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! 

RACHEL ANDERSON

Hometown: Franklin, PA
Major:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Campus Involvement:
Campus Crusade for Christ
Why I chose SRU:
"I chose SRU because I immediately felt at home here. I was terrified to go to college and leave my small hometown but Slippery Rock gave me that small town feel but with many more opportunities."

GARRETT BACHTEL

Hometown: North Canton, OH
Major: Biology 4+4 Dental (LECOM)
Campus Involvement: Tri-beta, Harbor, First-Year Leadership Scholar Program
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because the campus has a distinct atmosphere that makes me feel at home and has an excellent academic reputation."

TYLER BEN

Hometown: Sarver, PA
Major: Exercise Science 3+3 Pre-PT
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Pre-PT Club, Swim Club, and the Student Government Association
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."

JAKE BUCHANAN

Hometown: Johnstown, PA
Major: Exercise Science 3+3 Pre-Physical Therapy
Campus Involvement: Pre-Physical Therapy Club and First-Year Leadership Scholar Program
Why I Chose SRU: I chose Slippery Rock because of the well known Exercise Science program. The professors truly care about student success and work to ensure students reach their full potential. 

ALEXIUS BURTON

Hometown: Wexford, PA
Major: Middle Level Education - Mathematics
Campus Involvement: Queens, Black Action Society, NAACP, University Program Board, and the Rock Royalty Step Team
Why I Chose SRU: "I chose SRU because it felt like home. People are so friendly, class sizes are small so you get to know your professors, and there are so many different clubs and organizations that it is impossible to not get involved. It is a land of opportunity!"

ABBEY CIANCIO

Hometown: Upper St. Clair, PA
Major: Integrated Marketing Communication
Minor: Business Administration
Campus Involvement: Alpha Xi Delta Sorority
Why I chose SRU: "After I toured SRU, I immediately felt at home and knew it was the school for me because of the campus size, professors, and opportunities to get involved."

AVERY CLUKEY

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
Major: Health Care and Administration Management 3+3 Pre-PT
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Campus Crusade for Christ, Future Health Care Leaders, Pre-PT Club, Harbor
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because when I first stepped on campus it felt like home. Coming from four hours away, I wanted something that felt right. With the academics, size of the school, beautiful campus, and many other things SRU has to offer, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up."

NORAH DOYLE

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Early Childhood Education w/ dual certification in Special Education
Campus Involvement: University Program Board and Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society in Education
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because of the nationally recognized education program. The professors get to know each student to help them succeed."

PAXTON FETTERMAN

Hometown: Apollo, PA
Major: Biology
Minor: Spanish
Campus Involvement: University Program Board, Lambda Sigma Honorary, TriBeta Honorary, Spanish Club, and the Honors College
Why I chose SRU: "Coming from a small town, I knew that I wanted to be at a university where I felt like I mattered and was not just another face in the crowd. I found this and more at SRU. The countless opportunities and welcoming faculty and staff made SRU the best school for me."

AVERY FILICKY

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Major: Public Health
Campus Involvement: Campus Crusade for Christ, Bodybuilding and Fitness Club, Dream Chasers
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU for many reasons. The atmosphere is motivating and the teachers and students are very welcoming and supportive. SRU has a very diverse environment where students thrive. The facilities are well kept which makes living here enjoyable. I also chose SRU for the credibility in my major. The first time I came here I knew this was where I wanted to call home for the next four years. I went with my gut and haven't had one regret since."

MIA GRAZIANI

Hometown: Canonsburg, PA
Major: Psychology 3+2 Pre-PA
Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, Psychology Club, and the Honors College
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because it was the perfect size for me! I felt like Slippery Rock was big enough to meet new people and get involved but small enough where I wouldn't feel like a number. I loved the atmosphere the minute I stepped on campus!"

LORAH MOMEYER

Hometown: Erie, PA
Major: Health and Physical Education
Minor: Adapted Physical Activity
Campus Involvement: Honors College, University Program Board, Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity, School Wellness Education Council Executive Board, Intramurals
Why I chose SRU: "From my very first visit to SRU, I knew I could picture myself succeeding at this school because of the perfect size and beautiful campus. Fast forward and I have had so many opportunities in different clubs and organizations as well as professional development experiences. SRU was the best decision I could have made and I haven't looked back since!"

MARLEY PENSINGER

Hometown: Greencastle, PA
Majors: Communications - Integrated Marketing Communications
Minor: Professional Spanish
Campus Involvement: Spanish Club and Rock PRoductions
Why I chose SRU: I chose SRU because I wanted to attend somewhere that was affordable while also being accommodating and friendly. The first time I saw this beautiful campus, there were lots of smiles and friendly faces so I knew it was the best match for me!

NICOLETTE ROBINSON

Hometown: Ronkonkoma, NY
Major: Public Health Pre-PA
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Pre-PA Club, Delta Zeta
Why I chose SRU: "I chose Slippery Rock because as soon as I stepped on campus I felt at home. The size, professors, and PA program were everything I wished for and there are many opportunities to get involved!"

ALYSSA WATTS

Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Major: Exercise Science 3+3 Pre-PT
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Exercise Science Student Research Assistant, FYRST Seminar Peer Leader
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because of the Exercise Science program and its amazing reputation. I knew I wouldn't be just a number here and the professors really are devoted to the success of the students. SRU is truly my home away from home and the opportunities are endless."

KAYA WEEKS

Hometown: Mansfield, PA
Major: Political Science
Minor: American History
Campus Involvement: University Program Board, Alpha Xi Delta, Jump Start
Why I chose SRU: "SRU had a lot to offer academically, socially, and financially. SRU is one of the most financially stable schools in the PASSHE system which was reassuring for my future here."

SARAH CORINNE ZENI 

Hometown: Morgantown, WV
Major: Exercise Science and Dance
Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honorary, Exercise Science Society, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, SRU Dance Theatre, Medlife
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU for the Exercise Science and Dance programs. Both departments provide so much opportunity to students and we're their first priority"