GEAR UP Kentucky

Student Ambassador Council

The GEAR UP Kentucky Student Ambassador Council, composed of high school seniors and first-year college students, gives voice to students preparing for and transitioning to post-high school education. The goal of the Student Ambassador Council (SAC) is to develop a road map for first-year postsecondary success based on the real-life experiences and first-hand accounts of how SAC students overcome academic, social and personal challenges on and off campus. 

SAC members are GEAR UP Kentucky Student Ambassadors that have been selected for the Council by their Student Ambassador peers during 12th grade at their high school; they continue their SAC term through their first year of college.

2024-25 GEAR UP Kentucky Student Ambassador Council Members
Listed in alphabetical order by first name

Abria Whitfield Abria Whitfield
Maysville Community & Technical College
Azahne Depew

Azhane Depew
Pendleton County High School

Dawson Church Dawson Church
Bath County High School
Daylee Jaglowicz Daylee Jaglowicz
Marion County High School
Destiny Lanham

Destiny Lanham
Lindsey Wilson College

Hannah Florence Hannah Florence
Fleming County High School
JaNia Johnson JaNia Johnson
Holmes High School
Kathryn Sturgeon Kathryn Sturgeon
Paris High School
Katie Black Katie Black
Pendleton County High School/Craft Academy (@ Morehead)
Katy Chumbley Katy Chumbley
University of Kentucky
Kennedy Smith Kennedy Smith
Frankfort High School
Michael McLoney Michael McLoney
Morehead State University
Nicole Rice Nicole Rice
Kentucky State University
Olivia Brock Olivia Brock
Northern Kentucky University
COMING SOON Rhys Staples
Xavier University
Rileigh McVey

Rileigh McVey
Morehead State University

TaMya Haygood TaMya Haygood
Mercer County Senior High School