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: Washington, PA
Major: Marketing
Activities/Organizations: Women’s Club Soccer, Women in Business 
Future Plans: Work as a marketing manager

AbbyAbby smiles in the lobby of the KCAC.

Hometown: Altoona, PA
Major: Nursing
Activities/Organizations: Coalition for Christian Outreach
Future Plans: Obtain an ICU position and a phlebotomy certification


Hometown: Jonestown, PA
Major: Family Consumer Science Education
Activities/Organizations: CCO, YoungLife, Cru, Intramural Volleyball, STATIC
Future Plans: Become a high school FCS teacher

AmeliaAmelia smiles on the walkway outside of Ackerman Hall.

Hometown: Quakertown, PA
Major: Fashion Studies
Minor: Communications Media
Activities/Organizations: Fashion Association (president), Sutton Scholar, IUP Marcom
Future Plans: To work in social media

AmyAmy smiles outside of the performing arts center.

Hometown: Blairsville, PA
Majors: English Education and Dance
Activities/Organizations: Cook Honors College, Dance Theater Company, National Council of Teachers of English, Alpha Psi Omega
Future Plans: Teach secondary English and continue choreographing Jr/Sr high musicals and teaching dance

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Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Criminology
Minor: Forensic Biosciences
Activities/Organizations: Secretary of Spirit of the Oak, Criminology Association
Future Plans: Become a forensic analyst

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Hometown: Hershey, PA
Major: Sports Administration
Minor: Business Administration/Pre-Law
Activities/Organizations: Women's Ice Hockey, the Penn, Ski Club, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Writing Center
Future Plans: Attend law school to become a sports lawyer

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Hometown: Sandy Ridge, PA
Major/Minor: Nursing/Psychology  
Activities/Organizations: Student Government, Book Club
Future Plans: Obtain a master's and become a pediatric nurse practitioner

BrennaBrenna smiles.

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major/Minor: Hospitality Management/Marketing
Activities/Organizations: Cheerleading, Meeting Professionals International, Club Management Association of America
Future Plans: Become an event coordinator

CatherineCatherine smiles.

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Majors: Pre-Med Biology and Economics
Activities/Organizations: Student Veterans Organization (president), IUP Women’s Rugby Team (vice president), BioME Pre-Med Mentor, Rho Tau Chi, American Medical Student Association
Future Plans: Attend medical school to become a physician

ChrissyChrissy smiles sitting outside Sutton Hall on a sunny day.

Hometown: Marion Center, PA
Majors: English Education and Spanish Education
Certificate: ESL Certificate 
Activities/Organizations: IUP Ambassadors, Residence Hall Council (president), Kappa Delta Pi: Education Honor Society, model for the Co-op Store, Ándale (Spanish Club), NCTE, STATIC general member, Welcome Week leader, Co-op Board of Directors (assistant treasurer)
Future Plans: Become a high school English or Spanish teacher in Indiana County

CourtneyCourtney smiles.

Hometown: Indiana, PA
Major/Minor: Hospitality Management/Spanish
Activities/Organizations: CMAA, MPI, Cook Honors College, Promising Scholars
Future Plans: Own a restaurant

DanielChrissy smiles sitting outside Sutton Hall on a sunny day.

Hometown: Blairsville, PA
Majors: Regional Planning and Political Science
Activities/Organizations: Regional Planning Student Organization, Student Government Association
Future Plans: Attend graduate school, then pursue a career in regional planning and, hopefully, one day, run for office

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Hometown: East Stroudsburg, PA
Major: Cybersecurity
Minor: Criminology
Activities/Organizations: Ultimate Frisbee
Future Plans: Become an FBI agent

GabrielGabe poses in front of McElheney Hall

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Major: Criminology
Assistantship: Crimson Scholars Circle
Activities/Organizations: UBORA Men of IUP
Future Plans: Pursue a career in law enforcement


Hometown: Mertztown, PA
Major: Pre-Chiropractic
Activities/Organizations: CCO
Future Plans: Attend chiropractic school


Hometown: Johnstown, PA
Major: Speech Language Pathology
Activities/Organizations: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, Big Hearts Little Hands, Catholic Student Association
Future Plans: Attend graduate school and work in pediatrics 

JacobJacob smiles in the Oak Grove on a sunny day.

Hometown: Hershey, PA
Major: Psychology
Minor: Human Resource Management
Activities/Organizations: Ultimate Frisbee, IUP Ambassadors, Phi Eta Sigma
Future Plans: Attend graduate school for industrial/organizational psychology

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Hometown: Old Forge, PA
Major/Minor: Speech-Language Pathology
Activities/Organizations: Secretary of NSSLHA
Future Plans: Attend grad school at IUP and get a job in a hospital


Hometown: King of Prussia, PA
Major/Minor: Political Science
Activities/Organizations: LaSO, Best Buddies

KamdenKamden smiles

Hometown: Ligonier, PA
Major: Political Science/Homeland Security
Activities/Organizations: RA, IUP Ambassadors, the Penn, Rho Alpha Sigma
Future Plans: Obtain a master's degree in public affairs from IUP

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Hometown: Altoona, PA
Major/Minor: Early Childhood/Special Education
Activities/Organizations: American Sign Language Club
Future Plans: Would like to work in a homeschool environment


Hometown: Clymer, PA
Undergraduate Major:
Communications Media/Media Marketing
Minor/Certificate: Marketing/Photo and Digital Imaging
Activities/Organizations: IUP “Legend” Marching Band, Photography Club

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Hometown: Bangor, ME
Undergraduate Major:
Minor: Anthropology
Activities/Organizations: Pre-Law Society, Anthropology Club
Future Plans: Attend law school

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Hometown: Huntingdon, PA
Major: Interior Design
Activities/Organizations: National Kitchen and Bath Association, ASID
Future Plans: Work in residential design

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Hometown: Hastings, PA
Major/Minor: Biology Pre-Med/Psychology
Activities/Organizations: Women’s Ice Hockey, American Medical Student Association, FCSESA, Cook Honors College, Theta Phi Alpha
Future Plans: Attend medical school, work in pediatrics or orthopedics


Hometown: Washington, PA
Major/Minor: Medical Imaging/Music
Activities/Organizations: Marching Band, Cook Honors College
Future Plans: To work at Children’s Hospital


Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Major/Minor: Supply Chain Management/Human Resources Management
Activities/Organizations: Association for Supply Chain Management, Phi Gamma Nu
Future Plans: Work within the supply chain industry

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Hometown: Elizabethtown, PA
Major/Minor: Hospitality Management/Dance
Clubs/Organizations: Club Management Association of America (president), Meeting Professionals International, University Chorus, Dance Theatre, Alpha Psi Omega Honors Theatre Society
Future Plans: Work in the wedding and special events industry


Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Major: Nursing
Clubs/Organizations: Latino Student Organization, Ambassadors, Promising Scholars
Future Plans: Attend graduate school and become a nurse practitioner


Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Major/Minor: Criminology and Geoscience
Clubs/Organizations: Cook Honors College, IUP Ambassadors, Promising Scholars, LaSO
Future Plans: Attend grad school and get a PhD


Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Major/Minor: Political Science/Pre-Law, Homeland Security
Clubs/Organizations: Latino Student Organization (treasurer), IUP Ambassadors 
Future Plans: Attend law school


Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Major/Minor: Political Science/Pre-Law
Clubs/Organizations: Latino Student Organization (vice president), IUP Ambassadors, Cook Honors College, Promising Scholars, RA, Pre-Law Society  
Future Plans: Become a paralegal at an immigration law firm, then attend law school to become an immigration attorney

MarissaMarissa smiles.

Hometown: Carrolltown, PA
Major: Early Childhood Education
Future Plans: Teach second grade in her hometown

MichelleMichelle smiles in front of the IUP libraries.

Hometown: West Grove, PA
Major: Hospitality Management
Minor: Marketing
Digital Marketing
Club Management Association of America, Meeting Professionals International, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Fraternity, College of Business Student Advisory Council
Future Plans: Plans to work in the private club management industry

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Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Major: Political Science
Minor: Sustainability Studies
IUP Ambassadors (president), LaSO, Promising Scholars, Honors College (Executive Board/senior co-chair), Sutton Scholar, NCHC Board of Directors
Future Plans: Attend law school

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Hometown: Derry, PA
Major/Minor: History/Anthropology
Activities/Organizations: History Club
Future plans: Attend graduate school and work in a museum as an archivist

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Hometown: Northampton, PA
Major: Sociology
Minors: Psychology and Spanish
Activities/Organizations: Reformed University Fellowship, Cook Honors College, Promising Scholars
Future Plans: Work in family counseling


Hometown: DuBois, PA
Major/Minor: Kinesiology/Pre-Athletic Training
Activities/Organizations: Cook Honors College, RHC/RHA
Future plans: Become an athletic trainer for the MLB, as well as coach basketball and softball

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Hometown: Kittanning, PA
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Activities/Organizations: PTX, Student Veteran’s Organization, AMSA, Outdoors Club
Future Plans: Attend med school and become a trauma surgeon

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Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Philosophy
Activities/Organizations: Philosophy Club, Haven Project
Future Plans: Attend graduate school for counseling


Hometown: California, PA
Major: Marketing
Future Plans: Become a social media manager and start their own business

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Hometown: Eighty Four, PA
Major: Nursing
Activities/Organizations: Women's Soccer Club, Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP)
Future Plans: Become a pediatric nurse practitioner

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Hometown: Patton, PA
Major: Family and Consumer Science Education
Minor: Fashion Studies
Activities/Organizations: Cook Honors College, Family and Consumer Science Education Student Association (president), Catholic Student Association 
Future Plans: Become an FCS educator and continue work in costume design


Hometown: Reading, PA
Major: Health and Physical Education
Activities/Organizations: Cook Honors College
Future Plans: To teach health in a middle/high school setting