Posted on Jul 16, 2013 in Alumni News and News
Jacquelyn Pedigo, c’05, shared her love for KU from the top of a mountain in St. Lucia.
On a recent vacation to the Caribbean country, she climbed Gros Piton, one of the country’s most well-known sites, with her sister, Jaime Pedigo-Miranda, j’05, her sister’s husband and their aunt, Renae Slusser, c’06, g’12.
Pedigo received a bachelor’s degree in communications and returned to the Hill in 2009, where she works as Outreach Coordinator for the KU School of Engineering while studying for her master’s degree in higher education administration.“To me, there is no place that feels more like ‘home’ than the University of Kansas,” she says. “I get to walk around campus and feel this large, connected family around me that understands what it is like to be a Jayhawk and to feel that pride.”
For the engineering school, she visits high schools throughout the Midwest, recruiting students to KU. “Sharing my passion and then seeing those students come to KU and experience the Rock Chalk spirit makes every day worthwhile! There are still days when I step onto campus and see the beauty and the passion in the students and can’t help but think, ‘I am so lucky to work and go to school at the University of Kansas!’ ”
This year’s Homecoming theme, Jayhawks Around the World, celebrates the University’s global reach in terms of international students and faculty, research discoveries that change the world and the achievements of KU alumni, who live in 150 countries around the globe. If you have stories of Jayhawks around the world, we’d love to hear them! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.