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. Lisa Hanasono is the Faculty Advisor of the Student Ambassador Program. If you have any questions, please contact her at LisaKH@bgsu.edu.

Emily Andersen

Emily Andersen

Major: Media Production and Studies
Minor: Arts Management
Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the sense of community and student activities! There is always something to do on campus and you never get bored.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I’ve loved making videos from a young age and knew it would become a passion of mine. I came to tour BGSU for Media & Communications Day and the Kuhlin Center really sold it for me. My favorite course has been Live Event Production with Phil Beskid. We had to adapt due to COVID-19, but we had a lot of fun with it and created some fun live-streamed productions!


Lillian Bell

Lillian Bell

Major: Public Relations
Minor
: Marketing
Student Organization(s): 
Falcon Communications (Account Associate)
Internship(s) and Professional Experience:
 Intern at iHeartMedia
Hometown:
Sylvania, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: I chose to come to BGSU because when I first came and visited the campus, it had a very welcoming environment. My mom also went to BGSU and loved it, which encouraged me to come. As I was undecided when I first came to school, knowing BGSU has so many different programs in different fields helped me to know that I would find what I wanted to study here.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Public Relations as my major because I wanted to be able to represent a brand and company in a positive way. I love writing, so I like to write press releases and post on social media accounts. There is also some creativity allowed in the major when coming up with new ideas of how to get viewers involved in a company's social media. My favorite class so far has been JOUR2000 (Journalism and Public Relations Writing) because I have been able to learn how to write specifically for public relations, and I have learned how to get to the point in my writing.


John Bergstrom

John Bergstrom

Major: Advertising; Film Production
Minor
: Communication; Photography
Hometown:
Rossford, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about Bowling Green State University is the variety of programs that are offered, which allow for a great deal of customization and personalization within a student's progress towards their graduation.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose to major in Film Production and Advertising because I have always been inspired by the creative work within a visual medium, both in regard to commercial media as well as the fine arts. My favorite course within the School of Media and Communication this far is COMM 4180: Communication Ethics. This class brought to light so much of the underlying nuance within communication and how it generally impacts every aspect of life, while also creating great discussions.


Jenna Brinkman

Jenna Brinkman

Major: Public Relations
Minor: Marketing
Hometown:
Wapakoneta, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the organizations! I am currently the President of BGSU's chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America and the Firm Director for Falcon Communications. The organizations on campus allow me to develop skills and network with professionals in my field. 

Why choose current major and favorite class: I selected Public Relations because I have a passion for writing. Majoring in PR allows for many opportunities and every day is something different! My favorite course was JOUR 2550. I loved having the opportunity to work with audio and photography equipment to enhance my journalism stories!


Erin Clune

Erin Clune 

Major: Communication
Minor
: Music
Student Organization(s): 
BGSU Women's Chorus; BGSU Acapella Choir
Internship(s) and Professional Experience:
 Singer at Thomas Moore Church
Hometown:
St. Henry, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: Being a BGSU student has allowed me to learn new things and grow as an individual while living in a comfortable atmosphere.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose to become a communication major because of the many opportunities I would have. I enjoy meeting new people, traveling, and helping people. My favorite class is intercultural communication because I enjoy communicating with others, being perceptual, and eliminating cultural barriers. I also enjoy writing, media, and studying languages. 


Brandon Dailey

Brandon Dailey

Major: Advertising
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the culture it has and how everyone influences each other to reach their goals.

Why choose current major and favorite class: The advertising major allows me to use my own creativity and innovation to help inspire others. My favorite class has been ADV 3800 because the class challenges you and helps make you understand the structure of consumer psychology.


Kendell Davis

Kendell Davis 

Major: Communication; Advertising
Minor
: Leadership
Student Organization(s): 
The Letter Project at BGSU (Vice President); BGSU Social Media Team Ambassador; Association of Women in Communication; Falcon Leadership Institute
Hometown:
Jackson, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: I love being a BGSU student because of the engaging classroom feel, diversity on campus, and the great people. 

Why choose current major and favorite class: I love my majors so much! I am very interested in social media and the business aspect of that and would love to help run a businesses as I am doing now in many aspects on campus. My favorite class is ADV 1010. Sean Williams is a great professor and I am really enjoying learning about media in the market!


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.


Damon Dotson

Damon Dotson

Major: Media Production and Studies
Minor
: Audio Production
Student Organization(s):
 WBGU
Hometown:  
North Baltimore, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: Being involved with 88.1 WBGU and having the chance to be a General Manager for a public radio station.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Media Production because I wanted to learn how to edit audio and understand the ins and outs of radio. My favorite class so far has been MDIA2620 (Audio Production).


Hayley Fatzinger

Hayley Fatzinger

Major: Communication
Minor
: Marketing
Student Organization(s):
 PRSSA; Kappa Kappa Gamma; Women in Business
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: 
Social media internship with Insomnia Cookies; Advertising and marketing internship with Stark County Diaper Bank; Sales and marketing internship with Toledo Marketing Group
Homedown: 
North Canton, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: Being a student at Bowling Green is something I pride myself on. I love the big university in a small college town. After going on my first campus tour, I knew BGSU was for me.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Communication as my major because I love working with people. I also like the business side of things, so I am able to do both in my current specialization (organizational communication). My favorite class I have taken so far is COMM4020 (Political Communication).


Megan Finke

Megan Finke

Major: Journalism
Minor: Advertising
Hometown: Fairfield Township, OH

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the Kuhlin Center! It has been home to many of my classes, the Falcon Media Newsroom and where I've met friends with the same passion!

Why choose current major and favorite class: I picked Journalism as a major because I have always enjoyed writing and then learned the importance of journalism, so decided to pursue it! My favorite class was JOUR 3550 with Dr. Foust. It taught me how many opportunities there are in the multimedia world when producing content. Also, all of the projects were very interesting and kept me engaged even though the class was all virtual!


Treyvian Jordan

Treyvian Jordan

Major: Communication
Minor: Business and Sales
Internship(s) and Professional Experience: Business to business sales with SSE Group LLC
Hometown:
Ontario, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the community. I say this because BG gives the atmosphere of all of us here, being close to one another using different events from sports to job fairs to philanthropy’s.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Communication as my major because I felt communicating in any particular job will always be a priority whether it’s verbal or non-verbal and with the availability to focus on the business aspect using sales and marketing through communication courses. My favorite class would be the professional speaking course because it sets you up for success in the business world teaching you inside tricks of professional speaking and experiment in mock interviews and resume discussions.


Alison Kaiser

Alison Kaiser

Major: Public Relations
Minor
: Recreation
Student Organization(s): 
BGSU Social Media Team Member; PRSSA Dues Paying Member; National Residence Hall Honorary Member; H2O Church
Hometown: 
Westerville, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: When I picked BGSU, I didn't realize the incredible community that came with it. Everyone goes out of their way to be friendly and I feel like you can't get better than that.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Public Relations because I am a huge people person! I really enjoy talking to others and being optimistic. I've grown up with a love for writing, so I am excited to have a major that throws all of that together in the best way.


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:
 Intern at the Fairfield STARS summer theater, teaching kids about theater and direct them.
Hometown:
Fairfield, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about being a BGSU student is that I have the best teachers to help me grow.

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. The class I have enjoyed the most so far is MDIA1020 because I can get my hands on the equipment.


Sarah Richter

Sarah Richter

Major: Media Production and Studies
Minor: Advertising
Hometown: Eastlake, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: In my opinion, the best part about BGSU is the community. I have been so lucky to have had so many excellent professors who have not only taught me about school but also about life. I have also made many lifelong friends along the way.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I was always drawn to making digital media and, as such, was motivated to get a degree in media production myself. My life has been influenced by so many things, especially movies, that I myself wanted to be a part of something that inspired people. So far, my favorite SMC course has been MDIA:2610, Video Production. This course taught us how to work with professional grade cameras to produce high quality content.


Kaylee Shinaver

Kaylee Shinaver

Major: Public Relations
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is that there are so many people who truly care and want to help others succeed. I feel motivated to grow in my academics because of my professors and peers who have all been genuine and supportive.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I choose Public Relations because I want to create content that helps people accurately display their brand. I also want to show the positive side of social media and how it can help bond people together. JOUR 1400 (Introduction to Strategic Public Relations) has been my favorite class so far because of all the amazing people I got to meet and the different fields of Public Relations we got to explore.


Taylor Viers

Taylor Viers

Major: Advertising
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is how it can feel so big at first, but gets to be a really tight knit community with the professors and other students in your major.

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose Advertising as my major because I've always been interested in the power of advertising campaigns throughout history and love finding the connection between famous ads and pop culture and how those two influence each other. I also love learning about how companies strategically brand themselves which is where my major in Advertising and minor in Marketing overlap. My favorite SMC course so far has been MDIA 4530 (Advertising Sales & Media Promotion) with Dr. Liggett because we were able to analyze both current and historical advertising campaigns that appealed to a variety of famous moments and eras in pop culture.


Sophia Walcher

Sophia Walcher

Major: Journalism
Minor: Philosophy
Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: When BGSU proclaims "Belong. Stand Out. Go Far." they truly exemplify those words. My experiences at BGSU show me that the university is willing and able to give me the foundations for success in all aspects of my career and beyond.

Why choose current major and favorite class: Ever since I was a child, my voice has been how I best expressed myself. I was an obnoxious chatterbox, and it eventually led me into theatre and speech & debate. From there I decided to pursue Broadcast Journalism as a career! My favorite course has been Media and Society taught by Dr. Joshua Atkinson. It delved into alternative media and the spread of conspiracy theories and I found it so illuminating, especially in the context of our current political landscape!


Kaycee Woodward

Kaycee Woodward

Major: Advertising
Minor: Communication
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio

Favorite thing about BGSU: My favorite thing about BGSU is the relationships I’ve made! I’m so blessed that all of the clubs and classes I have been in. I have made relationships with professors and students that will help me in my career!

Why choose current major and favorite class: I chose advertising because I have a passion for creating content on social media and understand how valuable advertising is! My favorite SMC course was Introduction to Advertising with Ilyoung Ju in my sophomore year. This class really interested me in the SMC career path!