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Who better to give you the scoop on Briar Cliff than a current student?

Schedule a campus visit, and one of our ambassadors will show you around The Cliff and answer any questions you have: Where’s the best place on campus to study? To hang out? Who has the best pizza in town?

BCU student ambassadors have a wide range of majors and come from a wide range of places. Just click on a name to learn more about each one:

  • Adriana Angulo

    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Major: Graphic Design & Mass Communications
    Minor: Business
    Activities: Softball
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love Briar Cliff because we (as students and faculty) are a community. We look out for each other and want everyone around us to succeed.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I wanted to expand my horizons. Coming from a big city it was a major change, however, I don’t regret my decision at all. The people here are very nice. The environment here is also very welcoming; being from across the country, I am not judged on my different perspectives, beliefs or my culture.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Ellen Bucher

    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: Plankinton, South Dakota
    Major: Sports Science
    Activities: Doyle Leadership, Choir, Peer Advising Leaders (PALs), Track & Field.
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love the community feel that Briar Cliff has and the fact that everyone here knows everyone and I am not just a face in the crowd.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I chose Briar Cliff as my home because I liked that it had the academic program that I was interested in and I was able to continue on with my track career out of high school.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Abby Buckhouse

    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
    Major: Social Work
    Activities: Catholic Daughters, PALs, Cheerleading, Social Work Club, campus ministry
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    All the people and the beautiful campus!!
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    Great Social Work Program, small close knit campus, friendly staff, personalized education.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Jake Buelt

    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: Breda, Iowa
    Major: Business, Accounting
    Activities: PAL, Resident Assistant, Student Government, Men's Golf and College Republicans.
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love the fact that you are able to meet just about everybody on the campus and meet a lot of new people and make life long friends.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I chose Briar Cliff because of the small family-like atmosphere that you find here. I also chose it because they have a strong business program to help me with my future.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • James Conway

    Class: Junior
    Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
    Major: Environmental Science
    Activities: I am a Director of the Ambassadors; I am involved in the Chamber Choir and Cliff Singers. I am also a Confirmation Retreat Team Leader.
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    The thing I love most about Briar Cliff is the people. My friends are the best in the world.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I chose Briar Cliff because of the financial package and the size was a great fit.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Karina Haas

    Class: Junior
    Hometown: Algona, Iowa
    Major: Elementary Education
    Activities: Catholic Daughters, CHOICES, Emerging Leaders, Student Government, Education Club and I am an Resident Assistant.
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love the small town, community feel of Briar Cliff. I like that I know nearly everyone, and many people know me. Everyone is friendly and happy to help, and people seem to always have a smile on their face!
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I chose Briar Cliff because of the friendliness of the campus. I also like Sioux City and being in a town much, much larger than where I am from. Everyone said the perfect college for me would just “feel right.” I questioned this theory until I came to Briar Cliff.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Heather Haber

    Class:Sophomore
    Hometown:Tekamah, Nebraska
    Major: Undecided
    Activities: Women's Basketball
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love the friendly people and the small school atmosphere.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I thought the campus was very unique and it was close to home.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Kayla Holtgrewe

    Class: Junior
    Hometown: Le Mars, Iowa
    Major: Elementary Education
    Activities: Track & Field, Peer Advising Leaders (PALs), Education Club, Confirmation Retreat Team, Campus Ministry
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love the size of Briar Cliff. The small size allows me to meet a lot of people and get to know them on a personal level, whether it's students, professors, or faculty of the university.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I choose Briar Cliff for the location and size and because of an athletic scholarship. These three things combined to help me to make my choice to come here.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Carter Kruckenberg

    Class: Junior
    Hometown: Mason City, Iowa
    Major: History & Secondary Education
    Activities: Track & Field, Cliff Singers, President of Student Government, Peer Advisor Leader, Confirmation Sponsor, Confirmation Retreat Team, Education Club
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    Community atmosphere, commitment to academic excellence and opportunities that I would not have at a larger institution.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    After my sister graduated from here and she had such a great experience – I thought it would be a great fit for me. It was very similar to the background that I had and I felt really welcomed when I visited. Also, financially it became very affordable for me.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Misty Marrin

    Class: Junior
    Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
    Major: Nursing
    Activities: Track & Field, SOURCE, Campus Ministry and Student Government.
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love the beautiful campus, the outgoing people and the experiences that are waiting to happen the moment you step on campus.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    Choosing a college is by no means easy, but if we have to spend the next four years of our life’s somewhere, why not make sure it’s a place that feels like home? This is exactly why I chose Briar Cliff -- because it felt like home. The administration coaches and students on campus made me feel safe and assured that I was welcome. Also, when you see a room full of opportunities, how can you not want to walk right into it?
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Logan Murray

    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: Sterling, Illinois
    Major: Political Science, Business Administration
    Minor: Legal Studies
    Activities: Student Government Treasurer, VP of Society for Human Resource Management, Enactus, Deputy Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus, Peer Advising Leader (PAL), Resident Assistant, Basketball and Campus Ministry
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love the people at Briar Cliff. I really have enjoyed the opportunity I have had to get to know my professors on a personal level.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I decided to attend BCU because I felt the school would teach me the skills necessary to be successful in my future career. I felt that BCU was the perfect fit for me because of the great people that I met on my campus visit.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • JoAnn Parker

    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: Wayne, Nebraska
    Major: Mass Communications
    Minor: Music
    Activities: Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Church Choir, Briar Cliff Radio Manager, Peer Advising Leader (PALs).
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love that the people here all seem to get along, and that the professors work well with students.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    Great location, they had my major and Briar Cliff offered scholarships.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Jeana Pick

    Class: Senior
    Hometown: Remsen, Iowa
    Major: Theology & Music
    Activities: Cliff Singer, Chamber Choir, Campus Ministry, Cheerleading
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    The warming smiles, the great friendships, strong relationships with the professors, and that fact that it’s a place to call home.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    They jumped through some hoops at the last minute so I would get the same opportunities as everyone else, even though I was a later register. The atmosphere is beautiful and inviting and the people spread that.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Kyle Rommel

    Class: Junior
    Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa
    Major: Accounting, Business Administration
    Activities: Baseball
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    My favorite part about Briar Cliff is the sense of being someone. My professors actually know my name and care about us learning the material. The people here are extremely friendly and there is a great sense of pride in our campus community.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I chose Briar Cliff due to it being an institution where I felt that I could be someone not just a number. Along with that, I am able to pursue a double major and still graduate in four years. I was also allowed the opportunity to continue playing baseball for another four years.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Gina Sementa

    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
    Major: Biology & Chemistry
    Activities: Track & Field, Physics Tutor
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    Small classes with a lot of one on one time with your professors, the school spirit and the fact that Briar Cliff is the most helpful, friendly university I have ever experienced.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    They have an amazing biology program with small classes, a striking view of the prairie, a friendly campus and a great track team!
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Jenni Semprini

    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
    Major: Elementary Education
    Activities: Volleyball, Student Government, Catholic Daughters, Doyle Leadership.
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love the atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly and nobody is a stranger. I absolutely love the size of campus and the class sizes.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    What brought me to Briar Cliff was the volleyball program, but what made me choose it as my home for the next four years was the people and size. Everyone was very welcoming and I could tell everyone was genuinely happy to have me on campus. The campus was beautiful and easy to get around. I really loved how everyone knew the admissions counselors and tour guides. It just made me feel very safe and not as nervous as I thought I would be.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Danielle Sudbeck

    Class: Senior
    Hometown: Kingsley, Iowa
    Major: Nursing
    Activities: Choir, Athletic Training, Admissions Assistant.
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love the personalized attention. I love the professors in the nursing program. I love that I can have two jobs and be in choir all while studying one of the toughest majors on campus.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    Briar Cliff was close to home. It was the only university that fit me. Briar Cliff became my home away from home. It is also where both of my parents received their college degrees. Briar Cliff was recruiting me for softball and I received the best financial aid package out of any college I was looking at.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Lyndze Thompson

    Class: Senior
    Hometown: Hartford, S.D.
    Major: Political Science, Business Administration
    Activities: Student Government, Track & Field and I also work in the Political Science Department.
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love the sense of community at Briar Cliff. Knowing your fellow students makes it comfortable in all classes, no matter what level.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I chose Briar Cliff because when I toured the campus I felt a connection with the school that I hadn’t felt with any other schools when I toured them.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Sarah Wheat

    Class: Sophomore
    Hometown: Land O'Lakes, Florida
    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Theatre & Music
    Activities: Student Tutoring, Emerging Leaders, Choir and Theatre.
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    The unique feel of a small, community oriented University. My peers and professors make me feel like a part of a huge family.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    Briar Cliff offers me the opportunity to pursue all of my interests. I have a lot of them, so while I’m studying my major, I can still partake in everything I love. I chose Briar Cliff because I know that I am getting a wonderful education, that is also diverse.
    >>> E-mail me!
  • Chris Young

    Class: Junior
    Hometown: Cedar Hill, Texas
    Major: Mass Communications
    Activities: Track & Field
    What do you love about Briar Cliff?
    I love how friendly the people here are, I love that if I needed something someone would be more than happy to help me out. I don’t think all institutions are that nice. I'm very blessed to be here.
    Why did you choose Briar Cliff?
    I chose Briar Cliff mainly because I was trying to get away, trying to broaden my horizons a little bit seeing that I’m from the south. Another reason I chose Briar Cliff is because of the size, this place is not too big and it’s not too small, it’s just right. Distractions come at a minimum compared to some bigger universities.
    >>> E-mail me!