Core Team

Core Team 2015-16

 

 

Michael Birchfield

 

Class

2016


Major

Business


Hometown

Kennesaw, GA


Interests

Love playing outside—frisbee, hiking, & basketball. Enjoy traveling as much as I can, talking about the world and spending time with the guys of Second South. Occasionally I like to read, especially if it involves tea.


What I enjoy most about Orientation Week

Being the first interaction with a new student and letting them know they definitely came to the right place. Also, O-Show is terrifically fun. And Chattanooga night. And Move-In Day.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Coats

 

Class

2016


Major

Biology


Hometown

Birmingham, AL


Interests

Art, reading, horseback riding, hanging out with friends, camping, building Legos, eating yummy food.


What I enjoy most about Orientation Week

I love helping new students get their first taste of this place that I love so much.

 

 

 

Zoë Knight

 

Class

2017


Major/Minor

English/Education


Hometown

Atlanta, GA


Interests

I love traveling, specifically to places I’ve never been before. I love to talk and laugh with people for hours. I love maps, words, and the color green. I love Spikeball, intramurals, Bananagrams, Catch Phrase… let’s just say games in general. Greek Salad and hot tea are daily indulgences for me. I enjoy singing, dancing and quoting The Office in normal and mundane settings because… why not? Most of all, I seek to live and grow in light of the gospel alongside friends who point me to Jesus.


What I enjoy most about Orientation Week

Orientation week allows upperclassmen to serve incoming students, which is an anomaly in comparison to most colleges. I enjoy telling people the great things about Covenant during O-Week. I also love the O-Show a whole lot.

 

 

 

Catherine Landers

 

Class

2016


Major

English


Interests

Playing tennis, reading and writing, adventuring, having a warm drink in my hand, watching movies, listening to good music, laughing with friends, and learning more about God.


What I like most about Orientation Week

My favorite part of Orientation week is welcoming new students and watching them become more comfortable and excited in the new environment.

 

 

 

Mark Paczewski

 

Class

2016


Major

Elementary Education


Hometown

Richmond, VA


Interests

Playing and watching sports, music and movies, playing games, spending time with family and friends, having good conversations, and late-night runs to get fast good with hallmates.


What I like most about Orientation Week

I have loved the opportunity to get to know members of the incoming class and also getting the opportunity to serve alongside my peers. I had such a great Orientation (O-Team) experience, so being able to give back to the next wave of new students has been something I have deeply appreciated.

 

 

 

Jack Roylston

 

Class

2016


Majors

Biblical & Theological Studies and Philosophy


Hometown

Greenville, SC


Interests

Reading, running outside, frisbee golf, theology


What I like most about Orientation Week

I enjoy meeting new students and welcoming them and their families into the special community at Covenant.

 

 

 

Katie Tingle

 

Class

2016


Major

Sport Administration


Hometown

Athens, GA


Interests

Athletics (both playing and watching), camping and being outside with friends, and reading for pleasure.


What I like most about Orientation Week

I love being with new students as they experience Covenant for the first time and helping them adjust to the new community on top of Lookout Mountain.

 

 

 

Melanie White

 

Class

2016


Major/Minor

Psychology/English


Interests

I love running and am on Covenant's cross-country team. I enjoy painting, reading, journalism, biking, singing, 2:00 am Waffle House runs, and any kind of adventure. I am passionate about people, and I love talking, building relationships, and listening to people's stories. I would like to go into counseling and work specifically with victims of trauma and human trafficking.


What I like most about Orientation Week

I appreciate having the privilege of being one of the first to get to know the incoming freshmen, and I embrace the challenge of making all types of people feel comfortable. I enjoy doing activities with people who are excited about Covenant, and I love telling students who aren't as excited why I have grown to love Covenant so much.