2015 Student Orientation Committee
The Student Orientation Committee (SOC) is a group of seven dedicated students who will be working hard over the course of the entire 2014-2015 school year to create the 2015 edition of Boiler Gold Rush. The SOC is made up of the Chair and three sub-committees:
- Recruitment & Selection
- Training & Development
- Orientation Initiatives.
Along with the programming they will put on during the week of Boiler Gold Rush, they will also recruit, select, train, and oversee a staff of close to 600 volunteer student leaders. These volunteers will be leading and mentoring over 6,000 new students as they make their transition into life at Purdue.
Tyler Paul is a junior who is planning on pursuing a career in Higher Education. Besides Boiler Gold Rush, some of his favorite things include running, drumming, eating popcorn and taking long naps on the engineering fountain.
Emily Hanzek is a junior in Chemical Engineering. As a proud native of Flint, Michigan, she can often be found talking about her love for the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers. Her hobbies include volunteering, baking, and smiling.
Andrés Castillo is from Aguadulce, Panamá and currently studying Electrical Engineering. He loves to read, play baseball and practice Tae Kwon Do in his spare time.
Jackson Havens is studying Linguistics and Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts. During the summer of 2013, he studied abroad in Madrid.
Danielle Blume is a junior who wants to be a Speech Pathologist. Her heart belongs to her lovely family and friends, crafting, and all things black and gold. You can usually find her in a coffee shop or candy aisle.
Greg Cohen is studying Mechanical Engineering and is a part of the Army ROTC program at Purdue. He loves sports and all physical activities. Greg likes to spend his time dancing, even without music or people around him.
Jennifer Dinkel is a junior in Movement and Sports Science. In her free time you can find her her looking up baby animal photos, playing sports, or hanging out with her friends. She loves playing outside, going on adventures, and all things Purdue.