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Golden Guide Student Ambassadors

Alvernia's Golden Guide Ambassadors are a part of the Admissions Team. These student representatives share the university's history, traditions and expansions while actively participating in campus events, generating student involvement and facilitating a network for campus activities and organizations.

 

Golden Guides offer tours of campus to prospective students and their families, alumni and faculty/staff candidates. These dedicated Alvernia ambassadors can also be found working in the Undergraduate Admissions office, scheduling events and reaching out to families and alumni. The Guides continually support Alvernia’s mission to foster inclusive learning communities that are committed to academic excellence and cultivating ethical leaders with moral courage.

 

We invite you to learn more about the Golden Guides, including getting to know a bit about each ambassador and how to interact with them, by scrolling down to read their profiles. 

Founded in 1998, the Golden Guides program has evolved and grown with the University. The organization continues to thrive with 30 members, selected for their embodiment of Alvernia University’s core values and Golden Wolf pride.

 

We proclaim Alvernia University’s visions and atmosphere,

Enhance University outreach,

And spread “knowledge joined with love”

In current and future students, families, alumni, and donors.

  

Contact: golden.guides@alvernia.edu

Connect on Instagram: @au_goldenguides

Undergraduate Visits

Head Ambassadors

Sabrina Gleason
Sabrina Gleason
Hometown: Pottstown, PA
Year in School: Junior
Major: Nursing
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Peer Mentor, Lambda Sigma, Honors College, ASNA, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Just Go With It
Favorite Place on Campus: Courtside Cafe High Tops
Tiana Mondesir
Tiana Monesir
Hometown: East Stroudsburg, PA
Year in School: Senior
Major: Occupational Therapy
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Orientation Weekend Leader, Circle K Treasurer, SOTA Member, COTAD Member, Golden Guides
Movie I would star in: Pitch Perfect 2
Favorite Place on Campus: Patio overlooking the Turf Field
Jacqueline Gentile
Jacqueline Gentile
Hometown: Highland Mills, NY
Year in School: Junior
Major: Occupational Therapy
Minor: Psychology
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Circle K; Active Minds; SOTA recording secretary; COTAD, Orientation Weekend Leader; PSI CHI; Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Parent Trap
Favorite Place on Campus: Gym
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Ariana Giebler
Hometown: Keansburg, NJ
Year in School: 5th year
Major: Occupational Therapy
Minor:
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) Treasurer; Occupational Therapy Honor Society; Student Occupational Therapy Association; Head Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Grease or Aquamarine
Favorite Place on Campus: the picnic area on the mini quad (in front of Zygmunta Hall)

 

Ambassadors

Senior Golden Guides

Aaliya Alloo
Aaliya Alloo
Hometown: Dowington, PA
Year in School: Senior
Major: Nursing
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Orientation Weekend Leader, ASNA, Director of Diversity, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Harry Potter
Favorite Place on Campus: Campus Commons Living Room
Elizabeth Danovich
Elizabeth Danovich
Hometown: Sewell, NJ
Year in School: Senior
Major: Occupational Therapy
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Alvernia Women's Tennis Team, Outdoor Adventure Klub, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Hooked on Helping Club, SOTA Member, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Harry Potter
Favorite Place on Campus: Campus Commons
Lauren Dragan
Lauren Dragan
Hometown: Oley, PA
Year in School: Senior
Major: Healthcare Science, DPT
Minor: Biology
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Orientation Weekend Leader, Women's Equestrian, President of Circle K, VP of Friends of Animals, Student Government Association, Addictions and Mental Health Club, Golden Guides
Movie I would star in: Harry Potter
Favorite Place on Campus: Francis Hall Atrium
Kat Fernandez
Kat Fernandez
Hometown: Somerville, NJ
Year in School: Senior
Major: Early Childhood Education: Pre-K-4 & Special Education K-12
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Resident Assistant, VP of Resident Hall Association, VP of Education Association, Golden Guides
Movie I would star in: Fast Five
Favorite Place on Campus: Campus Commons
Abby Fiorilla
Abby Fiorilla
Hometown: New Ringgold, PA
Year in School: Senior
Major: Occupational Therapy
Clubs/Activities/Sports: SOTA Member, COTAD Member, Golden Guides, Student Government Association, 2 Alternative Breaks
Movie I would star in: Grease
Favorite Place on Campus: Laying in the Hammocks
Gabrielle Husko
Gabrielle Husko
Hometown: Roosevelt, NJ
Year in School: Senior
Major: Occupational Therapy
Minor: Psychology
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Secretary for PSI CHI, Golden Guides
Movie I would star in: Now You See Me
Favorite Place on Campus: The patio overlooking the Turf
Lexus Jordan
Lexus Jordan
Hometown: Valley View, PA
Year in School: Senior
Major: Occupational Therapy
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Writing Mentor, SOTA Member, COTAD Member, Golden Guides
Movie I would star in: Sky High (as Layla Williams)
Favorite Place on Campus: Angelica Park Trail
Meghan Mackle
Meghan Mackle
Hometown: Nutley, NJ
Year in School: Senior
Major: Occupational Therapy
Minor: Psychology
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Orientation Weekend Leader, SOTA Member, Golden Guides, Work-study in the Franco Library
Movie I would star in: Pitch Perfect
Favorite Place on Campus: the Track when the leaves change colors
Emily Neeld - Golden Guide
Emily Neeld
Hometown: Perkiomenville, PA
Year in School: Senior
Major: Healthcare Science - DPT
Minor: Biology
Clubs/Activities/Sports: CAB, Golden Guides
Movie I would star in: The Longest Ride
Favorite Place on Campus: The Plex
Jessica Pellicane
Jessica Pellicane
Hometown: Branchburg, NJ
Year in School: Senior
Major: Early Childhood, Special Education
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Alvernia Dance Company Treasurer, Circle-K, Education Association, Orientation Weekend Leader, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Home Alone
Favorite Place on Campus: Quad in the Spring

Junior Golden Guides

Julia Martorano
Julia Martorano
Hometown: Sewell, NJ
Year in School: Junior
Major: Occupational Therapy
Minor: Psychology
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Women's Lacrosse Team, SOTA, Lambda Sigma Community Service Chapter, Active Minds, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Elf
Favorite Place on Campus: Patio overlooking the Turf Field
Krya Connelly
Kyra Connelly
Hometown: Marlton, NJ
Year in School: Junior
Major: Occupational Therapy
Minor: Psychology
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Honors Program, SOTA, Pre-Health Club, Circle K, Active Minds, Peer Mentor, Orientation Weekend Leader, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Cheaper By the Dozen
Favorite Place on Campus: Gym
Jenna Philippe
Jenna Phillippe
Hometown: Bernville, PA
Year in School: Junior
Major: Biology, Pre-Med
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Alvernia Track and Field, Black Student Union, Science Association Club, Campus Activities Board, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Favorite Place on Campus: Physical Education Center
Jamie Inacio
Jamie Inacio
Hometown: Middletown, NJ
Year in School: Junior
Major: Elementary, Special Education
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Women's Lacrosse, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Madagascar
Favorite Place on Campus: the Plex
Regina Rossi
Regina Rossi
Hometown: Springfield, VA
Year in School: Junior
Major: Occupational Therapy
Minor: Psychology
Clubs/Activities/Sports: President of the Pre-Health Club, SOTA Member, Lambda Sigma Honor Society, AU's Honors Program, Writing Mentor, Play violin at mass on Sundays with Mission and Ministry, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Meet the Robinsons
Favorite Place on Campus: Quad Activities with Friends

Sophomore Golden Guides

Cate DiPerna
Cate DiPerna
Hometown: Medford, NJ
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Social Work
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Friends of Animals, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: Star Wars
Favorite Place on Campus: Freshens
Taylor Mancini
Taylor Mancini
Hometown: Souderton, PA
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Occupational Therapy
Clubs/Activities/Sports: SOTA, COTAD, Active Minds, Honors Program, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: The Notebook
Favorite Place on Campus: Patio overlooking the Turf Field
Madison Miskar
Madison Miskar
Hometown: Williamstown, NJ
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Political Science
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Women's Basketball, Golden Guide
Movie I would star in: High School Musical
Favorite Place on Campus: Quad
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Carissa Foster
Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Allied; ASNA
Movie I would star in: Howl's Moving Castle
Favorite Place on Campus: the Library
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Rachel Sipling
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Women's Volleyball
Movie I would star in: Thor Ragnarok
Favorite Place on Campus: the tables behind the pods
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Alettya Zapala-Alonso
Hometown: Reading, PA
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Friends of Animals; Psychology Club; Lambda Sigma; Orientation Team; Peer Mentor; Golden Guides
Movie I would star in: Raya And The Last Dragon
Favorite Place on Campus: Bernardine Hall lounge
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Mickenzie McLucas
Hometown: Lititz, PA
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Digital Media Marketing
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Active Minds; Lambda Signma; Golden Guides
Movie I would star in: The Incredibles
Favorite Place on Campus: Holleran Patio because it's a great place to do homework and catch up with friends.

Graduate Advisors

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Max Horn
Hometown: Hicksville, NY
Year in School: First Year Graduate Student; Earned Bachelor's at AU in Sports Management & & Marketing in 2021
Major: MA Business Administration
Clubs/Activities/Sports: Men's Ice Hockey, Women's Ice Hockey, Goaltending Coach, Fellow at the O'Pake Institute, Sports Management Association, Head Orientation Weekend Leader, Communications Intern, Head Golden Guide, Class of 2021 Committee
Movie I would star in: Sandlot
Favorite Place on Campus: Holleran Patio
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Kaleigh Palko
Hometown: Oley, PA
Year in School: Second Year Graduate Student
Major: MA Clinical Counseling
Role: Behavioral Health Technician at Caron Treatment Centers
Movie I would star in: 50 First Dates
Favorite Place on Campus: the Hammocks by the residence halls and faculty parking lot because they're a relaxing place to do schoolwork and enjoy the weather.

 

Advisors

Sardis Melo
Sardis Melo
Golden Guides Advisor
Bilingual Admissions Counselor
Undergraduate Admissions
610-790-1942
Arielle Phillips
Arielle Phillips
Golden Guides Advisor
Assistant Director for Transfer Students
Undergraduate Admissions
610-796-8207