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New Student Orientation

 Professional Staff

  1. Robert Hradsky, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

    Dean of Students

    Robert Hradsky, Ed.D., is Assistant Vice President of Campus Life, Dean of Students, and Title IX Coordinator at American University where he oversees the Office of Campus Life’s student learning and development team including the Academic Support an… More

    Send email to Robert Hradsky

    (202) 885-3318

  2. Garrett Schlichte, Coordinator of Orientation, Transition & Retention

    Dean of Students

    Garrett Schlichte joined American University in June of 2015 and serves as the Coordinator of Orientation, Transition & Retention. In the role Garrett oversees the successful transition of new and transfer students from their previous institution to … More

    Send email to Garrett Schlichte

    (202) 885-3374

Student Staff - Orientation Chairs

Michael Mannello

Orientation Chair Michael Mannello

My name is Michael Mannello and I'm a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Public Health. A place that I call home is American University of course! My favorite spot at AU is the Quad, right under the big oak tree. The best part of being an AU Eagle is being apart of the most wonderful community and, of course, being Clawed's best friend. I am a member of the Wellness Crew, a peer health education group on campus, and I love to explore my favorite city, Washington, D.C., in my free time!

Eamon Martin

Orientation Chair Eamon Martin smiles.

Hi AU Eagles! My name is Eamon Martin! I use the pronouns he, him, and his, and a place I call home is Brattleboro, Vermont. I'm currently a Sophomore in the Kogod School of Business studying Business Administration with a specialization in Information Technology. I love walking to POD with my friends in the middle of the night, enjoying good company and conversation. I was an Orientation Leader this past summer, and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had, both as an AU student and as a person. I am an avid Seattle Seahawks fan, and I can't wait to get home and see my adorable cat Milo!

Greg Pratt

Greg smiles.

Hello, it's me! My name is Gregory Pratt, I use the pronouns, he, him, his. I am from Manchester, NH. I am a sophomore and I am studying Political Science with a minor in Communication and Theatre. I love the AU Fight Song and hanging by the Clawed Statue near the Amphitheatre with my coffee from the infamous Dav! Something interesting about me is that I was once on three continents in the same day, Europe to Asia to North America. Another interesting fact, is that my middle name is Loyal, like the trait. So I can really say Loyal is my middle name! I am beyond excited to work with orientation again and helping to welcome the new Eagles.

Student Staff - Orientation Leaders

Felicia Schneider

Orientation Leader

I am a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Public Health with a minor in International Studies. I prefer the pronouns she, her, and hers and I'm from Queens, New York! Something interesting about me is that I went to the high school from the movie "Fame." I was a visual art major in high school and still try to do artistic things in my free time. New York City is where I was born and raised, but Washington, D.C. has become my home and I cannot wait to welcome the class of 2020 into the AU family and the DC community. I can't wait for all of you to love AU as much as I do!

Niall Martin

Orientation Leader Niall Martin

Hi everyone! My name is Niall Martin and I use the pronouns he, him, and his. I am from the great Midwest town of Madison, WI.  This fall, I’ll be a senior in the School of Public Affairs majoring in Political Science and minoring in Cinema Studies. This spring I was fortunateenough to study abroad in Glasgow, Scotland. If you like superhero movies, a Cappella, Harry Potter, and/or Bill Murray, we will have loads to talk about. I am truly looking forward to ushering the baby Eagles (or Eaglets as Wikipedia tells me) of the Class of 2020 into their new home at American University.