Meet the 2014 BOF Counselors


Abby Heffern

Abby Heffern

Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Major: Undeclared

Congrats Class of 2018! I'm Abby Heffern and I'm so excited to be one of your BOF counselors this year! I'm currently undeclared have been competitively horseback riding for 14 years. BOF was the best experience I could have asked for coming into my first year of college, and I am so thankful for the community and opportunities that it provided me with. YEAH BOF!

Madeline Kling (Mads)

Madeline Kling (Mads)

Hometown: Hackettstown, NJ (home of the M&Ms)
Major:
Music and Psychology

My name is Maddie and I am double majoring in Music and Psychology with a minor in Education. BOF creates a family and gives you a head-start on meeting loads of incredible people while opening doors to the endless opportunities that Bucknell has to offer! After learning about all of the activities and talking to my counselors during BOF, I was very eager to dive into the community so I decided to try a little bit of everything (Bucknell Student Government, part of the Public Affairs committee; am a member of Rooke Chapel Choir, Beyond Unison (one of 3 co-ed a cappella groups on campus), and caller at the Student Calling Office). I guarantee that you will not regret applying! YEAH BOF!!

Jonathan (Jon) Leung

Jonathan (Jon) Leung

Hometown: The one, the only, Harrisburg, PA
Major: Electrical Engineering

Hello Class of 2018, and congratulations on joining the Bucknell family! I am Jonathan Leung, a sophomore electrical engineering major from Harrisburg, PA and have the privilege of serving as one of you Building on Foundations counselors this fall. On campus, I am involved with Two Past Midnight, Students for Asian Awareness at Bucknell, and intramural sports. I am excited to meet all of you and hope you come to enjoy Bucknell as much as I do. Until then, enjoy your summer!

Nathan Luftman

Nathan Luftman

Hometown: Emmaus, PA
Major: Biology and Film

My name is Nathan, and I could not be more excited to be one of your counselors for the wonderful experience that is BoF. Our 4-day adventure will have you learning how to be a leader, helping others through community service, and building friendships that will last a lifetime! At Bucknell, I am an alumnus of the Discovery Residential College and a CLIMBucknell facilitator, trained in running Bucknell's rock wall and high/low ropes courses. I'm also a Biology and Film double major, so feel free to ask me anything about, well, anything! YEAH BOF!

Reid McLain

Reid McLain

Hometown: Demarest, NJ
Major: English  

Welcome Class of 2018, my name is Reid McLain! I'm currently an English Major with a Creative Writing concentration, and am involved in a variety of clubs, including the Cap and Dagger theater group where I work backstage, as well as working as a Facilitator on the challenge course that you could go through if you join BOF. This program was one of the best decisions I made my freshman year, and I really hope you decide to apply!

Megan Mullin

Megan Mullin

Hometown: North Andover, MA
Major: Undeclared

Hey there class of 2018 congrats on your acceptance to Bucknell University! My name is Megan Mullin and I am super excited to be a Building on Foundations counselor this coming fall. I am originally from 20 miles north of Boston before embarking on my journey to Lewisburg where I am a member of the women's rowing team and a part of the dance program. Choosing to do BOF was definitely one of the best decisions of my freshman year, it taught me how to be a leader, recognize differences and it gave me confidence going into orientation knowing that I had a group of about fifty friends already backing me up. I can't wait to meet you all and am super excited for the coming BOF program!

Chris Shadek

Chris Shadek

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: BS Computer Science and Engineering and BA Management

Hello Class of 2018! My name is Chris Shadek and I am from Kenilworth, IL (a bit north of Chicago).  I am currently pursuing a double major in Computer Science Engineering and Management.  On campus I participate in Student Government, the Appropriations Committee, and the Society and Technology Residential College.  If you choose to apply to BOF, you will make lifelong friends, develop leadership skills, and get a head start to your college experience. What's not to like!

Kurt Vostal

Kurt Vostal

Hometown: Manasquan, NJ
Major: Chemical Engineering

Hello Class of 2018!  Congratulations on your acceptances to both Bucknell and BOF!  My name is Kurt Vostal, an I am a chemical engineer.  Everything about my first year at Bucknell has been amazing, and it all started with my experience at BOF.  BOF helped me to realize the various clubs and activities around campus, and really made me feel like part of the Bucknell community before school even started!  If you are considering applying for BOF, DO IT!!  I cannot wait to meet all of you this summer!  Yeah BOF!!

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