Student Success Leaders

Bethany Bailey

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Journalism and Public Relations

Involvement: Second year Student Success Leader, Serial Department Library Student Worker, Delta Alpha Pi member, French Club member, former writer for The Penn, Coalition for Christian Outreach Leader

Hometown: New Kensington, PA

Fun Fact: I bake some pretty good cookies!

Hope Kiehl

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Family and Consumer Science Education (Minors: Elementary and Middle Level Mathematics and Child Development and Family Relations)

Involvement: Student Worker at the Major and Career Exploration Center and second year Student Success Leader, Vice President of the Family and Consumer Science Student Association

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

Fun Fact: I can spell Supercalifragilisticexpialidocius!

Hannah Larson

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Nursing

Involvement: Student Worker at the Major and Career Exploration Center and second year Student Success Leader

Hometown: Dingmans Ferry, PA

Fun Fact: I can do a one handed cartwheel!

Mikayla Lovelace

Year: Junior

Major:/Minor: Chemistry/pre-pharmacy

Involvement: LEAD Peer Mentor, NAACP member, Fellowship of Christian Athletes member, second year Student Success Leader, Women's Basketball player

Hometown: Leechburg, PA

Fun Fact: I was Time's Person of the Year in 2006!

Taylor Friedman

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Accounting and Economics

Involvement:First year Student Success Leader, Eberly Navigator, Student Accounting Association, Economics Club, and Social Chair in Phi Gamma Nu

Hometown: Pleasant Hills, PA

Fun Fact: I was an intern for a CDC researching center after I graduated high school!

Tracy Haddad

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Marketing

Involvement: American Marketing Association, Chess club, first year Student Success Leader, Eberly Navigator

Hometown: Beaver Falls, PA

Fun Fact: I have dual citizenship with Russia and the United States!

Steven Lomax

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Emergency and Disaster Management

Involvement Director of Internal Affairs, Student Government Association, Peer Mentor, first year Student Success Leader

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Fun Fact: Toured every island on the Greek coast!

Reona Pena

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Exercise Science-Allied Health

Involvement: Student Success Leader, STATIC member, Organ Donation Awareness member, Best Buddies member, Resident Assistant, first year Student Success Leader

Hometown: Reading, PA

Fun Fact: One of my favorite quotes is, "Comparison is the thief of joy"!

Gabriella Petrarca

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Music Education (Voice)

Involvement: First year Student Success Leader, PCMEA, University Chorale, IUP Musical Theater and Opera Productions, Music Theater Ensemble

Hometown: Altoona, PA

Fun Fact: I love theater, and I have been involved in over 17 productions since middle school!

Heidi Plant

Year: First Year Grad Student

Major/Minor: Mathematics Education

Involvement; IUP Women's Ice Hockey, Math Club, Kappa Mu Epsilon, S-COAM Peer Leader, first year Student Success Leader

Hometown: Wexford, PA

Fun Fact: Hiked 600 miles across Spain for a study abroad opportunity. The trail was called El Camino de Santiago!

Lillian Rauss

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Social Studies Education, History

Involvement: History Club, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternit, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, German Club, History Department Ambassador, Career and Professional Development Center, Crimson Guide, first year Student Success Leader

Hometown: Indiana, PA

Fun Fact: I have been to Germany on two separate occasions!

Cassidie Shultz

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Special Education

Involvement: Head Resident Assistant, KDP member, Delta Alpha Pi member,Student Advisory Council for College of Education and Communication, first year Student Success Leader, Major and Career Exploration Center student worker

Hometown: Johnstown, PA

Fun Fact: I am a certified Scuba Diver!

Jayden Thomas

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Marketing

Involvement: IUP men's track and field, Programming Coordinator of Sigma Chi Fraternity's Eta Omicron chapter, American Marketing Association, first year Student Success Leader

Hometown: Uniontown, PA

Fun Fact: I was my high school's senior class president!

Sarah Troxell

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Interior Design

Involvement: First year Student Success Leader, Student leader in Cru (Campus Ministry), Event Coordinator for Cure international at IUP, and Peer Mentor this upcoming academic year

Hometown: Woodward, PA

Fun Fact: I grew up on an Apple Orchard!

Abby Williams

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics

Involvement: First year Student Success Leader, Student leader in Cru (Campus Ministry), Crimson Guide, SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), Chemistry lab prepper

Hometown: Liberty, PA

Fun Fact: I was named Miss Congeniality at the 2018 Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival!

Jonathan Worthington

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Math Education and Educational Psychology

Involvement: Math Club, Undergraduate Assistant, first year Student Success Leader

Hometown: Pipersville, PA

Fun Fact: I can solve a Rubik's Cub in one minute and four seconds!