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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.

Sam Huberty
KPB Coordinator

Sam Huberty raised up from the ashes of KPB coordinators Maxwell Melby and Nicholas DeShaw, like a phoenix. His rise to coordinator is akin to the rise of Alexander the Great throughout the Eurasian continent. And as Alexander the Great diffused Hellenic culture throughout the continent, so did Sam, with the help of several talented comrades diffuse the fun-loving, entertaining, and at times educational values of KPB throughout the halls of UMD.
If one ever were in need of his help, Sam can be contacted for information about KPB events, volunteer opportunities, objectives, or any other general KPB info at, or at 651.398.5136.

Anthony Greene
Films Chair

I plan all the on-campus films as well as the Yeti Film Festival. I try my best to replicate a real movie outing by bringing widely appreciated films that are not yet available to the public, as well as providing free concessions for students!

Heather Hubert
Co-Sponsorship and Outreach Chair

I'm a junior at UMD studying Environmental Outdoor Education and Dance. This is my first year on KPB. I help work with student groups on campus to fund their events! Working with KPB is a lot of fun and this semester is going to be great. If you have any events that you'd like KPB to sponsor, stop by the office and grab a form from my desk!
Other than going to school and working with KPB events I enjoy dancing, biking, listening and finding new music, antiquing, jamming with my ukulele, anything vintage, cats, and exploring.

Breanna Lees
Variety Chair

I'm a senior majoring in anthropology with a minor in linguistics. I just started working with KPB this semester and I'm excited for what's in store. My position involves organizing the more random types of entertainment, things that don't happen on a regular basis. It's a mixed bag, really.

Carrie Lelwica
Concerts Chair

Carrie is a junior at UMD studying communications with a minor in Arts in Media. She's been with KPB for one year as concert chair and two years with Late Night Kirby. Carrie has a passion for music which led her to this position.

Mindy Martin
Financial Chair

I love numbers and hence the financial chair. I'm a senior this year going to school for Accounting and Finance and hope to one day be a Certified Public Accountant.
When work and school aren't consuming my life, I love watching hockey, spending time with friends and family and doing outdoorsy things.

Kayden Norwood
Special Events Chair

I am a fourth year Anthropology student, with minors in Deaf Studies, Women's Studies, and Philosophy. I'm extremely interested in ethnobotany and ethnobiology, and studied at a field school this past summer in Ecuador learning about Amazonian ethnobiology. Other interests include sustainable food systems, medical anthropology, language death, queer theory, and graveyard studies. In my spare time I research native medicinal plants and plant structures to formulate potential permaculture settings to be implicated at the UMD SAP site and my backyard. As the special events chair, I help coordinate events such as open mic night, grocery grab, and craft night!

Jacob Schornak
Publicity and Marketing Chair

I'm a third year student studying Secondary Education in Communications and Literature Art Studies. I'm also a member of Phi Kappa Psi gentlemen's fraternity,where I'm currently the recruitment chair and am a part of the PR and social committees. Last semester, as a fraternity, we had over 600 hours of service. I've also worked with the YMCA, Boy Scouts, and many high school sports and forensics (speech, theatre) organizations.
I'm a huge fan of superheroes, mainly Spider-Man and Iron Man. If you ever wish to discuss their awesomeness, I'm here. I enjoy long walks on the beach and spending time with a paintbrush in one hand and a good book in the other.

Amanda Taylor
Traditions Chair

Amanda is the Student Traditions chair. Her job is to plan and coordinate with other departments to put on traditional student events including Homecoming week, Out Cold, Taste of Kirby, the Student Activity Fairs, and the Student Awards Banquet. She is currently a sophomore at UMD and a marketing major hoping to eventually work in PR, advertising, event planning, or preferably something that incorporates all three.
She is shamelessly addicted to Twitter, chocolate, the color purple, and Pitch Perfect. She's also on the executive board of her sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma, and loves being involved in school!




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