Dawg Days Counselors
Dawg Days Counselors

Dawg Days 2021 is almost here! The celebration, which is led by Dawg Days counselors, takes place from Aug. 14–16.

Meet some of this year's counselors:

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Nichole Washington

Team: Orange

Major/Minor: Elementary Education

Classification: Sophomore

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2020 Dawg Days was super unconventional, obviously, but my favorite part of Dawg Days (and kind of my semesters in general) was probably just the fact I got to see how flexible and caring people have the ability to be in hard times.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

I'm looking forward to just being in person with people. I didn't get to have an in-person Dawg Days, so I'm thrilled to get to be a part of this one!

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Jessica Pipkin

Team: Pink

Major/Minor: Psychology with a minor in early childhood education

Classification: Senior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2019 was my Dawg Days! I was on the blue team. I loved how many friends I was able to make and how welcomed I felt.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

I can’t wait to meet the new students and help them learn how amazing Eastern can be. Go Hounds!

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Sinnette Wafer

Team: Purple

Major/Minor: Criminal Justice with a minor in coaching

Classification: Second-year senior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2017. My favorite event was the hypnotist.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

The paint party!

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Addyson Aragon

Team: Yellow

Major/Minor: Early Childhood Education

Classification: Junior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2020, I loved how I felt connected even though it was an online event last year.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

Seeing people and making new friends! Also, performing with my cheer team and being allowed to participate in so many groups.

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Rebecca Toledo

Team: Ballin’ Blues

Major/Minor: Forensic Anthropology with a minor in sociology

Classification: Senior doing a victory lap

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

Fun fact! I actually never did Dawg Days; I was a transfer student and arrived late to campus, so I only caught the tail end of Dawg Days. Which is was it’s important to me to be part of it, even if it’s as a counselor. Nothing beats being part of the Greyhound family.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

This is my second round of Dawg Days, so I’m excited to actually be able to interact with the campers in person rather than through a computer screen. Granted, it was still fun and an amazing experience, but there’s just something different about having everyone back on campus.

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Jenna Ruiz

Team: Red

Major/Minor: Elementary and Special Education with a minor in English as a second language

Classification: Junior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

I went through Dawg Days in 2019. My favorite part was the dance party the first night.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

I’m looking forward to seeing the new Greyhounds and welcoming them into ENMU!

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Domonique Stettler

Team: Green

Major/Minor: Elementary and Special Education with a minor in mathematics

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

I went through Dawg Days in 2019. My favorite part was finding the flashcards under the seats to win gift cards!

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

I am most looking forward to welcoming the new freshmen onto campus for the first time since 2019.

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Kieran Verduzco

Team: Pink

Major/Minor: Theatre major with digital filmmaking minor

Classification: Senior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2018. My favorite part was the energy of the counselors, and how friendly they were even after Dawg Days was over.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

Meeting and hyping freshmen up about being in college and showing them it can be fun.

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Bailey Grady

Team: Orange

Major/Minor: Film and Digital Media Arts

Classification: Junior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2019. My favorite part was all of the friends that I got to meet!

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

I am looking forward to meeting the upcoming freshmen and having the chance to potentially be someone's first friend!

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Olivia Daniels

Team: Purple

Major/Minor: Elementary and Special Education

Classification: Sophomore

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2020. Getting tours of how the portal and blackboard work, as well as finding out where everything is located on the ENMU website, was super helpful.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

Meeting all of the new incoming first-years and hanging out with them over the weekend!

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Sara Kinard

Team: Pink

Major/Minor: English with a minor in creative writing

Classification: Junior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

My first time as a Dawg Days counselor was in 2020. My favorite part was the dance that we did; I still know it and dance to the song every time it comes on.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

I am looking forward to being in person this year and getting to see and meet the incoming freshmen face-to-face. And the dances, I love the dances!

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Clara Aguirre Zamora

Team: Yellow

Major/Minor: Spanish and Biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine and a minor in chemistry

Classification: Senior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2018. The pep rally was my favorite part. It was awesome meeting so many people while having opportunities to win scholarships and merch!

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

Everything (but dance practice). I want to give the incoming Greyhounds an incredible experience they’ll never forget!

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Kinnley Davis

Team: Blue

Major/Minor: Elementary and Special Education with an emphasis in reading

Classification: Senior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

My first Dawg Days was fall of 2018 as an incoming freshman. My favorite part was making really great friends and watching the counselors dance!

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

I am really looking forward to seeing campus come back to life with students, staff and faculty. There is such an exciting and inspiring energy at the beginning of the year that I have really missed.

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Gwen Buchanan

Team: Red

Major/Minor: Forensic Science with minors in theatre and religion

Classification: Sophomore

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2020; my favorite part was meeting new people.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

I'm most looking forward to working with people who are excited about going to college at Eastern.

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Kaytie Johnson

Team: Pink

Major/Minor: Graphic Design

Classification: Junior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

I went through Dawg Days in 2019. My favorite part was meeting all new people and getting ready for the next big step!

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

I’m looking forward to seeing the new faces and finally being back on campus for normalcy.

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Jorja Nichols

Team: Yellow

Major/Minor: Elementary Education with a minor in math

Classification: Sophomore

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2020; I liked being on a team!

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

I am definitely looking forward to meeting everyone and having a good time!

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Aric Saiz

Team: Orange

Major/Minor: Theatre

Classification: Senior

Which year did you go through Dawg Days? What was your favorite part?

2017.  I loved how welcoming the counselors were.

Which part of Dawg Days are you looking forward to the most?

Meeting all the new students and hanging out with them for a few days before classes start.