Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

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!

Carter Dell

Carter Dell is from Lily Lake, IL. He attended Central High School and graduated with High Honors and was a member of the National Honor Society. Other accomplishments include attaining the rank of Eagle Scout within the Boy Scouts of America, staffed the National Youth Leadership conference as Senior Patrol Leader, was the brass captain and a section leader for his school band, and was a co-founder and the president for both his high school’s diversity club and bass fishing team. At LUC, along with being accepted to the SOC Ambassador program, Carter is looking forward to helping film and produce local band interviews. Outside of the School of Communication, he will be playing tuba with the Band of Wolves pep band and would like to be involved with Ramblers Outdoors, Orientation Staff, and the tour guide program. Lastly, Carter is passionate about using his communication skills to inform the public about social and environmental injustice later in life.

Email: cdell@luc.edu

Whitney Critten

Hello everyone I'm Whitney Critten, A first year graduate student studying global strategic communication. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in Spring 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in New Media Communication. During my undergraduate studies.  I interned at the American Diabetes Association and Dress for Success Nashville; these experiences introduced me to the world of health communication. I decided that I would work for one year and then apply to graduate school.  Upon graduation I began working at CVS Health as a customer service representative for Medicare partD, where I learned about Medicare.  During this time I began researching graduate schools and found out about Loyola University Chicago. The school and the city of Chicago offered me the prefect opportunity to work in health communication. As a student I'm a member of LUCES, a student organization for women of color. I'm so very excited to be attending Loyola and I love to help! Please email me at wcritten@luc.edu if you have any questions. Go Ramblers.

Alissa Griffin


Hello! My name is Alissa Griffin. I am currently a Junior double majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science and minoring in Business Administration. I am the co-chair for the SOC Ambassadors and have been a member since the beginning of last fall. In addition to the Ambassadors, I used to write for the Sports section of The Phoenix and am currently working towards starting the Loyola Phoenix Newsroom. In addition to activities inside the SOC, I was the Programming and Advocacy Intern at an organization called Kids in Danger. At this internship I used the experiences I have gained with blogging, writing, editing, and designing in the SOC in order to excel. Even though my internship has ended, I am still involved in the organization and its advocacy for child safety. A major reason I was chosen for this internship was because of the skills I have gained in my courses within the School of Communication. I am now working at Lindsay, Rappaport, and Postel, LLC, a law firm off of the Monroe redline stop. I plan to graduate from Loyola and then move forward to law school. If you have any questions about classes, majors, or extracurricular activities in the School of Communication, my email is agriffin2@luc.edu

Alexis Hayes


My name is Alexis Hayes and I am a sophomore studying Theology and Advocacy and Social Change, with minors in Catholic Studies and Education Policy. I have previously interned with a PBS station in Tampa, Florida as a Production Assistant and I currently work in Loyola's Office of Special Events.  Aside from my duties as an Ambassador, I am also a First-Year Companion at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. I loved my freshman year at Loyola, and because of my experiences, I am pursuing a career in higher education, with a particular focus on the first-year transition.  If you have any questions about the School of Communication, the Advocacy and Social Change major, the First-Year experience, or just want to chat feel free to email me at: ahayes9@luc.edu

Colleen Kenney

Colleen Kenney is a junior, double majoring in Advocacy/Social Change and English.  During her time at Loyola University, Colleen has made it a necessity to get involved within the school community.  In addition to being co-chair for ambassadors, Colleen is the President of Beta Rho, the honor society for The School of Communication.  In the past, Colleen has served as the Executive Board President for the Residence Hall Association as well as being a research assistant.  As for the future, Colleen hopes to pursue a life in academia by being a professor.  
If you have questions concerning the School of Communication, feel free to email Colleen at: ckenney1@luc.edu

Madeline Kenney

My name is Madeline Kenney and I'm a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and I'm studying marketing for my minor. I got involved in almost all of the organizations the School of Communications has to offer since I was a freshman. I am currently a sports editor and reporter for The Phoenix and I have worked my way up to associate producer for the Rambler Sports Locker. I'm also the producer and anchor for the Loyola Student Dispatch's Weekly Round-Up. But wait, there's more. You can listen to me 10 a.m. to noon on 88.7 WLUW.  And I'm a cheerleader. 

Last summer, I worked for 106.3 KFRX in my hometown, Lincoln, NE as a morning intern. 

I'm currently open to different opportunities for my future. I am interested in sports media and possibly becoming a sports or news reporter. If you want to contact me to learn how you can get involved with the SOC or if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email: mkenney1@luc.edu. I would be happy to help! 

Patrice Pirpiris

Patrice V. Pirpiris is a Junior majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in International Business. Not only is she a Communications student, but she is an active member of the SOC Community. She is the Secretary of the Beta Rho SOC Honors Society, and involved in SOC Dean's Student Advisory Committee and the International Association of Business Communicators. In addition to her involvement with the School of Communication, Patrice is quite involved in the Loyola community. Patrice is a member of the social sorority, Chi Omega, and the Vice President of the Hellenic Student Association. She has spent her past three summers involved in Communications internships at McDonald's Corporate Headquarters and the Engel Consulting Group. Currently, she is studying abroad in Rome, Italy where she is enjoying gelato and traveling while also working as a Communications intern and an English tutor to young Italians. If you are interested in contacting a female Communication Studies major who is enthusiastic about the school and the Loyola University Chicago community as a whole, you can email her at: ppirpiris@luc.edu.

Bria Rodgers

My name is Bria Rodgers, I am a transfer student here at Loyola. I am studying Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in French. My communications experience has been amazing so far, from being a member of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) and a member of an outside club called Metropolitan Club and being on the Women's Connection Committee. I have gained knowledge of what it takes to be successful in my competitive field. Once I complete my undergraduate studies, I plan to attend graduate school to continue my studies in communications. 

I chose Loyola University because I knew I had a place here. Although this is my first semester here, I am already engaging so much in the School of Communications. There are so many opportunities here in the SOC that will benefit you in your future career and successes! 

Email: brodgers@luc.edu

Trevor Romack

My name is Trevor J. Romack. I am a senior, majoring in Film & Digital Media within the School of Communication.  On top of serving as an ambassador for the school, I also work as an advisor for Loyola’s Digital Media Services, and a digital media intern for ScoreMore Mobile, an app that hosts live auctions for fans at live sporting events. I hope to one day work for a production company or media outlet. I have also always been interested in audio production and engineering and would love to work in that realm of the industry.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns in regards to my experience with the SOC. I can be reached via email at tromack@luc.edu

We look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions, please contact someone on our current Ambassador Team:
Kat Fraser, Advisor
Colleen Kenney, Student Co-Chair
Alissa Griffin, Student Co-Chair
Patrice Pirpiris, Ambassador