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New Student Orientation Staff at Lincoln Center

Dorothy A. Wenzel, Ph.D.
Senior Director for Student Involvement

A native of Queens, New York, Dr. Wenzel became the Director for Student Involvement in February 2006. As an undergraduate student at Loyola College in Maryland, Dr. Wenzel worked as an Orientation Leader and Coordinator. She is excited to be involved with New Student Orientation at Fordham University at Lincoln Center to welcome the new students to our Fordham family.

Daniel A. Patterson
Associate Director for First Year Experience

A Midwest Native, Daniel grew up in Illinois and joined the Fordham family in January of 2009. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa, and Master’s Degree in Counseling and Student Personnel at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Daniel left the cold Midwest to work at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, before heading back east to work with New Student Orientation. He is excited to meet all the new Rams in the Class of 2023!

Zoe Demacopoulos, FCLC'21
New Student Orientation Coordinator

Zoe is a rising senior majoring in English on Fordham’s five year Education track and an aspiring Shakespearean. She is originally from Durham, North Carolina but currently lives on Long Island with her parents and three younger siblings. Zoe is currently the President of the FCLC branch of Fordham’s University Choir and a proud member of OCF (the Orthodox Christian Fellowship). When not planning Orientation, she can usually be found baking cookies by the thousand, bread by the dozen, and inventing sauce recipes by the gallon. In her free time, Zoe enjoys Star Wars marathons, Harry Potter book club discussions, and writing ridiculous song parodies with her best friends, and roommates. Zoe cannot wait to meet Fordham’s newest Rams, the class of 2024!

Alden Kennedy, FCLC'22
New Student Orientation Coordinator

Alden is a rising junior majoring in Theatre- Design and Production with a concentration in Stage Management. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved with her family to New Jersey shortly after. After six years of living up north, she and her family moved back to Georgia, and made the peach state their permanent home. When not planning Orientation, Alden can be found in any of the various theatre spaces working on a Fordham Theatre production. In her free time, Alden enjoys taking walks around the city, hanging out with friends, or drinking iced coffee. Alden is thrilled to meet the class of 2024 and cannot wait to welcome them to the LC Ramily!

Katrina Shea, FCLC'22
New Student Orientation Coordinator

Katrina is a rising junior majoring in Humanitarian Studies and Psychology with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies on a Pre-Law Track. She was born and raised on Long Island. On campus, Katrina is a tour guide for Fordham’s Lincoln Center Society and she is a part of The Monologues, a club that focuses on writing and performing identity-based compositions. Off campus, she is a proud intern and “Blue Shirt” for Empire Mock Trial, a nonprofit mock trial competition for high school students. Katrina loves traveling, cooking, getting bubble tea with her friends, and playing her melodica or ukulele in her free time. Katrina is so excited to welcome the Class of 2024 into Fordham’s community!

Orientation Captains
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