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SOC Ambassadors

School of Communication Student Ambassadors

The School of Communication Student Ambassadors, a select group dedicated to the positive promotion of Loyola University Chicago and specifically the School of Communication, are an essential component of SOC's public relations outreach.

The SOC Ambassadors are an important part of the success of our school and university community. Ambassadors serve as leaders to the school, as well as an important voice of our student body. Generally, Ambassadors attend School of Communication events to lend their talent and voice to ensure success. You'll find Ambassadors assisting with event logistics, promotion, and execution through the development of PR materials, encouraging fellow students to attend, emceeing, designing posters, social media outreach, etc. Students serve as a liaison to alumni and prospective students, relying on their knowledge and passion for the SOC to positively promote our school and programs.

Interested in attending Loyola's School of Communication? Find the Ambassador who best reflects your ideal college experience and e-mail them today!

Current students: interested in becoming an SOC Ambassador? Applications are due September 6. For full details, see the SOC Ambassador Application 2013 or contact Meghan Ashbrock at mashbrock@luc.edu.

Sarah Aiken

Sarah Aiken is a sophomore Advertising/Public Relations major from Fort Collins, Colo. She is interested in pursuing a career in Public Relations with a focus in fashion. Sarah currently is a member of PRSSA, which is a nationwide Public Relations association, and works at Halas Sports Center on the lakeshore campus. She enjoys finding the latest trend, writing, and is looking forward to continuing her first year Loyola.

If you are interested in the School of Communication and have questions about the student experience, student research or would like a tour of the school's facilities you can contact Sarah at saiken1@luc.edu.

Maureen Baynes

Maureen Baynes is a freshman in the honors program, and is from Reading, Massachusetts. She is currently majoring in Advertising and Public Relations, and hoping to add a double major in Visual Communications and a minor in Environmental Leadership and Action. On campus, she's involved in Advertising Club, Student Environmental Alliance, and Music Ministry. So far, her favorite part of being a communications student is getting to use the downtown campus. Maureen is hoping to work for a nonprofit or charity organization after she graduates, but right now she's looking forward to her next four years as an SOC student!

If you are interested in the School of Communication and have questions about the student experience, student research or would like a tour of the school's facilities you can contact Maureen at mbaynes1@luc.edu. 

 Lauren Bogacz

Lauren Bogacz is a junior in the honors program with a major in AD/PR and a minor in International Studies. Lauren hails from

Schaumburg, Illinois, a suburb about 45 minutes outside of Chicago.  In addition to being an SOC Ambassador, she writes for The Phoenix, and is a YEAR 1 Mentor for first year students. Lauren also volunteers once a week at Misericordia, a center for adults with developmental disabilities, and is part of the Best Buddies program there. To top it off, she also works at Cudahy library on Lakeshore campus in the cataloging and acquisitions departments. Her favorite part of being an SOC student, is being around so many students who share the same interests as me, as well as being able to experience so many of the great opportunities Loyola provides. She’s seen many interesting guest speakers, and have gone on a number of excursions within my field for different class assignments. Being an SOC student has solidified her decision to pursue a degree within this field, and is very proud to be a Loyola SOC student. Last summer, she completed an internship doing Marketing and PR for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. After graduation, Lauren would  like to find a career path doing Marketing/PR for a company with international outreach, in order to incorporate both of my degrees. She is studying at Loyola’s Rome Center this semester.

If you are interested in the School of Communication and have questions about the student experience, student research or would like a tour of the school's facilities you can contact Lauren at lbogacz@luc.edu.
 

Yun Tai

Yun is a 26-year old student who is currently attending Loyola University Chicago in order to pursue a degree in journalism.  He was born in Shanghai, China and his family immigrated to the United States when he was four years old.  His family settled in the small town of Munster, Indiana.  Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (82nd ABN DIV) as an airborne infantryman and team leader.  He deployed to Iraq for one 15-month tour and spent a total of three and a half years in the Army until he finished his contract and left the military on December 2nd of 2009.  Immediately upon leaving the military, he applied to and gained entry at Loyola University Chicago. 

 Using his GI Bill, Yun planned on finishing four years of college and possibly pursuing a graduate degree. He had the fortune of attending the John Felice Rome Center a year ago (the fall semester of 2011) and traveling throughout Europe.  Yun is a junior this year and thinks that the field of journalism is one of the most exciting fields out there.  Yun enjoys being an SOC ambassador because he would like to host events that can get more students interested in the opportunities that a career in Communications can offer. 

If you are interested in the School of Communication and have questions about the student experience, student research or would like a tour of the school's facilities you can contact Yun at ytai@luc.edu.

 

Updated bios coming soon.

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