Check Presentation of the Class of 2019 Senior Class Gift

2020 SCG Committee

The Senior Class Gift Committee is made up of graduating seniors who recognize the importance of annual giving and philanthropy at McKendree, and who are willing to serve as the liaison between staff and students. Check out more of what being a committee member is all about and get ready to have fun!

Bryce Bambic
Bryce Bambic

Hometown: Nashville, Illinois

Major: Biopsychology

Minor: Sport Psychology

Why I am Giving: I am giving back to make sure everyone has the same opportunity as I did coming to McKendree!

Activities: Color Guard (Captain), New Student Orientation (NSO) leader, University 101 Peer Mentor, Kappa Sigma Tau (Vice President of Sisterhood and Service), Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service (completed almost 400 hours of service)

Favorite McKendree Experience: My favorite McKendree experience was joining my sorority! Having the chance to join Kappa Sigma Tau has helped me foster my leadership, character and self worth!

Advice for Freshmen: VOLUNTEER! Being active in a community is a great opportunity to learn so much about yourself! McKendree has so many opportunities for you to volunteer. McKendree offers many different service sites on a weekly basis that include a braod range of different services. Not only is volunteering good for your community, it's also a great resume builder and can help you with your future career. 


Jessica GlasJessica Glas

Hometown: Payson, Illinois

Major: Biopsychology

Minor: Sport Psychology

Why I am Giving: I am giving back to ensure that future Bearcats have as many opportunities as I did. 

Activities: Kappa Sigma Tau, Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service

Favorite McKendree Experience: My favorite McKendree experience was joining my sorority last spring. Joining Kappa Sigma Tau opened up my eyes to all the possibilities that are in front of me. It helped me realize how great it is to give back through service.

Advice for Freshmen: Take every opportunity that you can. Join organizations, go to sporting events, and just get involved! I didn't do this during the first two years at McKendree and I wish I would have.  


Tia KayTia Kay, Marketing & Content

Hometown: Willard, Utah

Major: Sociology and Psychology

Minor: Forensic Studies

Why I am Giving: I decided to give back because a lot of individuals at McKendree have truly given me their undivided attentioned and much more. I think it would be best for me to show them and the school that their hard work does not go unnoticed by students. 

Activities: Women's Ice Hockey, Rotaract Club

Favorite McKendree Experience: My favorite McKendree experience was New Student Orientation week. You meet most of the incoming class and make a ton of new friends. You get involved very quickly with community service and other activities that you might not have done before coming to McKendree.

Favorite Professor: Dr. Quisenberry

Advice for Freshmen: Be involved as much as you can!



Jazmine Patton


Jazmine Patton, Co-Chair

Hometown: Springfield, Illinois

Major: Organizational Communication and Psychology

Why I am Giving: I am giving back because of the lasting impact that faculty and staff of McKendree have had on my life. 

Activities: Residence Life, Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society (Success Chair), Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Sigma Kappa Phi Honors Society, Cheerleading, Student Ambassador, FYI Leader, University 101 Peer Mentor

Favorite McKendree Experience: My favorite McKendree experience was the playfair that was part of the New Student Orientation. 

Advice for Freshmen: Start your college experience with an open mind. You have no idea who and what you will become if you are open to new things. 



Allie RyanAllie Ryan, Co-Chair

Hometown: Granite City, Illinois

Major: Sport Management

Why I am Giving: I made the decision to give back to McKendree because I believe this is one small way to show my appreciation for all that this University has given me. Here at McKendree, I have had countless opportunities that have allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. Being part of the Senior Class Gift campaign helps to ensure that the next generation of McKendree students can have the same opportunities that I did.

Activities: Kappa Sigma Tau (President), Women's Soccer, Phi Beta Lambda Honors Society, Student Ambassador, FYI Leader

Favorite McKendree Experience: My favorite McKendree experience has been being involved with Kappa Sigma Tau. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would have joined a sorority, but it was the best decision I could have made. I have found a place that I feel like I belong with the truest of friends and lifelong sisters. 

Favorite Professor: My favorite professor is Dr. Liz Erickson because she has been such an amazing mentor during my time at McKendree. She has devoted many hours to myself and other students to make sure we reach our full potential after college. If I'm having a bad day, I can walk into her office and she's always there to listen. I know I'll always be able to go back to her for advice even after I graduate. I am extremely grateful to have Dr. Erickson in my life after these last four years. 

Advice for Freshmen: Get involved! College really flies by and down the road, these are the memories that you're going to look back on. Being involved in many activities at McKendree has given me some of the best times in my life with the best people. It also creates the best networking opportunities for your future and it's never too early to get started.