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Madeline Phillips

Madeline Phillips

Senior dual Special Education K-12 & Elementary Education K-6 major

Madeline is from Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. At MSSU, she is involved in SMSTA (Student Missouri State Teachers Association), Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, MOSO Social Media Ambassadors, and proudly serves as the President of Southern Ambassadors. Madeline is also a student worker for the Sports Information Director for MSSU Athletics. When asked what her favorite part of being an MSSU Lion is, she said “The pride that our school has, the communities that support us, the friends that I have made at MSSU, and all the opportunities that I have had as a Lion!” In her free time, Madeline enjoys hiking, lake activities, drinking coffee, and spending time with her family and fiancé, Gavin.

Adeline Siebenthal

Adeline Siebenthal

Senior Political Science and International & Political Affairs double major with a History minor

Adeline is a Joplin native and is part of both Southern Ambassadors and Lion Ambassadors. The thing she loves most about MSSU is the small class sizes and how supportive faculty members are. Adeline has studied abroad in five different countries during her time at Missouri Southern and has also interned with the Department of State twice. She has two pet bunnies named Bon and Mellie and enjoys running in her free time.

Dayana Hernandez

Dayana Hernandez

Senior Elementary Education major with certificates in Spanish and Early Childhood

Dayana is from Webb City, Missouri, besides Southern Ambassadors, she is involved in MOSO Social Media Ambassadors, RAW (Real About Well-Being) which she serves as the PR and Social Media Officer for, Spanish club, and People of Color. When asked her favorite part of being a Southern Ambassador, she said “Meeting new people and showing off the campus I love!” Dayana is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. She also is a sucker for colorful pens/markers and has way too many!

Matt McCaulley

Matt McCaulley

Criminal Justice Administration major with a minor in Crime Scene Investigation

Matt is originally from Waynesville, Missouri and comes from a military family. On-campus, he works as a Rec Center employee, serves as a course assistant, and is a member of Project Stay. His favorite thing about being an MSSU Lion is the sense of belonging and purpose that it brings to his life. Matt considers himself an outdoorsman, rock climbing instructor, and adrenaline junkie!

Hayden Sims

Hayden Sims

Criminal Justice Administration major with a minor in Political Science

Hayden, a Joplin native, favorite part of being a Southern Ambassador is informing the youth of all the opportunities that Southern offers. He is proud to share that he has made two hole-in-ones in golf in his lifetime!

Bri Blair

Bri Blair

Speech/Theatre Education major with a minor in Psychology

Bri has a hometown of Webb City, Missouri. Her campus involvement includes MOSO Social Media Ambassadors, Theatre, and RAW (Real About Well-Being). She enjoys being a Southern Ambassador because she gets to meet new people. Bri was in debate for six years and has been performing theatrically since she was a child.

Brenna Moya

Brenna Moya

Spanish and Biology major

Brenna is here from Fredonia, Kansas. Besides Southern Ambassadors, Brenna serves as the secretary for the Citellus Research Club. She is also a member of BSU (Baptist Student Union), the Honors Program and HSO, and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. When asked her favorite part of being an MSSU Lion, Brenna said, “…as soon as I toured MSSU I knew it was the place for me! …MSSU has always felt like my home away from home!” Brenna loves to travel and has visited most of the United States, along with Canada, China, and Nepal. She enjoys reading, trying out new recipes, and being creative.

Jessica Lord

Jessica Lord

Accounting major with a minor in Finance

Jessica Lord is from Wagoner, Oklahoma. She serves as the Campus Activities Board President alongside her duties as a Southern Ambassador. Her favorite part of being an MSSU Lion is that she feels like she is in a big family. She has never been more involved or felt more at home anywhere. A fun fact about Jessica is that she can leg press 410 pounds!

Ashley Calvin

Ashley Calvin

Nursing major

Ashely is from LaRussell, Missouri. She is a proud member of Southern Ambassadors and Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She says that the best part of being an MSSU Lion is that everyone is nice and helpful and makes the campus feel like home. In her free time, Ashley enjoys getting to know new people, spending time outdoors, and having fun!

Edxel Morales

Edxel Morales

Senior Public Relations major

Edxel is from Carthage, Missouri. He is a part of both Southern Ambassadors and Southern Broadcasters Club. He enjoys being a Southern Ambassador because he gets to meet new people and hang out with them. Outside of campus, Edxel serves as a volunteer wrestling coach.