Talk with Tour Guides

Get to know some of our Admissions Tour Guides! Expand the drop-down to learn more about our featured students. Reach out to them via email to ask more about their experiences on campus!

  • Nessa Cartagena: Finance and Personal Financial Planning

    Hometown: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    High School: Liberty High School
    Email address: ncart499@live.kutztown.edu
    Favorite thing about KU: It’s not too big but it’s not too small. I see familiar faces every day but I also meet new people every day!
    A little-known fact about my major: It’s really easy to pick up a minor or a second major within the College of Business because all business majors take the same core classes. 
    Piece of advice for new students: Take your time to adjust to college; your new environment, classes, and time management. I encourage students to get involved but don’t overwhelm yourself. There’s a lot to enjoy!

  • Brett Santos: Communication Studies

    Hometown: Blandon, Pennsylvania 
    High School: Fleetwood Area High School
    Email address: bsant578@live.kutztown.edu
    Favorite thing about KU: The food options are Kutztown are easily my favorite thing. Being able to eat whenever you want and having so many options never got old from freshman to senior year.
    A little-known fact about my major: Some students graduate with 4 or 5 different minors because Communication Studies allows a wide variety of course options and electives. Dwayne the Rock Johnson was also a Communication Studies major!
    Piece of advice for new students: Use your resources and ask questions. Everyone at Kutztown is there to help you, never feel like you’re being annoying or pushy by reaching out.

  • Courtney O'Connell: Computer Science with Mathematics minor

    Hometown: Monroe Township, New Jersey
    High School: Monroe Township High School
    Email address: cocon040@live.kutztown.edu
    Favorite thing about KU: Kutztown has a bunch of clubs and organizations for students to join! Getting involved is a great way to stay busy and meet new people.
    A little-known fact about my major:  The Computer Science department offers a lot of fun electives for students to take such as gaming and virtual reality.
    Piece of advice for new students:  Don’t be scared to reach out to professors, peers, or organizations! Everyone at Kutztown is always happy to help students get what they need to succeed.

  • Dawn Lam: Psychology

    Hometown: Mount Joy, PA
    High School: Manheim Central High School
    Email address: dlam485@live.kutztown.edu
    Favorite thing about KU: There are so many spots you can sit at to study or hang out whether it’s inside or outside.
    A little-known fact about my major: KU has a career day fair just for Psychology majors.
    Piece of advice for new students: Get involved and start by doing something that you already know and enjoy. Do something you are interested in! Explore and research what we have on campus. There are some clubs and organizations that you might not think would exist. Do what you like and not what others like.

  • Josh Gonzalez: Studio Art

    Hometown: Bushkill, Pennsylvania 
    High School: East Stroudsburg North High School
    Email address: jgonz566@live.kutztown.edu
    Favorite thing about KU: The environment. There are always new people to meet and new experiences to be had. The possibility of growth is really strong.
    A little-known fact about my major: This isn’t really a fact, but you’ll learn that the long hours of studio time are worth it and your peers are fundamental to your growth as an artist. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
    Piece of advice for new students: Don’t be afraid to change. Think of high school-you and college-you as completely different people. There is a lot of pressure in high school that seems to just disappear when you get to college. Allow yourself to grow and become the person you want/were meant to be and don’t second guess yourself.

  • Grace Fassbender: Elementary Education Pre-K-4

    Hometown: Chalfont, Pennsylvania 
    High School: Pennridge High School
    Email address: gfass115@live.kutztown.edu
    6)Favorite thing about KU: Kutztown to me feels like home and the friends I have met here have become my family.
    A little-known fact about my major: You read a lot of children’s books!
    Piece of advice for new students: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Kutztown is a place where people with all different personalities and interests can thrive. When you are true to yourself, you will attract people who love you for who you are!

  • Brett Sheplock: Psychology/Clinical Counseling

    Hometown: Langhorne, Pennsylvania 
    High School: Neshaminy High School
    Email address: Bshep421@live.kutztown.edu
    Favorite thing about KU: It feels like home; big enough where you can grow as a person, but small enough where everyone becomes a familiar face.
    A little-known fact about my major: Students can participate/ help conduct research as of their freshman year!
    Piece of advice for new students: Start off your first semester by setting yourself up with a great GPA. Join maybe one club first semester and then after you have a good foundation, then enjoy everything KU has to offer. Clubs and organizations aren’t going anywhere, but if you have a bad GPA, then you’re fighting to get it better rather than enjoying your time.