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September 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Table 1: Student Life Information Table
Facilitator: Jeremy Booker, Director of Student Life
Have questions? Stop by this table to get information on how to start an organization on campus or get registered. If you are not sure where to start, stop by to talk it out. Student Life compile student interest and create opportunities for students with similar interests to connect.
Table 2: Academic Advising
Facilitators: Tiffany Gutierrez, Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Larissa Flores, Advisor for Business & MBA
Visit this table to learn more about Academic Advising at MCU. Advisors are here to help guide you through your academic journey and help you to stay on track in meeting your degree requirements. If you have concerns about how to navigate course selection, participating in study abroad, accessing campus resources, or general personal and professional development, you’re in the right place!
Table 3: Academic Societies
Facilitator: Loretta E. Adikhai, Coordinator of Operations and Events, Success Center
Visit this table to learn more about the campus’ academic societies. Explore your major, build connections with faculty, meet the Faculty Mentors and get to know other students with your same interests. At MCU, every student is a member of an academic society based on your major. MCU’s academic societies give you access to guest speakers in your field, special invitations to industry-related programs and events, and inter-society activities, excursions and competitions.
Facilitator: Elias Ababa, MBA Graduate Student
Visit this table to learn more about the Student Ambassador Program. Student Ambassadors serve as the front line of Admissions, giving campus tours, participating in Admission events and meeting with prospective students and their families. Share your college experience, strengthen your communication and presentation skills, learn more about MCU, and take an active part in the admissions journey of future Mariners!
Table 5: ASEZ
Facilitator: Kris Keach, President
Visit this table to learn more about the Elohist Club (ASEZ). The purpose of the Elohist Club is to enrich students with the knowledge and understanding of the biblical scriptures and aspire students to participate in volunteer services for the community.
Table 6: Black Student Union
Facilitators: Angela Manson-McGaughy, President and Professor Carlos Royal, Advisor
Visit this table to learn more about the Black Student Union. The purpose of the Black Student Union is to bring a sense of awareness and community to the Marymount campus. We provide a safe place for African-American students and allies to come together and discuss issues prevalent to the black community. Our vision is to serve the MCU campus with cultural, intellectual and social events that inform, entertain and promote unity.
BSU celebrates diversity, ethnicity and culture, while also providing knowledge about the issues ethnic groups face. Understanding the importance of self-love and pride of one’s cultural background, BSU is determined to ensure members of the MCU community feel confident in who they are and where they come from.
Table 7: Campus Ministry
Facilitators: Jesus Sanchez and David Zamora
Visit this table to learn more about Campus Ministry at MCU. At Campus Ministry, we believe that spiritual experience is a vital dimension of our students’ development and the life of our campus community. We provide opportunities and resources for faith formation, prayer and worship, community building and pastoral support.
Table 8: Disability Resources
Facilitator: Laura Niemiec, Director of Disability Resources
Visit this table to learn more about Disability Resources at MCU. This office provides services for students who have physical, sensory, attention and learning disabilities. Students are provided with alternative technologies and accommodations across academic requirement(s), financial aid, housing or any other school-administrated program or service.
Facilitator: Brian Kennedy – Resident Director
Looking to have a great dialogue in a safe space amongst peers to discuss everything going on in the world today? Visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group.
Table 10: Internship and Career Planning
Facilitators: Roshni D. Lal, Director of Career Planning & Employer Relations and Monica Willoner, Internship & Career Planning Coordinator
Visit this table to learn more about the Internship & Career Planning Office which provides students with career exploration and professional development opportunities ranging from employer info sessions, networking events, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills, to searching and applying for jobs and internships. We are here to help you prepare for life after college by preparing you during college. Let us help you engage in meaningful academic and career experiences while you sail to success. Also, come find out about our new Mariner Mentoring Program!
Table 11: Latinos Unidos
Facilitator: Doris Antunez, Advisor
Visit this table to learn more about Latinos Unidos a group that seeks to unite students interested in sharing, celebrating and learning about Latino culture. Our goal is to emphasize the importance of heritage and our ability to connect, foster solidarity and form a strong fellowship within the MCU community by discovering ways to relate to one another through cultural experiences.
Table 12: MBA Pathway Option
Facilitator: Armando Mendez, International & Graduate Admissions Advisor
Visit this table to learn more about how you can obtain your Master’s in Business Administration degree in just one extra year at MCU. The MBA Pathway option is not just open to Undergraduate Business majors. Any undergraduate degree can be tailored to fit this Pathway. The best time to start planning for this is prior to your senior year. Come join Armando Mendez in a discussion about how you can get your Master’s degree out of the way as soon as possible.
Table 13: MCU Cooks
Facilitator: Suesue Eldanaf Walkwitz, Assistant Director of Resident Life
Visit this table to learn more about MCU’s new cooking program, Mariners Cook. This group meets twice a month to share recipes, stories, and live-cook. There is something for everyone regardless of your cooking experience level. In this community, you can not only learn how to cook a new dish but also about the culture behind the flavors.
Table 14: MSGA and Mariners Care
Facilitators: Melissa Olson, President, Anthony Gonzalez, Vice-President, and Chris Sandoval, Senator
Visit this table to learn more about the Marymount Student Government Association (MSGA). The Marymount Student Government Association (MSGA), the official representative body for students attending Marymount California University, promotes and advocates the student voice and opinion. MSGA works alongside administration and campus partners to guide policy and solve student issues, charters and funds student organizations, supports student organization leadership, and coordinates student programming. Representatives are elected by fellow students for one-year terms. Bi-weekly meetings are open to all students.
Table 15: Philosophy Club
Facilitator: Professor Robert Doyle
Visit this table to learn more about the Philosophy Club at MCU which serves to create space to facilitate philosophical debate and discussion in an informal, welcoming environment. The Philosophy Club hosts activities and events as an opportunity for engagement with philosophical issues. The club aims to foster a better understanding of each other and the world by sharing questions, concerns, and ideas. The club is not exclusive to philosophy majors. All students are welcome to join, and all members of the MCU community are welcome to attend events.
Table 16: Psi Chi
Facilitators: Lyla Floyd and Melissa Olson
Visit this table to learn more about Psi Chi, an international honor society for students majoring or minoring in psychology. It was founded in 1929 with the mission of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.
Facilitator: Assistant Dean of Students / Dean of Residential Campus
Visit this table to discuss one of three special interests: 1. Outdoor Adventures 2. Spartan Races and 3. Adulting 101
- If you have a love for all things outdoors like hiking trips, paddle boarding excursions, and fishing then this group is for you. Visit to learn more about some of the in-person and virtual programs that we have planned to get your Outdoor fix!
- If you have ever wanted to run in a Spartan race, this group is also for you. Prepare for a chance to run in a Spartan race in the spring.
- Also, we know that being an adult can be challenging. There are so many things that you may not know, that you don’t know. This space is to help you make the transition to being an independent and successful adult.
Table 18: Student Veterans Organization
Facilitators: Phillip Lim, President and Erin Nakamura, Advisor
Visit this table to learn more about the Student Veterans Organization. Marymount’s Student Veteran Organization works to build a friendly, open and inclusive environment for active military, veterans, dependents and any student supporter of the Armed Forces of America. The Student Veteran Organization will provide tools, training and assistance to any MCU student veteran.
Facilitators: Osmara Reyes-Osorio, Director of Student Wellness and Club Advisor, Lyla Floyd, President (Peer Health Educators), Macala Lacy, Student Wellness Counselor
Visit this table to discuss all things Student Wellness or gather information on two of our student groups on campus, First Generation College Students and Peer Health Educators.
First Generation College Students -provides additional support for first generation students, whose parent(s) have not attained a 4 year college degree. These students have no or very little family collegiate history and are entering into college with limited knowledge about traditions and patterns of college life and academia.
Peer Health Educators are a group of trained student leaders that strive to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles on campus by raising awareness and knowledge in various wellness topics.
Table 20: Study Abroad at MCU
Facilitator: Ryan O’Connell, Director of International Services
Marymount’s study abroad program is administered through the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS). And that means more options for you!
- Access to 100 study abroad programs in 27 countries
- Full academic year, semester, summer or winter break options\
- Wide range of courses, including language and culture, history, international business, humanities and social sciences, physical sciences, design and fine arts
- Opportunity to live with a host family, accelerating language skills and knowledge of the culture
Table 21: Campus Safety & Security
Facilitator: Chief Hector Rodriguez and Lt. Naja James
Visit this table to learn how to sign up for our Emergency Alert System (EAS), Omnilert. Marymount’s emergency alert system notifies the campus community of emergencies or dangerous situations involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees. Discover more about Campus Safety role in emergency and disaster management, annual Clery Act stats, crime prevention, security escort services, property patrol and parking and traffic enforcement.