Group photos of SOAS giving a Wings Up to the camera.

What is a Student Orientation Assistant (SOA)?

Student Orientation Assistants, or SOAs, are a group of students that have a sincere interest in helping new students successfully achieve personal, social, and academic adjustment to the University. To achieve this goal, SOAs assist new students in their connection to the campus community by sharing Tech traditions, introducing new students to other new students & upperclassmen, and answer questions about college life. This role allows new students to grow into successful Golden Eagles and foster a sense of belongingness at Tech.

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Meet the 2023 Student Orientation Assistants!

The 2023 Student Orientation Assistants (SOAs) is comprised of current Tech students from different backgrounds, majors, and interests. The SOAs are committed to helping new students successfully transition to Tennessee Tech. They can't wait to meet you and show you all that Tech has to offer! Wings Up!

Follow along with the SOAs this summer!

Cole Campbell Headshot
Cole Campbell

Electrical Engineering
Dickson, TN

Gerardo Francisco-Sebastian
Gerardo Francisco-Sebastian

Monterey, TN

Karley Brown Headshot
Karley Brown

Jamestown, TN

Lindsay Diehl Headshot
Lindsay Diehl

Political Science
Johnson City, TN

Brady Goodman Headshot
Brady Goodman

Electrical Engineering
Coalfield, TN

Robin Hall Headshot
Robin Hall

Computer Science
Memphis, TN

Katie Hutchison Headshot
Katie Hutchison

Biology & Chemistry
Lenior City, TN

Bri Pharris Headshot
Bri Pharris

Cookeville, TN

Rebekah Reed Headshot
Rebekah Reed

Design Studies
Smyrna, TN

Kensea Skelton Headshot
Kensea Skelton

Elementary Education
Carthage, TN

Tommy Perhay Headshot
Tommy Perhay

Cookeville, TN

Macey Pickle Headshot
Macey Pickle

Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness
Lewisburg, TN

Amaris Rice Headshot
Amaris Rice

Design Studies
Jefferson City, TN

Lindsey Taylor Headshot
Lindsey Taylor

Interdisciplinary Studies
Johnson City, TN

PJ Barnes Headshot
PJ Barnes

Business Information & Technology
Crab Orchard, TN

Lexie Western Headshot
Lexie Western

Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness
Brush Creek, TN