Student panelists field orientation questions

Current Fay Jones School students, from left, Andrew Schalk, Grant Gilliard, Shane Maloney, Laura Cochran, Shaelyn Vinson, Isaac Boroughs and Mary Nell Patterson offer their advice to incoming freshmen during an orientation session in June.

Current Fay Jones School students, from left, Andrew Schalk, Grant Gilliard, Shane Maloney, Laura Cochran, Shaelyn Vinson, Isaac Boroughs and Mary Nell Patterson offer their advice to incoming freshmen during an orientation session in June.


By Emily Lo

The last summer orientation sessions for the Fay Jones School wrapped up this week, closing out 18 sessions conducted by the school’s advising center since May.

Freshmen students and their parents were eager to hear about what university life would be like. A panel of students from the school offered some unique advice rooted in their own trials, successes and overall experiences. This summer’s student panelists included Andrew Schalk, Grant Gilliard, Shane Maloney, Laura Cochran and Shaelyn Vinson, all architecture students, Isaac Boroughs, an interior design student, and Mary Nell Patterson, a landscape architecture student.

In some June sessions, student panelists said they realized many of the freshmen were nervous about the program and their first day of school, but they reminded them that all the other freshmen would be in the same boat.

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