Leigh Ann Riggs of Tazewell, a senior majoring in Apparel, Textiles, and Design, served as an orientation leader at Bob Jones University during the summer of 2016.
Orientation leaders are upperclassmen that are paired with faculty and administrators to connect with students at summer orientation, an event hosted for incoming freshmen and new students before the start of the fall semester. Orientation leaders connect with these students through presentations at workshops, recreational activities and more. These student leaders gain valuable leadership skills, develop working relationships with faculty and administrators, and enhance their resume while giving back to the university community.
“I am thankful for these students and their commitment to serve and lead their peers,” says Rebecca Weier, BJU Director of Student Engagement. “Their example both academically and spiritually will benefit the new students as they make a successful transition to college.”
Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University is a biblically faithful, Christian liberal arts university focused on educating the whole person to reflect and serve Christ. BJU offers a unique blend of rigorous academic programs, discipleship, and character and leadership development. It is committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all it does.
BJU provides over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, and business. BJU has nearly 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries.