Meet the Council

Sophomore Council consists of 15 rising sophomore students who are passionate about helping incoming students in their transition to the U of A. They are led by 3 Junior Leaders who mentor them throughout the process. They hold year-long positions where they plan Welcome Week events and participate in leadership and program planning training. 

Junior Leaders

Mayu Sato

Hometown: Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Major: International Studies
To New Students: “Consider the college life as the big step for your future path

Peyton Jones

Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Major: Business Management
To New Students: Don’t allow fear to keep you from taking advantage of the many opportunities on campus. Choose clubs, programs and RSO that you are passionate about so you can truly enjoy your college experience.”

Jazmine Fray

Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Major: Business Information Systems
To New Students: Don’t be afraid to get involved! You may end up finding yourself and your purpose in life! Go for what makes you happy.

Council Members

Amanda Young

Hometown: Mayflower, AR
Major: Chemistry
To New Students: “Embrace the new world around you and all the opportunities that college has to offer.

Caleb Brown

Hometown: Round Rock, TX
Major: Business Management
To New Students: “Don’t compare your college experience to those around you, everyone has a different experience.”

Caroline Wagner

Hometown: Carrollton, TX
Major: International and Global Studies
To New Students: Get involved! Volunteer! Join as many RSOs as you can!

Connor Miller

Hometown: Springdale, AR
Major: Mechanical Engineering & German
To New Students: “College is more that just going to class and doing homework. Go meet people and Join clubs. It will make your time here way more enjoyable.”

Cooper Greenwald

Hometown: St. Charles, IL
Major: Business Management
To New Students: Join a club, meet new people, dance like nobody’s watching, sing like nobody’s listening and live your life like only you can.”

Dani Poquette

Hometown: Bartlesville, OK
Major: Marketing
To New Students: Mental health comes first. If you need a day to yourself to get back on track, take it!

Elijah Conley

Hometown: Melbourne, AR
Major: Political Science and Journalism/Pre-Law
To New Students: “Do not be afraid to challenge yourself.

Gustavo Garcia

Hometown: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Major: Computer Science
To New Students: Don’t be afraid to reach out to other people in your class for help.

Jaren Hernandez

Hometown: Bentonville, AR
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
To New Students: Get involved your first semester, don’t wait until your second semester!! It can seem scary to put yourself out there but you will meet so many great people that will make your college experience so memorable.

Kennedy Barnett

Hometown: Fort Smith, AR
Major: Animal Science
To New Students: “Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Needing help isn’t a sign of weakness it’s a sign of wisdom.

Kenzie Hale

Hometown: Rogers, AR
Major: Marketing
To New Students: MEAL TRADE!!!!

Paiton Scrivner

Hometown: 
Major: Biology
To New Students: 

Sarah Denny

Hometown: Grapevine, TX
Major: Kinesiology
To New Students: “Do not be afraid to put yourself out there when it comes to getting involved on campus. It may take some time to find your place, but be patient and you will find yourself feeling at home!

Tess Carroll

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major: Nursing
To New Students: Talk to people in class! It may seem scary but, you have to remember that everybody is in the same boat as you! Lost, confused, and needing a friendly face!

New Student and Family Programs
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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
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