Student Ambassadors

SAs Spring 2015

Champlain's Student Ambassadors are a diverse group of students from states across the U.S., including Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Virginia, as well as other countries, including Mexico and Palestine.

All of us are very involved in both the Champlain and Burlington communities. We participate in different activities on campus like the Dance Team, Champlain Theatre, Rugby, Improv and the Ski & Ride Club. And, we all have various other jobs on campus, including being Resident Assistants, Peer Advisors and Orientation Leaders. We've also had internships with companies in Burlington and around the country, including Fuse Marketing, Keurig Green Mountain, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, General Dynamics and IGN.

Because all of us are sophomores, juniors and seniors at Champlain, we can answer any questions you might 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 aren't able to visit campus, or if you are and come up with questions afterward or beforehand, 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

EverettEverett Ackerman

Major: Marketing
Hometown: Schenectady, NY
Favorite Place in Burlington: Oakledge Park
Favorite Thing to do in Vermont: Run and exercise in this amazing city
Fun Fact: I went swimming and skiing on a volcano, skydiving, and bungee jumping in New Zealand last semester

LiamLiam Callaghan

Major: Computer Networking and Information Security
Specialization: Cybersecurity
Hometown: Pittsfield, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: New World Tortilla
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Exploring the state
Fun Fact: I can do a Rubik's cube in under a minute

MeganMegan Charles

Major: Graphic Design & Digital Media 
Hometown: Marcellus, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Uncommon Grounds on Church Street. It's a great place to hangout and have a delicious cup of coffee, especially on a cold day
Fun Fact: I am the youngest cousin on my mom's side of the family (my oldest cousin is 47)

DylanDylan Cullen

Major: Environmental Policy 
Minor: Global Studies 
Hometown: Tewksbury, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Psychedelicatessen 
Fun Fact: I will be traveling to Nepal to lead a Champlain service trip this May! 

SilasSilas Cutler

Major: Marketing
Specialization: Integrated Advertising
Hometown: High Falls, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: The Church Street Marketplace
Fun Fact: I never go a day without caffeine 

MeghanMeghan Driscoll

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! 

RheaRhea Hayes

Major: Communications
Hometown: Lyons, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Church Street
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Explore new places to shop, eat and adventure
Fun Fact: I wore a dress made entirely out of duct tape to my junior prom in high school, and my senior year I went with a dress covered in LED lights

JamesJames Keats

Major: Game Programming
Hometown: Westfield, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: The Skinny Pancake
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Go to concerts at Higher Ground
Fun Fact: One time, for Halloween, I bleached my hair so I could be Tinkerbell; my female friend was Peter Pan

JakeJake Keohan

Major: Marketing
Specialization: Advertising
Hometown: Sagamore Beach, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Earth Prime Comics
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Snowboard in the winter and swim in the summer
Fun fact: I am a twin

MollieMollie Kerns

Major: International Business
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Broad Run, VA
Favorite place in Burlington: The pier by the lighthouse
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Walking along the waterfront
Fun fact: I gave up a softball scholarship to transfer to Champlain

MelissaMelissa Leimbach

Major: Creative Media
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Favorite place in Burlington: The waterfront
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Taking long drives through the Vermont countryside with the windows down
Fun fact: I have flown an airplane

JulianJulian Lopez

Double-Major: International Business and Finance
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Favorite place in Burlington: The swinging seats in front of the lake
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Bike for hours around Lake Champlain
Fun fact: I can speak English and Spanish fluently, and Mandarin Chinese semi-fluently

Caitlin LCaitlin Ludke

Major: Psychology
Minor: Communications
Hometown: Nahant, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Crow Bookshop
Favorite thing to do in Vermont:Look at distant mountains
Fun fact: I ate my first sandwich during my first year at Champlain

JonJon Lyga

Major: Management & Innovation
Minor: Accounting
Hometown: Cazenovia, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Redrocks Park
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Snowboard, long board, bike, hike and being outdoors
Fun Fact: I won a staring contest that lasted 13 minutes

MaggieMaggie McNamara

Major: Environmental Policy
Minor: Global Studies
Hometown: Johnstown, PA 
Favorite place in Burlington: North Beach
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Connect with the weirdness and seek out amazing coincidences
Fun Fact: I can't deal with cheese that is less solid than mozzarella, and opaque sauces kinda freak me out too

JoshJosh Miller

Major: Management of Creative Media
Specialization: Game Production
Hometown: Lewiston, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Banana Republic
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Hang out with my friends —doesn't matter where or what

EmmaleeEmmalee Osborne

Major: Psychology
Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Northfield, VT
Favorite place in Burlington: The farmer's market at City Hall Park
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Running through the woods, especially during fall
Fun Fact: I helped build a medieval castle in Austria

SamSam Pollock

Major: Broadcast a& Streaming Media
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Orange, CT
Favorite Place in Burlington: The Other Place
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Mountain biking
Fun Fact: I was able to travel to Cuba during Spring Break in 2014 with 12 other students in the Human Rights section of Core for seven days

EmilyEmily Rice

Major: Management & Innovation
Hometown: Mullica Hill, NJ
Favorite place in Burlington: Dobra Tea
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Enjoy the beautiful view around me
Fun Fact: I get hiccups every time I eat soft pretzels without a drink

MeghanMeghan Richards

Major: Marketing
Minor: Public Relations
Hometown: Milton, VT
Favorite place in Burlington: Oakledge Park
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Boating on Lake Champlain
Fun Fact: I do not have wisdom teeth. My dentists says that I'm "genetically advanced."

AnthonyAnthony Rivers

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
Favorite place in Burlington: The beach
Fun fact: I have seven dogs at home

PaigePaige Schmittlein

Major: Management of Creative Media
Specialization: Publishing
Hometown: Easthampton, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Church Street Marketplace
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Attend shows at the Flynn Theatre
Fun Fact: My first year of high school, I won a contest and was flown across the country to Hollywood to meet the Jonas Brothers

MeganMegan Sullivan

Major: Public Relations
Specialization: Marketing
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: The Red Onion
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Go to concerts at Higher Ground
Fun Fact: I still have a baby tooth

JadeJade Ye

Major: Public Relations
Hometown: Branford, CT
Favorite place in Burlington: Higher Ground's concert venue
Fun Fact: I interned at a TV station for two years as a producer, anchor and editor

AdamAdam Zemany

Major: Game Art & Animation
Hometown: Saranac Lake, NY
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Being outdoors, especially in Burlington during the summer. There is so much to do on a nice sunny day