Natalie Bellairs

Natalie Bellairs

Hometown: Osage, Iowa
Activities: Cheerleading, AMSA, Deans Fellows, and Global Fellows
What do you love about BVU? “I love the small class sizes, and the opportunity to build relationships with professors. I also love beautiful campus and friendly atmosphere that BV provides.”

Keely Bycroft

Hometown: Bondurant, Iowa
Activities: Softball and AASB
What do you love about BVU? “I love the view. The beauty of the campus and its location by the lake is my favorite thing.”

Manda Clark

Manda Clark, chair

Major: Accounting/ Business
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa
Activities: Dean's Fellows, AASB, Residence Life, BVMA, Dance Marathon
What do you love about BVU? “I love the small close-knit community, and the small class sizes and relationships built with professors and peers. I love all of the opportunities that BVU has to offer as well.”

Jaeyln Daggs-Olson

Jaeyln Daggs-Olson

Major: Chemistry
    Minor: Biology
Hometown: Eldora, Iowa
Activities: Esprit de Corps, BVU Dance Team, Honors Program, Dean's Fellow Program, and AASB
What do you love about BVU? “I love all the great opportunities at BVU - the small classes, the great faculty and staff, and all the friends I have made.”

Grady Gallagher

Grady Gallagher

Major: Business Education
Hometown: Moville, Iowa
Activities: Men's Basketball, Honors Program, Dean's Fellows
What do you love about BVU? “I love the beautiful campus and the long list of fun things to do no matter the time of year.”

Chelsey Goetz

Chelsey Goetz

Major: Digital Media
Hometown: Lakota, Iowa
Activities: University Cable Network, KBVU, The Tack
What do you love about BVU? “I love working with and getting to know the professors at BVU.”

Stephanie Hayden

Stephanie Hayden, vice chair

Major: Accounting and Sports Management
Hometown: Prairie City, Iowa
Activities: Softball, Buena Vista Marketing Association – VP of Promotions, AASB, Alpha Chi, Deans Fellow
What do you love about BVU? “I love BVU because of the outstanding relationships built due to the small size of campus. There are plenty of opportunities on campus to get involved, meet new people, and build these life-long relationships with friends, faculty, and staff.”

Jordan Henningsen

Jordan Henningsen

Major: Corporate Communications
Hometown: Alta, Iowa
Activities: Volleyball, Deans Fellow Program
What do you love about BVU? “Because I am able to get involved with many different things here on campus because of the small size. You also get individual attention from your professors that will set you up for your future career. The relationships you gain here at BVU are lifelong.”

Taylor Kavaya

Taylor Kavaya

Major: Pre-Med/Chemistry
    Minor: Biology and Psychology
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa
Activities: Cheerleading, BV Buddies, Student Senate, Honors Program, Deans Fellow Program
What do you love about BVU? “I love the friendliness of the professors and staff at Buena Vista, and how they strive for our success.”

Kassi Kommes

Major: Digital Media
    Minor: Communication
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Activities: University Cable Network, Capture It, BV Buddies, Cheerleading, O-Team
What do you love about BVU? “I love how close we all are on campus, not only the students, but the professors as well. It really makes me feel at home.”

Ayaka Kondo

Ayaka Kondo

Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Activities: International Club
What do you love about BVU? “Mmm, this is a very difficult question because there are tons of great loving points BVU has!! If I pick out some, BVU is very small university in which most students can know each other and make close relationships. And, professors are so kind that they always help me whenever I get stuck with academic problems. I also think they have the passion to help students learn.”

Molly Konrad

Molly Konrad

Major: Accounting and Management
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Activities: Buena Vista Marketing Association
What do you love about BVU? “I love BVU because of the small class sizes and the close-knit community feeling. The professors care about you and your grades. There are so many opportunities for students at BVU, whether it be internships, traveling, or new experiences.”

Ashley Lemke

Hometown: Sibley, Iowa
Activities: Choir, The Tack, Student Senate, Dean’s Fellows, Academic Assistant
What do you love about BVU? “Wherever you turn, someone is smiling and saying 'Hello!' I also love the opportunities available; if I had gone to a larger university, I might not be involved in so many things, or have the close relationships with my professors that I do here at BVU.”

Sarah Locati

Sarah Locati

Major: Social Work
    Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Activities: Secretary for International Club, MELT, AASB, Career Services Student Advisory Board
What do you love about BVU? “I love the small sized campus here because you get to know so many people and can build great relationships with your friends and your professors.”

Kayla Lohse

Kayla Lohse

Major: Corporate Communication and Spanish
    Minor: Business
Hometown: Spirit Lake, Iowa
What do you love about BVU? “I love that BVU is small. The size gave me a chance to meet more people, and make more friends. It also makes connecting with professors a lot easier!”

Sarah Mackey

Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Center Point, Iowa
Activities: Dean's Fellows, MELT, Student Senate, Sawtooth, Esprit de Corps
What do you love about BVU? “I love the endless opportunities that BV has to travel! We may be located in small town Iowa, but BV is a hub to go anywhere in the world that you want to.”

Allie Mason

Allie Mason, treasurer

Major: Business Management, Human Resources Track
Hometown: Altoona, Iowa
Activities: Student Activities Board, Cheerleading, Student Senate
What do you love about BVU? “I love the connections I have with my professors and the small class sizes. I love all the friendships I have made at BVU, and feeling like a member of the BVU family.”

Mackensey Radke

Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Sheldon, Iowa
Activities: Softball and AASB
What do you love about BVU? “There are so many wonderful things about Buena Vista University. The thing that really drew me to the college was the small class sizes and how easy it is to talk with your professors. Buena Vista is truly a home away from home. The community feeling makes you feel like you are right where you belong.”

Rosalind Russell

Major: Biology and Business
Hometown: Rochester, Minn.
Activities: Esprit De Corps, BV Buddies, Student Senate, Pre-Health Club, Chemistry Club, Crochet and Knitting Club
What do you love about BVU? “Amazing relationships with my professors, and a surplus of internship opportunities. Also, free laundry!”

Krystal Schulte

Krystal Schulte, secretary

Major: Graphic Design and Art
    Minor: Digital Media
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Activities: Cheerleading, Untitled 11, Graphic Design club, VP of design for Student Activities Board
What do you love about BVU? “I love how easy it is to interact with other students and professors, I also love all the activities that go on and how BV makes you feel like you have a second family.”

Mary Timko

Mary Timko

Major: Business/ Marketing
Hometown: Storm Lake, Iowa
Activities: BV Buddies coordinator and mentor, Cheerleading, Esprit de Corps, Graphic Design Club
What do you love about BVU? “Personally, I love the small class sizes and the small campus. It enhances our learning, relationships, and connections with professors. I also love all the opportunities given to students. Everyone is involved in something, which brings a lot of character to our university.”

Janice Timmerman

Major: Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Management
Hometown: Bennett, Iowa
Activities: Softball, Dance Team, Team Wellness, FCA, IMPACT, Esprit de Corps
What do you love about BVU? “It becomes your second family and you always see a familiar face”

Courtney Van Haaften

Courtney Van Haaften, web/public relations

Major: Corporate Communication
Hometown: Alta, Iowa
Activities: Volleyball, Dean's Fellows, Golf, The Tack

Kirsten Van Zuiden

Kirsten Van Zuiden

Major: Marketing and Human Resources Management
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Activities: Student Senate, Volleyball team, Marketing Club, Admissions and Retention Committee
What do you love about BVU? “I love the pride we have at sporting events!”

Chase Werden

Chase Werden

Major: Political Science and Public Administration
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Activities: Student Senate, AASB, Marketing Club, Esprit de Corps, Vice President of BV College Republicans
What do you love about BVU? “Small campus size, know a lot of people-feels like a family.”

Hanna Zinn

Hanna Zinn

Major: Public Administration
Hometown: Spencer, Iowa
Activities: Women’s Golf, AASB, IMPACT, FCA
What do you love about BVU? “BVU has a smaller campus and that allows me to be able to be involved in many different activities.”