PEAK: Peers Engaging & Achieving Knowledge

Peers Engaging and Achieving Knowledge (PEAK) connects first and second year undecided students with upper-class BGSU students who serve as peer advisors.  PEAK advisors can provide their perspective on balancing curricular and co-curricular activities, classes they have completed, their declared major, and academic as well as campus resources.

PEAK advisors will also hold Sophomore Success workshops for students during Fall 2015.    
If you have questions, feel free to email PEAK advisors at peak@bgsu.edu.

Fall 2015, Pre-Major students can meet with a PEAK advisor during walk-in hours in 101 University Hall.

Mondays: 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Lisa (Inclusive Early Childhood Major)

Tuesdays: 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Carmen (Communication Disorders Major)

Wednesdays: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Sam (Human Development and Family Studies Major)

Thursdays: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Whitney (Visual Communication Technology Major)

Fridays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Haven (Computer Science Major)


Haven Brown 2015-2016

Haven Brown

Position: PEAK Advisor

Haven is a former Pre-Major student in her sophomore year.  She is majoring in Computer Science.  She would like to use her experience as an undecided student to guide other undecided students toward finding the path they want to pursue.

Haven's favorite BGSU memory so far is the first snow of her first year on campus.  It was in November and she and her floormates were feeling stressed and bogged down with all of the classwork they had to do.  When it started snowing they decided to take a break from the grind and go play in the snow.  Most of them didn't have warm coats or gloves so they didn't stay out long but the experience helped lower their stress and get to know each other better.  Many of those who participated are now her really good friends.  It is her favorite becasue that is when it really started to feel like BGSU wasn't just where she was going to college.  It is when in started to feel like home.

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Lisa Hamberg

Position: PEAK Advisor

Lisa is a Junior majoring in Inclusive Early Childhood Education.  She is from Coldwater, Ohio where she graduated with a class of only one hundred students.  Coming to BG has been different, but wonderful! She loves working with children and serves as the Vice President for the Early Childhood Organization on campus.  She enjoys sewing and baseball – especially the Cincinnati Reds!  She is happy to be a PEAK Peer Advisor because she likes being a person students can feel comfortable asking questions of.  She remembers what it was like to be a first year student, and how confusing it can be at times.  She wants to be a resource to help ease that transition!

Lisa's favorite BGSU memory so far is joining the Delta Zeta sorority.  Through this organization she feels she has been able to grow as a person and to be a role model for her chapter and BGSU as a whole.  Joining the sorority has made her feel like a part of something bigger than herself and that she is capable of doing great things to help the community and the world around her.

Carmen Meyer

Carmen Meyer

Position: PEAK Advisor

Carmen is a Junior from Maria Stein, OH.  Carmen is a former Pre-Major student now majoring in Communication Disorders.  She is a member and officer of the Honors Student Association and enjoys participating in intramural sports at BGSU.



Whitney Shemwell

Position: PEAK Advisor

Whitney is a Sophomore from Prospect, Kentucky majoring in Visual Communication Technology.  She enjoys participating in Dance Marathon.

Whitney's favorite BGSU memory so far has been living in Conklin her first year.  Living in the residence hall has allowed her to meet some of her best friends on campus.  They have movie nights, have studied together, and ordered Cookie Jar all the time.  This has lead to her feeling a strong connection with BGSU.

Samuel Spencer 2015-2016

Sam Spencer

Position: PEAK Advisor

Sam Spencer is a junior in the Human Development and Family Studies program here at BGSU.  He plans to continue his education and earn a Master's Degree in College Student Personnel after graduation.  He changed his major several times before finding that perfect fit for him.  He would like to be a resource to help others find their perfect fit.  He is the scholarship chair for Phi Kappa Psi Ohio Zeta and an Interfraternity Council Delegate.  He is also involved with the Bowling Green Science Education Council and was the Vice President of Adolescent and Young Adult Education last year.

Sam feels he can't choose one single best BGSU memory. There have been large and small events that have shaped his time here.  He has enjoyed playing stickball, football and basketball with his fraternity brothers.  He has enjoyed watching movies with his floormates in the residence hall.  A larger event he thinks of happily was in his first year when he volunteered at a local daycare for the Martin Luther King Junior Day of Service.  He says the two years he has spent here so far have been the experience of a lifetime.  He is sad to think he is halfway through, but excieted he still has two more years.  His best advice is to find something you love here at BGSU and stay involved with it.  Amazing memories will follow.