Family Orientation Sessions

Family Orientation

We are excited that your student chose to become part of the Vanguard family! We know that this transition affects your entire family in many ways and we desire to make as smooth as possible for you.

On August 23rd families of new students will have the opportunity to choose from two (2) 30 minute sessions presented by some of our most beloved administrators, faculty and staff.

Session times

12:00-1:00pm    Group 1: Freshmen who checked in 8:00-10:00 am
2:00-3:00pm     Group 2: Freshmen who checked in 10:00am-Noon (residential and commuting students)
5:00-6:00pm     Group 3: All transfer students

Family Orientation will begin in Needham Chapel. All sessions will be held in the Heath Academic Center.

Current session options

Integration of Faith and Learning- John Wilson, History/Political Science Professor
History of Vanguard- Joel Gackle, Director of Alumni Relations and Heather Clements, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
University 101- Mike Wilson, Dean of the Undergraduate College/ Associate Provost
Helping Your Student Get Involved- Jordan Baker, Leadership Development Administrative Assistant
Helping Your Student Fund their Education- Denise Pena, Director of Financial Aid
Your Students’ Career Road Map- Kimberly Greene, Coordinator of Career Services
Your Students’ Campus Safety- Paul Turgeon, Director of Campus Public Safety
First Generation Family Support- Coba Canales, Director of Diversity Programming and Cyndi Pinto, Hispanic Serving Institution Coordinator
Spanish Language Family Support- Coba Canales, Director of Diversity Programming and Cyndi Pinto, Hispanic Serving Institution Coordinator
Helping Your Student with their Finances- Bev Moore, Director of Accounting Operations