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.  

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    Hometown: Liberty, PA
    Major/Minor: Chemistry/Mathematics
    Involvement: Cru, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Student Success Leader
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholar, Ronald L. Marks Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: To attend optometry school upon graduation, obtain an O.D., and become an optometrist.


    Hometown: Johnstown, PA
    Major/Minor: Hospitality Management/Marketing
    Involvement: Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Eta Sigma Delta (national honor fraternity)
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, IUP Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Work in event planning and coordination after graduation


    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 MarreroRodriguezCasandra

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

    Christine SpielerChristine

    Hometown: Penn Hills, PA
    Majors/Minor: Criminology/Psychology and Homeland Security
    Involvement: Cook Honors College, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Catholic Student Association, Colleges Against Cancer
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholarship recipient, Board of Governors Scholarship recipient, Officer Stephen J. Mayhle/ KPMG Memorial Scholarship recipient, John H. Armstrong Scholarship recipient, Jacquelin A. Watson Scholarship recipient, 2017 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship State Finalist 
    Future Plans: Plans to pursue a master's degree in Criminology and then start a career as a Criminal Investigator

    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


    Hometown: Sandy Lake, PA
    Major/Minor: Hospitality Management/History 
    Involvement: Ultimate Frisbee team member, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Eta Sigma Delta
    Future Plans: Hopes to move to New York City after graduation to pursue a career


    Hometown: Greensburg, PA
    Major: Psychology
    Involvement: Cook Honors College, Sigma Kappa sorority, Sutton Scholar, Promising Scholar, Psychology Undergraduate Research
    Future Plans: Plans to attend graduate school to earn a Doctorate in Psychology before becoming either a Clinical Psychologist or an Industrial Organizational Psychologist 


    Hometown: Altoona, PA
    Major/Minor: Social Studies Education/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


    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
    Major/Minor: Political Science-Homeland Security/Criminology
    Involvement: Cook Honors College, Ultimate Frisbee team member, Club Baseball team member
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List
    Future Plans: Hopes to work for a government agency after graduation


    Hometown: Clymer, PA
    Major/Minors: Marketing/Communications Media and 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


    Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
    Major: Criminology
    Involvement: Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Criminal Justice Association
    Future Plans: Hopes to become a paralegal after graduation


    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


    Hometown: Butler, PA
    Major: Nursing
    Sutton Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Plans to become a Nurse Anesthetist or a Nurse Practitioner


    Hometown: Breezewood, PA
    Major/Minor: Speech Language Pathology and Audiology/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) and Summit U (student led ministry organization)
    Accomplishments:  Dean’s List
    Future Plans:  Plans to work as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist


    Hometown: Holbrook, NY
    Major/Minor: English: Literature, Textual, and Cultural Studies/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


    Hometown: Johnstown, PA
    Major: Spanish Education
    Involvement: IUP Ambassadors, Ándale Spanish Club, Ultimate Frisbee team member, UNITED campus ministry, Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society)
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholarship recipient, completed summer study abroad program in Cuernavaca, Mexico
    Future Plans: Would like to teach English abroad and serve on global mission trips. Then, return to the United States to be a Spanish teacher and coach.


    Hometown: Allentown, PA
    Major: Interior Design
    Involvement: Alpha Sigma Tau sorority
    Future Plans:  Hopes to move south after graduation and find a job at a residential and commercial firm. Eventually, she plans to start her own firm.


    Hometown: Altoona, PA
    Major/Minor: Early Childhood Education/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


    Hometown: Ashburn, VA
    Major/Minor: Computer Science/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


    Hometown: South Fork, PA
    Major: Biology Education
    Involvement: Biology Club, SEEDS Club, TOST & Turned (independent student theater company)
    Future Plans:  Intends to pursue a graduate degree in Biology and teach high school biology


    Hometown: Schnecksville, PA
    Major/Minor: Nursing/Psychology
    Involvement: Alpha Tau Delta (National Fraternity for Nursing Professionals), Student Nurse Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP)
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans:  Plans to become a registered nurse in a NICU


    Hometown: Johnstown, PA
    Major: Art Education
    Involvement: Resident Assistant, National Art Education Association
    Accomplishments:  Dean’s List, Sutton Scholarship recipient, Board of Governors Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans:  Plans to work as a high school art teacher