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    Lucas Schneider, Coordinator

    Lucas(3)

    As a peer consultant, I work with students of all majors to improve their public speaking skills and reduce any speaking anxiety they may feel. I work to provide honest and constructive feedback in order to consistently promote well-rounded presentational skills.    

    Major: Communication Studies with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication  

    Minor: German Language Studies  

    Organizational Involvement: Vanguard  

    Quote to Live by: "It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart." -Suzanne Collins 


    Nellie Cupp

    As a peer consultant, I aid students by making them more confident in their abilities to produce well written speeches. I help students reduce anxieties about public speaking and improve their existing skills.  

    Nellie(2)

    Majors: Gender Studies and Communication Studies with an emphasis in Advocacy and Communication Criticism 

    Organizational involvement: Women's Studies Student Association (WSSA) 

    Quote to live by: "People even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone." -Audrey Hepburn


    Brandon Forcier  

    As a peer consultant, I provide students with a warm, inviting environment to help students develop their public speaking skills. Communication is a vital aspect of any job, so I aim to help each student become a better job candidate.   

    Major: Communication Studies with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication Brandon

    Minor: Psychology  

    Organizational Involvement: Public Speaking Center Peer Consultant, Intramural Sports, Communication Club  

    Quote to live by: "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." -Michael Jordan  


    Ryan Fox

    As a peer consultant, I aid any student to the best of my ability by providing a helping hand and relatable experiences. My personal goal is to help students improve their classroom speeches and oral presentations, and to assist them to become better public speakers in general. 

    Ryan

    Major: Organizational and Professional Communication 

    Minor: Interpersonal Communication 

    Organizational Involvement: Public Speaking Center Peer Consultant, Intramural Sports, Communication Club 

    Quote to live by: “Be better than yesterday.” -T.F. Hodge 


    Noelle Griffiths  

    As a peer consultant, I hope to shed a new light on what it means to prepare or give a presentation. Communication skills are valuable, so I want to help students find ease and success in whatever type of presentation they are practicing or developing.  

    Noelle(2)

    Major: Communication Studies with an emphasis in Organizational and Professional Communication   

    Organizational involvement: Public Speaking Center Peer Consultant, weekly volunteer at the Salvation Army, involvement at the Newman Center Catholic Church 

    Quote to live by: "Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly, live a simple life." -Tyrone Wells     


    Mackenzie Ray

    As a peer consultant, I serve as a resource when it comes to giving speeches and presentations. My goal is to help you become more confident with your projects in preparation and delivery.M   

    Major: Psychology with minors in Communication Studies (Interpersonal Communication) and At Risk Child Youth Care 

    Organizational involvement: Residence Life and New Student Orientation

    Quote to Live by: “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.”- Unknown 


    Beth Rayome

    As a peer consultant, I share my personal experiences with public speaking so that you become more comfortable talking in front of people. Together, we can come up with a speech that you will enjoy giving. I look forward to working with you and am eager to help you in any way that I can. 

    Beth

    Major: Communication Studies with an emphasis in Organizational and Professional Communication 

    Minor: Psychology  

    Organizational involvement: Comm Club, intramural sports (indoor soccer, futsal, outdoor soccer, and dodge ball), and NCUR. 

    Quote to live by: “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” -Orison Swett Marden

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