Meet the O-Team

Logan Bardwell

Logan Bardwell, a.k.a. “Beerdy”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Van Meter, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Europe
Major: Business (Marketing Concentration)
Where you can find me on campus: Kiley’s suite, outside the library and the rec house
What I am known for: ALPS, O-team
Greatest BVU moment so far: Going to Costa Rica and helping save baby sea turtles
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
That you will have fun, and earn a professional degree while making friendships that will last a lifetime.

Lindsay Blackford

Lindsay Blackford, a.k.a. “ZZ”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Brazil
Major: Psychology and Spanish
Where you can find me on campus: Library, the Serve
What I am known for: For being the girl always laughing uncontrollably with her friends.
Greatest BVU moment so far: When my roommate let me pierce her ear with a safety pin.
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will lose sleep, but for good reasons!

Dani Coyne

Dani Coyne, a.k.a. “Dano”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Where I would like to live someday: NYC!
Major: Social Work
Minor: Criminal Justice
Where you can find me on campus: Woods House, Library, suites, Coffee Shop, the Serve
What I am known for: Being the crazy dog lady
Greatest BVU moment so far: Traveling to Tahiti/ French Polynesia/ Passing Bio gen eds
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
If you get involved and put yourself out there, you'll love BV!

Jasmine Demers

Jasmine Demers, a.k.a. “Skit”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Storm Lake, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Anywhere besides New Hampshire and North Korea.
Major: Elementary Education
Where you can find me on campus: Fieldhouse and the Serve (by the ice cream machine)
What I am known for: Dog blog/basketball/twitter (@jasminedemers)
Greatest BVU moment so far: Traveling to Australia with the basketball team!
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
I promise if you say hi and smile to everyone you will enjoy every day.

Hailey Dollen

Hailey Dollen, a.k.a. “Squeeks”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Persia, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Somewhere on a beach
Major: Biochemistry
Where you can find me on campus: Science Center, my room, the Serve
What I am known for: The girl that says "hey" to everyone and smiles at them until they smile back.
Greatest BVU moment so far: Making some of my bestest friends while on O-team
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You’ll always have a friend here at BV….me!

Michelle Eccher

Michelle Eccher, a.k.a. “The Doctor”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Fonda, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Ireland
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Educational Studies
Where you can find me on campus: Student Affairs and the GSLC
What I am known for: I am a Student Affairs intern.
Greatest BVU moment so far: Disney J-Term Trip and the Spring Break A.W.O.L Trip!
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • BVU feels like family
  • You will love LaJuas!

Skyler Gorsett

Skyler Gorsett

Year: Senior
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: New Zealand (like a hobbit)
Major: Digital Media
Minor: Graphic Design
Where you can find me on campus: Lage, SSA, the Serve, Grand
What I am known for: Video Guy, AGS Co-President
Greatest BVU moment so far: Travel to Disney during J-Term and travel to New York City with SCJ (Society of Collegiate Journalists)
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
I promise if you’re willing to work hard and look for them, awesome opportunities will become available.

Allie Hartman

Allie Hartman, a.k.a. “Al Jo”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Storm Lake, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Des Moines or Minneapolis
Major: Strategic PR (a new major in the fall!)
Where you can find me on campus: In a lobby or lounge
What I am known for: Being loud and obnoxious
Greatest BVU moment so far: Meeting one of my best friends at Orientation
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
If, and when, you step outside your comfort zone you will NOT regret it!

Tarynne Kinghorn

Tarynne Kinghorn, a.k.a. “T- Dawg”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Shenandoah, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: With my parents and 20 dogs
Major: Biology
Where you can find me on campus: Tennis courts, hunched over a textbook in the science center, in the serve.
What I am known for: Being able to eat ridiculous amounts of food
Greatest BVU moment so far: Medical internship in Tanzania, Africa
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will make great connections with professors if you reach out.

Kassi Kommes

Kassi Kommes, a.k.a. “Kass”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Des Monies, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: New York City
Major: Digital Media
Minor: Communication Studies
Where you can find me on campus: Lage
What I am known for: Digi and Cheerleader
Greatest BVU moment so far: Going to NY for media conference and competing for cheerleading
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
Life- long friendships and four fun years!

Nyajuok Lam

Nyajuok Lam, a.k.a. “Juokie”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Storm Lake, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Universal Studios in Florida
Major: Psychology and Communication
Where you can find me on campus: My room, Library, Pierce Hall skybox
What I am known for: Loudness
Greatest BVU moment so far: Beating Wartburg in a triple header in one day... with 8 home runs and a grand slam!
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will meet best friends that will be there for you throughout your life.

Cooper Maahs

Cooper Maahs, a.k.a. “Coop”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Johnston, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: San Francisco
Major: Digital Media
Where you can find me on campus: Lage, my room
What I am known for: Being "that" guy
Greatest BVU moment so far: President Moore said hi to me once
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will change as a person, in a good way.

Elisabeth Niebuhr

Elisabeth Niebuhr, a.k.a. “Liz the Biz”

Year:
Hometown: LeMars, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Montana, Tennessee, Texas, Iowa
Major: Corporate Communications
Where you can find me on campus: Dixon Eilers, Admissions, GSLC, Student Senate office
What I am known for: Being active in different SAB activities, working with admissions, Student Senate, writing for Odyssey
Greatest BVU moment so far: Becoming a part of SAB and Student Senate
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
If you get involved and try to meet people, you will enjoy your experience so much more.

Jake Parrish

Jake Parrish, a.k.a. “Jake from State Farm”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Somewhere on a beach
Major: Social Work
Where you can find me on campus: Fieldhouse, the Serve, CAE
What I am known for: Basketball player, tall, friendly
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being a part of teams and organizations on campus
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
The friends and connections you will make at BVU are awesome.

Kaylie Plowman

Kaylie Plowman, a.k.a. “K-Plow”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Adair, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: New York City
Major: Digital Media
Minor: Communication Studies
Where you can find me on campus: Admissions, Lage, TV Studio
What I am known for: Giving tours, news anchor for 3onBV and radio DJ for K2
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being selected to travel to NYC for a digital media conference
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will make your lifelong friends here, and the professors will be the greatest influence and cheerleaders during your four-year journey.

Abby Ross

Abby Ross, a.k.a. “Beyoncé”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: All over the world!
Major: Social Work and Psychology
Where you can find me on campus: The weight room.
What I am known for: The cheerleader with the BIG smile and crazy personality!
Greatest BVU moment so far: Traveling to Puerto Rico for a service learning trip and being immersed in a new culture.
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
I can promise that your BVU experience will be absolutely lovely, with amazing opportunities and memories!

Matt Schultz

Matt Schultz, a.k.a. “Mamma Matt”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Waverly, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: In a car, just for a bit.
Major: Theatre & Vocal Performance Double Major
Where you can find me on campus: The GSLC, Edson Hall
What I am known for: Being Flipping Awesome
Greatest BVU moment so far: Directing a new musical called "Iowa" produced and backed by BVU's university theatre.
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
If you try, you can't fail.

Beth Sibenaller

Beth Sibenaller, a.k.a. “War Eagle”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hornick, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: St. Louis
Major: Criminal Justice and Spanish
Where you can find me on campus: Library, the Serve
What I am known for: Being Greg’s little sister
Greatest BVU moment so far: Meeting Alli Hartman
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
I promise that what you put into BVU, you’ll get back.

Haley Stevens

Haley Stevens, a.k.a. “Steve”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Caroll, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Smalltown, Iowa
Major: Biology
Minor: Business
Where you can find me on campus: Science Center, GSLC, or at the ball field
What I am known for: SAB, softball, being "that" girl
Greatest BVU moment so far: Sweeping nationally ranked Central in softball for the first time since 1996!
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
I promise you will find BVU to be nothing short of a family away from home.

Madison VanWalleghen

Madison VanWalleghen, a.k.a. “Remi”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Mitchell, South Dakota
Where I would like to live someday: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Major: Digital Media
Minor: Political Science
Where you can find me on campus: Lage, SSA, Edson
What I am known for: Golf, Bella Voce (acapella)
Greatest BVU moment so far: Meeting the girl that eventually decided to room with me at Orientation
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
It is not easy, but if you put in the effort you will receive great opportunities.

Kaylee Weber

Kaylee Weber, a.k.a. “Kayls”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Glidden, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Seattle
Major: Corporate Communication, Business and Accounting
Where you can find me on campus: School of Business
What I am known for: ALWAYS going somewhere
Greatest BVU moment so far: Traveling to French Polynesia over J-term
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
I promise you will figure out what your life should be.

Kiley Wellendorf

Kiley Wellendorf, a.k.a. “Chicken”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: New York City
Major: Digital Media
Where you can find me on campus: On one of the couches outside the library
What I am known for: Writing for The Tack and making up nicknames (dingus, chicken, etc.)
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being featured on BVU’s website for my internship at XOJane
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will get your dream internship!

Kyle Wessling

Kyle Wessling, a.k.a. “K-Dub”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Holstein, Iowa
Where I would like to live someday: Somewhere in Iowa
Major: Business
Where you can find me on campus: Con 12, The Rec, Serve
What I am known for: Track
Greatest BVU moment so far: Breaking the heptathlon school record
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will LIVE for chicken nugget day.