Meet Kolby Michael Lirette, a senior in Human Resource Education with a concentration in Leadership Development and a minor in Business Administration. Kolby has been involved with LSU Ambassadors and Orientation throughout his career at LSU. This summer, Kolby is the Orientation Team Leader for the LSU Ambassadors that assist with Freshman Orientation, Advising and Pre-registration. He bleeds purple and gold and loves his job!
When a person asks me what my most memorable LSU experience is, I’m hard pressed to find one that isn’t attached to Orientation or helping first year students. I’ve dedicated most of my career here at LSU to assisting students with the transition from high school to college. This year, I’ve had the unique and exciting experience of helping 26 phenomenal students make the transition from college student to Orientation Leader by serving as the 2012 Orientation Team Leader.
Beginning in the spring, the OL’s worked tirelessly to hone their skills and prepare to orient the nearly 5,000 incoming students through the eight FOAP (Freshman Orientation, Advising & Pre-registration) sessions. Although I have had a very different experience serving as the OTL, I don’t think that anything could be more rewarding than watching the dedicated OL’s guide their first group out of the Union Theatre for day one of FOAP Session 1. Seeing them beam in their white polos for the first time made up for every second of lost sleep, every ounce of stress managed and every Tide 2 Go pen used.
So if you’re reading this and you’re an incoming student or family member: get ready! This team is more than ready to help you set your course for your first semester at Louisiana State University! Our experienced sailors will help you raise anchor, raise your mainsail and cast off into success! Here’s to the summer of a lifetime, GEAUX TIGERS, GEAUX FOAP!