to meet you over the summer at orientation! I know we are going to have an awesome time, and I know you will fall in love with Rider. See you soon!

Kailee Graham
Sophomore Class of 2016
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Musical Theater
Involvement on campus: associate member of Alpha Psi Omega, member of the University Chorale.
Hey Everyone! Welcome to Rider, get ready to have an “o-mazing” time at orientation. We are so excited to meet the new incoming Broncs!!

Liz Huang
Junior Class of 2015
Hometown: Middletown, NJ
Major: Sociology
Minors: Psychology, Social Work
Involvement on campus: Alpha Lambda Delta- Historian, Discovery Program Peer Mentor, Rider SERVES, Freshmen Seminar Mentor, Alpha Xi Delta- Historian, Finite Mathematics Tutor, GLASS Mentor, Leadership Development Program, Student Government Association Senator.  
Hey there, incoming Broncs! Welcome to the Rider family! I simply cannot wait to meet you all, and show you how incredible the Rider community is- made even more so with our newest members: YOU*. You are going to have the most amazing time at orientation and fall opening. Get ready for the best four years of your life and for the memories that will last a lifetime. See you at orientation!

Ali Knepple
Class year: 2015
Hometown: Lynbrook, NY
Major: Sociology      Minor: Law and Justice/Psychology
Involvements: Athletic Department - Employee, Student Entertainment Council - Vice President, Alpha Xi Delta - Member, Rider University Greek Council - Vice President of Programming
Hi everyone! I am so excited to be able to help you with your transition to Rider University and to get to know you! The orientations this summer are going to be fun and memorable for each and every one of you so get excited!

Jessica Marino
Junior Class of 2015
Home town: Montgomery, NJ
Major: Psychology
Minor: Social work
Involvement on campus: Rider Achievement Program Peer Assistant, Tutoring Services, Resident Advisor, psychology department ambassador, Wellness and Yoga Club founder
Greeting: Hi new students! I hope you are as excited for orientation as I am! We have a great program planned that will help you on your way to becoming a Bronc. See you soon!

Maddie Rittley
Junior Class of 2015
Hometown: Hopewell, NJ
Major: Biology
Involvement: Softball, Science Learning Community
Hey new students! I’m so excited to meet you all. This summer will be the best of your life, I can’t wait! See you on campus soon!

Steve Schwartz
Junior Class of 2015
Hometown: Mount Laurel NJ
Major: Geoscience Minor: Sustainability Studies
Involvement on campus: Beekeeper, Garden manager, RAP Peer Assistant, Tutor, Rider Runner, and Eco-Reps
Hello, and welcome to Rider family!  I am very excited to meet you all, and I hope you enjoy your orientation experience.  We are excited to tell you everything Rider has to offer.  See you soon!