Meet Our Team

Beth Blehi

Beth Blehi

Office Manager


Beth Blehi joined the SOTP team in February 2016 as an Operations Assistant for Student Orientation and Transition Programs and transitioned later that year to be the Office Manager. A local of State College, Beth earned her bachelors degree in Recreational, Park and Tourism Management from Penn State and currently resides in Bellefonte. When not at work, Beth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, watching football, volunteering in mission work, and is happy to chat with anyone about anything Disney related!

Katie Motycki

Katie Motycki

Senior Associate Director


Katie Motycki joined the SOTP team in January 2013 and serves as the Senior Associate Director for New Student Orientation. She received her bachelors degree from Penn State and her Masters degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) from IUP. Her career path includes La Roche College (Pittsburgh, Pa), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Pa), and Penn State (State College, Pa). She lives in State College and enjoys Zumba, crafting, reading, cheering for the Nittany Lions, and hosting college friends when they come to town! 

Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

Director


Dan Murphy serves as the Director for Student Orientation and Transition Programs. Dan joined the Penn State community in 2012. He has degrees from Western Michigan University (where he also served as Buster Bronco) and James Madison University. In addition to supporting the needs of the office, Dan works collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community members to ensure a smooth transition to Penn State for all new students and their families. Dan has held volunteer leadership positions in the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education (NODA) including serving on the organization's Board of Directors. Outside of work you can find Dan running, reading Buzzfeed, attending Penn State Hockey games, or serving the State College community. Welcome to Penn State! Go Lions!

Molly Nulty

Molly Nulty

Assistant Director


Molly serves as the Assistant Director of Welcome Programs. She joined the Penn State community in January 2016. A native of upstate New York, Molly earned her B.A. in History and Educational Studies from Gettysburg College and an M.S. in Counseling with a College Student Personnel focus from Shippensburg University. In her spare time, Molly enjoys playing golf and volleyball, running, baking, and reading. 

Brandon Stagner

Brandon Stagner

Coordinator


Brandon Stagner joined Student Orientation and Transition Programs in June of 2018 and serves as the Coordinator for New Student Orientation. Originally from Nashville, TN, Brandon received a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching or attending sporting events, and cooking. 

Tracey Zuiker

Tracey Zuiker

Receptionist


Tracey Zuiker joined the SOTP team in March of 2018 as the Front Desk Receptionist.  When you call our office, her voice is usually the one that greets you.  Tracey is a 1995 Penn State Alumna and is excited to be back at her Alma Mater assisting new Penn Staters and their families!  Tracey lives in Bellwood and can often be found spending time with her daughters and their three cats.