UC Ambassadors
Get to know the undergraduate students that represent University College!
 

Meet the UC Ambassadors

 



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Gavin Aitken

Pronouns: He/Him/His

My involvement with Student Success Programs completely changed my undergraduate trajectory! I have been able to find my sense of belonging and how to give back to the community that gave me so much.

University College Representation: Student Success Programs

 


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Kevin Bahner

Pronouns: He/Him/His

My time in the Provost Leadership Academy has definitely changed the way I view leadership for the rest of my life. It taught me how to listen, react, and make decisions in a leadership role.

University College Representation: Student Success Programs

 


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Bri Bish

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Being a tutor in the Academic Success Center has allowed me to grow professionally and academically as well as allowing me to make connections with other students and faculty.

University College Representation: Academic Success Center, Student Success Programs

 


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Megan Burnett

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

My involvement with the University College helped shape me into the person I am. I have no clue what I would have done without all the support I was given by all of the hardworking people who make University College what it is.

University College Representation: Exploratory Program, Student Success Programs

 


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Christy Cecil

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

My involvement with University College has connected me with so many amazing students and staff that I would not have met otherwise. I also found that the Center for Undergraduate Excellence is a great place to get work done!

University College Representation: Academic Success Center 

 


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Penelope Cervantes

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

University College had truly made me feel at home with Kent State. I feel more connected with campus, and it has encouraged me to become a student leader.

University College Representation: McNair Scholars, Exploratory Program, Academic Diversity Outreach

 


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Ryan Chema

Pronouns: He/Him/His

University College helped me explore before my major declaration and helped me fine tune my professional development as a mentor and Student Success Leader.

University College Representation: Exploratory Program, Student Success Programs

 


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Estefania Cortes

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Being part of the Community Partner Advocate program has allowed me to gain real experience in an area related to my career while helping my community and making a positive impact.

University College Representation: Community Engaged Learning

 


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Rylee Crowley

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Being a Service Leader for Community Engaged Learning quickly became my biggest passion at KSU. Not only do I get leadership experience, I get to help my community in big ways!

University College Representation: Community Engaged Learning

 


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Sean Gauntner

Pronouns: He/Him/His

University College is a wonderful resource to students at Kent State University. I have gone to get tutored for classes that I was struggling with and needed help with understanding the material.

University College Representation: Exploratory Program, Student Success Programs

 


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Anthony Giancola

Pronouns: He/Him/His

The University College team has made me feel like I was part of something greater than being a student. I felt welcomed and free to learn from my peers whilst growing as a whole.

University College Representation: Academic Diversity Outreach, Exploratory Program

 


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Cait Johnson

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

While working with Career Exploration & Development my eyes were opened to a whole new side of career searching. They have allowed me the opportunity to broaden my horizons and help others.

University College Representation: Career Exploration and Development

 


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Treasure Johnson

Pronouns: SHE/HER/Hers

I came to Kent State exploring my major. The Exploratory Program staff helped me declare a major into something that interests me. My University College involvement has allowed me to make connections to better my college and professional careers.

University College Representation: Academic Diversity Outreach, Exploratory Program, Student Success Programs


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Ronshai Jones

Pronouns: He/Him/His

For me personally, University College has helped me a lot because of all the people I met and connections I've made, especially with Dean Pringle.

University College Representation: Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senator for University College, Community Engaged Learning, Exploratory Program, Student Success Programs

 


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Samantha Ratliff

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

My involvement in University College has lead me to so many great programs and activities where I am able to help others, volunteer and be able to meet new people.

University College Representation: Academic Success Center

 


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Jayden Rhodes

Pronouns: She/ They

University College involvement has made me feel more connected to Kent State during a Global Pandemic.

University College Representation: Student Support Services, Academic Diversity Outreach, Exploratory Program, Student Success Programs

 


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Cara Ridge

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

I started out in the Exploratory Program. I completed the Career Navigation course and meeting with academic advisors helped me find my major. I also work at Career Exploration and Development. The staff helped me find opportunities that helped me declare my major.

University College Representation: Career Exploration and Development, Exploratory Program

 


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Taina Rivera

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Being a part of University College has connected me with amazing opportunities that I would have never experienced if I wasn't involved. I owe so much of my college success to the efforts of University College.

University College Representation: Exploratory Program, Student Success Programs

 


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Natalie Ruple

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

My time as a Career Peer for Career Exploration and Development has helped me grow not only as a student but also as a professional. I have gained many tools to be successful in a professional space.

University College Representation: Career Exploration and Development

 


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Kayla Stephens

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

I had greatly struggled with my college experience. I often felt like an outsider and University College changed that for me. I felt like a member and important.

University College Representation: McNair Scholars, Community Engaged Learning, Exploratory Program

 


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Sy'Riyah Varner

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

CommUNITY Lab helped me academically and to break out of my comfort shell.

University College Representation: Community Engaged Learning

 


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Dinah Walter

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Being an Academic Coach has allowed me to learn and grow alongside my students. I've improved my skills in communication and leadership while guiding students through their academic challenges!

University College Representation: Academic Success Center, Community Engaged Learning

 


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Miachele Ward

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

University College has led me to meet some of my closest friends by being in the Exploratory Learning Community in Lake Hall. I also meet with the Exploratory Mentors and learned a lot from them.

University College Representation: Exploratory Program