Meet the Ambassadors!
Chatham Ambassadors are current undergraduate students who are enthusiastic about their college experiences and want to share them with you. We serve as representatives for Chatham University and help you by sharing our campus knowledge first hand. We want to aid you in making a well-educated decision about becoming a World Ready Woman. Our mission as Chatham Ambassadors is to provide prospective students with a positive experience, both on and off campus, and to provide you with a true, authentic view of campus life.
What we do:
If you are interested in Chatham University, the Chatham Ambassadors offer several ways to help you learn more about the school:
Graduate tours are Tuesday through Friday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. While you are visiting the campus, you can also meet with a Graduate Admission Counselor.
Undergraduate tours are Monday through Friday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. While you are visiting the campus, you can also meet with an Undergraduate Admission Counselor.
Saturday Campus TourSaturday, March 10, 2012
Spring Open HouseThursday, April 5, 2012
Accepted Student DaySaturday, April 14, 2012
We offer the opportunity to stay overnight on Chatham's campus and to attend a class with an Ambassador. Affordable accommodations can be made for your family at the Howe-Childs Gatehouse, conveniently located on Chatham's campus.
There are several ways to contact a Chatham Ambassador:Email: ChathamAmbassador@chatham.edu
By Phone: 1-800-837-1290 or 412-365-1616
Office of Admission: Berry Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Read our Blogshttp://blogs.chatham.edu/gradadmission/
Kayla Averell '15
Hi my name is Kayla Averell and I am a freshman at Chatham this year. I went to high school in Pittsburgh at North Hills and when I visited Chatham for the first time I fell in love. The campus is beautiful, students receive a lot of attention due to the small class sizes, and it's such a friendly community. I am majoring in Biology and I hope to be accepted into Chatham's Physician Assistant Program in a few years. I am running Cross Country and I hope to get involved with some of the many opportunities Chatham offers. Feel free to e-mail me anytime! email@example.com.
Morgan Becer '14
Hi! My name is Morgan Becer, I am a currently a sophomore at Chatham University and am majoring in Exercise Science. I am a Chatham Ambassador and a part of the Cougars Varsity Ice Hockey team. I chose Chatham because as soon as I stepped onto the historic Shadyside campus, I felt at home. I also enjoy spending time in the gym which is another reason that I fell in love with Chatham. The Athletic and Fitness Center (AFC) is one of my favorite buildings on campus! Our AFC features a fitness room with plenty of cardio and weight training equipment, two squash courts, a rock climbing wall, several dance/aerobic studios, an Olympic size swimming pool, a hot tub, steam room and sauna as well as a gym and indoor track on the upper floors! Chatham was the best choice for me both as an athlete and a student.
Kan (Amy) Chau '15
I am a first year student at Chatham University, and I am currently studying biochemistry. I am planning to apply for the accelerated graduate program of forensic science. I love science, but I also like music too! I play many different instruments but am focusing on viola right now. I play in the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. If anyone is interested in either science or music, feel free to talk to me! I love making new friends!
Cory Doman '14
Professional Broadcast Communication/Public Relations
Buongiorno! This is Miss Cory Ann reporting from the Admissions Office at Chatham University! I am from a little place called Rockwood, PA. It is literally right down the road from Seven Springs Ski Resort! I am officially a Second Year at Chatham working on campus as an Ambassador, a Communications Department Tutor, and as a Resident Assistant in Fickes Hall. I am a Professional Broadcast Communications and Public Relations major with Business Marketing minor. Come on down and explore what Chatham and the city of Pittsburgh has to offer! Until then, Ciao Bella!
Hi! I am Tess, from Latrobe, PA (which is home of the banana split, mind you.) I am a graduate of the Greater Latrobe High School Class of 2010 and a Marketing and Arts Management major here at Chatham University, my new home-away-from-home! Within my major, I am studying both marketing courses and art history, which I have found to be a great combination of my interests. In addition to being a student at Chatham, I am also a volunteer and the marketing intern at the Mattress Factory - Museum of Contemporary Art, located in Pittsburgh's historic North Side.
So why did I choose Chatham University? Why wouldn't I, is the better question! Being from a small city only an hour away, I felt very at home when I first visited the campus. Aside from great academics and extracurriculars, Chatham is a beautiful campus, which some of my friends have called "a hidden oasis in Pittsburgh." I was also impressed by the level of communication I had with admissions during the application process, and even afterwards, which is why I chose to join the Ambassador team!
Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns, anything from arts management to orchid growing! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamie Hargrove '13
Hello, my name is Jamie Hargrove and I am a biology major here at Chatham. As a native of Pittsburgh I love going to our public libraries, attending festivals at the Point, and going to the various neighborhood cultural festival. I chose to attend Chatham because I liked the small class sizes and the beautiful campus. Over the past three years I have gotten to know many of the science and mathematics faculty members whom I enjoy as teachers and as people. I spend a majority of my time in Buhl, the science building and I have found that the faculty there is always willing to talk to a student in need, even those they don't know. My goal for the future is to become a bioengineer and the help that I have received from the faculty here has put me on the path to achieve my goal.
Emily Kocian '15
Hello! My name is Emily Kocian and this is my first year at Chatham! I graduated from Shaler Area High School this past June. I also participated in many extracurricular events. I chose Chatham because I did not want to go to a large school where I would become just another number. I first discovered Chatham at a college fair when I was in tenth grade. The one piece of information that I always remember from that first encounter was how in the spring the students take off a day from classes and help the staff to plant flowers around the campus. It seemed like such a simple thing to do, but most colleges do not have traditions as kindhearted as that. I really like the food at Chatham’s Anderson Dining Hall. Besides hanging out in Anderson, I am majoring in Psychology along with classes in Mandarin Chinese and art. Chatham was one of the few small schools that offered both Psychology and Mandarin.
Ashlee Pavetti '15
My name is Ashlee Pavetti and I am a Junior at Chatham. I graduated from Apollo Ridge High School with around 81 students (everyone knows each other), which is why I chose Chatham. Chatham is a small school, and I love the connections you get to make with the students, faculty, and staff here. Most professors on campus not only know students by name, but also by major and what their future goals are. I'm majoring in Biology, and as a science major, I love being a student at Chatham. The science program is full of knowledgeable instructors that know how to make learning the material fun. During my first two years at Chatham, I have taken the time to get involved in the Chatham Student Government, Chatham Activities Board, and the Safety Committee. The best thing about Chatham is that there are so many opportunities and everyone on the campus is included in our living/learning community.
Haven Purbaugh '15
Hello! My name is Haven Purbaugh and I am a first year at Chatham University. Being from a small town, Somerset PA, one of my favorite aspects of Chatham is its location. I LOVE BEING IN THE CITY! I am majoring in Social Work and my minor is Women's Studies. I am a part of the Chatham Scholars program, where we do more meaningful work and have lots of special opportunities. I am also the business team leader for HerCampus Chatham, an online magazine, you should check us out online today! Chatham has so many opportunities, and I can't wait to see what the future holds!
Alexandria Ratliff '13
Hi, my name is Alexandra Ratliff and I am a Junior at Chatham. My major is Environmental Science with a minor in Environmental Writing. I have played volleyball for Chatham for three years. I also am the Treasurer/Secretary of the class of 2013, Treasurer of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, an ambassador, and have been a Cougar K-Nector. Some of my hobbies include reading, writing, hiking, traveling, and just hanging out with my friends and teammates. I chose Chatham because they have a good environmental science program. In addition, Chatham has a great community and a beautiful campus. To me, Chatham is like another home.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. Hope to see you around! :)
Jennae Reken '15
Rural Valley, PA
Hello, all! My name is Jennae Reken and I am a first year here at Chatham. I come from a small town in Pennsylvania called Rural Valley and went to West Shamokin High School. My major is biology, but I am still debating about what I want to minor in. I hope to one day get into Physicians Assistant School and work in the medical field. I am the Class Representative for the class of 2015, a member of Chatham Activities Board, and a member of the Pre-PA club. Within the first week of school, I learned that Chatham really was everything that it promised to be. I am able to talk to my professors one on one whenever I want and go straight to them when I have ANY questions at all! Everyone on campus here knows each other’s name, and I am exposed to opportunities I never thought I would have. Chatham is unlike any other school and my classes are engaging and challenging. When I'm not hitting the books, I love to take Zumba classes, read on my Nook, or get delicious coffees from Cafe Rachel. I love to talk and meet new people, so feel free to talk to me anytime! firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Reiber '15
Early Childhood Education
My name is Anne Reiber and I am a freshman at Chatham University. I graduated from Slippery Rock Area High School with about 180 students. I live in Portersville, Pennsylvania which is a very small town. Everyone knew everyone, sort of like one big family, and that is why I chose Chatham. From the moment I stepped onto the campus, I felt like I was a part of something. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education with the hopes of opening my own preschool one day. I am in the Chatham Choir and the Hemidemisemiquavers. I love every minute of being involved in the music program at Chatham!
If have any questions, comments, concerns, or you just want to chat, you can contact me at any time at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
Vanessa Thompson '12
Hello! My name is Vanessa N. Thompson and I am from right here in Pittsburgh, PA! I am a 2008 graduate from Westinghouse High School in the Homewood/ East Liberty area, and I am in my senior year here at Chatham University. I major in Psychology, and minor in Religion. Although some of my favorite experiences thus far at Chatham University have been the intimate small classrooms, the friendly students, and the helpful professors; my new found favorite love for Chatham has been the possibility to find my interests and practice them. I have been able to do research in the fields that are most interesting to me and I also was able to present my research at several conferences! The possibilities at Chatham University are truly endless. If I had the chance to go back in time, to my senior year in high school, I know that I would choose Chatham all over again!
Natalie Vazquez '13
Film and Digital Technology and Emerging Media Arts
¡Hola! My name is Natalie Vazquez and I’m a junior this year at Chatham University. My hometown is Amherst, NY. I was speechless when I first drove through Chatham’s campus. I chose to study at Chatham University because I knew that the small class sizes would help me out immensely. I am a double major in Film/Digital Technology and Visual Communications. The location and program for my majors gave me even more reason to pursue my college experience at Chatham. I am a Chatham Scholar, a student government junior class representative, a member of the Softball team, a Cougar K-Nector, and an Ambassador.
Chatham gives you endless opportunities that will enhance your leadership skills. If you like to get involved and be challenged, the Chatham community will allow you to do so! Personally, every day that passes, I gain more and more confidence. Come and experience years of fulfillment!
Lisa Xu '14
Public Relations and Arts Management
Nihao! My name is Lisa Xu and I am an international student from Chengdu, China (which is the hometown for pandas). After obtaining an IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma from a high school in China, I traveled all the way from the other side of the planet to Chatham. Being far away from home and family, Chatham welcomed me with its gorgeous campus and friendly students and faculties. On my first tour of the campus with my K-Nector, I felt a sense of belonging and excitement. I have a great passion for art and I grew up to be an artist. Currently, I am double majoring in Public Relations and Arts Management. I was able to meet many wonderful professors over the first two years of college. This culturally diverse campus truly gives me an extraordinary learning experience both academically and personally. I am involved with the Chatham Choir, Chatham Marketing Association, the Artist Collective, and Cross Cultural Connections Club. As an Ambassador, I want to share my personal experiences with you and get you involved in our community as well!