Meet the Orientation Team 

Alanna nolan
Dean for Student Leadership and Community Development

Alanna joined the Division of Student Affairs at Fordham University in August 2010. She served as Director of Student Activities and Commuter Affairs at Manhattanville College prior to her arrival at the Rose Hill Campus  in  the position of Assistant Dean for Student Leadership and Community Development. Alanna earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and  Master  of Education at Manhattanville College. In her past, she managed programs and activities including Manhattanville’s orientation and commencement programs, advised student government, developed leadership training and workshops, co-chaired the new college president's inauguration committee, oversaw family reunion weekend and served on the Middle State's Reaccreditation  Committee. She is  a dedicated  Student  Development professional  leading  the  Office of Student  Leadership  and Community Development  in strategic areas such as New Student Orientation, First Year Formation Symposium, commuter services, student organization and government advising, leadership training and transition programs, space reservations, campus   center  operations  as  well  as  large  and small-scale  student activities  and  events.  Alanna’s passion  is to provide opportunities to enhance student  growth,  engagement and development. She hopes to further the immersion of students  in the mission, values and the philosophy of Fordham University. Alanna is a native of Woodlawn in the Bronx.

Beth Coyne
Director of the Transition Year ExPerience

Beth Coyne has recently joined the Division of Student Affairs and Office of Student Leadership and Community Development as the Director for the Transition Year Experience. She comes to us after serving as the Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Programs at Loyola University New Orleans. Prior to that, she earned her Masters in Business Administration while working as a Graduate Assistant at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Beth also completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University. Some of Beth’s past experiences include training and managing orientation leaders, advising the university programming board, student senate and building managers, assisting with the planning and implementation of orientation, sophomore transition and senior year programs. In her new role as Director for the Transition Year Experience, Beth will be working with various transition programs including New Student Orientation and First Year Formation. She believes strongly in cura personalis, care for the whole person and lives by that when advising and working with students. Originally from Rockland County, New York, she is very excited to call New York home once again and to be a part of the Fordham University community.

Will Rush
Graduate Intern for the transition year experience

Will, in his second year with the Office of Student Leadership is excited to welcome the Class of 2017!

Liz ANdelora, GSB '14
Orientation coordinator

Liz, a junior from the town of Elmwood Park, N.J., is a business administration major, with a dual concentration in management and marketing, pursuing a communications and media management specialization. She took part in NSO as an Orientation Leader in 2011, an Orientation Captain in 2012, and is excited to spend her final year at Fordham as an Orientation Coordinator! On campus, she is involved as a Commuter Assistant, First Year Formation student facilitator, Senior Week committee member and Peer Educator. In her spare time, she can be found work with the Gabelli School of BUsiness's Fair Trade program, as well as pursuing her passions for travel and photography! Liz couldn't be more excited to be part of the team preparing to welcome the Class of 2017. 

Samantha nash, FCRH '15
Orientation coordinator

Samantha Nash is a sophomore at Fordham College at Rose Hill, majoring in psychology with a minor in business administration. Born in the Bronx, she was raised in the town of Yorktown, N.Y. In
2012, she was an orientation leader and could not be more thrilled to serve as an orientation coordinator this year! On campus, you can find Samantha volunteering as a Fordham Career Ambassador in Career Services, or working for the varsity athletics’ event staff. In her free time Samantha loves to take advantage of all the incredible opportunities Fordham and New York City have to offer.

Tony Vozza, FCRH '15
Orientation coordinator

Tony Vozza is a junior at Fordham College at Rose Hill. He was an orientation leader last year. He is studying to obtain a degree in history. He hopes to go to law school after he finishes his four years here at Fordham. He is from Mamaroneck, N.Y., which is about 15 minutes north of the Rose Hill campus. Tony is the President of the Commuting Students Association (CSA) on campus. He looks forward to keeping Fordham moving in that position. Tony is very excited to be a part of the Orientation experience this year!

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