Thirty one students representing each academic major in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University have been selected as ambassadors for the 2014-15 academic year.

According to Cate Schlobohm, outreach coordinator, the ambassadors assist the College in a variety of ways including meeting with prospective students and their families and representing the College at regional recruitment fairs and on-campus events.

“This will be the Statler College’s third year with an ambassador program,” said Schlobohm. “Thanks to these dynamic and enthusiastic students, we are able to do more from an outreach and recruitment standpoint. We can attend and host more outreach events, travel to more schools and meet with more prospective students.”

The following is a listing, by department, of students who were selected as ambassadors. Their anticipated graduation dates and hometowns are included:

Chemical engineering: Erika Allen, ‘16, Wheeling, W.Va.; Brock Karolcik, ‘15, Morgantown, W.Va.; Andy Maloney, ‘16, Morgantown, W.Va.; and Andrew White, ‘15, Fairmont, W.Va.

Civil and environmental engineering: Colin Frosch, ‘15, Fairmont, W.Va.; Elliott Hair, ‘15, Parkersburg, W.Va.; Christine Snyder, ‘15, Scott Depot, W.Va.; and Laura Wild, ‘15, Cockeysville, Md.

Industrial and management systems engineering: Emily Phipps, ‘15, Cornelius, N.C.; Maggie Schlegel, ‘16, Wheeling, W.Va.; Grace Slusser, ‘17, Fairmont, W.Va.; Stephen Thompson, ‘17, Carmel, Ind.; Josh Watson, ‘17, Morgantown, W.Va.

Computer science and electrical engineering: Tyrone Croswell, ‘16, Accokeek, Md.; Todd Dicken, December ‘14, Morgantown, W.Va.; Dakota Kirby, ‘14 (attending graduate school), Jane Lew, W.Va.; Ali Kowalski, ‘16, Newark, Del.; Brianna Maze, ‘14 (attending graduate school), Parkersburg, W.Va.; Melanie Wieland, ‘16, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mechanical and aerospace engineering: Katie Demyan, ‘15, Huttonsville, W.Va.; Thomas Martin, ‘15, Gerrardstown, W.Va.; Matt McCabe, ‘15, Martinsburg, W.Va.; Walker McCord, ‘18, Daniels, W.Va.; Kevin Peake, ‘16, Herndon, Va.; Sabrina Ridenour, ‘17, Frostburg, Md.; Nick Underwood, ‘14 (attending graduate school), Beaver, W.Va.; Richie Yoho, ‘15, Mannington, W.Va.

Mining engineering: David Kuegler, ‘16, Finksburg, Md.

Petroleum and natural gas engineering: Bruce Ensley, Jr., ‘17, Midlothian, Va.; Sarah Harbert, ‘16, Morgantown, W.Va.; Tyrone Swen, ‘15, Laurel, Md.

“This group has increased not only the number of people we can reach, but when people hear about the Statler College and engineering from a current student’s perspective, it is a much more meaningful, quality experience,” Schlobohm commented.



CONTACT: Mary C. Dillon, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

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