UNOH Inducts 2017-2018 RACER Leaders at Red Polo Ceremony

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017

The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to announce the 3rd induction of the student ambassador program on campus, known as RACER Leaders. The selected students will represent UNOH to prospective students and serve as mentors for current and future students.  There are 6 returning RACER Leaders who will be joined by 16 new members.  The new RACER Leaders will be officially welcomed into the program on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Crystal Room at the UNOH Event Center.  UNOH President, Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis will present the new RACER Leaders with their official polo shirt to wear during the many events throughout the year.

Standing for Racer Ambassador Cultivating Educational Relationships, RACER Leaders serve for a full academic year and come from a variety of UNOH majors in all colleges. 

The 2017-2018 UNOH RACER Leaders are:

  • Gregory Andrews – Defiance, OH – Business Administration
  • Yasmin Arruty – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Business Administration
  • Ben Baily – Brisbane, Australia – Automotive, Diesel, & High Performance Motorsports Technology
  • Alena Cabeen – Decatur, IN – Travel and Hotel Management & Marketing
  • Alyssa Chadwick – Conneaut, OH – Marketing
  • Aaron Doll – St. Petersburg, FL – Automotive Technology
  • Joseph Gallick – Wyoming, OH – Automotive Technology
  • Karin Ingram – Palmerston North, New Zealand – Business Administration
  • Jonna Ingvaldsson – Hallabro, Sweden – Travel and Hotel Management, & Business Administration


  • Emily Jenkins – Tallmadge, OH – Agricultural Equipment Technology
  • Paula Torres Jerez – Mallorca, Spain – Travel and Hotel Management, & Business Administration
  • Cody Johnson – Linton, IN – Automotive/High Performance Motorsports Technology
  • Adam Missert – Buffalo, NY – Automotive/High Performance Motorsports Technology
  • Manuel Ibanez Padilla – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Marketing
  • Gjorgji Popovski – Skopje, Macedonia – Business Administration & Marketing
  • Alexander Smart – Dayton, OH – Forensic Accounting

Returning UNOH RACER Leaders:

  • Morgan Barnett – Huntsville, OH – Accounting CPA Track
  • Lillian Macaruso – Woodland Park, CO – Automotive, High Performance Motorsports, Diesel, and Alternate Fuels Technology
  • Irvin Machote – Harare, Zimbabwe – Travel and Hotel Management & Specialized Studies
  • Andrew Royer – Crawfordsville, IN – High Performance Motorsports & Diesel Technology
  • Daniel Sanchez – West Sand Lake, NY – Automotive/High Performance Motorsports Technology
  • Sandy Woodmansee – Felicity, OH – Business Administration/Marketing Concentration

"The RACER Leaders are a representation of the UNOH student body,” said Tim Fitzpatrick, Dean of the Colleges of Business, Health Professions and Occupational Professions.  “Their presence at Open Houses and Orientation events will help prospective students see what it means to be part of the UNOH Family.  These students were selected for their demonstration of leadership, campus involvement, academic achievement, and UNOH pride, and we are excited to see how they enhance the student intake experience."

Specifically, RACER Leaders will offer advice and guidance about what it means to be a Racer to incoming students at Orientations, Open Houses, Spring Preview Days, and on Move-In days.  They will also participate in other extracurricular events and help new students transition into the UNOH learning environment.  

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Last updated: 10/16/2017