Meet the Crimson Guides

  • These are the students who assist the Admissions Office with a variety of programs throughout the year. We’re proud of our Crimson Guides, who provide tours of campus and share their love of the university with prospective students and their families. Learn more about their experiences as students at IUP.  

    Allie Gerber

    Allie

    Hometown: Tamaqua, PA
    Major: Music Education 
    Minor: 
    Psychology
    Involvement: Marching band, university wind ensemble, treble choir, university chorale, IUP flute ensemble, Coalition for Christian Outreach, Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educator’s Association, American Choral Director’s Association
    Accomplishments: Sutton Scholarship recipient, Academic Success Scholar
    Future Plans: Hopes to educate and encourage future generations in the joy and excellence of music

    Becca Grundy

    Becca

    Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
    Major: Hospitality Management
    Involvement: Sigma Kappa sorority, Sisterhood chair, vice president of Recruitment of Panhellenic, member of Minithon Club
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List 
    Future Plans: Looking forward to graduation and starting her career in hospitality management 

    Blaise Erzar

    Blaise

    Hometown: West Wyoming, PA 
    Major: Criminology 
    Minor:
     Psychology
    Involvement: Criminology Honors Society    
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List; Sutton Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Hopes to work in federal law enforcement


    Brad O’Hara

    Brad

    Hometown: Patton, PA
    Majors: Ecology
    Involvement: Community assistant, Cook Honors College - President of student executive board, National Residence Hall Honorary - Leadership Chair, Residence Hall Association - Leadership Liaison, the Penn (student newspaper) - staff writer
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholarship recipient, Biology Undergraduate Research Experience participant

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    Brianna AdkinsBrianna

    Hometown: Indiana, PA
    Major: Art Education
    Minor:
    Dance 
    Involvement: IUP Dance Theater Company, National Art Education Association, Cook Honors College, Alpha Psi Omega
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List
    Future Plans: Interested in becoming either an art or dance teacher

    Casandra

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    Courtney Buchler

    Courtney

    Hometown: Boyertown, PA
    Major: Nursing 
    Minor: 
    Psychology
    Involvement: Alpha Tau Delta (nursing fraternity)
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List 
    Future Plans: Hopes to become an emergency room nurse


    Dafni Pratt

    Dafni

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
    Major: Mathematics 
    Minor: Computer Science 
    Involvement: IUP Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Women in STEM, IUP Ambassadors, IUP Math Club, Spirit of the Oak Club
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Promising Scholar, Scholarships–Creating Opportunities for Applied Mathematics (S-COAM) member
    Future Plans: Interested in pursuing graduate studies upon graduation

    Davey BeyerDavey

    Hometown: Ebensburg, PA
    Major: Art Education
    Involvement: National Art Educators Association member, TOST & Turned (independent student theater company)
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Plans to become a high school art teacher and eventually earn a principal certification

    Dominic

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    Jacob

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    Kayla Mikesell

    Kayla

    Hometown: Clymer, PA
    Major: Marketing 
    Minors: 
    Communications Media; Theater
    Involvement: Phi Sigma Pi (National Honor Fraternity), Women’s Choir, Cook Honors College
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Plans to work for the marketing and public relations department of a theater company

    Kyle Varone

    Kyle

    Hometown: York, PA 
    Major: Marketing 
    Involvement: IUP Ambassadors, American Marketing Association, Ultimate Frisbee Team, Club Soccer
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Board of Governors Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Plans to work in a large city and see where life takes him


    Lillian

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    Matt FieldsMatt

    Hometown: Spring City, PA
    Major: Management Information Systems
    Involvement: IUP Ambassadors, Theta Chi fraternity
    Future Plans: Looking forward to graduation and starting a career in his degree field.



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    Meg RyderMeg

    Hometown: Holbrook, NY
    Major: English: Literature, Textual, and Cultural Studies 
    Minor: 
    French Language and Culture
    Involvement: TOST & Turned (independent student theater company) - Publicity Director, Community Assistant (CA)
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List 
    Future Plans: Hopes to be a Foreign Service officer with the State Department

    Rachael

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    Rohith

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