Ready to Welcome You
Orientation is an all-campus effort led by the Coordinator of New Student Orientation plus an incredible group of Student Orientation Directors and Leaders. These students and staff are here to help guide you through this transition.
Please take a moment to meet our Winter 2016 Student Orientation Directors.
Minor: Chemistry and Business
Hometown: Mountain Home, Arkansas
Dorm: Hutcheson Hall
What I love most about JBU: I love the JBU community, and the relationships I have made. The students and faculty care about each person, and there is always someone who is willing to lend a helping hand. Whether it be a teacher or a student you met in the cafeteria, the people at JBU is welcoming to anyone. The community here is something that can’t be found at other universities.
Gustavo Zavala (Gus)
Major: Marketing/International Business
Minor: Graphic Design
Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador
Dorm: Hutcheson Hall
What I love most about JBU: I love that JBU is a really diverse campus, where you get to meet people from all around the globe!
Major: Worship Arts
Minor: Family & Human Studies
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
What I love most about JBU: The numerous opportunities that students have to get plugged in, to serve others, and to make connections with diverse groups of people. Choir especially has had an incredible impact on me, and has fostered many of my closest friendships.
Hometown: Aurora, Nebraska
Dorm: J.Alvin Hall
What I love most about JBU: I love the community and how both faculty and students genuinely care for one another. I feel very known and cared about everywhere I go on campus.
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Leadership Studies
Hometown: White Hall, Arkansas
What I love most about JBU: I love that JBU is a school that strives for holistic growth and development in every student. Professors and faculty push for academic development, but they also support and encourage their students to grow in all areas of their lives. I love that "Head, Heart, and Hand" isn't just a catchy slogan, but an active mission JBU continuously pursues.
Major: Digital Cinema
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dorm: Walker Hall
What I love most about JBU: I love the diversity of people and culture at John Brown. It has been an incredible experience to form relationships and share a common ground with students from all across the globe.
O. Leaders (Fall 2016)
Once you arrive on campus you will meet your Orientation Leader.
There are over 90 O. Leaders who are your link to the University. They are paired up and serve a group of 8-10 incoming students, which make up your O. Group.
O. Leaders are chosen to inform, serve, love, and connect with you, the new student.
Coordinator of New Student Orientation
Hi, My name is Danielle Keller and I work as the Coordinator of New Student Orientation here at JBU. It is my privilege to help direct your transition into life at John Brown University. I am honored to work with such a great team of student leaders who work diligently and effectively to make this experience, your first step into college and JBU, successful. We plan to care for you as you learn to thrive spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically here in this community!
A little bit more about me...
I am an alumni of JBU (Class of 2007) with a degree in Digital Media Arts.
Hometown: Modesto, California
Current Residence: Siloam Springs, Arkansas
What I love most about JBU: I love that JBU is a place where you will receive an excellent education, be surrounded by incredible people and grow in so many ways! You are going to love it here!
Besides overseeing Orientation, I coordinate two concerts on campus (1 per semester), enjoy photography and love spending time with my husband and 2 kids!