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Student Ambassadors

When visiting Brescia University, you will most likely meet one or more of our Student Ambassadors. They are here to show you around campus, answer questions you might have about classes and tell you what it is like to be a part of the Brescia community.

Have a question you would like to ask a current Brescia student? Contact our ambassadors via email at [email protected]!



Victoria Shaffer

Hometown: Rochester, New York

Academic Standing: Junior

Major: Pre-Law, Political Science with an emphasis on international affairs, and Spanish

BU Clubs/Organizations: Freshman Class Council, Sophomore Class Council, Vice President (2013) and President (2014) of the Spanish Club, Events Coordinator for International Club (2014) and Moore Presidential Scholar

Most memorable BU moment: Any day in one of Bart’s classes.

Why did you choose BU? I chose Brescia University because it was close to home and I could get to know my professors on a more personal level due to the small class sizes at the college.

How has Brescia made a difference in your life? Brescia has made a difference in my life because my professors encourage me and help me succeed every step of the way. Without the support they have given me, I doubt I would have been able to accomplish as much as I have so far.

Random fact about myself: I like the smell of dry dog food (doesn’t mean I’ll eat it though…ew)

Favorite Local Hangout or Restaurant: Brescia’s library or Smothers Park.

Favorite movie/book/TV show: Movie – Lilo & Stitch; Book – Night by Elie Wiesel; TV show – Friends



William Johnson

Hometown: Owensboro, KY

Academic Standing: Junior

Major: Biology with Minor in Business

BU Clubs/Organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Moore Presidential Scholar

Most memorable BU moment: Attending  the 20th anniversary of the Pitino Shelter as a Moore Presidential Scholar.

Why did you choose BU? I came from a small Catholic high school and liked the family atmosphere, along with the one on one interaction you get with the professors.

How has Brescia made a difference in your life? I have made numerous contacts with alumni in my field, opening a multitude of opportunities for after I graduate both locally in Owensboro and around the country.

Random fact about myself: I’m an Eagle Scout.

Favorite Local Hangout or Restaurant: Old Hickory BBQ and Fetta Specialty Pizza

Favorite movie/book/TV show: Harry Potter



Brent Crawford

Hometown: Clarkson, KY

Academic Standing: Sophomore

Major: Biology

BU Clubs/Organizations: Cross Country/Track & Field

Most memorable BU moment:  Placing in the 400m hurdles at conference

Why did you choose BU? I chose Brescia University because of its small atmosphere, friendly community, and the opportunity to join Cross Country/Track & Field.

How has Brescia made a difference in your life? Brescia has allowed me to find out who I really am as a person, as a Christian, and as an athlete.

Random fact about myself: I love spaghetti!

Favorite Local Hangout or Restaurant: Downtown Riverfront

Favorite movie/book/TV show: Shawshank Redemption and Burn Notice