University of Kentucky Parent Association

Parent and Family Ambassadors

The Parent and Family Ambassadors support the work of the Parent Association and assist with campus activities for parents and families such as those taking place during Advising Conferences, K Week, and Family Weekend.

Meet the 2014 — 2015 Parent and Family Ambassadors

Nathan Antetomaso is a Media Arts and Studies major. He is the son of Michelle ('87) and Jerry Antetomaso and is from Rochester, New York. Nathan is an active member of Theta Chi fraternity, the Honors Program, and a past member of the Honors Living Learning Program. He has participated in DanceBlue and is excited about expanding his service both inside and outside of UK. Nathan hopes to study abroad in Italy as well as participate in the Disney College Program. After visiting family in Lexington for years, he is proud to say he no longer feels like a visitor but an involved member of this great community!

Jessica Kadle is a Communication Sciences and Disorders major and Psychology minor from Alexandria, Virginia. She currently serves as a Super Crew leader helping to plan K Week events and train K Crew leaders. She has also been a member of College Mentors for Kids working with children from underprivileged elementary schools. She is currently doing volunteer work at Central Baptist Hospital as a Speech Language Pathology Tech and pays weekly visits to a woman in a nursing home diagnosed with Muscular Sclerosis. In the fall, Jessica will begin assisting in a research lab in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. She plans to graduate with a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology and work in a hospital or clinic as a Speech Language Pathologist with a focus on individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injuries. Her hobbies include traveling, writing, and being outdoors.

Jordan McSayles is a Marketing major from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the daughter of Kathy and Jon McSayles. She currently serves on the leadership committee for TEAM WILDCAT and Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow, a sprit-based organization that works closely with UK Athletics to create and encourage Wildcat spirit at all home varsity athletic competitions. She also serves as a UK 101 peer instructor and volunteers her time at the UK Children's Hospital. Her future plans are to go to law school and work in the sports agency field. In her spare time, Jordan enjoys watching sports of all kinds as well as shopping and reading. As a Parent and Family Ambassador, Jordan is excited to introduce both the incoming students and their families to college life and make them feel welcome here at UK.

Jacob Westover is a sophomore studying Communications with a minor in Spanish. He is the son of Jerry and Julie Westover. Jacob is currently in the National Association of Black Journalists. Hailing from Florence, Kentucky, he is a first-generation college student. Jacob is a First Scholar and William C. Parker Scholar. He is living in the First Generation Living Learning Community this upcoming year and will serve as a peer mentor. In his spare time, Jacob plays racquetball and tennis. His future plans are to earn a master's degree and possibly a Ph.D. in Communications. He encourages incoming students to make their first year count because there are numerous opportunities that will come up. His advice for parents and families of new UK students is to remember your students will accomplish great things and that UK is and will always be a second family for them as they are for him.