Brenda Hounsell Sullivan, director of the Office of Orientation, Transition and Leadership, has received the Outstanding Orientation Profes-sional award from her peers at the National Orientation Directors Association Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas.
“This prestigious honor is a direct reflection of your diligent service to our association and the dedication, hard work and commitment toward orienting, transitioning and retaining new students,” wrote Craig Mack, president of the National Orientation Directors Association,
in a letter congratulating Hounsell Sullivan.
Holy Cross holds orientation in both the summer and fall. Summer Gateways, is a one-and-one-half day program held in June, and offers incoming students an important introduction to living in the Holy Cross community. Fall Gateways, held over three-and-one-half days in late August, allows arriving students to get a jump-start on making friends, prepare for the academic challenge of college classes and learn about all the resources available at the College.
Through a series of programs, students who attend the Gateways programs gain valuable knowledge about the College and form early bonds with classmates. Gateways also helps students to understand the expectations of being a Holy Cross student both inside and outside of the classroom.