2/28/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Each semester, the Office of the President at Ashland University selects two presidential interns to work directly with AU President Dr. Carlos Campo and the Office of the President.
The two students selected as interns for spring semester are Tiffany Pryce of Stow, Ohio, and Lucas Trott of Youngstown, Ohio, and they will be working on projects that support the mission and purpose of Ashland University. Among the students’ projects and responsibilities are assistance with presidential communication, legislative research, social media, student leadership programs, athletics and recreation, walkabouts, Greek life, diversity, and more.
Pryce is a sophomore majoring in public relations and strategic communications and psychology. She is a dual sport athlete at AU as a member of the track team and cross country team. She also is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Pryce has been involved with volunteer work at the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation: A Rose Project, where she collects donations of dresses, shoes, accessories, makeup and more for girls in need, especially foster care girls. These girls select items for a prom they could not otherwise afford and get their hair and makeup done by volunteers. As an honors diploma graduate of Stow-Munroe Falls High School, she was a member of the National Honor Society and a four-sport athlete including captain of the track and field team. Pryce has strong skills in organization, communication, collaboration, leadership, creativity and the ability to analyze and view situations in new ways in order to find the best outcome. After graduation from Ashland University, Pryce’s goal is to continue her education to get her Ph.D. in research/experimental psychology to expose her to opportunities in the research branch of psychology, specifically social and workplace settings.
Trott is a junior majoring in political science and history. He currently serves as founder, vice president and treasurer for Ashland Young Democrats and is the College of Arts and Sciences representative to Student Senate. Trott is an Ashbrook Scholar and Alpha Lambda Delta honorary member and serves as a member of the student organizations Brothers in Action and Pre-Law Society. Trott has been a member of the AU Orientation Team for the past two years helping to organize and facilitate orientation and visit events for potential new students. His work experience includes serving as a server, food runner, valet parker and expeditor at the Youngstown Country Club for the past five years. He serves as a campus organizer for Aspiring Educators, National Education Association and has volunteered at the Rich Center for Autism in Youngstown, aiding in the education and enrichment of school-aged children on the Autism spectrum. After graduation from Ashland University, Trott plans to attend law school.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###