About Us

Helping Eagles find their place @ Embry-Riddle

The department's mission is to facilitate learning and build community. This is accomplished through:

  • ​ an active network of student-run organizations and student-led initiatives
  • the growth of leadership skills and civic engagement
  • socially enriching activities and opportunities
  • experiences that enable appreciation of a diverse world
  • supporting academic success
  • operational excellence

In all these ways, the Student Engagement & Student Union team supports students to make a difference for themselves and others.​ ​​The department also runs the Mori Hosseini Student Union! ​ The Student Union is a central space where students can dine, study, and relax. ​​

Students also help run the place - our student managers lead an Operations Team that supports all events in this busy building. T​he Welcome​ Desk staff provide directions to both ​students and visitors and help students access study ​rooms and gaming resources.​

Student Engagement &
Student Union Office Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union
610 Aerospace Blvd
Daytona, Beach, FL 32114

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday

Popular Events & Activities
  • New Student Orientation
  • Week of Welcome
  • Fall & Spring Activities Fair
  • Meet the Greeks
  • Fall Homecoming
  • Spring Blue & Gold Week

Our Team

Jonathan Lopez
Assistant Director for Student Government
Brandon Collins
Student Organizations Coordinator
Allie Britton
Assistant Director for Campus Activities
Nicholas A. Damiano
Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life
Kristen Rosati
Associate Director of Orientation & Leadership
Audra Dipierro
SGA Services Coordinator
Melissa Hanson
Assistant Director for Student Union Operations
Jennifer Thomas
Office Manager
Karin Gollin
Executive Director
Amy Deahl
Director of Student Union Operations and Events
Leslie Werchan
Finance Manager
Eric Watkins
Student Marketing & Events Specialist
Negar Afshar-Pflueger
Associate Director of Student Engagement