Meet Your PALs


My name is Tyler Hall and I had the pleasure of growing up in Tonganoxie, Kansas. I am a physical education and health education major at ESU. I became a PAL because I wanted to help students discover their career and help them accelerate into their profession. 

Hi, my name is Kathryn. I am an Elementary Education major with a minor in Leadership. Along with being a PAL, I am also involved in University Activities Council (UAC) and The Bulletin. I became a PAL because I wanted to be the friendly face that helps incoming freshman feel comfortable. 


My name is Hannah, and I am from Tonganoxie, Kansas!  I am in the Nursing program! I became a PAL because I want to help incoming students feel comfortable and confident with the decisions they are making regarding their education.

My name is Brittany, and my major is Crime and Delinquency Studies.  I chose to be a PAL because I enjoy helping people in anyway that I can. Also, getting involved on campus is a great way to make friends and gain connections!  

My name is Josue Mejia and I am from Junction City, Kansas. I am majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and hopefully minor in Chemistry. I became a PAL to be able to help new students easily transfer into Emporia State University. Personally, I know how hard and overwhelming it may be to transition into college. I would like to be a friendly face students can ask a question to, if they are afraid to ask someone else.





My name is Corey. I graduated from Emporia High and I am a junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology student. I am a PAL because I love to help people with any problems they may have.


My name is Derrick. I am a senior English Education major, and I am from Sabetha, KS. I joined PALs because I enjoy meeting new people and teaching them everything I know about Emporia State. Stingers Up!


My name is Cody and I am a senior Elementary Education major. I am from Princeton, Kansas a small town about 8 miles outside of Ottawa. I joined PALs to help incoming freshman know that college is not a scary thing. I want to help the transition to Emporia State that much smoother.   

My name is Olivia and I am from Shawnee. I am a Political Science with an emphasis in pre-law. I chose to be a PAL so that I can help incoming freshman not be so nervous and frustrated while they are trying to transition into the wonderful world that is college. I want to tell them we were all sitting where they were and just as nervous and frustrated as they are. I want to ease their minds a bit.

My name is Kristi, I’m from North Lyon County.  I transferred to ESU as a junior and I am majoring in Accounting.  I became a PAL because I want to help and encourage others on their educational path.


My name is Camille. I’m from Overland Park, Kansas and I am a secondary English and Spanish Education major! I am a sophomore here and love taking classes and getting involved on campus. I became a PAL because I love Emporia State and want new Hornets to feel comfortable and excited to attend classes here too!

My name is Savannah, and I grew up in Wichita, Kansas. I am a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major with an emphasis in pre-med. I became a PAL because I had a lot of unanswered questions when I first came to ESU, and I want to help students feel comfortable and welcome when making such a big transition!

My name is Cassidy Doran. I am a nursing major from Shawnee, Kansas. I wanted to be in PALs because I want to be the person that is there to help new students learn to love ESU as much as I do.



Hi, I’m Emily Henderson and I’m an Elementary Education major from Atchison, Kansas. Along with PALS, I’m also involved in Union Activities Council and Kappa Delta Pi. I chose to be a PAL to help incoming students feel confident and excited about their choices towards a future as a Hornet. 



I am Katie, an Elementary Education major from Hutchinson, KS. I decided to become a PAL so I could help new ESU students get excited and prepared to come to ESU. ESU is a great place to be and I can’t wait to meet all the new Hornets. Stingers up!