Programs for Leadership and Service Education

Meet the AOC student leaders!

AOC coordinators help plan and facilitate the Ambassadors of Change program. During the summer, the coordinators help decide the program components and plan different aspects of the schedule. The 2014 student coordinators are Molly Swigart and Alex Petersen.

AOC team builders (everyone else below) are returning students who participated in the AOC program when they were new students.  In pairs, they lead a small group of new students throughout the week. While AOC ambassadors will have the chance to meet close to 90 new friends, the two team builders in their small group will be right there all week to answer questions and lead the way!

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Molly Swigart - Senior
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Laura, OH

Random Fact: "I'm really good at punning."

Alex Petersen - Senior
Majors: Economics & Finance 
Hometown: Woodstock, IL

Random Fact: "I had gray hair at 20."

Emily Chamberlain - Sophomore
Major: Exploratory Studies
Hometown: West Chester, OH

Random Fact: "I have been to four Jonas Brothers concerts."

Ridge Parks - Junior
Major: Finance & Marketing
Hometown: Winamac, IN

Random Fact: "I was named after a soap opera character from the Bold and Beautiful."

Bryant Dawson - Senior
Majors: Science Technology & Society Minor: Spanish 
Hometown: Evansville, IN

Random Fact: "Some day I hope to be a doctor in Space!"

Olivia Cabanban - Sophomore
Major: Biology & Spanish
Hometown: LaGrange, IL

Random Fact: "I can name almost any dog breed!"

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Katelyn Sussli - Junior
Major: Exploratory Studies
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Random Fact: "I've never broken a bone."  

Mitchell Rasch - Sophomore
Major: International Studies
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Random Fact: "I just got back from a month study abroad trip to China!"

Taylor Clark - Senior 
Major: Finance & MIS
Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH

Random Fact: "I love the outdoors!"

Sasha Koeller - Sophomore
Major: Business, Theater Minor
Hometown: Winneconne, WI

Random Fact: "I can touch my tongue to my my nose!"

Michael Boyd - Sophomore
Major: Arts Administration, Music,  Minor in Digital Media
Hometown: Lexington, KY

Random Fact: "One of my relatives was the scribe to some royal person."

Courtney Hittepole - Junior
Major: Psychology, Sociology Minor: Social Work and Social Policy 
Hometown: Troy, Ohio

Random Fact: "My last name is Hittepole, like Hit-A-Car, Hit-A-Tree, Hit-A-Pole.... I'm so clumsy that I've lived up to my name on multiple occasions!"

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Brooke Stevenson - Sophomore
Major: Biology
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Random Fact: "I like dark chocolate better than milk chocolate."

Jenny DiVincenzo - Junior
Major: Middle/Secondary Education; English concentration
Hometown: Wilmette, IL

Random Fact: "I just got back from studying abroad in England!" 


Britta McArthur - Senior
Major: Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Hometown: Frankfort, IL

Random Fact: "I was homeschooled for two years of my life."

Dani Vinueza - Sophomore
Major: Biology
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL

Random Fact: "I was born in the beautiful country of Ecuador."

Kevin Rhinesmith - Sophomore
Major: Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Hometown: Broomfield, CO

Random Fact: "I have been to Disney World four times and every time I've gone on the It's a Small World ride it has broken down with me inside it."

Giana Bender - Senior
Major: Spanish, Sociology, Criminology
Hometown: Avon Lake, OH

Random Fact: "I have been to the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, which has over 2,200 different types of barbed wire. We received a 2 hour tour, and were the only people there."

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Anna Rauh - Sophomore
Major: Strategic Communications
Hometown: Louisville, KY

Random Fact: "I can smell bananas from miles away."

David Ediger - Junior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Naperville, IL

Random Fact: "I am a descendant of the great American patriot John Adams."

Shelby Miller - Sophomore
Major: Biology, Pre-med
Hometown: Yorktown, IN

Random Fact: "I have been kissed by a dolphin, and I have photo evidence."

Hayley Gearheart - Sophomore
Major: English Literature
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Random Fact: "I am terrified of clowns."


Abe Margo - Sophomore
Major: Biology
Hometown: Cohasset, MN

Random Fact: "I am an avid fisherman and hunter."

Alyssa Setnar - Senior
Major: Motorsports Engineering & Physics
Hometown: Columbus, OH

Random Fact: "I am a tri-athlete...mostly because I really love ice cream..."

Double Random Fact from the Coordinators: This picture is definitely NOT poorly photoshopped...