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 PiatakKirsten 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

    Michelle StarkeMichelle Starke

    Hometown: Sewickley, Pennsylvania

    Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice 

    Major/Minor: Criminology and Criminal Justice with minors in Forensic Biosciences and Anthropology

    IUP Involvement: Coalition for Christian Outreach, Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminology Association

    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

    Major/Minor: Dietetics/Nutrition with 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

    Rachel Appleman

    Rachel Appleman

    Hometown: Danville, Pennsylvania
    Department:  Food and Nutrition – Graduate
    Major/Minor: Dual enrolled in master’s programs: Food and Nutrition and Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    IUP Involvement: Graduate assistant in the Nutrition Connection for the Center for Health and Well-Being

    Brianne LenhartBrianne Lenhart

    Hometown: Saegertown, Pennsylvania

    Department: Employment and Labor Relations, and Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science – Graduate

    Major/Minor: Dual Enrolled in master’s programs within Employment and Labor Relations and Sport Science (Sport Management Track)

    IUP Involvement: Graduate assistant in the Employment and Labor Relations Department and previous graduate assistant in the Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Science Department

    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

    Lauren LamarLauren LaMar

    Hometown: Lansdale, Pennsylvania

    Department: Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

    Major/Minor: Child Development and Family Relations

    IUP Involvement: Vice president of Child and Family Studies Association, McNair scholar, member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, member of Sigma Alpha Pi, member of Future Entrepreneurs Club, and active volunteer

    Shelby Lins

    Shelby Lins

    Hometown: Bucks County, Pennsylvania

    Department: Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

    Major/Minor: Interior Design

    IUP Involvement: Undergraduate co-chair of the HHS Student Advisory Committee and senior advisor of IUP’s American Society for Interior Designers

    Briana Rainey, Crimson GuideBriana Rainey

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Department: Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design

    Major/Minor: Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Marketing

    IUP Involvement: President of the Fashion Association, member of the NAACP, advertising director at the Penn, Crimson Guide, and currently employed within the Student Co-op marketing team

    Amy FiorentiniAmy Fiorentini

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Science – Graduate

    Major/Minor: Exercise Science

    IUP Involvement: Graduate assistant, Exercise Science Club, group exercise instructor, teaching assistant, and HHS graduate co-chair

    John Michael LucasJohn Michael Lucas

    Hometown: Indiana, Pennsylvania

    Department: Safety Sciences

    Major/Minor: Safety Science

    IUP Involvement: American Society of Safety Engineers, Rho Sigma Kappa, IUP-TV basketball commentator, and IUP Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    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