Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador Program consists of exemplary students who represent the School of Media and Communication (SMC) and meet with prospective students throughout the academic year. As SMC student leaders, they are well positioned to talk with prospective students about our program and student life at BGSU.

Dr. Sandra Faulkner is the Faculty Advisor of the Student Ambassador Program. If you have any questions, please contact her at sandraf@bgsu.edu.

Laney Bates

Laney Bates 

Major: Adverting
Minor
: Marketing
Student Organization(s): 
Women in Business Leadership
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: 
SMC Social Media Intern
Hometown: 
Marion, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the commitment the professors show towards our education.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose the advertising major at BG because of the creative outlet it provides for me. My favorite class is ADV 1010 because of the wide variety of advertising methods and techniques covered.


Susannah Cochran

Susannah Cochran 

Major: Communication
Minor
: History
Student Organization(s): 
Order of Omega, Chi Omega Sorority, P.R.S.S.A.
Hometown: 
Lambertville, Michigan

Favorite thing about BGSU: It offers a vibrant social life, but with the small-town feeling.

Why choose current major and favorite class: "Communication, the human connection, is the key to personal and career success"-- Paul J. Meyer. I chose this major because communication skills are vital to any career and allow me to accomplish any goal, I put my mind into too. My favorite class I have taken is COMM 3070, Organizational Communications. I love how applicable this class is to success in leadership and in life. It teaches that no form of business can't survive without communication.


Ben Cook

Ben Cook 

Major: Media Production and Studies
Minor
: Environmental Science
Student Organization(s): 
BG News
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: 
Falcon Media as a News Writer
Hometown: 
Monclova, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: I love the sense of community that BGSU brings, and the opportunities and connections that come with that.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Media Production and Studies because I wanted to learn more about the creative side of media. I also chose this major so that I could get my hands on various aspects of media, such as the radio, social media marketing, and television production. My favorite class that I have taken is MDIA 1996 Radio Performance. It allowed me to be as creative as I wanted, while also having the opportunity to get on the radio!


Ryan Dick

Ryan Dick 

Major: Journalism
Minor
: Marketing
Student Organization(s): 
Bowling Green Sports Radio Organization; WBGU-FM; BG News; BG24
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: 
BGSU In-Game Host at Home Sporting Events; Backup Board Operator at the 88.1 WBGU Morning Show
Hometown: 
Grand Rapids, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: The opportunities that BGSU provides allow me to gain experience in my field that I would have otherwise never had a chance to gain at a larger university.

Why choose current major and favorite class: Broadcasting has been a passion of mine before I even knew what it was. I would always pretend to host my own radio shows, interview fake people, and mimic what the news anchors on the evening news would do. As I aged, I began to take a serious interest in the field. So serious, that I decided to major in broadcasting as soon as freshman year of high school arrived. Now I am a broadcast journalism major and I am fulfilling my childhood dream. My favorite class would be JOUR 2000. Professor Crighton does a fantastic job of teaching the basics to journalism and showing how they are used by having students write their own articles and news scripts.


Miranda Donnell

Miranda Donnell

Major: Public Relations
Minor: Communication
Hometown: Upper Sandusky, OH

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the sense of community.  It is so easy to be involved on campus, and you truly feel like you belong.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Public Relations because I want to represent the social aspect of a brand. I have always been known as a people person, and I am very passionate about writing. In Public Relations, I am able to combine these two things in the best way! My favorite course has been COMM 2070 (Interpersonal Communications). This class strengthened my communication skills in a multitude of ways.


Grace Engle

Grace Engle 

Major: Public Relations
Minor
: Marketing
Student Organization(s): 
Cheerleading, PRSSA
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: 
PR/Marketing Intern at the Borgen Project 
Hometown: 
Greenville, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is how it feels like a community. The people I've met and the organizations I have been a part of have made BG feel like home.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose public relations as my major because I have always had a passion for writing. I love that PR offers many opportunities where every day may bring something different. PR also allows me to use my creative skills to represent a brand in a positive way! My favorite class so far has been JOUR 2550 because it allowed me to use photography, video, and audio to enhance my journalistic stories.


Lauren Frase

Lauren Frase 

Major: Communication
Minor
: French and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies
Student Organization(s): 
Lady Parts Improv Comedy, Le Cercle Français, and Musical Theatre Students
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: 
Ambassador for the Office of Multicultural Affairs of Bowling Green State University 
Hometown:
Delaware, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: Connecting with so many different people, and learning everyday something new about the world around me! 

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Communication, because it is a multipurpose focus that can help me connect to people across barriers, while sharing my passion with others around me. My favorite class so far would have to be COMM 4300 Activism and Engagement, because it opened my eyes to how communication can help change the world for the better, and how I can use my voice to hopefully make lasting change for the better.


Olivia Fraser

Olivia Fraser 

Major: Public Relations
Minor
: Marketing
Student Organization(s): 
President of PRSSA, Circle K International, Omicron Delta Kappa
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: 
BGSU Athletics Marketing Intern, Ohio District Kiwanis Social Media Intern, Online Editorial Intern for Gay Community News, Toledo City Paper Editorial Intern, BGSU Campus Tour Guide 
Hometown:
Strongsville, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: The sense of community at BGSU is my favorite thing about being on campus. Whether you are attending a sold-out hockey game or a meeting for your student organization, you will be surrounded by so many amazing individuals. 

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Public Relations because the skills I learn in all of my classes can be utilized in almost any industry. My favorite course has been Jour 2550 (Multimedia Reporting) because you get hands-on experience working with so many applications that are common in the workplace like Adobe Photoshop and WordPress. Many of the journalism classes offered at BGSU will ensure you have a portfolio to show employers which will help showcase your skills.


Grace Gamble

Grace Gamble 

Major: Media Production and Studies
Minor
: Film Studies
Student Organization(s): 
I was a member of Media Student Association in the freshman year and was in AcousChicks A Capella group in the freshman and sophomore years.
Hometown:
Centerville, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: It feels like home away from home 🧡🤎 

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Media Production as my major because I wanted to learn all aspects of the Behind The Scenes industry within different modes of media. My favorite class at the moment is my Women Filmmakers class, THFM 3820.


Catherine Haynes

Catherine Haynes 

Major: Communication
Student Organization(s): 
Vice President of Operations for University Activities Organization
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: 
Summer 2022 Connections Ambassador  
Hometown: 
Swartz Creek, Michigan

Favorite thing about BGSU: How amazing all the faculty and staff are, they are so supportive! 

Why choose current major and favorite class: Communications is such a broad term but can be specific if you make it that way. There are so many amazing classes that you are going to take that are going to be beneficial outside of the future workplace. I don't think students realize how much you can do with a communication degree. My favorite class I have taken so far is COMM 2070, interpersonal communication!


Megan Hughes

Megan Hughes 

Major: Advertising
Minor
: Marketing
Student Organization(s): 
H2O church, Delight BGSU, Club Quidditch
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: 
Social Media Intern for University of Toledo Physicians, Social Media Marketing Intern for Distracted, LLC, and SMC Student Intern
Hometown: 
Bellefontaine, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the community that the campus provides. I got involved with many organizations on campus throughout the years, and all of them took me in with open arms. Everyone is kind, helpful, and friendly no matter where you go!

Why choose current major and favorite class: I decided to go into Advertising because I am very interested in the power that advertisements have on the consumer, and the creativity and strategy that goes into making content memorable. Also, I am interested in social media and creating strategic content on those platforms, which ties nicely into my major. My favorite class I have taken so far is Advertising Copywriting and Creative Strategy (ADV 3800). It allows you to focus on the creative parts of an advertising campaign (such as the visuals, videos, and messaging) and expand your mind to developing your own creative content ideas! 


Alison Kaiser

Alison Kaiser

Major: Public Relations
Minor
: Recreation
Student Organization(s): 
Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, BGSU Social Media Team
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: 
I spent last summer in Atlanta, Georgia as the Communications/ PR intern for Focus Brands, which includes Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, Jamba, Carvel, Schlotzsky's, etc. I am currently in my second year as a Social Media Intern for Official BGSU, and I spent the summer of 2021 in Holland, Michigan as the Recreation Marketing Intern for the city.
Hometown: 
Westerville, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: Frieda and Freddie Falcon! I had the honor of being one of the Frieda’s last year, and I loved every second.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Public Relations because there is something so satisfying about being able to positively represent a brand, while staying incredibly accurate. My current favorite class is COMM 3060 with Dr. Hanasono. She is an excellent professor, and I am learning so much about interpersonal communications.


Kandyce Kreiner

Kandyce Kreiner

Major: Media Production and Studies
Minor
: Theater
Student Organization(s): 
BG Reel/UFO; University Dance Alliance
Internship(s) and Professional Experience:
 Currently work for WBGU-PBS Television Station
Hometown:
Fairfield, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: The campus itself because it is peaceful, nice to look at, and everything is relatively close. 

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Media Production because I have always had a thing about being in front of and behind the camera. Since a young age, I have always fantasized about winning an Oscar or Golden Globe. I would make music videos on my iPod, take part in numerous plays and musicals, take acting classes and join an agency to further my childhood dreams. I hope one day that a production I put on or being part of can be recognized around the world. MDIA 3690 Live Event Production is a fun because you get to decide as a class what kind of production you would like to cover. I got to do a livestream being a foley artist and it was quite the experience.


Nia Lambdin

Nia Lambdin

Major: Journalism
Minor
: Communication
Student Organization(s): 
Falcon Media, Society of Professional Journalists
Internship(s) and Professional Experience:
 I'm interning this semester on campus
Hometown:
Alliance, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the community. It's the reason I chose this beautiful campus to become my new home. Everyone is inviting and accepting of differences and mistakes here. 

Why choose current major and favorite class: My favorite class was Journalism 2500 with Julie Hagenbuch. She is a teacher who will make you work for your grade and I think that's an important skill to teach in journalism. You have to work hard and be willing to take criticism to eventually succeed. I chose my major because of the freedom and rush I feel while writing. Journalism is going to give you experiences no one else is going to have and every day is a new adventure. If you want to be someone who finds new things or knows each day is going to be rewarding one way or another, journalism is definitely where you want to be. 


Emma Landals

Emma Landals

Major: Public Relations
Minor
: Communication
Student Organization(s): 
Alpha Chi Omega, Falcon Media, and PRSSA
Hometown:
Wadsworth, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the environment. It has a similar small-town feeling that my hometown does, and I also love the campus. 

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Public Relations because I have loved writing my whole life and meeting new people and making new connections. My favorite class so far is JOUR 2000.


Alisandra Mejia-Garza

Alisandra Mejia-Garza

Major: Media Production and Studies
Minor
: Marketing
Student Organization(s): 
Media Student Association (President)
Internship(s) and Professional Experience:
 Wood County Prevention Coalition Social Media Intern/Podcast editor
Hometown:
Port Clinton, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the people I have met here.  

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose to study media production because I have always had an interest in creating videos and telling a story. My favorite class so far has been MDIA 3641 - Television Newscast Directing.


Alex Muhlenkamp

Alex Muhlenkamp

Major: Public Relations
Minor
: Communication
Student Organization(s): 
PRSSA
Internship(s) and Professional Experience:
 Social Media Intern for BG Falcon Media
Hometown:
St. Henry, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is having professors who want to see me succeed in every way possible. 

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose public relations as a major because I liked the idea of using words, visuals, and actions to represent a company and how the public reacts to those things really interests me. My favorite class would be JOUR 2550 because it was fun use the nice, campus owned cameras to create your own content for your own website.


Jess Oberski

Jess Oberski

Major: Journalism
Minor
: Broadcast Meteorology 
Student Organization(s): 
Disability Rights Education Advocation and Mentorship (DREAM), Media Student Association, Society of Professional Journalists and Falcon Media 
Hometown:
Attica, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the diverse campus environment and the people you get to meet because of its diversity.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I have been interested in journalism since I was little. I remember crawling in my Papa's lap and reading the newspaper. That's where I think I really got my start. My favorite class that I have taken so far has been JOUR 2500 with Julie Hagenbuch.


Courtney Payne

Courtney Payne

Major: Communication
Minor
: Advertising
Student Organization(s): 
Alpha Chi Omega (VP of PR and Marketing), Order of Omega, College Panhellenic Conference Judicial Board Member
Hometown:
Whitehouse, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the sense of community all over campus. Everyone is welcome here and feels welcome here. 

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Communications as my major because I love people! I have always loved talking to others and being able to bring a positive aspect to any conversation. 


Alyssa Santora

Alyssa Santora

Major: Media Production and Studies
Minor
: Advertising
Student Organization(s): 
Media Student Association (Vice President/Treasurer), NSCS 
Internship(s) and Professional Experience:
 Interned with BCSN in Toldeo, OH. Now employed with them.
Hometown:
Avon, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is campus life. There are so many ways to get involved and put yourself out there. 

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Media Production because I have always been interested in editing and producing. My favorite class at BG has been MDIA 3641 - Television Newscast Directing with Jasmine Crighton. 


MaKayla Schreiber

MaKayla Schreiber

Major: Media Production and Studies
Minor
: Marketing
Student Organization(s): 
I am a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma 
Internship(s) and Professional Experience:
 This past year I interned at WBGU-PBS as a production assistant in the spring of 2022, I also interned as a content creator at a frontier league baseball team over the summer of 2022. Over the summer of 2022, I also opened my own Media Production LLC where I execute freelance media work. 
Hometown:
Amherst, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: I love how it is not a huge campus so wherever you go you are bound to see familiar faces but at the same time it is big enough where there is an opportunity to meet new people everywhere.

Why choose current major and favorite class: This major is awesome because it is so hands-on. Mostly every class you are not sitting in a desk, but having the opportunity to put what you are learning to practice. My favorite class so far has been MDIA 2620 which was audio production. This class was hands on while also being laidback and you could execute any creative ideas you had.


Savannah Sheely

Savannah Sheely

Major: Communication
Minor
: Marketing
Student Organization(s): 
National Society of Leadership and Success  
Hometown:
New Middletown, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: The community and sense of belonging!

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose my major because I knew I wanted to work with communication and networking, and I plan on working in social media! My favorite class so far would be COMM 4080 with Dr. Gonzalez! I loved having class with him!


MaKayla Schreiber

Amber Wilkins

Major: Advertising
Minor
: Marketing
Internship(s) and Professional Experience:
 SMC Social Media Fall 2021 Intern, Celebrity Style Events Summer 2022 social media and Marketing Intern 
Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the number of resources the students have access to. We can get help with virtually anything to improve our academic career and make the most of our time here at BGSU.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose my major because I enjoy the idea of helping other people make the most of their businesses using advertising and marketing. A lot of new business owners don’t realize how these two factors could change the integrity of their business! My favorite class had to be MDIA 2640 Introduction to Interactive Advertising and Social Media. I loved learning more about how social media campaigns worked.


Updated: 09/15/2022 03:35PM