The Professional Staff in New Student Programs works to bring the mission to life through engaging leadership opportunities for current students and meaningful transition programs for new Elon students and their families. Each individual in the office contributes in their own unique way. We would love for you to reach out to any one of us with questions or for more information about our programming and/or leadership development opportunities.

 

Emily Krechel

Director of New Student Programs

Jackson Hall 103
2990 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7000
ekrechel@elon.edu

Emily Krechel is the Director of New Student Programs. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from James Madison University and her Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University, Ohio. Immediately after graduate school, Emily served as the Area Director for the First-Year Experience at Earlham College. Following that, she headed west and served as the Associate Director of New Student Services at the University of California, Berkeley for five years. She has served as the Director of NSTP since 2017 and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education at UNC, Greensboro. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, entertaining at home with her wife, and visiting family in Virginia.

Contact Emily with questions about New Student Orientation, Move-In Day, the First Year Experience at Elon, Elon Bound, and/or general department inquiries.


Felicia Massey

Administrative Assistant for Campus Life & NSP

Jackson Hall 103
2990 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7000
massey@elon.edu

A native of Alamance County, Felicia Fogleman Massey graduated from Elon College in 1985. After serving as a staff writer for Burlington Times-News for three years, she returned to Elon to work in the Registrar’s Office before moving to the Division of Student Life. While remaining in the Division over 28 years, Felicia has worked with various departments: Student Activities, Student Government Association, Greek Life, Center for Leadership, and currently, New Student Programs which houses New Student Orientation, Global Pathfinders pre-departure orientation, and First-Year Summer Experiences. She was also Phi Psi Cli Yearbook adviser for 13 years and served on the Communications Media Board. The mother of a daughter and son who graduated from Elon University, Felicia enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family, spoiling her grandchildren, singing gospel music, providing Christian ministry, and making memories with photography.

Contact Felicia with questions about general department inquiries, New Student Orientation, Move-in Day, First-Year Summer Experiences, Global Pathfinders pre-departure and re-entry orientations, and Elon Bound.


VACANT

Assistant Director of New Student Programs

Jackson Hall 103
2990 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7000

Contact our Assistant Director with questions about our student staff leadership development opportunities (including the recruitment, selection, and training of all orientation student staff), First Year Summer Experiences, Global Pathfinders pre-departure and re-entry programs, and the transfer student experience. (Until this position is filled, please contact the Director or Administrative Assistant)