Officers:

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Mariah Smith

smit1963@msu.edu

President

Major:

Media and Information with an additional major in Communication

Hobbies:


Why Tower Guard:

Before being invited I never knew what Tower Guard was. However after doing some research I found that Tower Guard stands for everything I believe in; helping others reach equal opportunity. I knew this organization would allow me to help my fellow peers, who not only live with the regular pressures of being a student but they also have a few extra challenges thrown their way. At that moment I knew Tower Guard was something i would be honored to be apart of.
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Matthew Stewart Lipphardt

lipphar2@msu.edu

Vice President

Major:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Why Tower Guard:

I leapt at the oppurtunity to be a part of this incredible organization. When I first heard about Tower Guard, all I knew was that it's members served MSU as models of leadership, scholarship, and character.Just from that, there was nothing more I wanted then to be in Tower Guard. Later, I found out about the service they do on campus for the RCPD, helping maintain MSU's service to students with disabilities, and I had to be in!
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Madeline Rickert

rickertm@msu.edu

Secretary

Major:

Chemistry

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because I thought it was a great opportunity to volunteer my time to people who would truly benefit from my help
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Chad Porterfield

porte101@msu.edu

Treasurer

Major:

Accounting

Hobbies:

Triathlons, marathons, rock climbing, anything outdoors

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because it was more than an opportunity to stand out, it was an opportunity to help out my fellow classmates and have an impact at MSU. Tower Guard members exemplify many outstanding qualities and I am thrilled to work alongside them in our mission to serve the RCPD.
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Jen Beckner

becknerj@msu.edu

Run Chair

Major:

Neuroscience with Spanish minor

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because I'm passionate about helping people; I love having this opportunity to be a part of an organization dedicated to serving my community of fellow Spartans and helping them to achieve the best possible education they can!
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Zac Walters

walterszr@gmail.com

Run Chair

Major:

Computer Science

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because it gives me the opportunity to not only make a difference in someone's life but a difference in the life of one of my fellow classmates as well. Throughout high school I volunteered regularly and I was looking for a way to continue to do so in college when I found Tower Guard. The Tower Guard is a great organization and it gives me the chance to do something I enjoy and work for a great cause in the process.
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Paul Leveille

leveil11@msu.edu

Sergeant-at-Arms

Major:

Phisiology

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because it's a unique organization and it allows me to help those in need get an equal education.
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Sarah Ombry

ombrysar@msu.edu

Public Relations Chair/Webmaster

Major:

Advertising with a specialization in Public Relations

Hobbies:

I love to sing and play the piano, go on Pinterest, bake cookies, eat said cookies, work out/run.

Why Tower Guard:

I hadn't ever heard of Tower Guard before getting the invitation but loved what the organization stood for and was really excited when I got in. I wanted to join because I love to help others and was glad that I'd be able to work with those who face disabilities. I believe that everyone has an equal right to education, regardless of the challenges they face in life and love that I am able to help others succeed.
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Katelynn Ritchie

ritchi32@msu.edu

Fundraiser Chair

Major:

Lyman Briggs - Human Biology

Hobbies:

I like to play tennis and go on skiing trips with my family.

Why Tower Guard:

Throughout high school I participated in a variety of volunteer work and enjoyed helping people in need. Tower Guard gives me the opportunity to workone on one with students and help them in unique ways while getting to know the MSU community. I am honored to be apart of MSU's oldest student organization.

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Brendan Mullan

mullanb1@msu.edu

Historian

Major:

Undecided

Hobbies:

Snowboarding and finding new music

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because it gave me an opportunity to give back to the community here at MSU. Helping the students whom I work with through the RCPD gives me an enjoyment that I couldn't get anywhere else.
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Olivia Hankinson

hankin23@msu.edu

Social Chair

Major:

Political Science - Prelaw

Why Tower Guard:

I wanted to become more active with volunteering and helping others in the Spartan community. But I never imagined the friendships and the memories that would result from being associated with such a wonderful organization.


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Trish Abalo

abalothe@msu.edu

Major:

Undecided Lyman Briggs

Hobbies:

Dogs, sleeping, and puns.

Why Tower Guard:

I fully believe in the RCPD mission statement: "to maximize ability and opportunity for full participation by persons with disabilities" here at Michigan State. I love being to be apart of the process that allows fellow students to pursue learning in the best capacity possible!


 
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Stephen Acciaioli

@msu.edu

Major:


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Kali Allis

alliskal@msu.edu

Major:

Human Biology/Pre-Med

Hobbies:

Hanging out with friends, going to sporting events, IM sports, reading

Why Tower Guard:

Giving back is something that's always been important to me, and Tower Guard is an incredibly unique opportunity for me to do just that. It's extremely fulfilling to know that you're making a difference in somebody's life and I'm always willing to help out my fellow students here at MSU. It will be great to build relationships with other Tower Guard members as well as the RCPD staff.


 
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James Bappert

bappert1@msu.edu

Major:


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Kimmy Bareis

kovache4@msu.edu

Major:

Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics - Lymann Briggs

Hobbies:

I danced from when I was three years old until senior year in high school, competitively since I was eight, so that has always been a hobby of mine. I also love just hanging out with my friends and family.

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because I'm always one to put others before myself, and I want to be able to help those in need have a great experience here at MSU.


 
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Hannah Batchelor

batche29@msu.edu

Major:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Hobbies:

I like to spend time with my two roommates, read, and play the violin

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because of the opportunity to help give all of the students at MSU an equal chance to succeed in college and pursue their dreams. I think the possibilities that the RCPD gives to many students at MSU is amazing and I really wanted to be a part of that.


 
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Michael Bourgoin

bourgoi3@msu.edu

Major:


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Trenton Bradley

bradl260@msu.edu

Major:

Accounting

Hobbies:

Waterskiing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tennis, golf, boating

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard to be able to help students like me get a world-class education at MSU. I have learned so much from being in Tower Guard and continue to learn everyday. It is a unique organization that benefits the community and you in so many ways. Tower Guard is a greatly rewarding experience to be a part of an organization that can help fellow students earn a degree and pursue their career.
 
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Megan Callahan

callah80@msu.edu

Major:


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Nadia Chupka

chupkana4@msu.edu

Major:

Neuroscience and Psychology

Hobbies:

Dance, music, volunteering

Why Tower Guard:

I joined tower guard because I love helping others and I wanted to get to know a great group of people!


 
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Amanda Cowherd

cowherd2@msu.edu

Major:

Journalism and Advertising

Hobbies:

I love to write, read, dance, travel, and eat a lot of chocolate!

Why Tower Guard:

I wanted to join Tower Guard because I have always had a passion for tutoring and helping others. Tower Guard is such a fulfilling experience, and I'm excited to spend my sophomore year as a member of this amazing organization!


 
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Anton de Avila

deavilaa@msu.edu

Major:

Supply Chain Management with a minor in Economics

Hobbies:

Watching sports, reading

Why Tower Guard:

I think it's great to be a part of an organization that gives back to the community and its awesome to be alongside a large group of motivated, likeminded individuals.


 
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Erin Formiller

kovache4@msu.edu

Major:

Neuroscience

Hobbies:

Listening to music, hunting, and reading

Why Tower Guard:

I enjoyed the thought of helping others through reading. So far, it's been an awesome experience!


 
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Kaylee Garlick

garlickk@msu.edu

Major:

Zoology

Hobbies:

Dancing, any arts and crafts activity and spending time with friends

Why Tower Guard:

I wanted to join Tower Guard to be directly involved in helping fellow Spartans' experiences at MSU be the best they can be! I also wanted to be a part of Tower Guard because it's a honor to part of a group of hard-working students who are all so diverse and intelligent, yet selfless and eager to make difference.


 
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Jason Gluck

gluckjas@msu.edu

Major:

Human Biology

Hobbies:

I am a huge sports fan, whether it be playing or just watching from the stands. Since coming to MSU, I have yet to miss a home football or basketball game. I also like to just relax and hang with friends.

Why Tower Guard:

The main reason I wanted to join Tower Guard was to give back and help out those who need a little more assistance. I have been blessed with such a great opportunity here, and just wish for everyone to experience and get the most out of their time at Michigan State University. It also gives me the opportunity to work with people in need, which is nice because I am going into the medical field. Overall, it is a rewarding experience.


 
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Erica Halm

halmeric@msu.edu

Major:

Human Biology

Hobbies:

Working out, baking/cooking, cuddling with my dog, drinking tea

Why Tower Guard:

Becoming a Tower Guard member seemed like a unique and fulfilling opportunity to get more involved with the MSU community. I have always loved helping others to achieve their goals, so when I was presented with the chance to assist students on campus, I couldn’t say no. Serving the RCPD is an honor; it truly is a remarkable and rewarding organization to be a part of.


 
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Benedict Hilado

hiladobe@msu.edu

Major:


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Alexander Ismail

ismailal@msu.edu

Major:


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Nicole Jacobs

jacobsn2@msu.edu

Major:

Finance

Hobbies:

Staying active, watching football, and doing gymnastics

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because it is an amazing opportunity to help fellow MSU students, and it is a great way to get more involved with the MSU community. It is an honor to be a part of an organization that can make such a difference in one's life.


 
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Ridwan Jimoh

bakerir@msu.edu

Major:

Supply Chain Management

Hobbies:

Playing soccer, lifting weights, and being social

Why Tower Guard:

I wanted to join tower guard because it's just something I couldn't say no too. Being a tower guard members gives me opportunity to cherish some attributes that I take granted in my life. It was an opportunity to meet new people, step outside my comfort zone, grow as a leader and volunteer for an experience of a life time.


 
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So Joung Kim

kimso24@msu.edu

Major:


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Andrew Korneffel

korneff4@msu.edu

Major:


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Kendall Kotcher

kotcherk@msu.edu

Major:

BFA Theatre and Professional Writing

Hobbies:

Acting, singing, blogging, watching youtube videos, running, and eating cookies.

Why Tower Guard:

I find immense joy in making people smile and making their lives easier!


 
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Kat Krukowski

krukows7@msu.edu

Major:

Human Biology

Hobbies:

Spending time with friends, running, golf, soccer, watching new movies

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard to help others accomplish their goals as a student. It is a great organization to be a part of and I've met so many awesome people through it.


 
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Maxx Marano

kovache4@msu.edu

Major:

Elementary Education

Hobbies:


Why Tower Guard:

I love being able to help others in any way, and tower guard is a great opportunity to do this. I also get to meet so many awesome people along the way. I know I will use what I gain from my experiences throughout my life and in my future career in education.


 
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Britany Marsh

marshbri@msu.edu

Major:


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Connor Moul

kovache4@msu.edu

Major:

Supply Chain Management

Hobbies:

Watching sports, soccer, basketball, working out, and hanging out with friends

Why Tower Guard:

Tower Guard is an organization that allows me to give back to the community of East Lansing, and make a difference in my fellow Spartans academic success. The feeling of helping those at the RCPD is fulfilling and rewarding, which was the main reason I decided to join Tower Guard.


 
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Allison McKechnie

mckechn2@msu.edu

Major:


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William Mitchell

mitch677@msu.edu

Major:


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Marlee Mones

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Karoline Newer

newerkar@msu.edu

Major:

Special Education

Hobbies:


Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because helping people has always been a huge part of my life. I also wanted to get more involved with fellow Spartans on campus and have fun doing it!


 
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Angela Niezgoda

niezgod3@msu.edu

Major:

Neuroscience

Hobbies:

Snowboarding, volleyball, hanging with friends

Why Tower Guard:

Joining Tower Guard, gives me the satisfaction of helping another student get resources to help them succeed. By aiding them along the way to maximize their success, I am able to acheive happiness in giving back to such a great cause. Also being involved and giving back to the community is of utmost importance to me.


 
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Kotomi Obayashi

obayash3@msu.edu

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Caitlin O'Neill

oneill35@msu.edu

Major:

Environmental Geosciences with a concentration in Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Hobbies:

Community service, soccer, volleyball, listening to music, hanging out with friends, and meeting new people!

Why Tower Guard:

I like to get involved in my community and I work hard to help others. Getting involved in Tower Guard is a great way to meet peers on campus and build unity with my fellow spartans! Go Green!


 
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Evan Ouderkirk

ouderki3@msu.edu

Major:

Human Biology

Hobbies:

Fishing, hiking, and spending time with friends and family

Why Tower Guard:

I joined tower guard to help other students achieve their goals. I value education and community service.


 
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Delisa Quayson

quaysond@msu.edu

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Liza Reynolds

kovache4@msu.edu

Major:

Elementary/Special Education with a specialization in Language Arts

Hobbies:

Spending time with my friends and family, and especially my dog

Why Tower Guard:

I wanted to get more experience working with persons with disabilities and I wanted to become a part of this renowned group here at MSU as well as get to know and make friends with the other members.


 
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Emily Rowland

rowlan50@msu.edu

Major:

Animal Science with a Spanish minor

Hobbies:

Reading, crafting and watching movies

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard to directly help students in the MSU community and with the hope of meeting people that shared the same passion for helping people as me.


 
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Michael Sanchez

sanch229@msu.edu

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Lindsay Schichtel

schicht7@msu.edu

Major:

Physiology - Lyman Briggs

Hobbies:

Playing tennis, watching basketball and hockey, water-skiing, going to the movies

Why Tower Guard:

There are many reasons I wanted to join Tower Guard. One of the reasons being was that it was an all sophomore organization and would give me the opportunity to meet and spend time with other students my age. Plus, it has given me a lot of ways to help the Michigan State community by helping students who do not have many of the abilities that I take for granted. Volunteering is most rewarding when you can see the effects of what you are doing to help. Tower Guard gives me the ability to interact with people I normally wouldnt on a daily basis. Helping people with disabilities who attend MSU, its easy to see the impact that I am making on their lives. They are so grateful for everything we do and that is the most rewarding part.


 
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Kensington Schumann

schum126@msu.edu

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Dakota Soule

souledak@msu.edu

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Michael Sterner

sterner7@msu.edu

Major:

Human Biology - Lyman Briggs with a Math minor

Hobbies:

Going to MSU football and basketball games, playing sports, volunteering, hanging with friends

Why Tower Guard:

I have always enjoyed leadership activities where I can make an impact on the world around me and grow as an individual. Tower Guard entails so many incredible pillars including leadership, scholarship, and character. It is an honor to be a part of a student group of such incredible individuals and to work with one another to make an impact on other students lives. Tower Guard has been one of the most humbling and rewarding experiences of my life and it is with great pride that I commit myself to the pillars of the organization.


 
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Lauren Straley

straley5@msu.edu

Major:

English with a concentration in Creative Writing

Hobbies:

I enjoy the splendor of music, dancing, playing volleyball and the company of my friends.

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard as an astute way to become more actively engaged within the Michigan State scholastic community as well as employ myself in the fulfilling act of service. I am blessed to be a member of such a prestigious club, am delighted with the pleasure of the new relationships I have fashioned, and relish in the joy that my actions have a profound effect upon the students at Michigan State University.


 
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Zach Terwilliger

terwil17@msu.edu

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Matthew Thornburg

thornb36@msu.edu

Major:

Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy/ Political Science

Hobbies:

Reading, pick-up football, volunteering, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity

Why Tower Guard:

It is a privilege to attend Michigan State University and I feel that it's my duty to give back of myself and provide assistance to my fellow students.


 
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Caitlin Van Ermen

vanerme4@msu.edu

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Joshua Wissner

kovache4@msu.edu

Major:

Nursing

Hobbies:

Soccer, traveling, relaxing, procrastinating, spending time with family and friends

Why Tower Guard:

I joined Tower Guard because I wanted to leave my comfort zone, challenge myself, and put others before me. Contributing to Tower Guard is another way that I can keep my life in perspective by realizing how fortunate I am to have what I have, and allows me to connect with countless students, regardless of disability or not.


 
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Asia Youngblood

youngb36@msu.edu

Major:

Mathematics IS (Secondary Education)

Hobbies:

Playing basketball and singing

Why Tower Guard:

I wanted to join Tower Guard because I enjoy participating in organizations that are truly dedicated to helping those in need.