2011 Russell Fellows

Jess Applebaum
Year: 2014
Majors: Pre-Veterinary and Animal Biosciences
Minors: Spanish, Biology
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Softball, skiing, bowling, rollerblading, swimming, violin, banjo, kandi bracelets, coloring books, obscure bands, unicycling, Swing Dance Club, Ag Ambassador, Animal Science Club, Alpha Zeta, University Strings
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Name That Tune, Don't Forget The Lyrics, Gingerbread Houses, Bead Bracelets, Kindergarten Project Night, Board Game Night, "Campfire" Night.
Advice to Freshmen: My number one piece of advice is to be yourself and stay true to your moral values. It may take a while to make friends, but the friends you will make will respect and love you for who you truly are. Don't sit in your dorm all day doing homework and talking to friends from home. You might be homesick, but it is important to find a balance, get involved right away, and be open to new people and new opportunities.
Laura Cohen
Year: 2014
Majors: Music (Music Management), Marketing
Minor: French
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Golden Blues A Capella, Hillel, music, community service, Frisbee
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Mocktail' Party, 80's Movie Night, a trip to the Franklin Institute, Apples-to-Apples Night
Advice to Freshmen: Get involved as early as possible and take every opportunity to meet new people. Also, try to find your niche on campus while maintaining a balance between work and play!
Brielle Gerry
Year: 2014
Major: Neuroscience
Minors: Spanish, Music, Public Health
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Summer, running, being outside, sleeping, Blue Hen Ambassador tour guide, referee for intramural sports, SCPAB, Neuroscience Club, Blue Hen Leadership Program
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Tie-Dye program, Hemp Bracelet-Making program, floor dinners, movie nights
Advice to Freshmen: Get involved! Be open to everything that goes your way. Make lots of new friends and have fun, but keep your grades up so you're not fighting to raise a low GPA after freshman year!
Gus Johnson
Year: 2013
Major: Neuroscience
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Drumming, running, dreaming, climbing trees, service work, and helping others in any form
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Campout in the Lounge, Karaoke Night, Casino Night, Television/Movie marathons and food
Advice to Freshmen: Experience all that you can. You'll never know if you like something until you go for it. Talk to a new person, take a class outside your major, and use the resources and opportunities that the Honors Department and Delaware offers.
Chris Kerwien
Year: 2013
Major: Electrical Engineering
Minors: Computer Science, Math
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) Team, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Chapter treasurer, research at the UD Institute of Energy Conversion, chess, Star Craft II
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Pie Day, A Capella Night, movie nights
Advice to Freshmen: College is a unique opportunity in life to explore interests and pursue passions. Try as much as possible. Go beyond your comfort zone. Take classes you never would've thought to take. It's much easier to learn what you don't like than figure out what you like. Oh yea, and don't procrastinate. Most of all, have fun!
Drew Korovich
Year: 2014
Major: Chemistry
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Soccer, guitar, running, intramural sports
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Scavenger Hunt, Murder Mystery Night
Advice to Freshmen: You're only a freshman once. So make sure to have fun. It goes by faster than you'd expect.
Tony Ohannessian
Year: 2014
Major: Music Education (Instrumental)
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hen Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz I and II, Trombone Choir, Pep Band
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Sporting events and musical performances
Advice to Freshmen: Don't be afraid. These will be some of the most memorable years in your life. Get excited!
Amy Quach
Year: 2014
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Eating, sleeping, recreational sports, Engineers Without Borders, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Chemical Society (ACS)
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Campout in the Lounge, Game Night, Bracelet-Making program, movie nights
Advice to Freshmen: College is the best time to explore and try new things. Take advantage of this chance before you lose it!
Amanda Rominiecki
Year: 2013
Major: Communication
Minors: Political Communication, Advertising
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: SCPAB, Gamma Sigma Sigma
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Kindergarten Night, Tie-Dye program, movie marathons
Advice to Freshmen: Your freshman year of college will only happen once. It is a special time exploration, self-discovery, and memories that you will never forget. Remember to take advantage of every moment and every opportunity. You'll never get a second chance. Study hard, but remember to enjoy yourself.
Josh Sarnecky
Year: 2014
Major: English
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Reading, writing, watching movies and TV shows (especially "Lost"), playing video games, community service, the Green Bay Packers, Students for Haiti
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Movie marathons, Murder Mystery Night (basically "Clue" acted out by RFs), trips to the bowling alley for Cosmic Bowling, Board Game Night, and whatever else I can think of that sounds fun!
Advice to Freshmen: Stay true to yourself! Whether you're in class, the dining hall, or your dorm, don't try to be anything other than yourself. Make the most of your talents and don't be afraid to let your personality shine. This advice may not always be easy to follow, but I believe being genuine is the key to happiness and success. Remember: be who you are, and be that well.
Corrin Stilwell
Year: 2014
Major: Elementary Education
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: UD Color Guard, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, volunteering, yoga, baking, photography
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Pixar Marathon, Kid's Board Game Night, anything with food
Advice to Freshmen: Be yourself. You will make friends just by being natural. Getting involved is a great way to meet people and make awesome friends. But make sure you find a balance between your social life and your school work.
Matthew Werth
Year: 2013
Majors: Three Languages, International Relations
Minor: Biochemistry
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Vocal Point A Capella, Swing Club, E-52, naps, chocolate ice cream
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Karaoke Night, Gingerbread House building, Finger Painting/Kindergarten Night
Advice to Freshmen: Don't be afraid to try new things and put yourself out there.
Jaclyn Williams
Year: 2014
Major: Marketing
Minors: Spanish, Psychology, MIS
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Blue Hen Marketing Club, Honors Orientation Assistant, reading, biking, eating/cooking, hanging out with family and friends, traveling
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Toy Story Movie Marathon, Tea Party, Late-Night Study Break, Floor Social Bingo
Advice to Freshmen: Learn how to manage your time so that you can hang out with all of your new friends AND get all of your homework done! Have fun and try new things!

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