MOST Mentor Program

Mentor Bios

MOST Mentors for 2013-2014

Hello! I'm Kaylee Adler  and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Psychology major and History major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Finger Lakes Community College and SUNY Oneonta

Kaylee AdlerBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Participating in Relay for Life 2013.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: History 1865- Present with Dr. Marshall. He's very real and made the class inviting. I love American History.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: GET INVOLVED! It's great for making friends, building resumes, and being a part of something bigger than yourself.
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings 
Favorite Musical Artist:  Big Time Rush


Hello! My name is Felicia Anfuso and I am a MOST Mentor! I am an English major and Business Administration minor who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Felicia AnfusoBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Becoming friends with the other transfer students in my residence hall. It was so comforting to know other people are in the same situation and I started feeling excited about college again!
Favorite Class So Far and Why: Contemporary Native American Literature has been my favorite because I learned how different cultures see everything in a way so unlike what we're used to. Professor LaLonde pushes you to think and read on a new, interesting level.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Push yourself to be outgoing from the very beginning of the year, you'll get involved quickly and make friends! Also, start relationships with your mentor and any professors you feel comfortable with. It's essential to have someone you can ask questions and get direction from.
Favorite Movie: Sherlock Holmes
Favorite Musical Artist: Guster and Modest Mouse


Hello! My name is Cody Battista and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Biology major and Health Sciences minor who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Le Moyne College

Cody BattistaBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Beating Le Moyne at Rugby!
Favorite Class So Far and Why: Organic Chemistry. Through this challenging class, I have gained knowledge that I will take to medical school and use for the rest of my career.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: An open mind paves the way to success.
Favorite Movie: The Waterboy
Favorite Musical Artist: Cameron Jibril Thomaz



Hello! I'm Caitlin Brodfuehrer and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Broadcasting major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Alfred University

Caitlin BrodfuehrerBest Experience at Oswego So Far: My best experience so far was joining the cheerleading team!
Favorite Class So Far and Why: BRC 220 with Keith Meyer because he made it so fun!
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: My advice to transfer students is not to be nervous and know there is always someone you can talk to and someone who cares.
Favorite Movie: I don't think I could pick a favorite one because there are so many great ones out there.
Favorite Musical Artist: John Mayer, or anyone from the country genre


Hello! I'm Darlynda Brownlee and I am a MOST Mentor! I am an Early Childhood Education major and English minor who transferred to SUNY Oswego from SUNY Morrisville.

Darlynda BrownleeBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Being a part of the Caribbean Student Association and being able to expand and make a name for myself.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: Any course given by Professor Bertanneou! He's an amazing literature teacher and trust me when I say it's an easy A!
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Don't be afraid to make friends. Take the time to get to know the campus and take full advantage of all the opportunities that Oswego has to offer. 
Favorite Movie: Law Abiding Citizen
Favorite Musical Artist: Musiq Soul Child


Hello! My name is Kendell Cozart-Middleton and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Geology major and Anthropology minor who transferred to SUNY Oswego from St. Francis College
 
Kendell Cozart-MiddletonBest Experience at Oswego so Far: My best experiences at Oswego so far has to be ALANA week and May Day weekend because the activities are so much fun. Also they both occur when the weather is warm and it is rather nice to visit the lake afterwards.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: My Geology elective course Earth's Fury is by far one of my favorite courses because it covered almost all natural disasters extensively and there was a lot of live footage of eye witness accounts so that you could get as close to the wrath of nature without actually being in it.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: A prime piece of advice that I can offer to any transfer student would be to take advantage of everything your new college or university has to offer. This is so important because instead of finding out about great life changing opportunities after the fact you can engage in what you find interesting from the very beginning.
Favorite Movie: I don't really have a favorite movie however I am firm believer in most sci-fi movies and I am a kid at heart so Pixar productions definitely have a place in my heart.
Favorite Musical Artist: My favorite musical artist so far has got to be LOS because I listen to him the most.


Hello! My name is Ronnie DeSarro and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Human Resource Management major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Onondaga Community College.

 
Ronnie DeSarroBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Cooper Milkshakes!
Favorite Class So Far and Why: Mgt 261 with Professor Scott, I loved this class because he was an excellent professor and I love his teaching style. 
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Get involved!
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Musical Artist: Dave Matthew's Band


Hello! My name is Lindsay Devendorf and I am a MOST Mentor! I am an Human Development major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from SUNY Fredonia

Lindsay DevendorfBest Experience at Oswego So Far: The best experience at Oswego so far for me has been making so many great friends and enjoying all that Oswego has to offer with them!
Favorite Class So Far and Why: My favorite class so far is HDV 120, Fundamentals of Gerontology. I have always been interested in working with kids so I wasn't expecting to enjoy learning about the study of old age. I ended up loving the class because it gave me a whole new outlook on the aging process that everyone experiences throughout their life and the professor was so passionate about the subject, it made me excited to learn!
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Get involved on campus! It can be a great experience and you meet so many new people!
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump and Step Brothers
Favorite Musical Artist: Adele


Hello! I'm Michelle George and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Public Relations major with a sequence in Marketing who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Cazenovia College.

 
Michelle GeorgeBest Experience at Oswego So Far: The sunsets at the lake, always finding a new spot in town to watch it with a group of friends.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: COM 313: Public Relations Writing, I like this class because I enjoy writing and I get to be creative. We write media releases, company bios, social media pages and company advertisements. This is by far my most enjoyable public relations class!
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Get involved! Making friends around the campus will make your college experience more enjoyable and memorable and a great way in doing so is to get involved.
Favorite Movie: Pitch Perfect
Favorite Musical Artist: Anything country!


Hello! My name is Dakota Grasman and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Psychology major and Business Administration minor who transferred to SUNY Oswego from SUNY Farmingdale

Dakota GrasmanBest Experience at Oswego So Far: The hockey games are SOO much fun! There is so much school spirit and support in one arena it's exciting! Especially the White Out game!
Favorite Class So Far and Why: Business Management 261 has been my favorite class at Oswego so far.  Professor Scott made it fun by getting everyone involved in projects and interesting by teaching us more than strict material. Those are always the best kinds of classes.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Try and get involved in anything, even try something you never thought you'd like. You never know! Definitely take advantage of all the events Oswego offers... It'll help you meet new people and find those friends who are just like you!
Favorite Movie: Scream and Inglorious Bastards
Favorite Musical Artist: John Mayer


Hello! My name is Lauren Guilfoyle and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Public Relations major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Suffolk County Community College.

 
Lauren GuilfoyleBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Meeting amazing friends who will last a lifetime!
Favorite Class So Far and Why: Marketing class. We had to create a product that has never been invented before and create a whole marketing plan for it. We then made a commercial and presented it to the whole class.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Don't be afraid to walk over to your neighbors, or down the hall and introduce yourself. It will go a long way!
Favorite Movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Favorite Musical Artist: The Beatles


Hello! My name is Katey Hilburger and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Zoology major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Niagara University.

Katey HilburgerBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Being a member of Oswego State Equestrian Team.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: General chemistry with Dr. Schneider because he's hilarious.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Even though most classes at Oswego are small-sized, I advise you to make sure your professors know who you are by visiting their office hours and asking questions. Showing a little extra effort can help your overall performance in the class and sometimes even your letter grade.
Favorite Movie: Pitch Perfect
Favorite Musical Artist: The Goo Goo Dolls


Hello! My name is  Ashley Johnston and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Childhood Education major with a concentration in Mathematics who transferred to SUNY Oswego from SUNY Cortland.

Ashley JohnstonBest Experience at Oswego So Far: I love being able to go down to the lake when it is nice out to watch the sunset or even just to hang out and catch some sun.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: My favorite class so far is EDU 301, because it was a very eye opening experience in regards to the social structures of injustice that occur not only in education, but in everyday life too.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Don't freak out, just relax. It will be one of the best decisions you've made.
Favorite Movie: A Cinderella Story
Favorite Musical Artist: Luke Bryan (I love country music in general!)


Hello! My name is Shawn King and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Psychology major and Sociology minor and I transferred to SUNY Oswego from Onondaga Community College
.

Shawn KingBest Experience at Oswego So Far: First warm day without snow or wind. Also, Quest Day.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: PSY 280: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences; because I've discovered that I am actually better at math than I thought I was.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Avoid having your first class in Sheldon if you commute; the 6th Ave parking lot is a pain to get to and from in winter.
Favorite Movie: The Italian Job (1969 version)
Favorite Musical Artist: Frank Sinatra


Hello! My name is Felicia Lattanzio and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Sociology major and Public Justice minor and I transferred to SUNY Oswego from Onondaga Community College

 
Felicia LattanzioBest Experience at Oswego So Far: My best experience at Oswego so far has been meeting new people. At community college, I didn't even open up to new people as much as I did here and I have built friendships that will go on after college.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: My favorite class so far has to be criminology. It has been one of the most interesting and useful classes I have taken so far. I know the information I intake from this class will help me in my future career.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Don't be afraid to try new things.
Favorite Movie: Gran Torino
Favorite Musical Artist: Brad Paisley


Hello! My name is Jessica McGinley and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Marketing major and I transferred to SUNY Oswego from University of New Haven.

Jessica McGinleyBest Experience at Oswego So Far: All the amazing people I have met and friendships I have made.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: My favorite class so far was MAT 158 which is Intro to Statistics A. I've never been a big math person, but this class applied math in ways that made sense to me. Also Professor Stewart also taught high school so I worked very well with his teaching style. It was a challenging class, but once I completed it and did so well on the final I felt very accomplished.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Don't be afraid, the fear of being alone in a new place is scary, but once you get outside your comfort zone there's a world of possibilities.
Favorite Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Favorite Musical Artist: A Day to Remember


Hello! My name is Brittany Mondore and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Childhood Education major and I transferred to SUNY Oswego from Herkimer County Community College.

 
Brittany MondoreBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Being a part of the Education Club and witnessing all of the great school spirit throughout the year.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: All of my practicum classes because they have taught me so much about being a teacher, and working with students in a classroom.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Make sure to always be aware of the classes you need to take. It's good to plan out your time at Oswego, so there is no confusion or frustration later on.
Favorite Movie: All of the Harry Potter movies
Favorite Musical Artist:  Coldplay


Hello! I'm Georgiana Mosher and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Language and International Trade major and I transferred to SUNY Oswego from Onondaga Community College

 
Georgiana MosherBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Interacting and developing friendships with international students.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: History/Roman Slavery. The course revealed interesting details about one of the most important institutions in the Roman Empire-slavery.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Embrace the challenges and enjoy the experience!
Favorite Movie: La Vie en Rose
Favorite Musical Artist: Leonard Cohen


Hello! I'm Erin Newkirk and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Human Resource Management major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Schenectady Community College.

Erin NewkirkBest Experience at Oswego So Far: My best experience at Oswego so far is starting friendships with people that I will believe will last for a lifetime.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: My favorite class so far is Employment Law. I love learning about the immense and ever-changing body of regulations that are constantly impacting interactions in the workplace.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Do not assume that "everybody" already knows "everybody else"!
Favorite Movie: Jurrasic Park
Favorite Musical Artist: Beyonce`


Hello! I'm Najee Rahman and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Business Administration major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Onondaga Community College.

Najee RahmanBest Experience at Oswego So Far: I'd say my best experience so far at Oswego couldn't be compiled into one experience alone. I am a very active person so I've really enjoyed the intermural sports Oswego has offered. I was a part of the Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, and Dodgeball leagues. Outside of intermural sports, I contested in the second annual Oswego Rail Jam, which was a lot of fun.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: My favorite class so far is Business Organization (MGT 261). This is the first class I've taken that really emphasizes real world techniques, which are essential for post graduation. Aside from traditional test taking, this class has offered a lot of hands on work that I know will pay off in the world of business.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Be active! There are so many programs, clubs, and student held activities that Oswego offers its almost hard not to be a part of at least one of them. If you've never considered doing anything extracurricular then I'm sure your mindset will change once you're at Oswego, there is something that tailors to everyone's interests.
Favorite Movie: Superbad
Favorite Musical Artist: Kanye West


Hello! My name is Sara Root and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Business Administration major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Niagara County Community College

Sara RootBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Meeting all my amazing friends.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: Corporate Finance, because the professor cared about her students and helped us understand the content to the best of her ability and made sure we knew how it can be applied to the real world.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Don't give up.  The first semester is the hardest, after that you won't ever want to go back home.
Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
Favorite Musical Artist: Jack Johnson


Hello! My name is Daisy Ruiz and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Public Justice major and Political Science minor who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Cayuga Community College

Daisy RuizBest Experience at Oswego So Far: I would have to say doing a quarter-course where I went to India which had to do with a Human Trafficking workshop.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: My favorite class would have to be PBJ 201. I find law and court cases fascinating. PBJ 201 was pretty much analyzing court cases. Another class was HIS 381: A History of Human Trafficking. This was with Geraldine Forbes and she is an amazing professor. She has so much knowledge on the topic and makes class very interesting.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Definitely join organizations or be a part of things you are interested in. I didn't do that right away which is one of my regrets, but I am becoming more involved now.
Favorite Movie: The Godfather!
Favorite Musical Artist: This is tough, I love everything from ACDC to Rascal Flatts to Eminem


Hello! My name is Htet Oo San and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Biochemistry major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Idaho State University

Htet SanBest Experience at Oswego So Far: There are so many to list: being on the fashion show for ALANA, performing hip-hop dance routine with Del Sarte team, singing by the lake at night with new friends, and the list goes on.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: Organic Chemistry with Dr. Damkaci. He makes chemistry relatable to college students!
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Take it easy on the first semester and explore new opportunities and resources available.
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter series
Favorite Musical Artist: Ed Sheeran


Hello! I'm Amber Slocum and I am a MOST Mentor! I am an Accounting major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Niagara University.

Amber SlocumBest Experience at Oswego So Far: My best experience at Oswego was living in a suite for the first time and meeting a bunch of new people.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: COM 210, I love public speaking and got to learn a lot more tips that helped me not only get an A in the class but will also help me further my career.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: If you're nervous about meeting new people I highly reccommend you join a club or sports team. It really helps you expand and meet  a ton of new people who have the same interests.
Favorite Movie: Click
Favorite Musical Artist: Jason Aldean....any country singer really


Hello! I'm Justus Stahrr and I am a MOST Mentor! I am a Public Justice major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from SUNY IT and Onondaga Community College

Justus StahrrBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Being named the Student Assistant Coach for the Women's Varsity Volleyball team
Favorite Class So Far and Why: PBJ 201 Survy Amer Non-Criminal Law with Professor Ryniker. She is the greatest professor I have met.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: The past is the past. Don't let it control your future.
Favorite Movie: Django Unchained
Favorite Musical Artist: Lupe Fiasco, Drake, J. Cole, or Eminem. Too hard to pick one.


Hello! My name is Charles Tamakloe and I am a Broadcasting and Mass Communication major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from SUNY Morrisville.

Charles TamakloeBest Experience at Oswego So Far: It is so diverse and I got to meet different people from various countries.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: LITERATURE INTERPRETATION, this class helps me with my speech and leadership skills because we have to stand in front of  the whole class almost everday to read a piece of literature work of our choice and also it's very light weight and fun.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Time management. Able to set your time wisely.
Favorite Movie: Temptations (Tyler Perry)
Favorite Musical Artist: Beyonce


Hello! My name is Katie Tonzi and I am a Childhood Education major with a Biology concentration who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Cayuga Community College.

Katie TonziBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Color Run!
Favorite Class So Far and Why: ANT 303 (Ethical Treatment of Non-Human Primates) This class has educated me on hundreds of primates and showed me how comparable humans are to them. The professor is great, keeps the class engaged, and knows tons of fun facts on primates. One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Get a planner. Writing everything down will allow you to stay on track with school work and remind you of activities going on around campus.
Favorite Movie: Life of Pi
Favorite Musical Artist: Luke Bryan


Hello! My name is Alycia White and I am a Human Resource Management major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Alycia WhiteBest Experience at Oswego So Far: Meeting so many new people and getting opportunities that I would have never had anywhere else.
Favorite Class So Far and Why: I really enjoyed my introduction to Marketing class - it delves into how companies target YOU as the consumer and how they make you think you need their product
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Sponge it up! Absorb as much as you can because new info flies at you fast and doesn't wait long for you to take it all in.
Favorite Movie: Hot Chick, Hunger Games, This is 40, Hangover, Donnie Darko (Just kidding about the last one - that movie was too deep for me!)
Favorite Musical Artist: Mumford and Sons, Train, Pussycat Dolls


Hello! My name is Joeseph White and I am a Wellness Management major who transferred to SUNY Oswego from Nassau Community College.

Joeseph WhiteBest Experience at Oswego So Far: The friends I have made and getting involved on campus
Favorite Class So Far and Why: Nutrition concepts with Dr. Licatese. I'm a big healthy living advocate and his class is not only incredibly interesting but entertaining as well.
One Piece of Advice for a New Transfer Student: Take advantage of all you can on campus!   There are so many great opportunities to get involved in.
Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite Musical Artist: The Beatles


MOST Program Assistant 2013-2014

Hi! My name is Kathryn Lombardo and I'm a Program Assistant for the MOST Program. I'm an Adolescence Education major and I transferred from Cayuga Community College.

Kathryn LombardoI joined the MOST Mentor program because, having transferred from two other schools, I felt that I could help other students who were having problems adjusting to a new college with my own experiences. I had trouble adjusting first, and didn't use the MOST program to my advantage when I should of, and I wanted to help other students avoid making that mistake. It was also another way to help myself get involved and to make my own college experience better. Being a mentor helped me make connections with a lot of new people; new transfer students having trouble adjusting, as well as connect with my fellow mentors, and from that I even got more involved on campus by joining the Women's Club Rugby team. I decided to apply to be a program assistant for the program because I wanted to continue my involvement with MOST and continue helping students adjust to the stresses of being new to SUNY Oswego.