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Senior Class Officers

Mission of the Senior Class Officers

The Senior Class Officers are executives of the Student Development Council. SDC works with The University of Cincinnati Foundation to educate the UC student body about the impact private support has on their educational experience and encourages students and young alumni to provide financial support to the University’s colleges and programs. The officers' major project is to raise support for the Senior Challenge.

2013-2014 Senior Class Officers

James Schwyn, President

Major: Marketing

College: Lindner College of Business

Hometown: Louisville, OH

Involvement: Sigma Chi, ROAR, Student Alumni Council, Interfraternity Council, Phi Rho Chi, Cincinnatus, Order of Omega, Men of METRO, Sigma Sigma

Favorite UC Experience: At the end of my third year, I was fortunate enough to embark on a service trip to Haiti. It was one of the most inspirational and eye-opening experiences I have had and will be forever thankful for the opportunity. 

Jody McGraw, Internal Vice President

Major: Secondary Education Social Studies

College: College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services 

Hometown: Tallmadge, OH

Involvement: Student Government, CECH Tribunal, Omicron Delta Kappa, Cincinnatus Honorary Society, Gamma Phi Beta, ROAR Tour Guides, Teach for America, University Honors Program

Favorite UC Experience: I don’t think I can pick ONE experience that has been my hands down favorite; I have so many special and lasting memories from my time at UC! Some of my favorite memories are from the tours I have given as a ROAR Tour Guide and as a Student Orientation Leader. Seeing high schoolers and their families experience our campus for the first time- they listen in awe as I relay the names of famous alumni and amazing campus-wide events and stare at the breath-taking architecture that has named us one of the most beautiful campuses- it combines to create a feeling like no other. To know thatI may have played a part in a student’s decision to come to UC and that they will soon be able to experience all of the great opportunities that I was able to experience as a UC Student, it is the best legacy I could ever hope for! 

UC Bucket List Item: One I have already accomplished… go on the field at a UC football game!

Caroline Mayo, External Vice President

Major: Biomedical Engineering

College: College of Engineering and Applied Science

Hometown: Loveland, OH

Involvement: Student Alumni Council, Kappa Kappa Gamma, CEAS Tribunal, CEAS Ambassadors

Favorite UC Experience: Bowl games in Memphis, New Orleans, and Miami!

UC Bucket List Item: Participate in a UC Study abroad/honors trip!

Aaron Pontsler, Treasurer

Major: Finance

College: Lindner College of Business

Hometown: Toledo, OH

Involvement: Sigma Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Student Alumni Council, University Funding Board, Men of METRO, Phi Rho Chi, Order of Omega

Favorite UC Experience: Attending the Tommy Tuberville Press Conference when he was first hired and starting the "USA" chant

UC Bucket List Item: Sit courtside at a UC Basketball game 

Kathleen Hurley, Secretary

Major: Food & Nutrition

College: Allied Health Sciences

Hometown: Thornville, OH

Involvement: Student Government, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Phi, Gamma Phi Beta, ROAR Tour Guides, Allied Health Science & Honors Ambassador, Undergraduate Research

Favorite UC Experience: My favorite experience as a Bearcat was traveling to Memphis, TN for the 2012 Belk Bowl.  Being in Memphis with thousands of other Bearcats allowed me to see how far and wide UC pride travels and how impactful the Bearcat experience can be!

UC Bucket List Item: I would love to see campus from the top of McMicken Tower!

Shaun S. Sutton, At-Large Representative

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Major: Dramatic Performance

College: College Conservatory of Music

Involvement: Vice President of CCM Tribunal Government, Golden Key Honour Society, Theatre Project

Favorite UC Experience: Relay for Life

UC Bucket List Item: Go to an Away UC Football and Basketball Game

Emmalee Reiser, At-Large Representative

Major: Political Science

College: McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Hometown: West Chester, OH

Involvement: Army ROTC, Student Government Director of Veteran's Affairs, GreekLife (Theta Phi Alpha), Office of New Student Orientation

Favorite UC Experience: working as a Student Orientation Leader in 2011-- made me fall even more in love with UC as I learned all about it and welcomed new bearcats!

UC Bucket List Item:  Have a drink at Catskeller, get a picture with Lucy the Bearcat

Adrienne Pearson, At-Large Representative

Major: Industrial Design

College: DAAP

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Involvement: DAAP Ambassador, DAAP Tribunal (past Secretary and Vice President), Co-Op Grievance Committee, DAAP Grievance Committee

Favorite UC Experience: Co-Op and bonding with Studio Classmates

UC Bucket List Item: Explore every building on UC's campus 

Name: Rachel Roberts

Position: At-Large Representative

Major:  Nursing

College: Nursing

Hometown: Hartville, Ohio

Favorite UC Experience: I love football games! Seeing our student body come together in support of our team and witnessing each and every person sing the alma mater and fight song of our amazing school gets me every time. Plus, it's always a blast, win or lose.

UC Bucket List: Get to the top of McMicken and see the tunnels!

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