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.  

    Want to connect with the Crimson Guides?

    Follow @iupcrimsonguides on Instagram and email questions to crimson-guides@iup.edu.


    Brianna

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

    Casandra

    Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
    Major: Nursing
    Involvement: IUP Ambassadors Student Engagement Chair, Ultimate Frisbee Team, Latino Student Organization (LaSO)
    Accomplishments:
     Selected for leadership role in student organization 
    Future Plans:  Hopes to become a travel nurse

    Davey

    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

    Jacob

    Hometown: Altoona, PA
    Major: Social Studies Education
    Minor: English
    Involvement: History Department Ambassador, Social Studies Education Club Secretary, participates in on-campus theater productions
    Accomplishments: Dean's List, Board of Governors Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Hopes to be a high school history teacher and run the school's drama program

    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, Provost Scholar
    Future Plans: Plans to work for the marketing and public relations department of a theater company

    Lillian

    Hometown: Indiana, PA
    Major: Social Studies Education, History
    Involvement: History Club, German Club, Phi Alpha Theta (academic honor society), Phi Sigma Pi (national honor fraternity), student worker in the Career and Professional Development Center, New Student Orientation Student Success Leader
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, holds several leadership positions in various student organizations
    Future Plans: Hopes to someday teach secondary education in Oregon

    Maddie

    Hometown: Breezewood, PA
    Major: Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
    Minor: Deaf Studies
    Involvement: President of Council for Exceptional Children, Activity Chair for Phi Eta Sigma (national honor society), member of National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) & Summit U (student led ministry organization)
    Accomplishments:  Dean’s List
    Future Plans:  Plans to work as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

    Meg

    Hometown: Holbrook, NY
    Major: English: Literature, Textual, and Cultural Studies 
    Minor: 
    French Language and Culture
    Involvement: TOST & Turned (independent student theater company) - Publicity Director, Office Manager for the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining, study abroad
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List 
    Future Plans: Hopes to be a Foreign Service officer with the State Department

    Rachael

    Hometown: Altoona, PA
    Major: Early Childhood Education
    Minor: Deaf Studies
    Involvement: Kappa Delta Pi (international honor society in education), Sign Language Club, Best Buddies
    Accomplishments:  Dean’s List
    Future Plans:  Hopes to be a kindergarten teacher in her local community

    Rohith

    Hometown: Ashburn, VA
    Major: Computer Science
    Minor: Criminology
    Involvement: IUP Men's Club Soccer, the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), Computer Science Club
    Accomplishments:  Dean’s List, two published papers relating to the field of computer science
    Future Plans:  Plans to work as a scientist for the Department of Defense