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Top Row: Kelli Sattler, Jamie Gutierrez, Wendy Acquazzino

Bottom Row: Sierra Evans, Natalie Aronson, Eric Sirvinskas



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Kelli Sattler

Kelli Sattler

Associate Director for Student Affairs, First Year Programs
Office: Davis 203
Phone: 714-997-6961
Email: sattler@chapman.edu

Hometown: Boon, MI (Northern Michigan)

My Chapman Story:
This will be my 9th year at Chapman University. I am honored to be a part of such an exemplary orientation program. Previously I was the Director of Student Activities at a small college in the Midwest. Prior to that, I did my graduate work in Higher Postsecondary Education at Syracuse University in New York. I feel very much at home on a college campus and am proud to call Chapman University my home.

Advice to Chapman students:
Be yourself. It's easy to feel like you should be someone else in order to "fit in." Chapman University is unique because every student here brings his or her own experiences, passions, and future aspirations. Secondly, keep an open mind to new people and new ideas. You never know who you are going to meet or what you are going to learn. Lastly, take a risk. Making new friends and joining new groups can be scary and intimidating. Put yourself out there and you will find your experience here to be that much more fulfilling and rewarding.


jamie

Jamie Gutierrez

Graduate Assistant for Orientation and First Year Programs
Office: Davis 202
Phone: 714-628-7379
Email: gutie126@mail.chapman.edu

Hometown: Lomita, CA

My Chapman Story:
I was ready to begin the next chapter of my life the last week of August 2008, college. I remember driving onto Chapman’s campus with overwhelming feelings of anxiety, excitement and optimism of what my undergraduate experience would be like. I parked my packed car in the Glass parking structure and wandered into Glass Residence Hall. There, I found friendly faces sporting blue t-shirts reading the word “Puzzles”. “Hi, my name is Danny and I’m an Orientation Assistant. How can I help you?” Throughout my orientation experience, the orientation assistants were so helpful and offered me the one thing I was most nervous to find, friendship. I was fortunate as an undergraduate to be involved with Orientation as an Orientation Assistant and Orientation Coordinator. I graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Educational Studies. In the summer of 2013, I was accepted to Chapman’s Master of Arts in Leadership Development. Now, here I am working for Orientation as a graduate assistant. I am so excited to be a member of the orientation team and I hope to be able to make a positive impact on incoming students.

Advice to Chapman students:
Stick to your values, have fun and reach for your dreams! College is a time to try new things, inquire and develop. Don’t be afraid to push outside of your comfort zone. One of the most important things I have learned is in order to personally develop there needs to be a willingness to be uncomfortable. You may be surprised of the outcome if you are willing to step outside of the box. Always remember to stick to your values. They make you who you are and provide the foundation to decision making. The time I spent as an undergraduate is unforgettable. I had the time of my life and made lifelong friends. I love Chapman University and I can’t wait to share that with incoming students. Go Panthers!


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