Meet the Crimson Guides

  • These are the students who assist the Admissions Office with a variety of programs throughout the year. We’re proud of our Crimson Guides, who provide tours of campus and share their love of the university with prospective students and their families. Learn more about their experiences as students at IUP.  

    Brianna AdkinsBrianna Adkins

    Hometown: Indiana, PA
    Major: Art Education
    Involvement: IUP Dance Theater Company, National Art Education Association, Cook Honors College
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List 
    Future Plans: Interested in becoming either an art or dance teacher

    Davey BeyerDavey Beyer

    Hometown: Ebensburg, PA
    Major: Art Education
    Involvement: National Art Educators Association member, TOST & Turned (independent student theater company), IUP Music Department’s production of Sweeney Todd
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Plans to become a high school art teacher and eventually earn a principal certification

    Courtney BuchlerCourtney Buchler

    Hometown: Boyertown, PA
    Major: Nursing
    Involvement: Alpha Tau Delta (nursing fraternity)
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List 
    Future Plans: Hopes to become an emergency room nurse

    Lauren DrugotchLauren Drugotch

    Hometown: Perkasie, PA
    Major: Marketing
    Involvement: Sigma Kappa sorority, vice president of Philanthropic Service 
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List
    Future Plans: Plans to attend dental school after graduation

    Blaise ErzarBlaise Erzar

    Hometown: West Wyoming, PA 
    Major: Criminology
    Involvement: Criminology Honors Society    
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List; Sutton Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Hopes to work in federal law enforcement

    Matt FieldsMatt Fields

    Hometown: Spring City, PA
    Major: Management Information Systems
    Involvement: IUP Ambassadors, Theta Chi fraternity
    Future Plans: Looking forward to graduation and starting a career in his degree field.

    Allie GerberAllie Gerber

    Hometown: Tamaqua, PA
    Major: Music Education 
    Involvement: Marching band, university wind ensemble, treble choir, university chorale, IUP flute ensemble, Coalition for Christian Outreach, Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educator’s Association, American Choral Director’s Association
    Accomplishments: Sutton Scholarship recipient, Academic Success Scholar
    Future Plans: Hopes to educate and encourage future generations in the joy and excellence of music

    Becca GrundyBecca Grundy

    Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
    Major: Hospitality Management
    Involvement: Sigma Kappa sorority, Sisterhood chair, vice president of Recruitment of Panhellenic, member of Minithon Club
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List 
    Future Plans: Looking forward to graduation and starting her career in hospitality management

    Anna HermannAnna Hermann

    Hometown: Indiana, PA 
    Major: Management
    Involvement: Lifetime member of Girl Scouts of America, National Ski Patrol, Angel Wings volunteer
    Accomplishments: Senior Level National Ski Patrol member, Outstanding Young Adult Patroller Award
    Future Plans: Plans to earn a master’s degree after finishing her undergraduate studies at IUP 

    Gabrielle MartinGabrielle Martin

    Hometown: Lock Haven, PA
    Major: Nursing
    Involvement: Sigma Kappa sorority, Alpha Tau Delta (nursing fraternity)
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List
    Future Plans: Hopes to become a registered nurse and live a long and happy life

    Kayla MikesellKayla Mikesell

    Hometown: Clymer, PA
    Major: Marketing 
    Communications Media; Theater
    Involvement: Phi Sigma Pi (National Honor Fraternity), Women’s Choir, Cook Honors College
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Plans to work for the marketing and public relations department of a theater company

    Brad O’HaraBrad O’Hara

    Hometown: Patton, PA
    Majors: Ecology
    Involvement: Community assistant, Cook Honors College - President of student executive board, National Residence Hall Honorary - Leadership Chair, Residence Hall Association - Leadership Liaison, the Penn (student newspaper) - staff writer
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Sutton Scholarship recipient, Biology Undergraduate Research Experience participant
    Future Plans: Will return to IUP to obtain a master’s degree in biology

    Samantha PavolkoSamantha Pavolko

    Hometown: Allentown, PA
    Major: Pre-Physical Therapy
    Involvement: IUP Women’s Club Soccer Coach, American Medical Student Association member, Hospice volunteer, Humane Society volunteer, Physical Therapy volunteer    
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, participated in research project
    Future Plans: Plans to join the Peace Corps after graduation, then attend graduate school for physical therapy  

    Dafni PrattDafni Pratt

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
    Major: Mathematics 
    Minor: Computer Science 
    Involvement: IUP Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Women in STEM, IUP Ambassadors, IUP Math Club, Spirit of the Oak Club
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Promising Scholar, Scholarships–Creating Opportunities for Applied Mathematics (S-COAM) member
    Future Plans: Interested in pursuing graduate studies upon graduation

    Abby RedlichAbby Redlich

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Major: Computer Science 
    Communications Media
    Involvement: Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, Cook Honors College
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List 
    Future Plans: Hopes to pursue a master’s degree after graduation

    Meg RyderMeg Ryder

    Hometown: Holbrook, NY
    Major: English: Literature, Textual, and Cultural Studies 
    French Language and Culture; International Studies
    Involvement: TOST & Turned (independent student theater company) - Publicity Director, Community Assistant (CA)
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List 
    Future Plans: Hopes to be a Foreign Service officer with the State Department

    Kyle VaroneKyle Varone

    Hometown: York, PA 
    Major: Marketing 
    Involvement: IUP Ambassadors, American Marketing Association, Ultimate Frisbee Team, Club Soccer
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Board of Governors Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Plans to work in a large city and see where life takes him

    Claire WisneskiClaire Wisneski

    Hometown: Denville, NJ
    Major: Disability Services
    Child and Adult Advocacy Studies
    Involvement: IUP Writing Center Tutor, Active Minds, Catholic Student Association, Council for Exceptional Children, Actively Moving Forward
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Glenn C. Hess and Virginia Niessner Hess Scholarship recipient
    Future Plans: Hopes to obtain a job advocating for children with disabilities within the foster care system

    Hannah YeskeyHannah Yeskey

    Hometown: Ligonier, PA
    Major: Nursing
    Minor: Psychology
    Involvement: Sigma Kappa sorority - vice president of Communication/vice president of Finance
    Accomplishments: Dean’s List
    Future Plans: Interested in becoming a travel nurse