Territory: Iowa and Illinois Quad-Cities, and other states
At St. Ambrose since 2011
Sean is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana. When he was a senior at Bishop Luers High School, he came to campus for a summer visit and that led him to choose St. Ambrose. During college he was an athlete on the Fighting Bees track and field team, setting two indoor records. He graduated from St. Ambrose with a bachelor's degree in history in 2009.
Always interested in educating and serving others, he knew staying in the Quad Cities would give him the best chance at those opportunities. St. Ambrose seems like home for him and he wants to convey that sense of community and family to prospective students, so they too can enrich their lives and they lives of others by becoming Ambrosians.
Absolutely everything! I truly feel the family atmosphere around campus from every faculty, staff and student. I also love promoting my passion: A liberal arts education that helps students to create, evolve, innovate and motivate themselves and others intellectually, spiritually and ethically, so they not only become well-rounded students but well-rounded people. That is the definition of St. Ambrose. I also love helping families to make the important decision of which college to attend. I do all I can to assist them in finding the perfect fit.
If not on campus cheering on the Fighting Bees or Queen Bees, I am usually running, reading textbooks or comic books, volunteering, playing intramural sports or watching my favorite TV shows.
I am a St. Ambrose graduate. Recently, I competed in the Brady Street Challenge with other St. Ambrose alumni, and we got second place for the university! My fiancé and I plan to get married at Christ the King Chapel at Ambrose. I also won the "name the library blog" contest, getting to name it the "BEEbrary Blog!"
Is it difficult to juggle sports and academics?
And Sean's answer: No, it isn't difficult. St. Ambrose has always stressed that the student-athlete is a student first. SAU has 22 varsity athletic teams and 15 of them are NAIA scholar-athletic teams. The NAIA is the division our athletic teams compete under. Three of our NAIA-scholar athletic teams are in the top 25 precent of the nation. Coaches, faculty, and the Student Success Center work together to monitor student achievement through study groups, tutoring and monthly progress reports. SAU wants students to succeed not only on the field but also in the classroom.