Orientation Program Earns Fourth Consecutive National Award

The University’s Orientation program has been recognized by the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) with the Outstanding Use of Theme award for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s theme was Rise! You’re Limitless.

The award, which marks the 20th time Duquesne has been recognized by the NODA, was presented to Adam Wasilko, director of freshman development and special student services, Jade Leitzel, senior program director, and Liz Keller, junior assistant director, at the NODA’s 67th annual conference, held Nov. 2 to 5 in Orlando, Fla.

“It is an honor to be recognized by NODA again for the work the Orientation staff put into this year’s program,” said Wasilko. “I am incredibly proud of the work the students put into this program and it was wonderful to see them recognized. This sets the bar even higher for next year.”

Duquesne’s weeklong Orientation program is run each year by more than 200 student volunteers.