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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AbbyAbby smiles in the lobby of the KCAC.

Hometown: Altoona, PA
Major: Nursing
Activities/Organizations: Coalition for Christian Outreach, Alpha Tau Delta
Future Plans: Become an ICU nurse

AmeliaAmelia smiles on the walkway outside of Ackerman Hall.

Hometown: Quakertown, PA
Major: Fashion Studies, focus in Design/Promotion and Styling
Minor: Communications Media
Activities/Organizations: Fashion Association (president), Sutton Scholar, E-Sports (co-president)
Future Plans: To work in the bridal and prom dress industry 

AmyAmy smiles outside of the performing arts center.

Hometown: Blairsville, PA
Majors: English Education and Dance
Activities/Organizations: Cook Honors College, Dance Theater Company, undergraduate assistant (tutor) for Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department, Honors College alumni newsletter author/student worker, Kappa Delta Pi, vice president - National Council of Teachers of English, secretary- Alpha Psi Omega
Future Plans: To teach English and dance at the junior-senior high level

AnnaAnna smiles

Hometown: Newtown Square, PA
Major: Nursing
Activities/Organizations: Sutton Scholar, Alpha Tau Delta
Future Plans: Become a traveling nurse

AshleyAshley smiling

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Criminology
Minor: Forensic Biosciences
Activities/Organizations: Spirit of the Oak Club
Future Plans: Work in the CSI field

AudreyAudrey smiling

Hometown: Hershey, PA
Major: Sports Administration
Minor: Business Administration/Pre-Law
Activities/Organizations: Women's Ice Hockey, The Penn, Cook Honors College
Future Plans: Work in hockey operations for a professional team and travel

AvaAva smiling

Hometown: Sandy Ridge, PA
Major: Nursing  
Activities/Organizations: Cook Honors College
Future Plans: To become a nurse practitioner

CalistaCalista smiling

Hometown: Butler, PA
Major: Marketing
Minor: Music
Activities/Organizations: Phi Gamma Nu (PGN), IUP Bowling Club, Women in Business, IUP Fishing Club, IUP Symphony Orchestra
Future Plans: Plans to work in social media or music marketing 

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, 2022 Welcome Week leader, Co-op Board of Directors (assistant treasurer)
Future Plans: After graduating from IUP, Chrissy hopes to become a high school Spanish and/or English teacher in the Indiana County area

DanielChrissy smiles sitting outside Sutton Hall on a sunny day.

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

EnochEnoch smiles in the KCAC in front of the athletic Crimson Hawk logo.

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Majors: Theatre Performance
Activities/Organizations: Static Executive Board, Creating Higher Standards
Future Plans: Write and produce my own work

DelvonDelvon smiling

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

ErinErin smiling

Hometown: Westminster, MD
Majors: Accounting and Economics
Activities/Organizations: IUP Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Cook Honors College, Eberly Business Honors Program, SMIP (Student Managed Investment Portfolio), Sutton Scholars, Eberly Accounting Tutor, SAA (Student Accounting Association), IUP Ambassadors
Future Plans: Obtain my CPA and begin a career in Big 4 public accounting

GabrielGabe poses in front of McElheney Hall

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Criminology
Minor: Homeland Security
Activities/Organizations: Promising Scholars Program
Future Plans: Attend graduate school

JacobJacob smiles in the Oak Grove on a sunny day.

Hometown: Hershey, PA
Major: Psychology
Minor: Human Resource Management
Activities/Organizations: Marching Band, Psi Chi, French Club, Phi Eta Sigma, Ultimate Frisbee, Cook Honors College Leadership Board
Future Plans: Plans to become an IO psychologist

JacobJacob smiles

Hometown: Fleetwood, PA
Major: Geography and Regional Planning
Activities/Organizations: Planning Student Organization, College Democrats
Future Plans: Work as a planner for a city

JPJP smiling

Hometown: Allentown, PA
Major: Criminology
Activities/Organizations: Special Olympics, LGBTQIA+ 
Future Plans: Become a victim advocate

JaredJared smiling

Hometown: Somerset, PA
Graduate Major: Master of Business Administration
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Music
Activities/Organizations: Cook Honors College, Organ Donation Awareness Club, Swim Club, Musical/Opera
Future Plans: Attend law school 

JennaJenna smiling

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

KamdenKamden smiles

Hometown: Ligonier, PA
Major: Political Science
Minor: Accounting
Activities/Organizations: Residence Hall Council (Treasurer), The Penn (Lead News Writer)

KaseyKasey smiling

Hometown: Altoona, PA
Major/Minor: Early Childhood/Special Education
Activities/Organizations: Best Buddies International
Future Plans: Hopes to travel and start working in the field after graduation

KatieKatie smiling

Hometown: Bangor, ME
Undergraduate Major:
Minor: Anthropology
Activities/Organizations: Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)

KaylaKayla smiling

Hometown: Huntingdon, PA
Major: Interior Design
Activities/Organizations: National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 
Future Plans: To obtain a real estate license as well as become an interior designer

KaylaKayla Mikesell

Hometown: Clymer, PA
Graduate Program: Student Affairs in Higher Education
Undergraduate Major:
Undergraduate Minor: Communications Media
Activities/Organizations: SAHE Department GA for Admissions and Recruitment, Associates for Student Development, Cook Honors College, Sutton Scholar, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Treble Choir 
Future Plans: Hopes to work in higher education in either admissions or orientation

KennedyKennedy smiling

Hometown: Hastings, PA
Major/Minor: Biology/Pre-Med
Activities/Organizations: Women's Ice Hockey, American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Sign Language Club, American Chemical Society, Family and Consumer Science Education Student Association (FCSESA), Cook Honors College
Future Plans: Work within the medical field, specializing in pediatrics or orthopedics

LaDainianLadainian smiling

Hometown: York City, PA
Major: Graphic Design
Minor: Marketing
Activities/Organizations: Sculpture Support System
Future Plans: Move to San Diego Chula Vista area to apply for a storyboarding job or work as a character designer

LaurenLauren smiling

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Major: Criminology
Minor: Forensic Biosciences
Activities/Organizations: IUP Ambassadors, Ultimate Frisbee, Alpha Phi Sigma 
Future Plans: Become a crime scene technician in a large city

LilianLilian smiling

Hometown: Lebanon, PA
Major: Marketing
Activities/Organizations: Women in Business (Treasurer), College of Business Advisory Council (COBSAC), American Marketing Association (AMA), Phi Gamma Nu (PGN)
Future Plans: Obtain an MBA in the 4+1 Program

LillyLilly smiling

Hometown: Wichita, KS
Major: Interior Design
Activities/Organizations: National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA), Sign Language Club
Future Plans: Work in residential design

LydiaLydia smiling

Hometown: Elizabethtown, PA
Major: Hospitality Management

LydiaLydia Miller

Hometown: Butler, PA
Major: Nursing
Minor: Psychology
Activities/Organizations: The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), Sutton Scholar
Future Plans: Plans to work as an ED nurse and go back to school

MakennaMakenna smiles on campus.

Hometown: Somerset, PA
Major: Environmental/Conservation Biology
Minor: Animal Behavior
Activities/Organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Colleges Against Cancer
Future Plans: Work as a wildlife conservationist at a conservation center or a zoo as well as potential work with nonprofits/Peace Corps

Mary EllenMary Ellen smiles in the Oak Grove outside of Waller Hall.

Hometown: Strongstown, PA
Major: Theatre Performance
Activities/Organizations: Theater by the Grove
Future Plans: Attend graduate school to obtain a master's in educational theatre

MichelleMichelle smiles in front of the IUP libraries.

Hometown: West Grove, PA
Major: Hospitality Management
Minor: Marketing
Digital Marketing
Meeting Professionals International, Club Management Association of America (president), Phi Eta Sigma, and College of Business Student Advisory Board
Future Plans: Work as a manager in either the special events or private clubs industry

MiladyMilady smiles

Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Major: Political Science
Minor: Sustainability Studies
 IUP Ambassadors (President), Latino Student Organization (LASO) (Vice President), Promising Scholars, Cook Honors College (Executive Board)

ReaganReagan smiling

Hometown: Derry, PA
Major: History
Future plans: Attending grad school and later working for a museum or university

ReiaReia smiling

Hometown: Northampton, PA
Major: Sociology
Minors: Psychology and LGBTQIA+ Studies
Activities/Organizations: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Photography Club, Swim Club, Cook Honors College
Future Plans: Work in family counseling

SamSam smiling

Hometown: Kittanning, PA
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Activities/Organizations: Rho Tau Chi (PTX), Student Veterans Organization, American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

ShamirahShamirah smiling

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Philosophy
Activities/Organizations: Philosophy Club
Future Plans: Become a college counselor at IUP

ShelbyShelby Hafler

Hometown: Schnecksville, PA
Major: Nursing
Minor: Psychology
Activities/Organizations: Alpha Tau Delta, Sutton Scholars, Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP), Nursing Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader, Sigma Theta Tau
Future Plans: Plans to become a pediatric RN

TaylorTaylor smiling

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

TrinityTrinity smiling

Hometown: Chest Springs, PA
Major: Family and Consumer Science Education
Minor: Fashion Studies
Activities/Organizations: Family and Consumer Science Education Student Association (FCSESA) (President), Catholic Student Association (CSA)
Future Plans: Become a home economics teacher in middle or high school and continue to help with a local theatre department with costume design