Academic Senate

This past year I had the opportunity to be one of five students who sat on the Academic Senate for Central Michigan University. Sitting on the Academic Senate, I worked alongside faculty representatives from every academic department at CMU. Through my role as a student representative, I was responsible for representing the interests of all CMU students. n The Academic Senate determines all curricular issues that are relevant to CMU.  Being a voice for the students at CMU and having input on the direction of future students academic careers was an extremely meaningful experience.  It encouraged me to step back and take a broader look at CMU as a whole and the education it offers its students.IMG_1068.jpg

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LAS in the D

As a part of the LAS protocol, I am responsible for participating in a lead team for the Leadership Institute.  This year I was so excited to be on the LAS in the D Lead Team, which is a community service trip for the freshmen cohort to Detroit.  While in Detroit, we go to a school and work with students, visit Quicken Loans, and volunteer at CASS Community Services. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the trip this year due to the weather.  However, being able to plan and bond with the rest of my Lead Team was so much fun.  I hope I will be able to go on the trip next year and give back to the community as well as bond with the LAS cohort.

LDR 200 TA

This past semester I had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant for LDR 200.  This class was taught by 5 different people: Myself, Jesi, Ellen, GA Hannah Long, and another TA, Josh Geary. Some would argue this was too many cooks for a kitchen, but in reality it was a great opportunity for multiple people with leadership expertise and knowledge to serve as a resource.

Josh and I were responsible for helping the students with their facilitation and group projects.  We also had the opportunity to present a workshop on Transformational Leadership. This was a great opportunity to realize how far I have come since my freshman year in LDR 200. I now better understand the concepts I was teaching because I was seeing them and using them in my own life.

Being a TA was a great opportunity to meet new people and become a mentor to the freshman of LAS. I hope they all feel comfortable reaching out to me in the future if they ever need help with anything.  HI.jpg

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Greek life automatically comes with a negative stigma.  However, without Greek Life, I would not know half of the people on campus that I do and would not have some of my best friends. I also would not have been equipped with necessary life skills and connections to the business world as I do.

Greek Life brings our community together by holding events such as Greek Week and other philanthropic events. We raise thousands of dollars for different organizations and truly make an impact. I could not imagine my life without my brothers and friends I have made, and it truly makes me a better person being a part of such an amazing organization.

This past year, I was elected onto our executive board as the Eminent Treasurer.  I am responsible for all of the financial obligations for our chapter.  With that, I created an extensive semesterly budget for our chapter to operate under.  It has been a unique experience to see how our chapter runs from this perspective.  I am so excited to continue this position in the fall.IMG_1107 (3).jpg

Camp 2017

IMG_0512.jpgFor the past three summers, I have volunteered to facilitate a week long summer leadership camp for the Michigan Student Leadership.  Camp is designed to teach the principles of effective leadership and to provide practical experience in applying these skills as student leaders.  It is packed with hand-on activities for students through simulations and activities.  This year, I was a captain for level two at camp.  I was in charge of the curriculum and staff for my level and making sure they were well prepared for their councils.  It was such an amazing opportunity to be able to train my staff and work on the back side of camp rather than directly with campers.  It challenged me and helped me grow as a leader.  I had to change the way I facilitated since I had to  train my peers and teaching staff rather than high schoolers.  I look forward to returning this year and gaining more knowledge to enhance my leadership skills.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life has been such a huge part of my life for many years.  Having a lot of family and friends affected by cancer makes this organization a huge priority in my life.  After four years on the planning committee for the Troy Relay for Life, I was so glad to continue my Relay career here at CMU.

Being on the planning committee for Relay brings me such joy.  I was the survivorship chair which is a huge role in the relay world.  I was responsible for getting survivors to our event and making sure they felt like the stars of the show.  I can’t wait for next years relay!  relayforlifehope.jpg

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

greek_org_saeGreek life automatically comes with a negative stigma.  However, without Greek Life, I would not know half of the people on campus that I do and would not have some of my best friends. I also would not have been equipped with necessary life skills and connections to the business world as I do.
I have made many life-long friends and memories during my time in SAE, and I can only imagine what it will bring me in the future years. I was the volunteer chair where I planned volunteer events for our brothers.  I was also elected as our philanthropy chair.

Greek Life brings our community together by holding events such as Greek Week and other philanthropic events. We raise thousands of dollars for different organizations and truly make an impact. I could not imagine my life without my brothers and friends I have made, and it truly makes me a better person being a part of such an amazing organization.