Meet the O-Team

Logan Bardwell

Logan Bardwell

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Van Meter, Iowa
Major: international Business
What I love about BVU: The sense of family among all of the students and staff, and the community atmosphere and involvement.
Fun fact: I love traveling and have been to six different countries in the world.

Carlee Brown

Carlee Brown

Year: Junior
Hometown: Harrisonville, Mo.
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
What I love about BVU: how supportive our faculty and staff are.
Fun fact: I have the super hero ability to pull all-nighters.

Aaron Burns

Aaron Burns

Year: Senior
Hometown: Essex, Iowa
Major: Graphic Design & Digital Media
What I love about BVU: the opportunities on campus as well as off campus.
Fun fact: I can successfully cheat in a thumb war because of my double jointed thumbs.

Justice Cage

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Major: Graphic Design and Digital Media
What I love about BVU: the diverse activities on campus.
Fun fact: I am ridiculously obsessed with anything and everything related to the Wizard of Oz!

Egypt Clayton

Egypt Clayton

Year: Senior
Hometown: Early, Iowa
Major: Business
What I love about BVU: the small campus and all of the opportunities.
Fun fact: I have really small pinky fingers.

Sydney Crnkovich

Sydney Crnkovich

Year: Junior
Hometown: Woodward, Iowa
Major: Exercise Science: Physical Education
What I love about BVU: How many opportunities there are to meet new people and make new friends.
Fun fact: My twin brother and I won homecoming kind and queen in high school.

Greg Daris

Greg Daris

Year: Senior
Hometown: Holstein, Iowa
Major: Physical Education and Health
What I love about BVU: intramural slow pitch softball.
Fun fact: my shoulders and thumbs are double jointed.

Meng (Nancy) Di

Meng (Nancy) Di

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: China
Major: Marketing and Finance
What I love about BVU: friendly atmosphere.
Fun fact: I collect Stamps.

Michelle Eccher

Michelle Eccher

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fonda, Iowa
Major: Elementary Education
What I love about BVU: the feeling of a small community and how the professors care about you.
Fun fact: I'm a Pinterest fanatic, but I LOVE to play video games.

Skyler Garsett

Skyler Garsett

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Major: Digital Media
What I love about BVU: the sense of community with the other students, faculty, and event the rest of Storm Lake.
Fun fact: I'm a level three Otaku (anime aficionado).

Madi Gates

Madi Gates

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Major: Elementary Education W/ ESL
What I love about BVU: the small community and the welcoming people.
Fun fact: I have an obsession with Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Austin Gibbs

Austin Gibbs

Year: Senior
Hometown: Boone, Iowa
Major: Criminal Justice
What I love about BVU: the sense of community and family.
Fun fact: I can touch my nose with my tongue.

Nicholas (Nic) Gibson

Nicholas (Nic) Gibson

Year: Junior
Hometown: Madrid, Iowa
Major: Graphic Design and Digital Media
What I love about BVU: the opportunity to make life-long friendships with not only students but also BVU faculty members!
Fun fact: I have never broken a bone.

Austin Groth

Austin Groth

Year: Junior
Hometown: Garwin, Iowa
Major: Business/Accounting
What I love about BVU: awesome professors and small classes.
Fun fact: I used to do gymnastics.

Brady Haye

Brady Haye

Year: Junior
Hometown: Wall Lake, Iowa
Major: Business and Marketing
What I love about BVU: all of the friends, faculty, and opportunities!
Fun fact: I can reach/touch any part of my back with my hands.

Sam Knudsen

Sam Knudsen

Year: Senior
Hometown: Missouri Valley, Iowa
Major: Human Resource Management
What I love about BVU: how everyone is everyone's friends and the professors are great!
Fun fact: I can run same arm and same leg. I was also on fear factor.

Kassi Kommes

Kassi Kommes

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Des Monies, Iowa
Major: Digital Media
What I love about BVU: I love how nice people are and how close we all are.
Fun fact: I'm obsessed with puppies.

Blake Laursen

Blake Laursen

Year: Junior
Hometown: Storm Lake, Iowa
Major: Biology
What I love about BVU: small class sizes and the relationships made with professors. Also, the opportunities that are offered such as travel.
Fun fact: I'm a mama's boy. (My mom works at BVU)

Alejandra Mendoza

Alejandra Mendoza

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Alta, Iowa
Major: Psychology/Spanish
What I love about BVU: how everyone accepts me for who I am, and I'm pretty awesome.
Fun fact: I have a tooth that's rotated 180 degrees!

Kaylie Plowman

Kaylie Plowman

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Adair, Iowa
Major: Digital Media and Communications
What I love about BVU: the small size of the campus and being able to be really involved.
Fun fact: I had four jobs at the same time during high school.

Caleb Schafbuch

Caleb Schafbuch

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Madrid, Iowa
Major: Digital Media
What I love about BVU: The sidewalks are the perfect size; they're not too wide, and they're not too narrow. Also, they're pretty soft, so it you fall on them it won't hurt that bad.
Fun fact: I yolo hard, but swag harder.

Marissa Schmidt

Marissa Schmidt

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
Major: Athletic Training
What I love about BVU: I love how friendly everyone on campus is; everyone is willing to help you succeed and make you feel like you belong.
Fun fact: Spongebob = life!

Krystal Schulte

Krystal Schulte

Year: Senior
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Major: Graphic Design and Digital Media
What I love about BVU: The professors are always there for you!
Fun fact: I swallowed a live goldfish.

Kiley Wellendorf

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Major: Digital Media
What I love about BVU: I love how small our school is because it feels more like a community than the typical college-feel.
Fun fact: I've been to over nineteen concerts, and I want to write for the Rolling Stone one day.

Grace Wikinson

Grace Wikinson

Year: Junior
Hometown: Woodward, Iowa
Major: Communication Studies
What I love about BVU: The feeling of unity between all the students, faculty, and staff.
Fun fact: My favorite cereal is Peanut Butter Captain Crunch.