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SAA Executive Board Bios

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Meet the Student Alumni Association's 2014-2015 Executive Board members. Contact us if you are interested in joining.

Lauren Schwendinger, President
Elementary Education
Other Activities
SAU Dance Marathon HS Minis Committee, Iota Omega Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Alumni & Advancement Office Work Study
Favorite Thing About SAA
"My favorite things about SAA are the connections we make. We build connections among each other in the club as well as with many St. Ambrose alumni. I love hearing about alumni experiences from their time as students and their time after college."


Allyson SchwendingerAllyson Schwendinger, Vice President of Recruitment and Retention
Major Elementary Education
Other Activities Dance Marathon Fundraising Committee, Iota Omega Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, CASI volunteer, and Bee the Difference Day volunteer
Favorite Thing About SAA "My favorite about SAA is getting to hear alumni speak about life after college. This has really made me realize how soon graduation will come and how I need to be as prepared as I can."


Kayla KyhlKayla Kyhl, Vice President of Development and Philanthropy
Major Exercise Science
Other Activities Dance Marathon, Habitat for Humanity, Student Conduct Review Board, Peer Interviewee, Girl's Basketball Manager, Exercise Physiology Lab Assistant, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Favorite Thing About SAA "Getting to network with alumni is a great experience. Hearing about their lives after college and in the work force is very helpful to understand my own future. I also love our exec board. They are all quirky, and it's always bound to be a good time with them."


Sarah LampeSarah Lampe, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
Majors Psychology
Other Activities Track and Field
Favorite Thing About SAA "Being able to have fun while interacting with both students and alumni"


Emily RamelEmily Ramel, Secretary
Exercise Science
Other Activities
Habitat for Humanity, Board of Studies Committee, Kinesiology Mentor
Favorite Thing About SAA
"My favorite thing about SAA is the involvement we have with the alumni. It is really nice to be able to ask them questions about grad school, our careers, etc."


Lauren Portz

Lauren Portz, Treasurer
Major Journalism, TV/Radio Production
Minor Marketing
Other Activities Communication department student worker, Media Crew for Fighting Bee Athletics, Customer Sales Lead/Manager at Express, BSA U14 Girls Soccer Coach
Favorite Thing About SAA "Being able to communicate and work with alumni and to provide networking opportunities to current students."

Paige Nagle '13 MOL, Advisor
Coordinator of Event Engagement