Second-Year Scholars

Samuel Althaus

Samuel Althaus

Major

Advertising

Hometown

Alpha, IL

High School

Alwood High School

Significant Activities

- Varsity Men's Glee Club
- Intramural Basketball League
College of Media James Scholar
- Travelled to London with other James Scholars where we visited BBC headquarters, an advertising agency called McGarryBowen, and Oxford University (Spring 2016)
- Senior Art Director at Midnight Oil, a student-run advertising agency that is part of the American Advertising Federation chapter at Illinois

Brittany Barajas

Brittany Barajas

Major

Special Education

Hometown

Lansing, IL

High School

Munster High School

Significant Activities

- Volunteer at Stratton Elementary Schools, assisting middle-school students with disabilities
- Member of S.O.A.R., teaching and tutoring Spanish-speaking grade school students

 

Kaitlin Block

Kaitlin Block

Major

Social Work

Hometown

Paris, IL

High School

Paris High School

Significant Activities

- Pursuing minors in Creative Writing and Leadership Studies
- Studied in Australia and New Zealand (Summer 2016)
- Restored a rainforst and studied indigenous peoples' communities
- Block-I Executive Board - Tailgate Chair
- ACE-IT Facilitator
- Big Brother Big Sisters Mentor

 

Nick Magerko

Nick Magerko

Major

Computer Science

Hometown

Lake in the Hills, IL

High School

Illinois Math and Science Academy

Significant Activities

- Technical Director of HackIllinois
- Researcher at the Motion Strategy/Virtual Reality Lab

 

Christopher North

 

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Hometown

Galva, IL

High School

Kewanee High School

Significant Activities

- Ran a sweet corn business for six years