Territory: South Chicago
At St. Ambrose since 2014
Follow me on Twitter @SAUSteve
St. Ambrose is a very active community, so I look for prospective students who want to get involved and be part of the great things happening here.
SAU provides so many options to get involved, it's almost hard not to!
Sports fanatic, Bee backer, loyal to his teams...and to you!
Steve will be able to tell you any sports information that you may want to know or talk sports with your parents. Steve came to St. Ambrose from the small northern Illinois town of Maple Park and graduated with degrees in Radio/TV Communications and Journalism in 2010.
Steve didn't play sports at St Ambrose but he interviewed each coach as the lead sports announcer on SAU's "SAUtv" and KALA Radio, and also as a sports writer for the student newspaper, The Buzz.
Steve is a "big fish" standing at a mere 6'7" so he was a "big deal" at SAU. He loved his time here so much that he came back to broadcast to visiting high school students why SAU should be at the top of your college choices.
If you have any questions about the Communications Department, majors, internships, broadcasting, the buzz of what's going on around campus, or the Chicago White Sox...Steve is your man. As a prior local sports and newscaster, Steve can tell you a lot about the QC, too!
I had such a great four years at St. Ambrose that it's exciting to meet other students who are thinking that SAU could provide them with an amazing college experience of their own. I really enjoy hearing about why students have taken an interest in St. Ambrose and why it's on their list of college possibilities. SAU is a great university full of history, a sense of community, and a desire to learn. When students select St. Ambrose for some of the same reasons I did, it brings me full circle and reaffirms why I chose SAU for my college education and why I continue to be a Fighting Bee.
Sports, sports and more sports. Whether it's watching a game or trying not to make a fool out of myself playing one, sports are always on my mind. You can find me following every game of the season for the White Sox, Packers, and Bulls. When I'm not watching a game, you can usually find me attempting to work out, listening to some country music, or taking in some of the great things the Quad Cities has to offer.
I came to St. Ambrose as a freshman in 2006 and graduated in 2010. I didn't have any connections to St. Ambrose before I attended, but I felt right at home during my college years. I was heavily involved on campus as a play-by-play announcer for broadcasts of SAU athletic events, a retreat leader for Campus Ministry, the Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Buzz, and I always played my heart out on the intramural fields and courts. I am still heartbroken over a loss in the 2009 co-ed basketball title game. My closet still feels empty without an "Intramural Champion" t-shirt.
Can I get involved on campus?
And Steve's answer: Absolutely! St. Ambrose has over 50 clubs and organizations. They range from academic clubs such as the Art Club or Biology Club, to service groups such as Habitat for Humanity and Dance Marathon, to being a part of the Campus Activities Board, and everything in between. We hold Club Fest each Fall when all the campus organizations come out and get students to sign up or get more information on joining. With 23 varsity sports, club sports, and intramurals, it's easy to add some competition into your schedule as well.