The Pioneer Ambassadors are a group of student leaders who work directly with the incoming students and families. They promote the sustainability and success of Point Park University to incoming students, families, and faculty
Margaret Hinnebusch is from Canton, Ohio, and is a graduate student studying Healthcare Administration and Management. She is the Graduate Assistant for Student Affairs and Orientation Coordination. Margaret was a Psychology and Behavioral Science double-major during her undergraduate years. She currency oversees the Pioneer Ambassador team and staff to help organize and coordinate the program. She enjoys reading, listening to music, and hanging out with friends in her free time.
Pioneer Ambassador Coordinators (PAC's)
Pioneer Ambassador Chair
Matt Ross is a senior Sports, Arts, & Entertainment Management major. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is this year's Pioneer Ambassador Chair. As the chair of the Pioneer Ambassador program, he is focused on assisting the Pioneer Ambassador coordinators as well as training the Pioneer Ambassadors to effectively plan and coordinate Pioneer Experience alongside the Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Affairs. Matt's main interests are live entertainment and music! He loves listening to music as well as creating music and going to all different kinds of live events such as concerts, theater, and sporting events.
Pioneer Ambassador Coordinator of Brand Management &
Drew Shoemaker is from Orlando, Florida, and serves as the Pioneer Ambassador Coordinator of Brand Management and Social Engagement. They are currently attending Point Park for their BFA in Dance with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. In their position, Drew handles and maintains social media profiles to show the student body who Pioneer Ambassadors are and what our purpose is. Outside of school, Drew enjoys drawing, filming, meditating, and making jewelry.
Pioneer Ambassador Coordinator of Membership and Training
Allie Plassio is from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and is an elementary education and special education major. Allie is the Pioneer Ambassador Coordinator of Membership and Training and ensures all of the Pioneer Ambassadors (PA's) are prepared to fulfill and represent the mission of the Pioneer Ambassadors as well as foster a productive relationship between the PA’s and the incoming freshman. Allie will also be striving to foster engagement among other leadership positions that involve morale and freshman/student involvement this upcoming year. She is on the cross country and track and field teams and is the treasurer of On Point Acapella! Allie also enjoys doing yoga and getting coffee with friends!
Pioneer Ambassador Coordinator of Service Initiatives
Kellyn McNulty is from northern Virginia and currently serves as the Pioneer Ambassador Coordinator of Service Initiatives. She is a junior at Point Park pursuing a BFA in Dance with a concentration in Jazz. Kellyn is responsible for overseeing all service projects conducted during the Pioneer Experience. In her free time, she enjoys watching Netflix, baking and making art.
Pioneer Ambassador Coordinator of Activities and Events
Justin Antoszewski is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is studying Secondary Education (English) and Special Education major at Point Park. Justin is the Pioneer Ambassador Coordinator of Activities and Events and focuses on planning and organizing events that are held throughout the academic year, starting from orientation week to continuity events! He enjoys laughing and walking across crosswalks!
Pioneer Ambassador Coordinator of Campus Involvement
Mara Leroux is a junior Cinema Production Major from North East, Pennsylvania. They are currently serving as the Pioneer Ambassador Coordinator of Campus Involvement. Mara's position focuses on the responsibilities of involvement on campus through leadership roles within Pioneer Experience and connecting other clubs with the Pioneer Ambassadors. They also enjoy writing music, creating art, and exploring the city.
Pioneer Ambassadors (PA's)
|Camryn Archie||Jantz Levin|
|Emma Armstrong||Esai Martinez|
|Camelya Baker||Delaney Metikosh|
|Frankie Bracey||Madelyn Miessmer|
|Alicia Broyard||Katie Moffatt|
|Erin Claxton||Cecily Moore|
|Tayler Cleveland||Marley Parker|
|Hayley Cowan||Julia Polisoto|
|Teagan deGroen||Drew Simko|
|Jenna Filipski||Kelsey Skonezny|
|Nanina Grund||Luciana Swogger|
|Brandee Harkins||Mara Van Thiel|
Pioneer Ambassador Leadership Support (PALS)
|Tanya Batista||Kairi Stallsmith|