Student Advisory Council

  • Composed of undergraduate and graduate students from each Health and Human Services department, the purpose of this student committee is to facilitate communication between the students and the dean, in order to better meet student needs and enrich their university experience.

    Kirsten Piatak, Graduate Chair Kirsten Piatak

    Hometown: Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice - Graduate

    Major/Minor: 2013 alumna of IUP with a double bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Criminology and a minor in Women’s Studies. Piatak is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

    IUP Involvement: Teaching associate, graduate chair of the HHS Student Advisory Committee, member of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, Phi Kappa Phi member, Sigma Delta Pi: National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society member, and Alpha Phi Sigma member

    Danielle CovoloDanielle Covolo, Secretary

    Hometown:

    Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice

    Major/Minor: Criminology and Criminal Justice Doctoral Student

    IUP Involvement: 

    Tegan KriebelTegan Kriebel

    Hometown: Elysburg, Pennsylvania

    Department: Academy of Culinary Arts, and Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

    Major/Minor: 2016 Alumna of the IUP Culinary and Baking Pastry Arts Program, while currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

    IUP Involvement: President of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Association and student administrative assistant at IUP Academy of Culinary Arts

    Anna AbbottAnna Abbott

    Hometown: Damascus, Maryland

    Department: Food and Nutrition - Grad

    Major/Minor: Currently enrolled in the graduate Dietetics Internship program, Abbott is also a 2018 alumna of IUP with a BS in Nutrition with a concentration in dietetics and a minor in psychology

    IUP Involvement: Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, Student Philanthropy Council: senior class gift chair, and Colleges Against Cancer: fundraising chair

    Ethan AlsterEthan Alster

    Hometown: Hampstead, Maryland

    Department: Safety Sciences

    Major/Minor: Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Science

    IUP Involvement:

    Amardeep KaurAmardeep Kaur,

    Graduate Vice Chair

    Hometown: Delhi, India

    Department: Employment and Labor Relations, graduate student

    IUP Involvement: IUP Library Area Monitor

    Melissa ColbaughMelissa Colbaugh

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Department: Hospitality Management

    Major/Minor: Hospitality Management, with a minor in Marketing

    IUP Involvement: Eta Sigma Delta, Club Managers Association of America, and Meetings Professional International

    Hannah RichHannah Rich, UG Vice-Chair

    Hometown: Myerstown, Pennsylvania

    Department: Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

    Major/Minor: Child Development and Family Relations Major with a minor in Sociology 

    IUP Involvement: Second year community assistant in Wallwork Hall, member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, and member of the National Society of Leadership and Success


    Abby Blochberger

    Abby Blochberger, UG Chair

    Hometown: Brookville, Pennsylvania

    Department: Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

    Major/Minor: Interior Design, with a minor in History

    IUP Involvement: American Society for Interior Designers Member, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Member, Peer Mentor for Interior Design

    Victoria JankeVictoria Janke

    Hometown: Denver, Pennsylvania

    Department: Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

    Major/Minor: Fashion Merchandising with a concentration in Small Business Management

    IUP Involvement: President of the Fashion Association, Community Assistant in Putt Hall, Cooks Honors College Student, Student Worker in the TBTG Costume Studio, and HDFID Peer Mentor

    Bailey KiserBailey Kiser

    Hometown: New Alexandria, Pennsylvania

    Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Science

    Major/Minor: Athletic Training

    IUP Involvement: Athletic Training Club

    Rachel SandmanRachel Sandman,

    Media Representative

    Hometown: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Department: Kinesiology, Health and Sport Science

    Major/Minor: Health and Physical Education/K-12 MED

    IUP Involvement:

    Dr. Sally McCombieSally McCombie, Dean’s Associate and HHS Student Advisory Council Advisor

    Hometown: Barnesboro, Pennsylvania

    Department: HHS Dean’s Office and Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

    Concentration: Family Consumer Sciences Education