“Rising Stars” is a regular feature in Reflections. It profiles Siena Heights alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years and who excel in their careers, occupations or community service accomplishments. To be considered for “Rising Stars” in an upcoming issue of Reflections, fill out the online form at www.sienaheights.edu/risingstars. Those who are selected to be included in an upcoming issue of the magazine will be contacted by the Reflections staff.
Graduation year (from SHU): 2012.
Current title/position: Director of Ticketing and Special Events, University of Detroit Mercy.
What Kendall is doing: After receiving her master’s degree in sports administration from Marshall University in 2014, she is currently at the University of Detroit Mercy, overseeing ticketing for all athletic events, as well as any outside events hosted in our venues. She also helps plan marketing and advancement initiatives for the athletics department and university.
My favorite moment/story while a student at Siena Heights was: “Besides playing on the women’s basketball team, was being the only student representative on the football exploratory task force. It was very rewarding to see the hard work of so many people finally come to fruition with the inaugural season during my senior year at SHU.”
My favorite person at Siena Heights was: My basketball coach, Sue Syljebeck.
My ultimate goal in life is: To hold an executive position with a professional sports organization.
My best piece of advice for SHU students is: “Don’t take your time in college for granted, they will be some of the most fun and carefree years of your life. Also, don’t worry about what others think, step out of your comfort zone to try new things.”