Team Leaders

Mentors

Alex Bryden
Stephen Lynch
Jeremy Nafus
Kerin Uppleger

Stephanie Anderson
Aaron Barraclough
Christina Buck
Kelly Copeland
Mandy Espinosa
Kris Hager
Elizabeth Hempsted
Kienan Kowalski
Danielle Kuhn
Joey Lehman
Ana Magana
Shelby McPherson
Jess Moon
Tyler Phillips
Jay Redman
Pablo Ripodas
DeAngelo Robinson
Pierce Sadlier
Derek Seidl
Bailey Terrell
Kendra Venema
Lisa Zaffina

Team Leaders

Alex Bryden

 Bryden

I am a senior at Lawrence Tech who loves to be involved with campus activities and keeping busy! I am a member of the Women’s Varsity Soccer team and strive to support my fellow athletes by attending other Blue Devil sporting events. My competitive nature continues in the gym by participating in as many intramurals sports as possible. I am involved in a variety of other student organizations: Order of Omega, Society of Women Engineers, North Hall Council, and Kappa Beta Gamma. I also work on-campus for the Admissions Office and Student Disability Services Office. When I’m not attending campus activities, studying, or volunteering, I enjoy working out, sleeping, and of course, shopping. Meeting new people is one of my favorite things and I can’t to meet all of the new LTU students!

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Stephen Lynch

 Lynch

I'm a senior in the Architecture and Design and a transfer student from Massachusetts. I'm a Student Ambassador for the Office of Admissions, so if you joined ConnectBlue we've probably spoken before. I'm also involved in a few organizations of campus like A.I.A.S. and I'm chapter president of my fraternity on campus, Alpha Sigma Phi. Outside of school I'm an outdoorsman at heart and love fishing, camping and just being outside as much as possible. I'm excited to meet the new freshman class, but I really going to enjoy my summer first! 

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 Jeremy Nafus

 Nafus

Favorite Color: BLUE DEVILS!...I mean...blue. Yeah blue.

Student Organization: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Order of Omega, First Year Mentor (Obviously), Orientation Registration

What I love about being a Blue Devil: I love being involved in a school that has changed so much over the past 4 years. It's awesome to see what things change each year or what things are added each year to LTU's campus life.

Most Excited for this Year: I'm excited to start my first "victory lap" here at Lawrence Tech. Any other school, I would be so bummed out that I didn't graduate on time. However, here at Lawrence Tech, I'm taking my time and enjoying every second of it before the time comes to graduate and go into the real world.

What I want to be when I grow up: I'd like to manage a Computer Department at a major firm (boring I know but that's your opinion :P). Currently I'm pretty comfortable at Plex Systems in Troy, Michigan and would like to stay there as long as I can.

Favorite Superhero: Arm Fall Off Boy (yes he's a super hero. Look it up).

Love to do: I love long walks through the quad, a nice meal with a special someone at Qudoba, some binge watching of a TV series on Netflix, and finishing the night by falling asleep at 4am and having to wake up at 6am for work.

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Kerin Uppleger

 Uppleger

Hi, I'm Kerin Uppleger, a Junior studying Civil Engineering here at LTU. I grew up in the very small town of Richmond, MI and love being outside and getting my hands dirty. When I am not in class you can most likely find me with my Delta Phi Epsilon sisters, or any of my other lovely friends here on campus. I am quite the goof ball once you get to know me sooo....GET TO KNOW ME!! We'll have a great time! :)

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 Mentors

 

Stephanie Anderson

Anderson

i! My name is Stephanie Anderson and I am a second year student in Lawrence Tech's Biomedical Engineering program, with a minor in Spanish. I also am a Student Ambassador for the Office of Admissions. My dream is to live in California and make advances in reversing/reducing the effects of paralysis. I am part of a sorority on campus, Kappa Beta Gamma, and am the New Member Educator for our organization. When I'm not with my sisters or in class, I'm with my three best friends (my roommates) and we call ourselves "The Squad." I love to go on adventures and travel and I'm never shy. The people I met when I first came to LTU helped me jump right in and I can't wait to be that person for all of you! I'm an avid email-er (during the school year) and love social media. So don't worry, it won't be hard to find me!

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Aaron Barraclough

Barraclough

My name is Aaron Barraclough, I am a third year Architecture student. I am from Buffalo, New York so I live on campus. I am a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity here at LTU and also the president of LTU’s Greek Council. When I’m not in studio (which is rare) I enjoy hanging out with my friends/brothers in the atrium and or quad, watching movies (all types of genres), and watching sports (mainly the Buffalo Bills and Sabres when I can, but will watch Detroit games).  I can’t wait to meet and get to know everyone at Discovery Days.:)

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Christina Buck

Buck

 I am going into my 3rd year at LTU. Previous to LTU I attended the Early College at LCC instead of my last 2 years of high school. I am a part of Delta Tau Sigma and really love spending time with my sisters. When I am at home I love spending time with my friends at Thrive!

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 Kelly Copeland

Copeland

 Hi, I'm Kelly Copeland. I'm in the industrial design program at LTU. I run on the cross country team here and also I'm in a sorority (delta tau sigma). My favorite color is orange, and when I grow up I want to design medical products. I love painting shoes, long walks on the beach, roller coasters, and dogs. I'm super involved at ltu, I work on campus, and take every volunteer option I can. I have over 50 pairs of shoes, and I can't wait to be your first year mentor!

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 Mandy Espinosa

Mandy

Hi there! I am a third year Interaction Design Major originally from Grand Rapids. I am in Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, LTU Society of Dramatic Arts, ArtShop, LTU Swing Club and AIGA. My passions include drawing, writing, reading, dancing (not well), sleeping, cooking and going on adventures. I am always excited to meet new people and always enjoy helping others out. Please feel free to approach me and ask me any questions you may have :)

 

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Kris Hager

Hager

 Hi! I'm Kris! I am a 4th year survivor or Architecture here at LTU. I stay as involved on campus as my major will allow! I am currently the Vice President of LTU's chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students. I am also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity! Joining organizations like those are great ways to get the best college experience LTU can offer! I work for a Landscape Architecture in Farmington Hills. I'm looking forward to help you get the most of out LTU!

 

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Elizabeth Hempsted

Hempsted

 My name is Elizabeth and I am a Senior in the Architecture program. I transferred here last year. I live on campus, play Women's Volleyball, and am a part of AIAS (American Institute of Architect Students) on campus. I love being outdoors, playing sports, reading, and hanging out with friends. I'm all about having fun and I am really excited to meet you all at Discovery Days! 

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Kienan Kowalski

Kowalski

Hey! My name is Kienan Kowalski and I am going into my Junior year here at Lawrence Tech studying Construction Engineering Technology and Management. I love being around campus and am heavily involved with my fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, currently serving as the Vice President of Recruitment! Off of campus I also have an internship as a project manager where I help manage construction projects! When I do have free time, I enjoy playing or watching hockey, hitting some shuttlecocks at the Fieldhouse (badminton), and hanging out with friends. Welcome to Lawrence Tech! I can't wait to meet this awesome class!

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Danielle Kuhn

Kuhn

 Hey! I'm Danielle Kuhn, a Junior studying Clinical Psychology here at LTU. I grew up in Ontario, Canada, then moved here and now reside in the small and quaint town of Farmington, MI, and love going to coffee with friends and chatting about life. When I am not in class you can most likely find me in my room painting, helping out around the Dean's Office, or catching up with any of my lovely friends here on campus. I have been through a lot these last couple years, so if you have ANY ISSUES AT ALL, let me know because I love helping people out!!! :) 

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Joey Lehman

 Lehman

 

Hey! 

Didn't see ya there! I'm Joey, I love a good joke and followed by a legendary dance move.

In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, being active and playing sports. Currently I have a torn meniscus, so even though I am on the Varsity Soccer team here at LTU, I will be red shirting and unable to play in any games this year. However, that's no excuse for you to miss a home game! GO BLUE DEVILS!!!! I am very approachable and I love to talk so anything you need, I am always happy to help. :)

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 Ana Magana

 Magana

Hey everyone! My name is Ana Magana and I am a Sophomore in the Industrial Operations Engineering program at Lawrence Tech. I am an international student from Mexico and I am part of the Women's Golf Team, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Student Government. I'm the Co-Founder of the Spanish Speaking Association and current President for the 2015-2016 year. Besides being a First Year Mentor (this is my first year), I also work at the Academic Achievement Center as a Student Assistant, so if you are a student-athlete you will most likely see me there very often. I love traveling, spending time outdoors and hanging out with my friends. I am excited to meet you all this Fall!!!

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 Shelby McPherson

 McPherson

Hey everyone!

I am Shelby McPherson and this is my third year being a First Year Mentor! I am looking forward to this year and meeting the class of 2019! Well, let me tell you a little more information about myself. I am currently a senior duel majoring in architecture and construction management. I lived on campus for two years and have been involved with many organizations. I am currently the vice president of Delta Tau Sigma sorority and the president and founder of the new organization on campus, Women In STEM. I love to have fun and be involved in any way I can. I'm pumped for the new semester and look forward to meeting you all!

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Jess Moon

 Moon

Hey! I'm Jess Moon and I will be a Senior attending LTU for a Bachelors in Graphic Design in the Fall. I'm a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity where I serve as the Chaplain. I currently work for Student Engagement as a Student Graphic Designer helping make posters and flyers for events on campus. I love snowboarding, longboarding, wakeboarding, doing flips on my trampoline, throwing Frisbees, being outdoors, and hanging with friends.  My dream job is to work in a Marketing Department of an Action Sports company making posters and other social media things. I’m looking forward to meeting all the amazing incoming students!!!

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Tyler Phillips

Phillips

Hi, I am Tyler Phillips. A junior in the Robotics engineering program. I am the middle child of 5. I live in Port Huron, MI. I'm big into sports. Boxing, baseball, basketball. Also like to toss frisbee in the quad in my spare time with friends. Feel free to talk to me anytime you see me. Welcome to LTU! 

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Jay Redman

Redman

 Hello Everyone!!! My name is Jay Redman and my nickname is Sunshine, shhhh keep that on the down low though nobody calls me that here at LTU. My favorite color is blue and I love to play basketball. I am on the LTU Men’s Basketball team and I am really excited about our upcoming season! My dream job would is to become the manager of a pro sports team. Looking forward to another year at LTU, GO BLUE DEVILS!

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 Pablo Ripodas

 Ripodas

Hey, what’s’ up? My name is Pablo Rípodas. Next coming year, I will be a sophomore enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering program. I am a member of the Men’s Varsity Soccer team. I really hope to see you at our games and the other programs’ games too. This is going to be my first year as a First Year Mentor and I am really looking forward to meet and help you on the beginning of this journey! I am very open and love hanging out, we can meet whenever you want.

 

In my free time, I love playing soccer with friends and you are more than welcome to join us at drop-in. I also love listening to music and dancing. You will probably see me around campus with my music doing some moves with my friends! Always having some good fun!

 

Ready to come to LTU? I really hope you are! See you in August my friend!

 

GO BLUE DEVILS!

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DeAngelo Robinson

 Robinson

#include     //DeAngelo Robinson First Year Mentor Bio

#include

#include

using namespace std;

 

int main (void)

{

 

cout << "Hello World, My name is DeAngelo Robinson and i am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science here at LTU. I am also the Vice President of the National Society of Black Engineers(NSBE) and i am a complete nerd/geek/otaku. No i have not been to Youmacon or Comicon (Conventions for Nerds) but I plan on attending eventually. I love to play my ps4, read tons and tons of manga (Japanese comics) and I love to CODE! Eventually I would like to own my own software engineering company and turn that into a Fortune 500. Yeah i said it, I will be a billionaire in le future. (le = the in French, yup thats all the french i know). I have aspirations of learning Japanese one day, maybe we can learn together. I hope to see you on campus or in the cafeteria (Im always eating lol )";

 

cout<< "Oh yeah.....GO BLUE DEVILS!";     //This bio was written in C++

 

return 0;

}

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 Pierce Sadlier

 Sadlier

Hey there! My name is Pierce Sadlier, I am a senior in the Architectural Engineering program at LTU. I never thought a small tech school would be so much fun. When I am not studying or working, you can find me in the Atrium or in the Quad (if the weather is nice!). I am the Vice President of Chapter Development for Sigma Phi Epsilon and I have been a part of dozens of other student organizations throughout the years. I have been able to make countless friends who I know will be there long after I graduate. I have lived on campus, commuted, and I am now living on the corner of Circle Drive.

 

If I were told that I could redo anything in the past 3 years, I wouldn’t change a thing! Come say hello because I am excited to get to know everyone!

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 Derek Seidl

Seidl

 My name is Derek Seidl and I am a sophomore from Dexter, Michigan. I am studying Mathematics and Computer Science while also being a member of the men’s basketball team here at LTU. I am a huge sports fan, specifically baseball, basketball, and football. My favorite things to do are play sports, play video games, hangout with friends, and eat. Can’t wait for the next year to start! Go Blue Devils!

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Bailey Terrell

Terrell

 Hi friends!! My name is Bailey, but you can call me tonight. I'm a junior in the Media Communications program, and I'm also on the women's soccer team! Along with that, I am a member of Kappa Beta Gamma sorority, where I have met my closest friends here at LTU. I like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain. I'm a Harry Potter junkie (hence the deathly hallows sticker on my car), and my favorite animal is a turtle! This is my first year as a mentor, so I'm just excited as all of my mentees! I'm here to make your first year as awesome as possible, and here at Lawrence Tech.... Possible is everything. 

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Kendra Venema

Venema

 My name is Kendra Venema and I am a junior in Business Administration with two concentrations, one in finance and one in marketing. I am a captain of the women's lacrosse team and coach middle school lacrosse.  I am obsessed with Nikes, I currently own 46 pairs and the collection continues to grow.  I am looking forward to meeting you all!

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Lisa Zaffina

Zaffina

 I am currently a Senior at Lawrence Technological University studying Business Administration. I like to stay active on campus & stay involved as much as possible. This is my 4th & final year playing for the Women's Varsity Soccer team, & I am not ready for it to end. When I am not playing soccer & studying, I devote a significant amount of time to Greek Life on campus. I am a founder of Kappa Beta Gamma & it has been one of the best decisions of my life thus far. When I am not studying, playing soccer, and attending activities on campus I am spending all the time I have with my family. I cannot wait to meet all of the incoming freshmen & I am going to try to make this transition as easy as possible!!! :) 

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