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:
 Criminology Club, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and Alpha Phi Sigma
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!"

DANIKA BEERS

Hometown: New Ringgold, PA 
Major: Psychology (Neuroscience) 4+2 Pre PA 
Campus Involvement: Pre-PA Club, NeuroRocks, and NU Rho Sci Honor Society
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!"

MIA GRAZIANI

Hometown: Canonsburg, PA
Majors: Healthcare Administration
Minor: Psychology
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!"

BRANDI MARLIN

Hometown: Hatfield, PA
Major: Exercise Science 3+3 Pre-Occupational Therapy
Minor: Psychology
Campus Involvement: JumpStart Mentor, Pre-Occupational Therapy Association, Honors College, Phi Sigma Pi, American Sign Language Club 
Why I Chose SRU: "I chose SRU because of the welcoming feel on campus. Coming from so far away, I knew I wanted a place that was friendly and kind to everyone. SRU made me feel like this was my home away from home from day one. SRU also had the ideal major I was looking for which made this the perfect place for me!"

ALEXIS MOSS

Hometown: Canonsburg, PA
Major: Political Science
Campus Involvement: Delight Ministries, Law Society, and Debate Society
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because I already felt so welcomed on my college tour and knew it would be even better as a student. I did not want to go to a large city and Slippery Rock felt like it could be my home away from home with the small and beautiful town!" 

SARAH PERSUN

Hometown: South Williamsport, PA
Major: First Year Physical Therapy Graduate Student
Campus Involvement: Honors College Graduate, Exercise Science Society, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Applied Anatomy Laboratory Assistant
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because of the accelerated option offered through the Exercise Science program. This major provides meaningful hands-on learning experiences that aid in the preparation for graduate-level coursework. I also chose SRU because it is the perfect size for me and there are many opportunities to easily get involved on campus. 

DELANEY PURCELL

Hometown: Brick, NJ
Major: Exercise Science Pre-PT
Campus Involvement: Exercise Science Society, Pre-Physical Therapy Club
Why I chose SRU: "I chose SRU because it felt like my second  home, being so far from home I needed a welcoming place where I felt like I best fit. The community is so welcoming and the Exercise Science program is amazing. Slippery Rock is everything and more for me!"

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."

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: First Year Physical Therapy Graduate Student (Undergrad: Exercise Science 3+3 Pre-PT)
Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Assistnat, Honors College Graduate, former Exercise Science Student Research Assistant, FYRST Seminar Peer Leader, and Pre-PT Club Member
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. I am excited for another three years in graduate school!"