Peer Ambassadors

Kara Grendzynski
Kara Grendzynski
is a Senior at Kent State University.  Her majors are Criminology and Justice Studies with a concentration in Corrections and Sociology with a concentration in Social Problems, Crime, and Deviance.  She is from Olmsted Falls, Ohio and currently resides there with her parents and younger brother.  Her interests include spending time with family and friends as well as watching her brother play sports.  Upon graduation her goal is to obtain employment as a Probation Officer and eventually attend graduate school.  She became a Student Ambassador because she wants to be able to share the amazing experiences she has had here with others.  She looks forward to spreading her knowledge to other students in hopes to help them find their purpose at Kent State.
Kara’s Hours:
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm, 1st floor of Merrill Hall
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm, Merrill Hall 2nd floor lounge


Jimmy Bowen
My name is Jimmy Bowen and I’m a senior Sociology major, with a concentration in Social Inequalities, here at Kent State University. I am from Avon Lake, Ohio (25 Mins West of Downtown Cleveland). I have been a Tour Guide for Kent State University for almost 2 years now, and I also have done work for Black Squirrel Radio here on campus. My career aspiration is to work in any medium-to-large sized university, either in the Admissions Office or Advising Office. Some fun facts about me include that I graduated high school when I was 17 years old, I met Kevin Love in a Walmart once, and my grandma was a replacement member of the Chordettes, whose original members recorded “Mister Sandman” and “Lollipop”. I wanted to be an ambassador because I found this major my first year and it helped me to find my place at a university that I love.
Jimmy’s Hours
Tuesdays, 2:45-4:00pm, Merrill Hall 2nd floor lounge
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:30pm, 1st floor of Merrill Hall