This week’s LeaderBear is Paige (Jenkins) Parrack. She very recently tied the knot to a fellow MSU alum on July 12th and is just returning from her honeymoon. As a student she was very involved at the university and loved to show her school pride. So much in fact that her engagement photos were taken in BearWear and the color of her wedding was none other than maroon.
Paige had the prestigious honor of being the student governor on the Missouri State University Board of Governors from 2012-2014. Some of her other accomplishments and involvements during her time at Missouri State include:
- Centennial Leaders Scholarship recipient
- Distinction in Public Affairs
- Chief Sustainability Commissioner for SGA
- MSU President of the Collegiate Farm Bureau
- Sigma Alpha – Professional Agriculture Sorority
Paige recently graduated from Missouri State with her Master’s degree in Plant Science and completed her Bachelor’s degree in agronomy in 2013. She will begin UMKC School of Law this August in pursuit of a career in agricultural law.
Her top strengths are: Achiever, Arranger, Competition, Individualization, and Strategic.
When asked what about our programs impacted her the most she replied,
“Both of the programs I went through helped me truly understand the public affairs mission and get to know students from different backgrounds. “
Her advice to younger students:
“Try new things when you get to MSU, don’t stay just in your degree programs, listen and interact with students across campus. Don’t be afraid to step outside your box, you can make a difference to other students.”