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Student Leadership

Megan Sambenedetto │ Director

Hometown: Niceville, Fl 

Major: Graphic Design

If you were an animal what would you be?

"oh, dusky dolphin 100%. It's like a tiny sports car version of a regular dolphin." 

What are you most excited for about the retreat? "I'm so pumped about everything honestly. The friends that are going to be made, the growth for not only the new students but for me too, and how much fun those couple days are going to be!! But i'm most excited for the ways this will bring glory to God. Everything comes back to Jesus--everything. And my excitement comes from knowing that this is all for His glory and through His power."

Emily Tew │ Director 

Hometown: Headland, AL

Major: Communications 

If you were an animal what would you be? "If I were an animal I would be a monkey because I love bananas"

What are you most excited for about the retreat?

"I'm excited to connect freshmen with other freshman and set them up for a crazy cool journey of faith during their college years" 

Dylan Kirkland │Head of Communication

Hometown: Montgomery, AL

Major: Communications 

If you were an animal what would you be?

"Flying squirrel"

What are you most excited for about the retreat?

"I'm excited about incoming students finding community in the body of Christ at Troy and equipping them for mission."

Caroline Swann │ Head of prayer

Hometown: Hunstville, AL 

Major: Choral music education

If you were an animal what would you be?

"dolphin" 

What are you most excited for about the retreat?

"Excited to: worship, learn, grow, and pray with incoming Troy students."

Trent Russel │ Head boy counselor

Hometown: Helena, AL

Major: Mathematics

If you were an animal what would you be?

"A basilisk lizard...they can run on water!"

What are you most excited for about the retreat?

"One thing about the living stones that I'm excited about is to make connections with freshmen and to continue to build relationships with the counselors and the other leaders of the retreat." 

Bailey Faulkner │ Head girl counselor

Hometown: Venice, FL

Major: Exercise science

If you were an animal what would you be?

"I would be a goat because they like to be with other goats and they only run when they are chased" 

What are you most excited for about the retreat?

"To see how the Lord is gonna work through everybody attending and the effect they will have on Troy University!" 

Abby Philpott│ Executive assistant

Hometown:  Andalusia, AL

Major: BioMed

If you were an animal what would you be?

"One of those bug-eyed, pot-bellied goldfish at Walmart. I love them so much"

What are you most excited for about the retreat?

"Communicating the absolute vitality of Jesus Christ to incoming freshmen, hoping to come alongside the Spirit and participate in His encouragement for each of their relationships with Him to only grow and flourish. Also excited for these relationships (with leadership) to deepen!" 

Matthias Smith│ Head of support

Hometown: Montgomery, AL 

Major: undecided

If you were an animal what would you be? "Panther" 

What are you most excited for about the retreat?

"I'm super excited about building Christ-centered relationships and living out 1 Peter 2:4-5 with friends both old and new."