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Arts and Sciences Ambassadors


Arts & Science Ambassadors are a select group of high-achieving students who have a major in the College or Arts and Science.  Ambassadors represent the College at events such as Orientation, Black and Gold Days and Major/Minor Fair helping to promote their depatments and be a resource to new and incoming students.  All CAS Ambassadors have over a 3.0 gpa and a strong commitment to NKU and Arts & Sciences.


Ambassador Recruitment 

The application for 2019 - 2020 Ambassadors is now closed.  The 2020 - 2021 application will open until March 1, 2020.  Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative gpa and completed one semester of coursework at NKU.


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  • Graduation Cords
  • Leadership Experience

Meet Our Ambassadors!

Bailey Adair
Criminal Justice Major

Bailey is a NKU Sophomore who moved here from LaGrange, Kentucky. She came to NKU as an undeclared Freshman, and after careful consideration, declared a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Professional Writing. After graduating NKU, she plans to move to Chicago and go to law school there, as well as advocate for human rights throughout her career. In her free time, she enjoys reading, makeup, and watching true crime documentaries on Netflix.

You can ask Bailey about:

  • Selecting a major
  • The Criminal Justice department at NKU
  • Being a First Generation College Student
  • Campus Life


Kolawole Akinrele
Mathematics & Statistics Major

Kola is an International Student from Nigeria. He is pursuing a career in Actuarial Science with his Math & Statistics degree. Kola plays for the Men's Club Soccer team and is involved in other organizations like Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the African Student Union. He is also a former Senator of the Student Government organization.

You can ask Kola about:

  • Career opportunities with a Mathematics or Statistics degree
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Securing an internship in college
  • Student Government Association


Elise Bezold
Chemistry Major, Math Minor

Elise is from Clermont County located in lovely southwest Ohio. She took her first chemistry class sophomore year of high school and fell in love with the subject, especially the math aspect of it! Coming in her first year, she started out with a public service minor because she loved the policy classes involved; however, after taking calculus 1, she realized that she loved math and the thinking and reasoning that comes along with the subject, so she changed to a math minor. After graduating, she has plans to pursue graduate school focused in chemistry. Afterwards, she'd love to become a professor or work with legislators on public policy. On-campus, she's involved in ECOS, SAACS, and undergraduate research, as well as being a PLUS tutor and Supplemental Instructor for General Chemistry.

You can ask Elise about:

  • Selecting a major
  • Chemistry and math
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Being a commuter student
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Tutoring and supplemental instruction


Megan Carlson
BFA Musical Theatre Major

Megan is a native of Cincinnati, OH. She graduated from the School for Creative & Performing Arts in 2018. After graduation with her BFA she is hoping to move to New York City to pursue her dream of performing on Broadway or a touring cast of a musical. Besides performing at NKU's School of the Arts and being an ambassador, she is a member of the Lavender Society (NKUs official safe zone for queer ladies and theydies). When Megan isn't performing at NKU, she is performing at many of the local theaters or volunteering her time to theater, especially Lachey Arts. She enjoys ice cream and laying in the woods in her hammock.

You can ask Megan about:

  • Everything Theater (BFA or BA)
  • Audition Tips
  • Getting Involved
  • Adapting to College Life (Residential/Campus)


McKinnley Carroll
Criminal Justice Major, International Studies Minor

McKinnley is a sophomore from Columbus, Ohio. Besides being an Ambassador, I have an off campus job and I enjoy spending time with my friends and catching up on some Netflix.

You can ask McKinnley about:

  • Being a first generation student
  • What our criminal justice program is like
  • How to get involved on campus


Stacey Dedden
BFA Visual Communication Design Major

Stacey came to NKU from Scott High School in Northern Kentucky. She had a passion for her Yearbook class and realized she wanted to go into Graphic Design. Stacey already has a full time job at Landor and will continue to work there after graduation in December. In her spare time, she loves being outside and enjoying a bowl (with chips of course) from Chipotle.

You can ask Stacey about:

  • Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design)
  • The Art Department
  • Interviews
  • Job Hunting
  • Being a First Generation College Student


Lauren Goodwin
Criminal Justice Major

Lauren is from Owensboro, KY, about three hours away from NKU. She is majoring in criminal justice with a pre-law minor and hopes to participate in the Chase College of Law 3+3 Program! Along with being an Ambassador, Lauren is a Justice for the Student Government Association, Secretary for Leadership Mentors, and the President and Captain of the Women's Club Soccer Team!

You can ask Lauren about:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Chase 3+3 Program
  • Being involved on campus
  • Living on campus


Kylie Harden
Biology Major

Kylie is a local from Campbell County and transferred to NKU from another university after her fall freshman semester. She decided to major in Biology with a focus in cellular, molecular, and genetics with plans to attend medical school. She has gotten very involved and is enjoying her time at NKU. In addition to being an ambassador, she works as a medical scribe in the emergency department at local St. Elizabeth hospitals. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and serves as their academic excellence chair. Kylie also works at NKU PLUS Tutoring center as a biology, chemistry, and calculus tutor. In her spare time, Kylie enjoys yoga and reading.

You can ask Kylie about:

  • Transferring from another university
  • BiologyGreek Life
  • Getting involved on campus
  • PLUS Tutoring Center


Ramey Hensley
Chemistry Major, Math Minor

Ramey is a rising sophomore at NKU from Fort Thomas, Kentucky. She decided on a chemistry major as she is interesting in doing research with essential oils. On campus Ramey is involved in undergraduate research in Dr. Guy's biochemistry lab as well as SAACS, the chemistry club. During her first semester, Ramey took a ballet course and participated in the Emerging Student Choreographers Showcase (ECS). Off campus Ramey tutors many high school students in math and science, and teaches dance classes at Rapture Dance Company. In her free time, Ramey loves to plan surprises for her friends and eat ice cream!

You can ask Ramey about:

  • Selecting a major
  • Chemistry and math
  • Undergraduate research
  • Getting connected with the dance department
  • Living on campus
  • Working while in school


Mo Herbe
Studio Arts Major

Mo came to NKU from local Kenton County. She came to NKU knowing she wanted to do art, and she is currently working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. Mo is not quite sure what she wants to do after graduation, but she will continue to create and sell products through her website. In addition to being an ambassador, Mo occasionally illustrates for The Northerner, where she has designed two holiday covers and illustrated for articles. In her spare time, Mo loves drawing and going to coffee shops.


Karli Kellinghaus

Karli came to NKU from Alexandria, KY. After her first year, she decided to major in Biology with minors in Chemistry, Psychology, and Honors. She is considering working in environmental research after graduation. In addition to being an Ambassador, Karli is also an active member of Theta Phi Alpha, a panhellenic sorority on campus, and works as a server part-time. Karli has lived both on and off campus while attending NKU. In her free time, Karli enjoys watching horror movies and nature documentaries, painting, and sleeping.

You can ask Karli about:

  • Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Honors
  • Choosing a major
  • Living on campus or commuting
  • Getting involved in on-campus organizations
  • Time management


Adriana Mapp
Psychology Major, Creative Writing Minor

Along with being an Ambassador I am an Ambassador for Trio Student Support Services, a Parliamentarian for Nu Upsilon Black Womens Honorary, a Psychology mentor, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and a part time Cake decorator. In my spare time, I enjoy watching Spongebob and hanging with my best friend.

You can ask Adriana about:

  • UCAP
  • Study abroad
  • AASI
  • Psychology Department
  • Trio Student Support Services 
  • Jobs on and around campus
  • Campus Life
  • Bus routes


Raven McNeal
English Literature Major

Raven is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky. From a very young age, she knew she wanted to study English. She is not sure what she wants to do as a career, but she plans to go to graduate school after graduating from NKU. In addition to being an ambassador, Raven is actively involved on campus. She is a part of Leadership Mentors, Nu Upsilon Black Women’s Honorary, and she works with the Honors Magazine, The Flame. In her spare time, Raven loves reading, hiking, traveling, and watching films!

You can ask Raven about:

  • Any campus resources
  • Getting involved
  • Living on campus/Campus Life
  • English


Haley Midkiff
Neuroscience Major

I came to NKU from Campbell County so am very familiar with the area. After a year of studying Music Education, I decided to major in Neuroscience with minors in both Biology and Psychology. I plan to go to graduate school to further study animal behavior and hopefully perform research with aquatic wildlife as a career. I am also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and serve on their Leaders Council as Panhellenic Delegate. I watch a lot of movies in my spare time or am hanging around on campus with friends.

You can ask Haley about:

  • Completely changing your major
  • Neuroscience
  • The Music Program
  • Getting involved in and about of Greek life
  • Being a first gen. college student


Gabreale Petty
Integrative Studies Major

I am originally from the Louisville, KY area, and now my family lives in Southern Indiana. At first, when I came to NKU, I was uncertain about what I wanted to do, during my Freshman and Sophomore years I took a lot of different classes and tried to explore what I wanted, it wasn't until second semester of Sophomore year that I found what I wanted. Now, I am an Integrative Studies major with a focus in Journalism, Creative Writing, Entrepreneurship, and a minor in Electronic Media and Broadcasting. After graduation I want to work in the media field as a broadcaster/ journalist and then eventually I want to start my own production company.

You can ask Gabreale about:

  • Choosing a Major Integrative Studies
  • Dealing with the death of a loved one while on campus
  • Being a first generation student
  • Any thing else you might have questions on, I can help or try to find the answer


Claire Poling
Biochemistry Major

Claire is from Rising Sun, Indiana. She is a Biochemistry major on the Pre-Pharmacy track. She is minoring in Biology and is a member of the Honors College. After NKU, Claire plans to attend pharmacy school. In addition to being an ambassador, Claire participates in undergraduate research. This fall, she will also be a teaching assistant. In her free time, Claire enjoys spending time with friends and family.

You can ask Claire about:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Honors College
  • Undergraduate research
  • Living on campus


Savannah Shepard
English Secondary Education Major

Savannah transferred to NKU from UC Clermont in 2018 after receiving her associate's degree in English literature. She is currently studying to become a high school English teacher and plans to stay at NKU after graduation to earn a master's degree. Outside of her work as an Ambassador, Savannah also works as a writing tutor in NKU's Writing Center and is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. In her spare time, Savannah loves singing, writing and reading poetry, and advocating for mental health in her community.

You can ask Savannah about:

  • Selecting a major
  • English
  • Education
  • Getting involved on campus (on-campus employment/extracurriculars)
  • NKU's Writing Center, PLUS Tutoring, and Success PLUS
  • Student Disability Services
  • Health Counseling and Student Wellness
  • Being a First Generation College Student


Kennedy Thompson
English and Public Relations Major

Kennedy is from Louisville, KY. In addition to being an Ambassador, she is also the Director of Public Relations for the Activities Programming Board and works at TjMaxx part-time. In her spare time, she loves volunteering at the Shelter House located in Cincinnati. Kennedy loves NKU and all of the skills the professors and advisors have taught her, though she is unsure of her plans after graduation she believes over the next two years she will find her true passion.

You can ask Kennedy about:

  • Selecting a major
  • Getting involved on campus
  • How to balance work and school
  • Why NKU is a great choice


Ben Toebbe
Chemistry Major

Ben came to NKU from Beechwood High School. He is planning on attending pharmacy school after he graduates from NKU. Ben is also a member of Victor's Volunteers and works as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens. When he isn't at school or work, he enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and video games.

You can ask Ben about:

  • Majoring in Chemistry
  • Working While in College
  • Commuting
  • Transitioning from High School