Liz Novak

Liz Novak - Orientation Leader

Hometown:

Portersville, PA

High School:

Slippery Rock High School

Major:

International Business and Marketing

Class Year:

Sophomore

Residence:

Esseff Hall

E-mail:

elizabethnovak@kings.edu

Activities:

Orientation Leader, Women’s Cross Country, Alive & Loud, Student Government Secretary for Class of 2018, Campus Activities Leader, and KC Mini-THON dancer.

Favorite Quote:

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” –Mandy Hale

3 Favorite Things about King's College:

  • The students and staff are so friendly. You can walk down Lane’s Lane and I guarantee someone you have never met will smile at you or say “hello”. It’s just a King’s thing.

  • Hafey Marion; it is my favorite building on campus.

  • Campus Activities always has interesting and fun programs to take part in. My favorite events from last year were Mr. King’s, Dancing with The Staff, and the hypnotist. 

Advice for an incoming student:

Don’t worry about not finding friends. In time, you will naturally find people you click with and once you find your niche, King’s starts feeling more and more like family. Take advantage of the clean slate you have to discover what makes you unique.


 

Ciara McClinton

Ciara McClinton - Orientation Leader

Hometown:

Little Egg Harbor, NJ

High School:

Pinelands Regional High School

Major:

Psychology and Neuroscience

Class Year:

Senior

Residence:

O’Hara Hall

E-mail:

ciaramcclinton@kings.edu

Activities:

Orientation Leader, Active Minds, Cheerleading, Psychology Club, Dinning Services Student Aid, Student Alumni Association, Blood Council

Favorite Quote:

“Amor Vincit Omnia (Love conquers all)”

3 Favorite Things about King's College:

  • The small class sizes. It gives the students a better opportunity to become close with their professors and actually gain a relationship with them.

  • The staff is super friendly. Everywhere you go, someone is always smiling at you and always willing to make conversation. You make friends literally everywhere that you go.

  • There are so many opportunities to get involved both on and off campus. King’s offers a lot of chances to enjoy your free time and meet new people that will form friendships that will last a lifetime

Advice for an incoming student:

Do not get flustered because you have no idea what you are going to do with your life. College is a chance for you to experience new things and find yourself. Be open to new experiences because you never know what good might come from it. It is okay to be your own person. Do not feel as though you need to conform to someone else’s expectations to fit into their life. You are your own person so do not be afraid to put yourself above others.


 

Ryan Hettes

Ryan Hettes  - Orientation Leader

Hometown:

Swoyersville, PA

High School:

Wyoming Valley West High School

Major:

Biology and Secondary Education

Class Year:

Senior

Residence:

Commuter

E-mail:

ryanhettes@kings.edu

Activities:

Orientation Leader, King’s Golf Team Member,  Class of 2016 Student Government Representative, Wellspring Retreat Co-Leader, KC Mini-THON – Operations Committee, and Alive and Loud Member.

Favorite Quote:

"Do not fear the unknown, welcome it with open arms.” – Ryan Hettes

3 Favorite Things about King's College:

  • King’s offers various activities so you will never be bored.  Some activities are on campus while others are beyond the city of Wilkes-Barre.

  • The professors at King’s are truly here to help the students.  Their office doors are always open for students to come in for help with classwork or to stop in, say hello and steal some candy.

  • We are ALL family here at King’s College.  The friendships that I made here are amazing and the memories will last a life time.

Advice for an incoming student:

Do not be afraid here at King’s!!!  Everyone on campus is here to help you succeed. Do not be afraid to ask for help whether it is through your professors, Residence Life, or Financial Aid.  Also, get involved through the many different clubs and activities on campus.  Your time here at King’s will be more memorable if you meet new people and actually get involved with activities.