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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CNU chapter.

You may recognize Jonathan from Setting Sail as the spunky Crew Leader of Crew 14. You may also know him from Kappa Delta Rho or the Theatre Honor Fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega. Jonathan is not only involved in many things at CNU, but he always has a friendly attitude and a smile on his face. He is the epitome of a CNU Captain, so here is a little bit more about him!

Major: Musical Theatre, Music-Vocal Performance, Dance Minor

Hometown: Pulaski, Virginia

Age: 20

Year: Junior

Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta Rho, Alpha Psi Omega, Student Director of Orientation (Welcome Week), Swim Club, 2015 Crew Leader, Chamber Choir, Theatre CNU

Off-Campus Involvement: Lifeguard at Midtown Community Center

What is your favorite thing about CNU?

“What don’t I love about CNU? I love the huge sense of community at CNU. I love that I am always going to see someone I know and there is always a friendly face anywhere I go. If I am having a bad day, seeing all of the happy students picks me back up.”

You were recently selected to be a Student Director of Orientation for Welcome Week. What are you looking forward to with this opportunity?

“I am excited to see what changes I can make to orientation so that freshman feel more comfortable with the transition to the CNU community!”

Student Directors of Orientation 2016

What was the best thing about Crew Leading this past summer?

“This was one of the best things I have ever done. I made a lot of really great friends. I loved being a mentor to so many incoming freshmen. It was great to see them as nervous when they first got here, and then find their comfort zone when they came back to CNU.”

Setting Sail 2015

Tell me about the One-Act Festival coming up.

“This year we are doing a new thing for One Acts! First, we are doing a full stage reading of Don Quixote on Nov. 5. Then during the actual festival which shows Dec. 4 and 5, we will put on the shortened One Act version. I’m really excited to be part of this production! This is my second year performing in the One Acts. This is one of the more fun things that Theatre CNU does, and doesn’t get as much recognition as it should.”

Jonathan will be playing the roles of Nichols, the Mule Driver, and the Pig Breeder.

Jonathan in “Words Words Words” from the 2014 One-Act Festival

What is your favorite thing about performing?

My favorite thing is continuing to practice and work hard, and then finally hearing/seeing it pay off. I love always doing new things that surprise me and my professors. It is great to always see self-improvement and hard work really pay off.”

Torgler Vocal Institute

What are your plans for after graduation?

“I plan to do travel theatre or perform on a cruise line to save money and get professional credits on my resume. After that I plan to pursue an acting career in New York City.”

Catch Jonathan in plays and concerts around campus! He is fun and friendly, and can always make you smile when you see him! And, like all of us, he loves being a CNU Captain!

Sadie is a senior at Christopher Newport University with a major in Communication Studies and a double minor in English Literature and Theatre. Sadie is the Social Media Director and Instagram Admin. of the CNU chapter of HerCampus, the Vice President of Take Note a Cappella, the Treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, and Secretary of Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society. Sadie enjoys singing, justice, Harry Potter, Netflix, rhetoric, hanging out with her Squad at home and her Clique at school, Mexican Food, and a good GIF.