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Student Ambassador



Email: KJ S.


Class of 2024 

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Things I’m involved with on campus:  

  • Army ROTC
  • Student Ambassador
  • Society of Sales Engineers
  • Military Veteran Program Services

Why I Chose UD

I toured UD first and liked it, but I had no idea what to look for in a college. I went on a tour of a ton of schools ranging from Kentucky, New York, South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. While touring these other universities, I found myself constantly saying, "UD did this better, they did this better, and this better..." and it keep going. I came back home to Dayton, met with a couple counselors and something felt right, and you will know that feeling. I've been here for two full years and counting and I can confidently say I don't regret my decision, I wouldn't do this job with so much care if I did regret my decision. I know in my heart, I am home.



Advice for Incoming Students

Tour the University of Dayton first. College campuses will be completely new to you, and that's okay. Continue to tour all the other schools on your list and I promise you will constantly compare them to your first, and best, experience at UD.

Why I Love UD

I have never felt a place that is so comforting to all. The community we continue to uphold supports and pushes students to reach for their highest aspirations. You will will find yourself and who you want to be here.

Favorite UD Memory

Living in a house with five of my best friends and hosting anything from NFL watch-parties, birthday parties, parents weekends, to handing out candy to the local kids on Halloween.

Fun Fact

The University of Dayton has one of the oldest Army ROTC programs that began in 1917 with help from the local Dayton Military Association and the Marianist Brothers.