Check out the peer mentors for 2020-2021. See who your peer mentor is for your first year at LC State and learn a bit about them!

CHLOE BIRKMAIER

CHLOE BIRKMAIER
  • Major: Justice Studies & Psychology
  • What do you love about LC State? LC State is right for me because it offers an excellent program for my major with professors who genuinely care about me as a person and who go the extra mile for their students. I love how the class sizes are small, encouraging students and professors to get to know one another, offering a higher quality learning experience.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Homecoming

OLIVIA CARDENAS

OLIVIA CARDENAS
  • Major: Elementary Education / Special Education
  • What do you love about LC State? I enjoyed the small homelike campus. It felt like a home to me just touring it. It also was not too far from home.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Homecoming
  • Fun Fact: I have a huge family with over 100 cousins. I loved my childhood and growing up with them. Most of my cousins live in my hometown.

EMILY CRAWFORD

EMILY CRAWFORD
  • Major: Business Administration
  • What do you love about LC State? LC State was right for me because the campus was comfortable from the first time I stepped foot on it. After attending for a year it's still right for me because the faculty really cares about you and making sure you get the education you're coming for.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: My favorite LC State tradition is going to the baseball games. It's a nice break from a week of classes.

GRACE ELLER

GRACE ELLER
  • Major: Elementary education
  • What do you love about LC State? I love the professors and the relationships you build with them.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: My favorite experience so far has been getting to know all my friends that are going into the same minor as me so we have grown to be close and work together.
  • Fun Fact: I'm from Fairbanks, Alaska.

KAYLENE GALLEGOS

KAYLENE GALLEGOS
  • Major: Political Science with a double minor in Environmental Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies
  • What do you love about LC State? I love how close I am to everyone. From professors to other students, everyone feels like family on this beautiful little campus!
  • What is your favorite educational experience as a college student? Joining the Women In Lasting Leadership Club and the Annual Women’s Leadership Conference.

MARCUS GAVELIN

MARCUS GAVELIN
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Homecoming
  • What inspires you? What inspires me are the people around me who motivate me to keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

DELANEY GORTON

DELANEY GORTON
  • Major: English Secondary Education
  • What do you love about LC State? I came here and felt like this is where I belonged. Being able to make connections to classmates and professors is easy to do here, and the community is awesome.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Humans versus Zombies
  • Fun Fact: I applied to go to LCSC right after high school, but ended up going somewhere else for my first year of school. I transferred here after that.

ANTONIA GUTIERREZ

ANTONIA GUTIERREZ
  • Major: Kinesiology
  • What do you love about LC State? It's far from home but it still has that small town vibe.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: I love the sports teams that we have and how good we are.
  • Fun Fact: I have a cat named Bucky that I love very much.
  • Hobbies & Activities: Soccer, scrapbooking, skateboarding.

SAM HARRISON

SAM HARRISON
  • Major: Sports Media Studies
  • What do you love about LC State? The small campus allows you to build connections with anyone!
  • Favorite LC State tradition: The welcome fair is the best, make sure to grab all the free stuff you can!
  • Fun Fact: I've seen all the seasons of The Office several times through.

EMMA HARTLEY

EMMA HARTLEY
  • Major: Justice Studies
  • What do you love about LC State? Smaller class sizes which allows for more student and professor interactions.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Home coming week, there is things to do for everyone.
  • Fun Fact: A fun fact about myself is as clumsy as I am, I have yet to break a bone or have a concussion.

MADELEINE HILL

MADELEINE HILL
  • Major: B.S. Psychology and A.A Justice Studies
  • What do you love about LC State? I enjoy the easy access to one-on-one instruction from professors. Also the professors genuinely care about the students and the subjects that they teach.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Hypnotist!
  • Fun Fact: I attended two National Speech and Debate tournaments in high school.

JIM JAMISON

JIM JAMISON
  • Major: Web Design and Development / Social Science
  • What do you love about LC State? Small class sizes, awesome professors, low-cost, study abroad opportunities, beautiful campus, good online options, and near where I live.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Native American Awareness Week

HARLI JARBOE

HARLI JARBOE
  • Major: Business Administration
  • What do you love about LC State? LC State is right for me, because it's not only is a place to get a degree, but a place where you feel welcomed and a home away from home.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Being a deejay for the KLCZ radio station.
  • Fun Fact: My brother is a professional bull rider.

REBEKKA KALMBACH

REBEKKA KALMBACH
  • Major: Social Science; Anthropology
  • What do you love about LC State? The community here at LC and the events offered on campus.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Indoor Nationals in South Dakota with the track team.
  • Fun Fact: After graduating from high school in Germany I took a year off, traveling to South Africa and Tanzania.

ALLIE KYES

ALLIE KYES
  • Major: Nursing
  • What do you love about LC State? The welcoming atmosphere that has been so easy to get involved in and meet new people.
  • Hobbies & Activities: Some of my favorite things to do is anything outdoors, traveling to new places, and coaching cheer and gymnastics.
  • Fun Fact: I competed on the World stage for cheer leading in Orlando, Florida.

BELLA LAKEY

BELLA LAKEY
  • Major: Nursing
  • What do you love about LC State? I love the small community of this college and how dedicated the professors are to individualizing our education for our success.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Orientation Week.
  • Fun Fact: I was born with Gastroschisis.

LIV MARTIN

LIV MARTIN
  • Major: Psychology
  • What do you love about LC State? LC State was right for me because of its small classes and affordable tuition. The professors are able to dedicate more of their time to their students at LC.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Orientation Week..
  • Fun Fact: I love music, play guitar and write poetry.

MYRIAM PACHECO

MYRIAM PACHECO
  • Major: Paralegal
  • What do you love about LC State? LC State was right for me because the classes are small, professors know my name, and everyone is so friendly!
  • Favorite LC State tradition: My favorite LC tradition is Orientation!
  • Fun Fact: I like turtles.

KONNER PETTICOLAS

KONNER PETTICOLAS
  • Major: Sports Administration
  • What do you love about LC State? The atmosphere of LC and the class sizes
  • Favorite LC State tradition: My favorite tradition will have to be the shows that the warrior entertainment board puts on.
  • Fun Fact: I was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Hobbies & Activities: Anything sports related, rafting, hiking, commentating, movies.

CODY SHEPHERD

CODY SHEPHERD
  • Major: Nursing
  • What do you love about LC State? I love that LCSC has an overall friendly environment on campus. From the time I took my first tour here I was making connections with other students and it made moving away from home a lot easier.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: The Easter egg hunt.
  • Fun Fact: I am originally from Nashville Tennessee (Yee Haw!)

ALLY UNRUH

ALLY UNRUH
  • Major: Nursing
  • What do you love about LC State? LC is a small campus so I am able to get my classes and get personal with my professors. The Nursing Program is also one of the best in the Northwest, in my opinion.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Family Weekend.
  • Fun Fact: A fun fact about myself is that I can puff out my chin like a frog does when it ribbits.

ABBY VANHORN

ABBY VANHORN
  • Major: Psychology
  • What do you love about LC State? I love Lewiston and all of my family is here and I love the small campus.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: My favorite LC tradition is the bed races.
  • Fun Fact: I can eat a Big Mac in three bites!

HANNAH WINTER

HANNAH WINTER
  • Major: Mathematics: Secondary Education
  • What do you love about LC State? Close to home, small campus, and a great education program.
  • Favorite LC State tradition: Homecoming week!
  • Fun Fact: I had an appendectomy and a back surgery within six months of each other at age 16!

Contact Information

First Year Experience

Student Union Building/Center For Student Leadership 208

500 8th Avenue

Lewiston, Idaho 83501