Student Ambassadors

Champlain College Student Ambassadors

Shared Vision

As members of the Student Ambassador team, we contribute to our community by encouraging each other to explore our passions and challenge ourselves. Through positive communication with visitors and prospective students, we adapt to create new opportunities for professional and personal development. We strive to represent our college as best as possible and educate our peers and guests on what makes Champlain unique, both as an institution and as a home.

We'd love to take you on tour of our beautiful campus and, because we are all 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 here. If you aren't able to visit campus, or if you have any questions you'd like to ask us as current students, feel free to email us at studentambassador@champlain.edu and one of us will be sure to get back to you soon! So how about it? Schedule a campus visit!

Meet the Ambassadors

Alana

Alana Baker '21

Major:
Law

Minor/Specialization:
International Business

Hometown:
Sanford, FL

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Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose to attend Champlain because of the countless opportunities it offers. It had a program that fit me best and not to mention, the scenery is quite the bonus.

Maddie Burgee

Maddie Burgee '20

Major:
Management of Creative Media

Minor/Specialization:
Film, Broadcast, & Streaming Media

Hometown:
Frederick, MD

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Why I Chose Champlain:
As soon as I first visited campus, there was a certain community feeling that I couldn't quite put my finger on, but I knew I wanted to be a part of.

Gillian English

Gillian English '19

Major:
Professional Writing

Minor/Specialization:
Journalism

Hometown:
Shreveport, LA

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Why I Chose Champlain:
When I visited Burlington, I fell in love. The small class size and opportunities at Champlain drew me to it, so when I found out about the Professional Writing major, my heart was set. The ability to start out in classes that were applicable to my future career made all the difference!

Dymon Guthrie

Dymon Guthrie '21

Major:
Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Hometown:
Brooklyn, NY

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Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because of the upside-down curriculum, friendly community, and the awesome view of the lake.

Brennan Howell

Brennan Howell '19

Major:
Game Art & Animation

Hometown:
Hyattsville, MD

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Why I Chose Champlain:
Champlain was my first choice of colleges primarily because of its upside-down curriculum in the major I was interested in. The small class sizes and community oriented culture were added bonuses!

Quinn Kanner

Quinn Kanner '19

Major:
Professional Writing

Minor/Specialization:
Journalism

Hometown:
Rockledge, FL

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Why I Chose Champlain:
I was drawn to how unique and career-focused the Professional Writing major is and loved how the Upside-Down Curriculum let me take my major-specific courses immediately so I could start doing internships and getting career-relevant experience during my first year.

Emma Katz

Emma Katz '19

Major:
Marketing

Minor/Specialization:
Communication

Hometown:
Brunswick, ME

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Why I Chose Champlain:
I felt at home when I was touring campus. The curriculum really clicked with me and the class sizes where exactly what I was looking for. Plus, I loved the idea of being able to work with real clients which allowed me to fail and learn from my failures in a safe environment.

Julia Leonard

Julia Leonard '20

Major:
Broadcast Media Production

Minor/Specialization:
Motion Graphics

Hometown:
Exeter, NH

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Why I Chose Champlain:
The feeling I got when I first walked on campus and how easy it was to get involved in any club, sport, or leadership position, were my two biggest draws to Champlain. I also loved the emphasis on internships and studying abroad.

Lily Lukaszevicz

Lily Lukaszevicz '21

Major:
Communication

Minor/Specialization:
Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Hometown:
Lancaster, MA

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Why I Chose Champlain:
I love the close-knit, community feel that Champlain offers as a small school. The upside-down curriculum allows me to take a variety of classes in my major to help me find a future professional path for myself.

Jacqueline Noborikawa

Jacqueline Noborikawa '20

Major:
Data Analytics

Minor/Specialization:
Mathematics

Hometown:
Kaneohe, HI

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Why I Chose Champlain:
I came for the Computer Networking & Cybersecurity major but stayed because of the great community and family I've made here at Champlain College.

Quinn O'Sullivan

Quinn O'Sullivan '21

Major:
Communications

Hometown:
Albany, NY

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Why I Chose Champlain:
As soon as I stepped onto Champlain's campus, I could see myself living, studying, and becoming more independent here. After I had met people attending, and working at the college, I was even more excited to learn more about the school; the people at this school and in Burlington are extremely kind, creative, open minded, and welcoming.

Kelley Plamp

Kelley Plamp '21

Major:
Professional Writing

Minor/Specialization:
Creative Writing

Hometown:
Canton, GA

Why I Chose Champlain:
Champlain's unique method of education, including the upside down curriculum, CORE approach, and smaller class size drew me in. The Professional Writing major was exactly what I was looking for, and the Creative Writing specialization brought it to the next level. Plus, Burlington is stunning and the weather and social atmosphere up in Vermont is better than those in the South.

Haley Smoody

Haley Smoody '21

Major:
International Business and Accounting

Minor/Specialization:
Marketing

Hometown:
Roscoe, IL

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Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because I wanted to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and be far away from home. I loved the campus layout and the community so I thought the transition to living in a place like Burlington would be easy. I also love the upside down curriculum and the business school programs.

Alex Theodoreu

Alex Theodoreu '21

Major:
Game Art and Animation

Hometown:
Red Bank, NJ

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Why I Chose Champlain:
I came to Champlain for the amazing things I heard about the game program and the Game Art major, which I fell in love with, and stayed for the small classes, beautiful campus, and the great friends I've made. As an artist, the small classes were important because I can easily get feedback from my professors and peers on my projects. Plus, Lake Champlain sunsets are like no other.

Jon Trusheim

Jon Trusheim '20

Major:
Data Analytics

Minor/Specialization:
Mathematics

Hometown:
Acton, MA

Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose champlain because of the curriculum. When I was game programming it was the best program for actually going into the game industry.

Conor Tully

Conor Tully '19

Major:
Game Design

Hometown:
Southlake, TX

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Why I Chose Champlain:
Greg Bemis, was willing to show me all of the different assignments for multiple Game Design classes during an open house. I then had him as my professor for my first class ever at Champlain and I have loved being here ever since!