Photo Gallery: Sights from the First Weeks of School

August 28, 2011

Even before the first day of school, the Menlo College campus was a whirlwind of activity in August 2011. Resident Assistants arrived two weeks early for their training, followed by athletes in fall sports who got a jump-start on their season. New students were introduced to the college during Orientation. And, starting from the first day of school on August 22,  there was a whole range of Welcome Week activities.

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  1. During fall athletics training camp, Menlo Oaks quarterbacks huddle to discuss strategy.

  2. Menlo Oaks linebackers run through their drills.

  3. RAs Angel Jimenez (left) and Greig O'Connor (right) practice active listening during RA training.

  4. RAs and student leaders go to Tahoe for a leadership retreat.

  5. (From left to right) Drake Medeiros, Alayna Negrillo, Shery Sabado, and Angel Jimenez hit the water during the leadership retreat.

  6. New students arriving for Orientation are greeted by current students Gabby Velasquez and Aleema Iqbal, along with Ken Bowman, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Menlo.

  7. New students move into their dorms on the first day of Orientation Week.

  8. The Lady Oaks basketball team grabs a quick lunch on move-in day.

  9. The entire entering class signed a banner at the induction ceremony, marking their official welcome to Menlo College.

  10. Attending the Citi-sponsored induction ceremony were (from left to right ) Robert Shoffner, Citi Regional Manager, Senior VP Commercial Banking; Donna Little, Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at Menlo; and Cecille Galicia, Citibank Vice President and Menlo Park Branch Manager.

  11. At the end of Orientation week, students head to Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma to bond over outdoor activities.

  12. The swimming hole at Walker Creek Ranch inspires a bravura dive.

  13. Yasmin Lambie-Simpson, Dean of Student Affairs at Menlo, addresses students at Walker Creek Ranch.

  14. During faculty orientation, marketing professor Deborah McCabe trains her colleagues on the new course management system, Moodle.

  15. Menlo's CIO Raechelle Clemmons assists professors Derek Stimel and Leslie Sekerka with Moodle.

  16. Professors Doug Carroll and Craig Medlen in the midst of Moodle training.

  17. Dean Marilyn Thomas enthusiastically participates in faculty orientation.

  18. Diane Hand, President Kelly's assistant, points out the class schedule to student Victor Mena on the first day of school.

  19. Menlo President James Kelly greets Lady Oaks wrestler Estera Felton on the first day of school.

  20. Students Brittany Taylor and Adam Koontz are off to their first class of the 2011-12 year.

  21. The dining hall is bustling with activity during lunchtime.

  22. Student Sasha Selvin and Professor Doug Carroll enjoy lunch.

  23. Students leave Brawner Hall after classes are done for the day.

  24. Members of the Menlo Oaks basketball team take a dip.

  25. The re-opening of the Student Union at the beginning of the school is marked by music, food, games, and camaraderie.

  26. The first week draws to a close with Friday night's Bonfire.

Photo credits: Darcy Blake, Raechelle Clemmons, Jessie Guilliot, Becca Knopf.