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.

Oh what a year…

Where has the time gone?  I don’t know why this blog is so hard for me to write.  Every time I sit down to write this, I find myself scrolling through old pictures and reminiscing on memories. As the last few days of the year approach, I have caught myself reflecting on one of the most memorable years of my life.  Coming to college,  was one of the most life changing experiences.  Who knew that the guy I drove to the hospital after getting stabbed in the butt would end up being my best friend?  Or the girl whose succulent I broke on the first day would be one of my best friends?

I vividly remember move in day like it was yesterday.  After I was all moved in, and my parents left, I was now stuck with these three guys I had never met before.  After a few awkward conversations, I knew these guys were going to be my best friends.  I honestly can’t imagine my first year without these three. From our late night pizza talks to killing every plant we owned (even a cactus) I won’t change a thing.

Now for Barnes.  Going into the year I was excited to live with everyone in LAS but I was not excited about living in the oldest dorm.  However, Barnes is the place to be!  There was never a day where I didn’t love living here.  No matter what time of day, I know I can always walk into a room and memories will instantly begin to happen.  IMG_4910