Meet the Pride Guides

The Pride Guides are an important asset to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Pride Guides assist with office tasks and help with admission events throughout the year by sharing their SRU experiences and love for SRU on their campus tours. Learn about their experiences below and sign up for one of our visit options and take a campus tour led by some of SRU's finest!

Interested in becoming an SRU Pride Guide? Check out the requirements and apply today! 

TYLER BEN

Hometown: Sarver, PA
Major: Exercise Science 3+3 Pre-PT
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Pre-PT Club, Swim Club, and Green and White Society
Why I chose SRU: "I chose Slippery Rock because of the amazing Exercise Science program and the professors who are dedicated in preparing me for my future. They want me to be successful and are more than willing to help me reach my goals."

EMILY BRETZ

Hometown: West Chester, PA
Major: Recreational Therapy
Minor: Animal Assisted Therapy
Campus Involvement: Honor Fraternity, Recreational Therapy Club, and Pre-OT Club
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because we have a good Recreational Therapy program that most schools do not have and I liked the campus!"

DANIELLE CARRELL

Hometown: Warren, OH
Major: Exercise Science
Minor: Spanish
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Exercise Science Society, and Lab Assistant
Why I chose SRU: "In addition to SRU's phenomenal Exercise Science program, I chose this university because of the individualized attention I received throughout my college search process. Coming from a small rural town in Ohio, I was nervous about "falling through the cracks" of a growing university, but I immediately felt right at home upon visiting campus. I was impressed that SRU has a small town feel, yet offers the incredible opportunities of a larger institution. Choosing SRU to be my home away from home has been one of the best decisions I have made for myself and my future career!"

SARAH COUGHLIN

Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
Major: Exercise Science 4+3 PA
Campus Involvement: Exercise Science Society
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because of its great Exercise Science program and I fell in love with the campus. It's beautiful, safe, and easy to get around."

CAROLYN FERRICK

Hometown: Erie, PA
Major: Communications - Public Relations
Minor: Leadership
Campus Involvement: SPARK, University Program Board, and Service Leadership Coordinators
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because as soon as I stepped onto campus I felt like I was home. The environment was a perfect fit for my personality and knew I would accomplish so many things here. Plus, I was able to get everything I would have gotten at a private university for a more affordable price!"

MEGAN GIZA

Hometown: McKees Rocks, PA
Major: Psychology- Pre-Counseling
Campus Involvement: Psychology Student Leadership Committee and Sophomore Honor Society
Why I chose SRU: "I choose SRU because I liked the size of the campus. I feel that there is enough room to spread out and not feel confined while on the campus. I also liked the connection I felt I had when I visited the campus. I really saw myself here and felt very comfortable like it was already my second home."

DALLAS KLINE

Hometown: Spring Grove, PA

Major: Sport Management
Minor:
Communication
Campus Involvement: President of the Sport Management Alliance, President of Colleges against Cancer, Vice President of Campus Outreach for the Student Government Association, and the Honors College
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU for three reasons. First, the Sport Management program is one of the best; our professors are incredibly knowledgeable about the industry and we get a lot of practical experience. Second, because of all the ways to get involved. There are over 200 clubs and I have had my best memories taking part in extracurricular activities. Finally, the environment is friendly and lively which is what makes SRU my home. We truly are one big family here at SRU."

ERIN MCCORMAC

Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Major:
Recreational Therapy
Minor:
Adapted Physical Activity
Campus Involvement:
Delta Zeta, Recreational Therapy, and Adapted Physical Activity Club
Why I chose SRU:
"I chose SRU because the campus was so welcoming and felt like home even though I was moving over four hours away. SRU had many different opportunities for me to broaden my horizons."

EMILY SLATTERY

Hometown: Kent, OH
Major: Healthcare Administration and Management
Campus Involvement: Future Healthcare Leaders Club and the Honors College
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because it felt like home. When I was making my decision my mind kept going back to SRU. The campus was the perfect size, the people were welcoming, and they offered a unique academic program that drew me in. Choosing SRU as the place to spend the next four years of my life was a big decision but each day on campus I am reassured that this is the place for me as those three things that initially stuck out to me about the university continue to make it feel like home."