Student Ambassadors

Group

Champlain Student Ambassadors are a diverse group of students from states across the U.S., including Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Maryland, as well as other places around the world like the Cayman Islands.

All of us are very involved in both the Champlain and Burlington communities. We participate in different activities on campus like the Improv Troup, Rock Climbing Club, Parkour Club, Champlain Theatre, The Stiller Women in Business Group, and the Champlain Crossover.We also have various other on-campus jobs, including being Resident Assistants, Peer Advisors, Orientation Leaders, Peer Mentors, and various positions at our Emergent Media Center and Leahy Center for Digital Investigation at our Lakeside Campus. We're also involved in internships with companies in Burlington and around the country, including Fuse Marketing, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Keurig Green Mountain, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, IGN, Burlington City Arts, Burlington School District, PMG, and the Peace and Justice Center.Because all of us are sophomores, juniors and seniors at Champlain, we can answer any questions you may have about living on campus, academics, Burlington, or anything else regarding life as a student at Champlain. We'd love to take you on a tour of our beautiful campus and show you what makes Champlain different.If you are unable to visit campus, or if you have any questions you'd like to ask us as current students at Champlain, feel free to email us at studentambassador@champlain.edu and one of us will be sure to get back to you right away! To schedule a Campus Visit click here.

Meet the Ambassadors

Peter

Peter Breitwieser '18

Major: Accounting
Minor: Data Analytics
Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: The boardwalk
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Peanut Butter
Why I Chose Champlain:I came for the upside-down curriculum, and because I didn't know what I wanted to do. I knew I liked the business field but specifically, I had no idea what major I wanted. I enrolled as "Business Undecided" and got a feel for all the majors.

Megan

Megan Charles '17

Major: Graphic Design & Digital Media 
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Marcellus, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Oakledge Park or anywhere by the waterfront
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Triple Caramel Chunk
Fun Fact: I know how to roll sushi!
Currently Studying Abroad!

Charlie

Charlie Carucci '18

Major: Game Design
Hometown: Stamford, CT
Favorite place in Burlington: The Waterfront
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Fun Fact: I can touch my nose with my tongue
Why I Chose Champlain: I first became interested in Champlain because of their impressive Game Design program. It wasn't until I came to visit though that I realized this was the school for me. Once I saw the close community on campus and walked down Church Street for the first time I knew that I belonged here.

Amanda

Amanda Collins '18

Major: Graphic Design & Digital Media 
Hometown: Auburn, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: ArtsRiot
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough
Fun Fact: I hiked Mt. Washington twice
Why I Chose Champlain: I knew that I wanted to put all my energy into becoming a graphic designer, and with Champlain's design courses I would be getting the best education I could. Also, Champlain embraces everyone's unique self, which allowed me to feel comfortable being who I am.

Dominique

Dominique Cornacchia '18

Major: Broadcast Media Production
Hometown: Essex Junction, VT
Favorite place in Burlington: The dog park
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry's That's My Jam
Fun Fact: I once met Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata from SNL!
Why I Chose Champlain: The classes that I'm taking focus on what I want to learn and the community is so supportive and friendly!

Dylan

Dylan Cullen '17

Major: Environmental Policy 
Specialization: Creative Media (self-designed)
Hometown: Tewksbury, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Dobra Teahouse
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben and Jerry's Cinnamon Buns
Fun Fact: I work as an apprentice beekeeper and am learning to wrangle (pick up) drones!
Currently Studying Abroad!

Silas

Silas Cutler '18

Major: Marketing
Specialization / Minor: Integrated Advertising and Event Management
Hometown: High Falls, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: The Church Street Marketplace
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Anything with coffee
Fun Fact: I never go a day without caffeine
Fun Fact: Anything with coffee
Why I Chose Champlain: The phenomenal campus and ideal academics.

Brian

Brian Denzak '18

Major: Management of Creative Media
Minor: Broadcast Media Production
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Merrill Roxy Cinemas
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Fun Fact: I am a twin
Why I Chose Champlain: One of the many reasons I chose Champlain was my major. My major is very unique and exactly what I wanted. I could not find anything close to my program at any of the many schools I looked at.

Meghan

Meghan Driscoll '17

Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Holliston, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: The Spirit Tree
Fun Fact: I met Michael Cera and he told me I seemed great! 

Stephanie

Stephanie Doan '18

Major: Psychology
Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: The steps of City Hall Park
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Fun Fact: When I was 13 I picked up guitar (her name is Ivy) so I could be like Avril Lavigne

James

James Keats '18

Major: Game Programming
Hometown: Westfield, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: The Skinny Pancake
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry's "The Tonight Dough"
Fun Fact: I've seen every episode of The West Wing twice!

Melissa

Melissa Leimbach '17

Major: Creative Media
Specialization: Visual Arts & Design
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Favorite place in Burlington: Muddy Waters
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cherry Garcia
Fun fact: I flew an airplane once!
Why I Chose Champlain: The town of Burlington, Champlain's sense of community, and a career-focused art degree :)

Caitlin L

Caitlin Ludke '17

Major: Psychology
Minor: Communications
Hometown: Nahant, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Church Street
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Save Our Swirled
Fun fact: I like to hunt for the folded over chips and eat them first
Currently Studying Abroad!

Laura

Laura Reilly '18

Major: Game Programming
Minor: Mathematics
Hometown: Schenectady, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Radio Bean
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Peanut Butter!!
Fun Fact: I'm shorter than Danny DeVito
Why I Chose Champlain:When I visited senior year I noticed how involved the students and faculty were; I specifically remember Professor Ferguson taking time out of his class to talk to me about my hundreds of questions. Did I mention they have one of the best game programs ever?

Emily

Emily Rice '17

Major: Management & Innovation
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Mullica Hill, NJ
Favorite place in Burlington: North Beach in the Summer, Dobre Tea during the Winter
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chubby Hubby
Fun Fact: I am an Irish citizen
Why I Chose Champlain: The shops in Burlington and the Upside-Down curriculum!

Meghan

Meghan Richards '17

Major: Marketing
Minor: Event Management
Hometown: Milton, VT
Favorite place in Burlington: Leddy Beach
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream
Fun Fact: I do not have wisdom teeth. My dentist says that I'm "genetically advanced."
Currently Studying Abroad!

Anthony

Anthony Rivers '18

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
Favorite place in Burlington: The waterfront
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: I Dough, I Dough <3
Fun fact: My Aunt and Uncle have the same address as Mary Poppins

Eric

Eric Schlossman '17

Major: Broadcast Media Production
Hometown: North Caldwell, NJ
Favorite place in Burlington: City Hall Park
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Late Night Snack (Caramel, Chocolate chip, chocolate-covered potato chip pieces)
Fun fact: I work in my own glassblowing studio
Currently Studying Abroad!

Megan

Megan Sullivan '17

Major: Public Relations
Specialization: Marketing
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: The Red Onion
Fun Fact: I still have a baby tooth
Currently Studying Abroad!

Jade

Jade Ye '18

Major: Public Relations
Specialization: Digital Marketing
Hometown: Branford, CT
Favorite place in Burlington: The view from the CCM Building
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Apple pie ice cream
Fun Fact: I read a Harry Potter book in a single day
Why I Chose Champlain: I chose Champlain because I wanted to start right away with my major, and I was looking forward to the relationships I would build with my professors.