WKU Young Alumni Council adds nine new members

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The WKU Young Alumni Council (YAC) recently added nine new members to serve for three years in collaboration with the WKU Alumni Association Board of Directors, bringing the total membership of the group to 30.

Composed of alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years, YAC members maintain ties with their alma mater, provide important feedback to the WKU Alumni Association for programming, and advance and support the general welfare of WKU through programs and scholarships.

“The WKU Young Alumni Council is a way for Hilltoppers to stay engaged after they’ve left the Hill,” said Allie Sharp (’13, ’15), WKU Alumni Association Coordinator of Student and Young Alumni Engagement. “Our Council members help cultivate relationships between the University and young alumni, provide assistance in engaging our current students and promote WKU in their local communities. We look to these alumni to help advance and support the mission of the WKU Alumni Association through supporting scholarships, intentional programming and meaningful connections with our most recent graduates.”

The following new members will serve for three-year terms:

Makayle Botts of Glasgow, Ky., a 2019 alumna, is Coordinator of External State Affairs for CTIA.

Michael Ann Burris of Bowling Green, Ky., a 2019 alumna, is a Sales Marketing Representative for SERVPRO of Warren County.

Brian Chism of Brandenburg, Ky., a 2016 alumnus, is a National Account Manager/Sales for BigIron Auctions.

Seth Church of Bowling Green, Ky., a 2015 alumnus, is an attorney with Bell, Orr, Ayers & Moore, PSC.

Brooke DeCesare of Bowling Green, Ky., a 2018 alumna, is the Community Relations and Marketing Specialist for Comfort Keepers In-Home Senior Care.

Carolina Escobar of Bowling Green, Ky., a 2019 alumna, is a teacher with Warren County Public Schools.

Dalton Harshbarger of Burlington, Ky., a 2018 alumnus, works in Community Procurement for General Electric Aviation.

Juan Ignacio Manriquez Pinilla of Silver Springs, Md., a 2019 alumnus, will pursue a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., this fall.

Shantel Stubbs of Louisville, Ky., a 2017 alumna, is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Speed Art Museum.

“We are delighted to welcome these nine Hilltoppers to our Young Alumni Council,” said Dr. Anthony McAdoo, Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association. “Our Young Alumni Council provides leadership for our engagement of our young alumni community, which represents one-quarter of our entire alumni base. Council members work alongside our National Board of Directors to ensure our alumni engagement efforts lay the foundation for a lifelong relationship for alumni.”