Marisa Helms is a sophomore psychology major from Tucson, Arizona. She also plans to minor in theology. Marisa is a co-chair of the culture committee. She enjoys the Lord of the Rings and the TV Show Firefly. Marisa's ancestors were vikings, and one day she hopes to have her own cooking show on Food Network.

Favorite Color: Blue
Birthday: March 8


Clare Eckard is a politics major from Okoboji, Iowa. She is the chair of the communications committee and is also very involved with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Society on campus. Clare enjoys running, biking, traveling, learning, and simply embracing God's beautiful gift of life and creation.

Favorite Color: Yellow
Birthday: September 10


"Get involved! There are so many opportunities here at Ave!"


Mark O'Keefe is a sophomore from Manassas, Virginia. He is a humanities major and business minor, and he is an avid fisherman, loves basketball, acting, and is currently in search of disco dancing lessons.

Favorite Color: Unknown
Birthday: Secret
Favorite Movie: The Prestige