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. They share their SRU experiences and love for SRU on their campus tours.

CARLY APREA

Hometown: Bethel Park, PA
Major:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Campus Involvement:
Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and Psychology Club
Why I chose SRU: "
I chose SRU because everyone here is so nice! You get to meet tons of new people and I love being on campus getting to walk to class with friends and just enjoy everything about campus!"

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."

DANIKA BEERS

Hometown: West Penn, PA 
Major: Public Health 4+2 Pre PA 
Campus Involvement: Autism Speaks, Pre-PA Club, Public Health Association 
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because it felt like home to me. Coming from a small town I knew I didn’t want to be at a huge school, but I didn’t want anything too small either; SRU gave me the perfect middle. I knew that I would be spending the next four years at Slippery Rock since the first time I toured here!"

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."

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."

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!"

MADYSON KNOX-BENNETT

Hometown: Johnstown, PA 
Major: Homeland Security and Corporate Security 
Minor: Arabic  
Campus Involvement: Arabic Club, Security Studies Club, and Mindfulness and Meditation Yoga Club 
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because of the immediate sense of home as soon as you step on campus. SRU is well known for its academic reputation with professors that really care about the student's well-being. Overall, the campus atmosphere was really welcoming and that is exactly what I was looking for in a college."

KYLE MENNOR

Hometown: Chicora, Pennsylvania
Major: Secondary Education: Social Studies
Campus Involvement: SRSGA, ARHS, Planting With A Purpose
Why I Chose SRU: "I've always wanted to come to Slippery Rock. Living close to campus gave me the benefit of exposure to SRU culture before I finished high school. I love little PA towns and I'm glad to call this one home until I have my degree!"

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!"

SARAH PERSUN

Hometown: South Williamsport, PA
Major: Exercise Science 3+3 Pre-Physical Therapy
Campus Involvement: Honors College, Exercise Science Society, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Applied Anatomy Laboratory Assistant
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because of the Exercise Science program. This major provides meaningful hands-on learning experiences and the professors are extremely dedicated to their students’ success. I also chose SRU because it is the perfect size for me and there are many opportunities to easily get involved on campus."

AMANDA REILLY

Hometown: Washington, PA
Major: Public Relations
Minor: Theatre
Campus Involvement: SRSGA, Rock PRSSA, Cru, Internal Affairs Committee, Campus Outreach Committee, Musical Theatre Society (MTS), and Honors College
Why I Chose SRU: "I chose SRU because it's an inviting campus with very friendly students. It was the perfect distance from home and just the right size for me being from a small town. It offered me an amazing opportunity and when I came to visit it felt like home."

HAILEY ROBBINS

Hometown: Williamsport, PA
Major: Secondary Education English
Campus Involvement: Boost Student Support and Education club.
Why I chose SRU: "I went to visit other colleges and I felt out of place; until I came to SRU. I felt at home immediately and it made me so excited to take the next step into my college experience! Between the clubs, events, student support, and beauty of the campus, it was an easy choice for me to choose SRU."

MAKENZIE SHILLER

Hometown: Yardley, PA
Major: Criminal Justice and Social Work
Campus Involvement: College Dress Relief, Criminology Club, and Love Your Melon
Why I Chose SRU: "I chose Slippery Rock University so I could learn how to become independent. I live 5.5 hours away, near Philadelphia, and I did not want to stay close to home and miss out on opportunities by going home every weekend. Graduating with a class of 800 students, I knew I wanted to branch out and have the opportunity to make new friends. So far, my experience here has been amazing and I am happy I picked Slippery Rock University."

DAPHNE STAYER

Hometown: Bedford, PA
Major: Health and Physical Education
Minors: Aquatics and Coaching
Campus Involvement: School Wellness Education Council
Why I Chose SRU: "Slippery Rock has such an amazing reputation for Health and Physical Education that I knew I had to come to this school. I haven’t regretted my decision since! I have learned so much and have had so many opportunities already. I wanted to find a campus that was affordable but also gave me that “hometown” feel and SRU gave me that!"

MEGAN WALSH

Hometown: Saegertown, PA
Majors: Health and Physical Education
Minor: Adapted Physical Activity
Campus Involvement: Adapted Physical Activity Club, Intramurals, School Wellness Ed. Council
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because it felt like home away from home! I am from a small town and Slippery Rock's campus community has the same close-knit feeling to it. The campus itself is beautiful and everyone is welcoming!"

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"