Our freshman seminar faculty and peer educators are an energetic group of faculty willing to aid in your transition during your first year at Georgetown–specifically your first semester during seminar. All Peer Educators are students who not only survived, but found success in their first year and will be excellent mentors and guides along your first year.
The Peer Educators for Fall 2015 classes were selected via the Emerging Leaders process. We are excited to have a stellar group of students and faculty to lead you through Freshman Seminar! All of our Peer Educators also serve as Orientation Leaders, and you can find more info about the rest of the Orientation Leaders here!
Be sure to check out the Freshman Seminar topics to find the section that is right for you!
Hannah Shelton (Faculty – Dr. Daniel Graham)
Hello to our Newest Tigers!
My name is Hannah Shelton and I will be an Orientation Leader this fall! I can’t wait to show you around campus and to welcome you to your new home! I am a sophomore here at Georgetown and am majoring in both Mathematics and Education. Some things that I am involved with on campus are working for the football team, working in admissions, intramurals, and campus ministry. There are so many clubs and organizations on campus and I encourage all of you to get involved as soon as you can! The more involved you are, the more people you will meet and the more fun you will have! Don’t hesitate if you have any questions about Georgetown or about college in general throughout orientation! Our job as orientation leaders is to help make your transition into the college life as smooth as possible. I am super excited to meet all of you and to be a part of your Georgetown experience! Welcome to Georgetown!
Ashton Trunnell (Faculty – Dr. Rosemary Allen)
Freshman year of college is one of the most exciting times of your life. We are so elated you chose Georgetown College to be your home for the next four years. My name is Ashton Trunnell and I am an Orientation Leader. I am a sophomore here at Georgetown, working towards a Bachelors in Elementary Education with a minor in Art. Last spring, I was elected Vice President of the Student Government Association as well as a participant in the Alpha Lambda Delta honors society. I am also a part of the Education Programs’ KEA and hold the secretarial position. However, the previous clubs and organizations mentioned barely touch the surface of all the things you are able to become involved in around campus. If you have any questions about how you can get involved or need help transitioning to Georgetown College in general, feel free to contact me. Georgetown College has been one of the greatest communities I have ever had the chance to be involved in and we cannot wait to meet and welcome you with open arms and Tiger Pride. Go Tigers!
Megan Montgomery (Faculty – Dr. Terry Clark)
First things first WELCOME TO THE GC FAMILY! I’m Megan Montgomery and I’m one of the Orientation Leaders for the 2015-2016 school year. I am currently a sophomore studying Athletic Training and Spanish. When I’m not in the Athletic Training offices, or attending my co-presidential/vice presidential duties for Ambassadors of Diversity or Campus Spectrum, you will probably find me at the McCandless house planning things for Spanish Immersion, Global Scholars, or just hanging out with my friends and drinking coffee. There is a ton of stuff to do on campus and you will have no problem finding a group you are passionate about. As I said before, we are a family here at GC and if you need help with anything at all, don’t ever hesitate to ask. We want to help you make your college experience the best it can be and no matter what, remember, we’re here for you.
Patrick Harp (Faculty – Dr. Lisa Lykins)
My name is Patrick Harp and I’m from Frankfort, KY and a junior here at GC. I am a Communication and Media Studies and Business Administration double major. I am involved with Campus Outreach and play intramurals, which are just some of the things you can get involved with! As far as campus goes, I love going to the Grille after class and seeing who is there and just hanging out. That’s how I’ve made a lot of friends during my short time here at GC. As a freshman, I wish I would have been told earlier that Asher is open 24 hours a day and you can study and do homework in there and not be told to leave like the library. This helps me a lot knowing this now because I don’t mind staying up late to get done what needs to be done! I am really excited you decided to make your decision to come here and join the Tiger family. There is so many people on this campus that are willing to help you in every step of the way, including myself. Can’t wait to get this year started and make friends with you all!
Chris Snider (Faculty – Dr. Shelia Klopfer)
I’m super excited to have the opportunity to welcome you to campus and it’s outstanding community. My name is Christopher Snider and I’m an Orientation Leader. I’m a Junior here at Georgetown, I’m also a Religion major. Outside of school work, I enjoy a good game of golf and hanging out with friends, as well as being actively involved with Campus Ministry and Outdoor High Adventure Club. There are a plethora of activities, clubs, and organizations on campus, which I would recommend you to get involved in! If you need anything during your time on campus, especially throughout orientation, feel free to contact me, anytime! We, as a Georgetown family, are all here to help make this experience for you everything you wanted in a college experience and more. Live, Learn, and BELIEVE. Welcome to Georgetown, Tiger!
Kenzie Rae Engel (Faculty – Dr. Ed Smith)
Hey future tigers! My name is Makenzie Rae Engel but everyone calls me Kenzie Rae! Im so excited to be an orientation leader and help y’all journey into the Georgetown experience! I am a sophomore and I am studying psychology and business. I’m involved around campus through being a Tiger cheerleader and being a part of GCSP! I can’t wait to tell you more about Georgetown and how that you love it just as much as I do! If you need anything during orientation or throughout the year, feel free to contact me. I’d love to help!!! Can’t wait to meet you and have you on campus!
Haley Oliver (Faculty – Dr. Brian Jones)
My name is Haley Oliver and I am so excited to welcome you to Georgetown, my second home! I am a sophomore here, and I am currently studying Psychology and Sociology. In addition to being an orientation leader, I am on the Track & Field team, an Oxford honors scholar, and am involved in Georgetown’s on campus ministry. Georgetown offers so many great organizations to get involved in, which really helps you find your place here. I am more than happy to help with anything you may need as you make this exciting transition! Welcome to Georgetown!
Shelby England (Faculty – Ben Rawlins)
I’m Shelby England and I am an Orientation Leader and Peer Educator! I am a junior and I am studying Elementary Education! I am from Bowling Green, Kentucky and a proud Purple Alumni! I am an Equine Scholar and I am also the IHSA Equestrian Team! I LOVE horses and have been riding since I was six! Along with riding and the Equine Scholars, I am also on the Track and Field team. I do high jump and long jump. I guess you could say I like to jump! One of my favorite things about Georgetown is all the opportunities there are around campus! Don’t be scared to try new things and really get involved on campus! Welcome to Georgetown! Go Tigers!
Ericka Conley (Faculty – Dr. Ellen Emerick)
Hey guys! My name is Ericka Conley, I am an orientation leader here at GC! I am SO excited to welcome y’all to campus and for you guys to learn all about our campus and community. I’m a sophomore studying psychology, exercise science, and classics. Other than my studies, I am involved in Global Scholars and Christian Scholars. There are so many ways to find a home here at GC, if you need any help with the transition to college please let me know! I am available always to you guys. Welcome to the family, you’re a TIGER now!
Lindsey Astrom (Faculty – Dr. Lisa Eddy)
My name is Lindsey Astrom and I am a sophomore here at Georgetown. I am studying pre-med with a biology major and a chemistry and psychology double minor. Outside of class I work in the biology department and I am involved other activities on campus. There are so many amazing opportunities for students on campus and I am so excited to help you find your place on campus. I will also be working as a peer educator and I am happy that I can help you learn how to become a successful college student. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask me.
Hollis Dudgeon (Faculty – Dr. Roger Ward)
I am so excited to welcome you to campus and to our amazing community. My name is Hollis Dudgeon and I am an Orientation Leader and Peer Educator for Freshman Seminar. I am a senior here at Georgetown, studying both Philosophy and Spanish. Outside of studying, I am the team leader for Common Ground ministry, as well as actively involved in Campus Outreach and Greek Life. I also just got back from a semester studying in Spain and am so thankful for all of the incredible opportunities that Georgetown has allowed me to have thus far. It really is a unique and wonderful place that provides so many things to do and get involved in. I’m so excited for you to start your journey as a tiger and experience this place that is so special to me! If you need any help during your time on campus, especially throughout orientation, feel free to contact me for anything. Welcome to Georgetown!
Bailey Milam (Faculty – Betsy Montgomery)
Hey guys! I am so excited to be welcoming in a new class of Tigers and I hope you are ready for the best four years of your life! My name is Bailey Milam and I am a junior at Georgetown College. I am from Harrodsburg, KY and I am a Communication and Media Studies Major with a Biology Minor. I am involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities such as: GC Dance Team, Intramural sports, Dance Marathon and Greek life. I also hold three on-campus jobs: Student Professional in the Office of Admissions, Peer Educator, and Nexus worker (remember don’t wait until your senior year to get all of your Nexus done!). If you have ANY questions please feel free to ask – I am always willing to help! I hope you all are as excited as much as I am because this year is going to be great!
Grace Whitworth (Faculty – Beth Purdy) – Spanish Immersion Section
¡Hola a todos!
My name is Grace Whitworth and I’m a junior here at Georgetown. This is my second year as an Orientation Leader and I’m so excited to be able to serve you all again this year!! Here at GC, I’m double majoring in Spanish and Psychology. This past semester, I studied abroad in Costa Rica where I was able to study both of my majors, so definitely talk to me if you’re interested in studying abroad! I’m also a member of Spanish Immersion here on campus, so you could definitely say that I love Spanish!!! Other special programs here on campus that I’m involved in include Global Scholars, Christian Leaders, and Oxford Honors. I’m also a Freshman Family Groups coordinator, so if you’re interested in getting plugged into a Bible study and finding a group of committed believers on campus, let’s talk! Finally, I have two on-campus jobs throughout the school year: I am a student professional at the Office of Admissions and I also am a peer-educator for Freshman Seminar. I can’t wait to meet all of you and help you find your niche at Georgetown!!
Rachel Merganthal (Faculty – Jay Castaneda)
My name is Rachel Mergenthal, I’m from Campbell County and I’m a Communication major with a minor in Political Science. After graduating from Georgetown College I plan to be a Leadership Development Consultant for national Kappa Delta for a year, and then go to law school.
I’m a member of the Tiger cheerleading squad, SHAC, Campus Outreach, Kappa Delta Sorority, Panhellenic Executive Council, Emerging Leaders, the Pre-Health Society and a student worker in the Wellness Center.
Tyler Phillips (Faculty – Barbara Burch) – Honors Section
Welcome to Georgetown College! My name is Tyler Phillips and I am a senior double majoring in Religion and Philosophy. I am incredibly grateful for my time at Georgetown and the friends and mentors that I have met here. Georgetown has both introduced me to new interests and refined old ones, and I cannot imagine a better environment for personal, academic, and spiritual growth. On campus, I have been involved with Campus Ministries, the Georgetonian (school newspaper), and various other clubs. Georgetown has also provided me with the wonderful opportunity to study abroad at Oxford University this past Spring. I am confident that you will be able to find your niche within this great family as well. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your transition into collegiate life at Georgetown, please do not hesitate to ask!