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Bios 2014-2015

Andrew Graeber

Andrew Graeber

My name is Andrew Graeber, and I'm double majoring in marketing and political science, with plans of becoming a politician after college. I'm an Eagle Scout and currently a part of the Western Student Association, Residence Housing Association, Campus Activities Board, The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (known as FIJI), the Alpha Lambda Delta honors fraternity, and of course: LeadCorp.

Autumn Kearney

Autumn Kearney

My name is Autumn Kearney and I am originally from Farmington Hills, MI but, I now consider Kalamazoo home. I am a junior studying Speech Pathology and Audiology and I work as a resident assistant in the Burnhams. I have been involved with leadership councils, campus strings, the orientation program as an orientation student leader this summer, and of course, LeadCorp. This year I am excited to jump into new things and to continue supporting the brown and gold in any way that I can!

Candace Faistenhammer

Candace Faistenhammer

My name is Candace Faistenhammer and I am an organizational communication major with minors in gender and women's studies and event management. The RSO's I am involved in include CAB, Alternative Bronco Breaks, and DSK. The positions I hold on campus, in addition to my internship with LeadCorp include co-instructing a First Year Seminar course and being a receptionist for SALP's student organization center. Off campus I am an intern at Discover Kalamazoo downtown and work at Kohl's. In the past I was also a Resident Assistant at WMU so I'm chalk full of knowledge and resources about campus and the greater Kalamazoo area!

Casey Wright

Casey Wright

My name is Casey Wright and I am pursuing a degree in Biochemistry with minors in Biology and Mathematics. This is my third year at Western and my second year as a LeadCorp Intern. I am an undergraduate research assistant in an organic chemistry lab here at Western and involved in the Chemistry Club. I am also a Medallion Scholar and a member of the Lee Honors College.

Cody Potter

Cody Potter

I’m Cody Potter, a senior this year majoring in Computer Science. I started my involvement at Western by becoming part of the climbing wall staff at the Student Recreation Center. From there I became a Facility Manager and the Student Marketing Coordinator of University Recreation. I have also been a Fall Welcome Ambassador and First-Year Seminar Student Instructor. Currently, I am a LeadCorp Intern, the Web Manager at SALP, a Bronco Bash and Homecoming Coordinator, and the IT coordinator of WSA. Outside work and school I enjoy rock climbing and designing websites.

Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller

Hi my name is Dennis Miller. I am a local from Portage, Michigan majoring in Chemical Engineering with minors in Biology, Math, and Chemistry. Currently I am involved in CAB, Phi Gamma Delta aka FIJI (Social Fraternity), Alpha Lambda Delta (Honors Fraternity), AICHE (American Institute for Chemical Engineers), and of course LeadCorp. Last summer I was an Orientation Student Leader and this fall I will be a TA for Intro to Chemical Engineering!

Devon Lloyd

Devon Lloyd

I'm Devon Lloyd, a third year BFA Dance Major from Naperville, Illinois. I am a member of Hip Hop Connxion Michigan, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Vice President of WMU's Orchesis Dance Society, and a second year LeadCorp Intern. This past summer, I finished my third year as an instructor for Universal Dance Association where I was able to share my love for dance teams, teamwork, and positive communication. When I find free time in my schedule, I enjoy going to breakfast, finding new music, and traveling with my family. This year I'm looking forward to facilitating various LEAD Workshops, creating another awesome Spring Leadership Retreat, and continue building new and old relationships with my fellow Broncos.

Elizabeth Blasko

Elizabeth Blasko

My name is Lizzie Blasko and I am from Grayslake, IL. I am currently working towards a Public Relations major with minors in Nonprofit Leadership and Event Management. I am excited to begin my third year at WMU and serve as a LeadCorp team member for the first time! I am actively in involved in Chi Omega, Public Relations Organization and the Nonprofit Leadership Student Association. I enjoy participating in Alternative Bronco Breaks and other service activities on campus. I currently work as a Peer Student Success Team Mentor for the Lee Honors College. My interests include leadership experiences, NASCAR racing and all things Disney!

Elliot Berg

Elliot Berg

My name is Elliot Berg. I am from South Lyon, Michigan, a small town just north of Ann Arbor. I will be a senior this upcoming year. I am an Economics major with a double minor in Business and Political Science, and plan on pursuing a career in law. I am currently the Treasurer of Campus Activities Board, and proudly serve as President to the Kappa Mu colony, soon to be chapter, of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI). Some of the incoming students may recognize me from orientation, I was an Orientation Student Leader for group #27, and that’s a pound sign not a hashtag. If you have any questions about getting involved here on campus please don't hesitate to ask me, meeting new broncos is one of my favorite things to do!! Go Broncos!!

Emily Bamrick

Emily Bamrick

My name is Emily Bamrick and I am working toward double majors in Psychology and Interpersonal Communications. Other than LeadCorp, I am involved with FOCUS Kalamazoo, work as a Student Ambassador in WMU Admissions, and was a Fall Welcome Ambassador this year. Other hobbies include singing constantly, volunteering, and all things WMU.

Justin Eddy

Justin Eddy

My name is Justin Eddy and I am from Tekonsha, Michigan. I am a Food & Consumer Packaged Goods Marketing (say that five times fast) major. I am involved in Pi Kappa Alpha, the Interfraternity council, and the Campus Activities Board. I am also a former First Year Seminar Instructor, Orientation Student Leader, and Student Orientation Coordinator. I am currently serving as a Sports Marketing Representative for WMU Athletics.

Lexie Frank

Lexie Frank

My name is Lexie Frank and I am from the small town of Adrian, MI. I am finishing up my degree in social studies for secondary education, and double minoring in history and gender and women's studies. Currently, I serve on the executive board as a site leader trainer for Alternative Bronco Breaks and work as an FYS co-instructor. I also volunteer as a tutor at local schools, work with both Spring Into the Streets and Fall Into The Streets in Kalamazoo, and travel with Alternative Bronco Breaks to volunteer around the country. In my spare time, I love drinking coffee, traveling, and all things teal. I am very excited to be starting my third year as a LeadCorp intern, and look forward to meeting you!

Omo Ogbomo

Omo Ogbomo

My name is Omo Ogbomo and I'm a senior (whoo!) Organizational Communication major with a minor in French. In my time here at Western I have been involved with the FYE department as an Orientation Student Leader, Student Orientation Coordinator, First Year Seminar Instructor, and Fall Welcome Ambassador. I am also a part of Omicron Sigma Lambda active alumni fraternity and of course LeadCorp!

Sarah Schmitt

Sarah Schmitt

Hello! My name is Sarah Schmitt and I am a senior at WMU. I am majoring in Psychology: Behavioral Science with minors in Speech and Hearing Processes and Spanish. I am currently a LeadCorp Intern and I'm a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. As for employment, I work for WMU's Admissions Office, WMU landscaping, and Finley's American Grill. I am so excited to be working with SALP again and I can't wait to see everything that this year has to offer! GO BRONCOS!!!

Val Horwath

Val Horwath

Hi, everyone! My name is Val, and I am a junior here at Western. I am majoring in Organizational Communication and Spanish and minoring in Psychology and English. I am also a Medallion Scholar and part of the Lee Honors College. After graduation, I am hoping to pursue a master's degree in Higher Education Student Affairs and work in a college or university setting. In addition to LeadCorp, I currently work as a Student Ambassador in the Office of Admissions, where we give tours and call prospective students, and I have been a Fall Welcome Ambassador for two years. I am also in Collegiate Singers and am working to help kick-start an RSO dedicated to improving water quality in developing countries around the world. I am very excited for what this year has to offer! Go Broncos!

Victor Tran

Victor Tran

My name is Victor Tran and I am a junior Graphic Design Major from Tecumseh, MI. I am a member of Pi Kappa Phi, Western Student Association, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Currently, I work as First-Year Seminar Instructor and a designer in RSO Designs. I have served as an Orientation Student Leader, Fall Welcome Ambassador, and Fall Welcome Ambassador Captain while at Western.