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Programming for students, by students.

It's pretty simple. We plan the events you love, from Grocery Grab and Craft Night to the Spring Concert and Kirby After Dark. We give you free stuff and make sure you have something to do that doesn't involve a textbook, cause sometimes the most important things you learn don't happen in CHEM 200.

Our amazing staff.

Amanda Taylor

I’m a senior this year (holy cow) studying marketing and communication, and I am the coordinator (student manager) of the Kirby Program Board! My favorite part of my job is watching my co-workers plan awesome events, and supporting them along the way! I love seeing students engage in our events and have a good time on campus. I love coffee, chocolate, and country music! In my spare time, I am involved in the sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma and love watching Friends, the Office, and really anything that makes me laugh!

Mackenzie Gronholz

As the Finance Chair I plan and monitor the KPB budget, perform most of the purchasing, keep track of our spending, and create a Student Service Fee proposal once a year. I’m a fourth year student, majoring in Healthcare Management. When I grow up (in a few short months) I hope to work in a hospital in the area of foundation and community engagement. In my spare time, I love anything outdoors or active, spending time with friends and family, and Netflix. I love being involved on campus and am in the sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma.

William Jaros

I am a motivated student majoring in computer science, and looking to graduate in 2016. I am a positive, out-going, enthusiastic student who likes to get to know any and everyone I come in contact with. I have a passion and a goal of positively impacting everyone I come in contact with. I get involved with everything possible to be able to help achieve this goal. I credit my ability to be the concert chair to my passion for music. Other than being involved with KPB, I am also involved in the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, STLF, and Students in Transition. When school and work isn't taking up my time you can find me DJ'ing, hanging with my friends, and napping.

LaShaunda Newsom

I am LaShaunda Newsom and the Special Events Chair. I am a Psychology Major and a Deaf Studies Minor. I absolutely love music, poetry and helping others with anything I can, hence the fact of being a Psych major. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, sorority sisters and other friends as well as writing poetry. I plan events such as Grocery Grab, Open Mic Night, Craft Nights, and Food Nights. I enjoy my job because it gives me a chance to be creative and come up with ideas and try it out.

Austin Monsrud

Salutations, I am the Variety Chair for Kirby Program Board. It is my job to create unique, new events for students to enjoy, if you have any ideas feel free to let me know! My favorite events that I have put on so far include my video game tournaments, Cirque Zuma Zuma, and my overall favorite, the Chris Kluwe lecture. I am studying Finance at UMD in addition to being on the Executive Board of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity on campus. This past summer I studied abroad in Peru and then afterwards I visited Brazil to catch a World Cup match.

Ariana Hills

I'm a sophomore at UMD studying business, but hoping to declare a major in Marketing Analytics this year. This is my first year on KPB and I'm excited to see what's in store! My job as the Traditions chair is to plan and coordinate student events including Homecoming Week, Student Activity Fairs, Out Cold, and the Student Awards Banquet. During my free time I enjoy watching hockey, dancing, being outdoors, listening to country music, and cheering on the Packers!

DivineMercy Bakare

I am a junior this year majoring in Biochemistry, minoring in Philosophy and a happy addition to the the KPB family as the Co-sponsorship chair. I am from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, but I spent most of my life in Lagos, Nigeria. My job as the Co-Sponsorship chair is to build relationships between KPB and the Student organizations at UMD. I am the one to contact if a student organization would like KPB's help with funding their program, planning their program, getting the word out about the program, or just simply to use the popcorn machine. These partnerships will involve an application process and I will make sure there are blank applications available on my desk and a slot for completed applications. I am excited to start building these relationships! I love listening to music, dancing, singing, Game of Thrones, a lot of Syfy books, shows and movies, making friends and hanging out with them.

Deisha Rodriguez

Hola! I am a sophomore this year double majoring in organizational management and human resources with a minor in marketing. This has been my first year on KPB! I am the Public Relations Chair. I am the person who posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat! (Like us/follow us if you haven’t) I promote all off the events KPB puts on. On social media and on campus with our tabling events every Tuesday! I am also on the UMD Football/Basketball Cheerleading team, apart of the Black Student Association, and Latino Chicano Student Association. In my spare time I love to watch Gossip Girl, Game of Thrones, reading books on my kindle, and hanging out with friends!

Keanu Phousirith

Yo what’s poppin, I’m Keanu. I’m a sophomore here at UMD and I’m currently a mechanical engineering major (but I realized how much I hate science, so I’m trying to switch out). This is my first year on KPB and I’m the Films Chair, which is, in a nutshell, the person that configures what films students would enjoy the most on campus and provide them something to do and get them out of their rooms. I’m involved with a fraternity on campus, Phi Kappa Psi, and I advise incoming students to UMD with Students In Transition. I’m in love with EDM, Hip-Hop, and Big Band Jazz, sometimes country and even death metal; I like everything pretty much. I love watching soccer, my favorite teams are Manchester United and FC Barcelona, and I always root for Germany in the world cup. I love cats. I love playing RPG and FPS games in my spare time. I also love How I Met Your Mother, The Office and the Ip Man movies. I also like girls. A lot.




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