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Dawg Days Counselors
Dawg Days 2017 starts Aug. 19! Get to know some of the Dawg Days counselors before all of the fun events begin.

Dawg Days 2017 is almost here! The new student orientation's events are led by Dawg Days counselors.

Meet 15 of this year's counselors and learn which part of Dawg Days 2017 they are most excited about:

wesley malcolm1. Wesley Malcolm

Team: Yellow

Major: Health and physical education with an emphasis in health and wellness

Minor: Coaching

Classification: Sophomore

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2016. My favorite part was everyone welcoming me and making me feel like I was at home.  

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: The part I am looking forward to the most is welcoming the incoming freshmen and making them feel like how I felt as a freshman.

sara connelly2. Sara Connelly

Team: Green

Major: Accounting

Classification: Senior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2015. I was a transfer student and extremely nervous. Dawg Days gave me the opportunity to meet other students. It also made me realize I wanted to be involved on campus.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: Meeting new Greyhounds!

anna george3. Anna George

Team: Purple

Major: Digital filmmaking

Minor: Theatre

Classification: Senior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2014. I loved it all, but I liked the parts where we got active. It helped me get excited for college, rather than just sitting around being nervous.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: My favorite part of being a counselor/captain is and always has been the freshmen. I love interacting with the freshmen; meeting them, getting to know them and welcoming them to the Greyhound family.

catalina arana4. Catalina Arana

Team: Red

Major: Elementary education and Spanish

Minor: Bilingual education

Classification: Senior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2015. My favorite part was getting to know people that were in my group and had the same major as me. Also, getting to know the campus and the counselors made me feel confident and comfortable when I started classes.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: I have always liked helping people the way I have been helped when I am in need, so, therefore, what I am excited about is being able to help the incoming Greyhounds with any questions they might have and being able to make ENMU their home away from home.

thalia pantoja5. Thalia Pantoja

Team: Pink

Major: Broadcast journalism

Minor: Sports management

Classification: Senior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2015. The community fair was my favorite part. I had so much fun seeing what all Eastern and Portales had to offer.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: Honestly, everything. I had such a blast as a counselor last year. This year as a captain, I am even more excited to meet new Greyhounds and help them get to know and love Eastern as I have.

marisol montano6. Marisol Montaño

Team: Blue

Major: Forensic anthropology

Classification: Senior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2015. My favorite part was counselor time where I got to meet new people and make lots of friends.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: I am most excited about getting to know the incoming students and showing them how great Eastern is and why I love it so much!

joshua alvarez favela7. Joshua Alvarez Favela

Team: Orange

Major: Communicative disorders

Minor: Health and human services

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2014. My favorite part had to be the prep rally because it gets you excited for athletic events and it gives you a chance to make friends with people who also enjoy college sports.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: I am very excited for all of Dawg Days because this is my last year being able to participate as a counselor. I have been a part of Dawg Days since coming in as a freshman, so I am definitely going to miss helping out the incoming class of Greyhounds. We are all one big family here at ENMU and Dawg Days will always be my favorite event of the year. Go Hounds!

allyson nieto8. Allyson Nieto

Team: Yellow

Major: Social work and physical education with an emphasis on health and wellness

Minor: Criminal justice

Classification: Junior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2016. I came from a small town and was shy, but Dawg Days helped break me out of my comfort zone.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: I'm excited to meet new people and be able to help them in their transition to Eastern!

kathryn kincheloe9. Kathryn Kincheloe

Team: Purple

Major: English with a secondary licensure. I want to be a high school English teacher.

Classification: Junior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2015. What I loved about my Dawg Days is that it gave my peers and myself unifying events we could attend together, which assisted building my first friendships.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: I am most excited to give the incoming freshman an exhilarating first impression of ENMU and all we have to offer to their education and this next chapter in their lives.

vivian lueras10. Vivian Lueras

Team: Orange

Major: Business with an emphasis in hospitality management

Classification: Junior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2015. My favorite part was meeting new people, as well as the competition among teams.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: I'm most excited to welcome all the new students to our campus!

sergio uvalle11. Sergio Uvalle

Team: Yellow

Major: Physical education

Classification: Junior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2015. Foam Party was lit and I met people who later became my best friends there.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: Meeting new students from around the world and getting them to open up, just as my counselors did for me.

briana hodge12. Briana Hodge

Team: Purple

Major: Social work

Classification: Sophomore

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2016. My favorite part was watching how open and comfortable everyone was. The bonding activities during Dawg Days led me to meet some of my best friends.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: Meeting all of my future fellow students and making them comfortable. This year is special for me because my sister is an incoming freshman, so I can't wait for her to experience Eastern.

paige marquez13. Paige Marquez

Team: Orange

Major: Forensic anthropology

Classification: Junior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2015. My favorite part was getting to know the counselors and seeing how much spirit they have for this school.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: Meeting the new freshmen and showing them how great it is to be a Greyhound!

eva dugas14. Eva Dugas

Team: Yellow

Major: Elementary/special education

Classification: Junior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2015 as a freshman and 2016 as a counselor. I loved getting to meet new students!

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: I am super excited to be a part of these new students' first experience here at ENMU, learning to be independent and involved with the campus.Name: Hayden Montiel

hayden montiel15. Hayden Montiel

Team: Purple

Major: Health and physical education

Minor: History

Classification: Senior

When was your Dawg Days? What was your favorite part and why?: 2014. My favorite part was when I got to meet new people from different cities, states and even countries. It was awesome that the event was Lego-themed.

Which part of Dawg Days 2017 you are the most excited about and why?: I am mostly excited for the freshmen. They'll be playing the activities and socializing. I'm also excited for the stand-up comedian.

To learn more about Dawg Days 2017, taking place from Aug. 19-21, visit: http://www.enmu.edu/greyhound-life/student-involvement/dawg-days-new-student-orientation