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Both transfer leaders and the alpha coordinator

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Unformatted text preview: , and Joey acknowledged that transfers were a diverse group of students who were experiencing challenges as they transitioned into a new environment and culture. Furthermore, the data demonstrated the feelings of not belonging and feeling like an outsider. In my interview with Holly, as a new, incoming student, she felt isolated. She said, “It makes you feel kind of isolated and kind of neglected, and it kind of sucks for the transfer student because you’re moving either from one community college or another university over to here, and it’s just like, you’re just still a brand new student. And you’re getting that kind of sense of not getting enough of that community feel at first.” Joey discussed more of the diversity of transfer students. He says, “A transfer could be 18, could be 32, could be 20, you know, just did the two year track at a community college. But the thing is, they really do come in different shapes and sizes.” Category 2: Upon the discussion of the nature and needs of transfer students, all three interviewees discussed the role of the office of Orientation and Transition, specifically through Transfer Leaders. The interviewees recognized the needs of transfers, and throughout all three interviews, there was a discussion about responding and accommodating to the needs of transfer students, and providing them an easier transition into APU. Both transfer leaders and the Alpha Coordinator shared that the specific role of transfer leaders was to provide and share the different APU resources available on campus. Furthermore, the interviewees discussed the...
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