Meet the O-Team

Julio Aguliar

Julio Aguliar, a.k.a. “Anakin Skywalker”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Council Bluffs
Where I would like to live someday: A galaxy far, far away.
Major: Human Performance and Spanish
Where you can find me on campus: The Library after 5 p.m.
What I am known for: Residence Life
Greatest BVU moment so far: Playing Soccer and being an RA
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will have a wonderful time if you get involved on campus.

Katelyn Baltes

Katelyn Baltes, a.k.a. “KBalt”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hampton
Where I would like to live someday: Iowa
Major: Art Education
Where you can find me on campus: Everywhere!
What I am known for: Teachers Inc., Residence Life, Golf
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being on the golf team
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
Become involved with different organizations and you will have a great time!

Lindsay Blackford

Lindsay Blackford, a.k.a. “Mashed”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Council Bluffs
Where I would like to live someday: On a deserted Island with a monkey named Kiko.
Major: Psychology and Spanish
Where you can find me on campus: Social Sciences & Art Hall or the Spanish offices in Dixon-Eilers (but really sleeping in my bed)
What I am known for: BV Buddies, MELT, Sigma, Dean’s Fellows, Honors, Psi Chi, Americorps, SAVE, AWOL
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being Linda.
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
If you get involved you will feel at home, and you will make new and unexpected friends.

Natalie Brewer

Natalie Brewer, a.k.a. “Cat woman”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Cherokee
Where I would like to live someday: South Dakota
Major: Biology/Biomedical Sciences
Where you can find me on campus: Dorm Lounges, my room, outside the library, nurses station, science center, and outside by the lake.
What I am known for: Student Activities Board, Choir, Alpha Psi Omega, Humans vs. Zombies
Greatest BVU moment so far: A crazy obsession with cats, always smiling, always helpful, always cheery, and easy person to talk to, Biology major, and working for the nurses station.
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
Professors are always willing to communicate with you to figure things out and just talk about life. Classes are fun and there are always people that can help you, including myself! The experience will be one to remember. Welcome to the BVU Family!

Dylan Coffin

Dylan Coffin, a.k.a. “Coffee Black”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Des Moines
Where I would like to live someday: Oklahoma or Colorado
Major: Special Education
Where you can find me on campus: In my room, Siebens Fieldhouse or the Center for Academic Excellence
What I am known for: Track, Wrestling, Student Activities Board, The Bridge, Campus Security, Partners in Excellence
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being on the track team and having all the food supplies and tools
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will get whatever it is you are looking for, academics, clubs and sports but you have to get involved otherwise your college experience isn’t going to be that great.

Hailey Dollen

Hailey Dollen, a.k.a. “Hail Storm”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Persia
Where I would like to live someday: Somewhere that doesn't have bad winters and somewhere that is next to a lake, golf course, and Olive Garden.
Major: Biology
Where you can find me on campus: Science Center, Library, Rec Center
What I am known for: Team Wellness, Pre-Health club, UBMEO
Greatest BVU moment so far: Academic Assistant, Science Geek, "That O-team Girl"
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will make new friends… like me!

Skylar Finch

Skylar Finch, a.k.a. “Drama”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Polk City
Where I would like to live someday: Minneapolis, Minn.
Major: Arts Management - Theatre
Where you can find me on campus: Student Activites Board, Honors, Dean’s Fellows, Theatre, Choir
What I am known for: Anderson Auditorium, Edson Hall, Library
Greatest BVU moment so far: Plays
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will make great friends and have opportunities that no one else could have!

Gage Grutz

Gage Grutz, a.k.a. “Ya Boy”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Grinnell
Where I would like to live someday: Somewhere in Europe, Canada, or Australia
Major: Psychology and Biology
Where you can find me on campus: Library, Science Center or SSA, but basically you will find me in the weight room or Fieldhouse
What I am known for: Psi Chi, Psychology Club, Psychology Research Club
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being friendly, organized and hardworking
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will discover your role in the world, while making lifelong friends.

Hayley Haines

Hayley Haines, a.k.a. “Hufflepuff”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Oakland
Where I would like to live someday: Southern Germany
Major: History (K-12)
Where you can find me on campus: Smith Hall, Dixon-Eilers, and the library
What I am known for: Student Activities Board
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being the grandma
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
No matter where you are on campus, there will always be a kind smile to help out.

Allie Hartman

Allie Hartman, a.k.a. “Crouching Tiger”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Storm Lake
Where I would like to live someday: A bigger city like Des Moines or Kansas City or stay around Storm Lake
Major: Strategic Public Relations
Where you can find me on campus: Dixon-Eilers (Admissions), the football field, or Pierce/White
What I am known for: Esprit De Corps, Football Manager, Capture It, constant supporter of my athlete friends
Greatest BVU moment so far: Giving tours, and being involved in just about everything I can
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will find some of your best friends in college, unexpectedly!

Tiffany Hull

Tiffany Hull, a.k.a. “The Blonde Bomb”

Year: Senior
Hometown: Perry
Where I would like to live someday: Either in the country near a big city, west coast or a southern state.
Major: Criminology and Psychology
Where you can find me on campus: Student Affairs office, SSA, or relaxing in my room
What I am known for: Student Affairs office, SSA, or relaxing in my room with my ESA Binx (a cat).
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being the transfer student, and the person with the cat.
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
If you get involved you will make the best college experience and friendships. Don’t be afraid of a new start and to get out of your comfort-zone.

Nyajuok Lam

Nyajuok Lam, a.k.a. “OG”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Storm Lake
Where I would like to live someday: Florida or St. Louis
Major: Psychology and Communications
Where you can find me on campus: In my room, library, softball field or in Siebens Fieldhouse
What I am known for: Softball, MELT, Esprit De Corps, BV Buddies
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being a part of the softball team or for my loudness
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
I can promise that if you are an athletic team on campus, you will meet people who will become your family forever.

Taylor Loy

Taylor Loy, a.k.a. “Taytor”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Indianola
Where I would like to live someday: I’d like to stay in Iowa, but if I didn't live in Iowa I would probably live in Colorado or Wyoming
Major: Political Science
Where you can find me on campus: GSLC, Second Floor SSA, the Serve
What I am known for: AAUW, SAB, Mock Trial, AA, Sigma Delta Pi, Dean’s Fellows, honors, Student MOVE, Alpha Chi, AWOL
Greatest BVU moment so far: Student MOVE, Academic Assistant, A.W.O.L
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
There is something for everyone here! You will feel like this is your home away from home because of the amazing atmosphere and great people.

Cooper Mahs

Cooper Mahs, a.k.a. “C-0007”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Johnston
Where I would like to live someday: Mars
Major: Digital Media
What I am known for: University Cable Network, KBVU, Society for Collegiate Journalists, and Alliance
Greatest BVU moment so far: Triviathon
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will make friends, trust me.

Kylie Roe

Kylie Roe, a.k.a. “Princess Sparkle”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Where I would like to live someday: Somewhere warm, ike Florida or the Caribbean
Major: Criminal Justice
Where you can find me on campus: The gym and the weight room
What I am known for: Volleyball and Beaver Animal Rescue and Care (BARC)
Greatest BVU moment so far: Playing volleyball
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
That this will be the best four years of your life, even with all the homework HAHA!

Abby Ross

Abby Ross, a.k.a. “Cha-ko-late”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Council Bluffs
Where I would like to live someday: Everywhere!
Major: Psychology and Social Work
Where you can find me on campus: GSLC
What I am known for: MELT, Student Move, InterVarsity, Americorps, BV Buddies, Psychology Research Club, A.W.O.L, and Cheerleading
Greatest BVU moment so far: My unexplainable joy and energy.
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
If you take advantage of all the great opportunities on campus, college will be the best moment of your life!

Holly Schneider

Holly Schneider, a.k.a. “D”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Le Mars
Where I would like to live someday: Duluth, Minn.
Major: Elementary Education
Where you can find me on campus: The gym/rec, the library, or my bed if I actually have time to nap
What I am known for: Basketball, and Teachers Inc.
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being on the Women's Basketball Team or looking scared/panicked because of my big eyes.
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
College is great, especially at BVU, but college is what you put into it. If you put yourself out there and try new things your experience here will be one of a lifetime!

Beth Sibenaller

Beth Sibenaller, a.k.a. “War Eagle”

Year: Junior
Hometown: Hornick
Where I would like to live someday: Somewhere warm in the south
Major: Criminal Justice
Where you can find me on campus: Normally in the Library, or Science Center
What I am known for: Women's Basketball, Esprit De Cops, O-Team Director
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being Greg’s sister… two years after he graduated.
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
What you put into BVU is what you’ll get out of it. Can’t sit around waiting for things to happen.

Colby Snyder

Colby Snyder, a.k.a. “Unicorn 23”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Storm Lake
Where I would like to live someday: I would like to live in a small town or on a farm in Iowa
Major: Computer Science
Where you can find me on campus: You can usually find me in the Bit Pit or wandering around the halls of Pierce White.
Greatest BVU moment so far: I am known for being a unique person that will always try to cheer you up… oh, and my love for La Juas.
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will meet a lot of great people here and make lots of friends.

Court Studer

Court Studer, a.k.a. “Croco Blanco”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Clarion
Where I would like to live someday: Seattle, Washington or some other rainy place
Major: Biomedical Science
Where you can find me on campus: The Science Center, in my room or the weight room
What I am known for: Esprit De Corps, Science Club, Pre-Health Club, Student MOVE
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being incredibly weird and awkward
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will have a one-of-a-kind experience with some truly amazing people.

Kit Tykkila

Kit Tykkila, a.k.a. “Miss Candy”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Canby, Minn.
Where I would like to live someday: Minnesota
Major: Elementary Education- Preschool and Kindergarten
Where you can find me on campus: Dorm Lounge, Student Affairs, My room, or Smith Hall
What I am known for: AWOL, Teachers Inc, OAC
Greatest BVU moment so far: Always being bubbly and happy
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
You will succeed as long as you know to ask for help and take all the opportunities that you can.

Emily Van Donselaar

Emily Van Donselaar, a.k.a. “Gingerbell”

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: New Sharon
Where I would like to live someday: North Carolina
Major: Social Work and Art Therapy
Where you can find me on campus: My room, Common Grounds, and on the track Friday nights
What I am known for: Cheerleading, AWOL, LYM, Social Work Club
Greatest BVU moment so far: Being an incredibly enthusiastic redhead
What promise can you make to incoming students about their BVU experience?
BVU will offer you amazing opportunities, don’t be afraid to take them!