Meet the Instructors

 

anneAnne Corrieveau
Senior Associate Director, International Admissions

I teach FY101 because working with directly with BU students is the BEST part of my job and truly my life’s work. I’ve been a teacher, managed residence life programing at a University out West and have worked with international students here at BU for 16 years. I love getting to know students and helping them learn about the University and assisting them to make the most out of their time with us! Students teach me a great deal, that’s for sure! I look forward to knowing them during their academic journey over the next few years and continuing the conversations outside of the classroom.

 

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Brittany Longsdorf
University Chaplain for International Students, Marsh Chapel

I teach Fy101 because I love getting to know students on a deeper level. Building community and making connections relationally and cognitively make the Boston University experience so much more meaningful. Fy101 is a class and a family, and that is something I find invaluable in the college experience and I am overjoyed to be a leader in that process. Plus, I am new too, and I can’t imagine a better way of exploring all that BU has to offer than with a bunch of amazing first year students!

09-1577-WHITNEY-016Br. Larry Whitney
University Chaplain for Community Life, Marsh Chapel

I teach FY101 because making the transition to college was transformative for me and I hope to facilitate transformative experiences for others.

 

 

 

csleasmanCaitlin Sleasman
Graduation Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences

I teach FY101 because I want to help students have a successful and memorable experience at BU starting their very first semester. I look forward to connecting my class to all the resources BU has to offer, and I embrace the opportunity I have to learn from each of their unique experiences and ambitions.

 

 

chesterChester Li
Residence Hall Director, Residence Life

I teach FY 101 because I love meeting new people especially students. We all have a lot to learn from each other and I enjoy bringing that to light in all situations. There are so many things to learn as a first year student, and I can help ignite that process with my experiences.

 

 

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Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences

I teach FY101 because I enjoy helping new CAS students become aware of the many opportunities and resources available at BU.

 

 

 

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Christina Coviello
Senior Assistant Director, Financial Assistance

I teach FY101 because I love having the opportunity to work with students in a different capacity than I do in my daily job. Freshman year is so important to students, for a number of reasons, and I really like that I can be a part of their transition to college life and help guide them through those first few months.

 

 

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Assistant Director, College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advising

I teach FY101 because I enjoy assisting first-year students make connections: connections to other peers, to vital campus resources, to staff and faculty, and to the BU community.

 

 

 

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Dan Solworth
Chief of Staff, Dean of Students and Division of Student Affairs

I teach FY101 to help our new students acclimate to Boston University, but more importantly to life as a college student and adult. I view FY101 as a mutually beneficial arrangement – where I am able to help guide the experiences and impressions of first year students, while also learning a great deal from them.

 

 

danDaniel Tyburski
Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences

I teach FY101 because hanging out with first year students and transfer students in class is the best hour of my week. The sessions are fun, the people are funny, and it always makes me think.

 

 

 

CCDSTAFFDeborah Jancourtz
Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs, Center for Career Development

I am excited about teaching FY101 because I just taught FY102 for 2nd semester freshmen and found it rewarding for the students and myself. After a half-semester course, in addition to learning about themselves through the self-assessment process, the students became friendly with one another. FY101 seems like a great opportunity for new freshmen to become connected through a smaller, non-stressful environment in this large university. I welcome the opportunity to help with these connections.

 

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Gareth McFeely
Assistant Dean for Curriculum & Enrollment Services, CAS

I teach FY101 because it’s a great opportunity for me to connect with students, and learn with and from them each week. It’s a great reminder that my work at the University is not just about administration but about engaging with the amazing variety of our undergrads!

 

 

jasonJason Grochowalski
Residence Hall Director, Residence Life

I teach FY101 because I’m genuinely interested in working directly with our students, challenging and supporting them as they grow to become better individuals. One way that I enjoy working with students is by educating them about the great resources here at BU and opening them up to a vast number of exciting opportunities and experiences right at their doorstep!

 

 

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Program Coordinator, CAS Office of Student Programs & Leadership

I teach FY101 because I want to ensure freshmen have all the resources they need to make the most out of BU and Boston – whether that’s studying advice, resume building, or restaurant recommendations! It’s never too early to build your foundation for a successful college experience; FY101 is a valuable guide along the way.

 

 

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Kerry Buglio
Director of Academic Advising, College of Arts & Sciences

I teach FY101 because I love first-year students and transfers! It’s such an exciting time in one’s academic career and life in general. I enjoy being a part of helping students achieve their goals.

 

 

 

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Leah McDermott
Senior Staff Coordinator, Admissions

I teach FY101 because my involvement in the program as a student was a defining experience in my undergraduate career. FY101 opened my eyes to the endless possibilities higher education provides and truly helped me make the most of my time in college.

 

 

 

Screen shot 2013-06-12 at 3.05.40 PMMaggie Sawada
South Campus Area Director, Residence Life

I have been teaching FY101 for the past three years because I always look forward to welcoming freshmen to BU!

 

 

 

 

meglucasMeg Lucas
Marketing & Institutional Relations Coordinator, Study Abroad

I teach Fy101 because I walk away with a stronger connection to the next crop of Terriers that are going to change the world. They help me think about new ways to collaborate to create programs that can lead to their success at BU and beyond.

 

 

mlengenMatt Lengen
Program Manager, CAS Office of Student Programs & Leadership

I teach FY101 because I am passionate about seeing students succeed in college. I am excited to both teach and learn from a small, supportive group of first year students during their transition to BU.

 

 

mikeMike Sirera
Residence Hall Director, Residence Life

I teach FY101 because I want to be a resource and a mentor. I LOVED my college experience at the University of Pittsburgh and hope to be an impactful part of others’ here at BU!

 

 

 

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Phil Dardeno
Associate Director, University Service Center

I teach FY101 because when I was in college, I was in a similar program and there is no question in my mind that it made a huge impact on my growth as a person, the rest of my college career, and my education. FY101 represents the gateway to your future at BU; it introduces you to your classmates, your college, your new city, and most importantly, yourself.

 

 

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Raul Fernandez
Associate Director, Student Activities Office

I teach FY101 because I love the energy and enthusiasm of new Terriers. They look through our shared experience with fresh eyes and constantly remind me why I love this community called Boston University.

 

 

beccaRebecca Collet
Assistant to the VP for Budget, Planning, and Institutional Research

I teach FY 101 because I love working with students and exposing them to new and different places and ideas and to introducing them to the BU community.

 

 

 

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Sandy Bonfiglio
Graduation Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences

I teach FY101 because I want to connect with students directly. Teaching FY101 allows me to help students engage in campus life and get to know their surroundings. Helping students find their way is what we do at CAS Academic Advising, and with FY101 I can bring that guidance to the classroom.

 

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Sarah Niles
Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences

I teach FY101 because I enjoy connecting one-on-one with students and being a part of their learning experience. I want to help students navigate the transition to college and assist them in making the most out of their four years here at BU.

 

 

seanSean Sevey
Pre-Medical Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences

I teach FY 101 because I love to meet new students and get them excited about beginning their journey here at Boston University. College is an amazing time in a person’s life and BU provides an incredible environment in which to learn, grow, and challenge yourself both personally and academically. I look forward to helping students discover the possibilities available to them here!

 

LAWSTAFFShannon Supitkowsky
Assistant Director, BU Law Graduate & International Programs

I teach FY101 because I want to help ease first-year students’ transition to Boston University, having had a difficult one myself. I want to get to know and support students in a deep and meaningful way and help guide them through their first semester here at BU. Boston University has so much to offer, and I can’t wait to share it all with new students!

 

 

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Shiney James
Director, Orientation

I teach FY101 because I believe it is important to inspire, empower, and challenge new students at Boston University to make new connections and develop as individuals who not only represent BU, but also strengthen our community.

 

 

stephanieStephanie Gonzalez
Senior Assistant Director, Admissions

I teach FY101 because I want to show incoming students all of the opportunities that are available to them at BU. As an alumna, I love helping first-year students with their transition to Boston and the BU campus so that they can call BU home, just as I do.

 

 

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Steve Jarvi
Associate Dean, CAS Student Academic Life

I teach FY101 because I enjoy very much getting to know a small group of students well.

 

 

 

 

tarynTaryn O’Hearn Andrea
Pre-Medical Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences

I teach FY101 because I believe in the transformative power of the college experience. I want to help students in their journey as they connect with the BU community, the wonderful resources available to them, and their own individual strengths and goals.

 

 

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Taylor Sevigny
Coordinator of Programs, Student Activities Office

I teach FY101 because I love meeting new students and learning what they’re passionate about. I look forward to building these relationships and getting a first glimpse of how these students will change our community here at BU.

 

 

 

terryTerry Brown
Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs, Center for Career Development

I teach FY101 because I enjoy and appreciate the challenge of working with college students during this exciting time in their lives. I’m particularly interested in supporting students in adjusting to and making the most of their first year at BU, and setting the stage for a memorable and productive college experience.

 

 

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Academic Services Administrator, College of Arts & Sciences

I teach FY101 because it allows me to interact with students in a different capacity than through my work. I am excited to get to know a small group of students who I can share my knowledge with, while also gaining insight into their experiences as new Terriers.

 

 

 

 

thomasThomas Witherspoon
Associate Director, Admissions

I teach FY 101 because I am inspired by students! Additionally, the transition to college is a big step and a solid transition college is paramount to ensuring success. A class like FY 101 provides a learning environment for all parties and I look forward to supporting your transition and learning from your experiences.

 

 

Photo for FY101--Spring 2014Timothy John Hegan
Area Director, Residence Life

I simply love FY 101 because it gives me the opportunity to teach first year students about the university, the city, and to get to know new students and help them navigate BU!