Hall Council President, Resident Assistant, and Assistant Hall Director are all positions you might have seen on Caitlin’s name tag around campus. Caitlin Polley is set to graduate in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. She completed our Centennial Leaders program and has held several leadership positions in Gamma Alpha Lambda.
Caitlin says the connections she made with people were huge for her as a participant in our programs. Further, she learned a lot about herself as a leader which made a big impact.
“I still talk to and hang out with the friends that I made through the Centennial Leaders program. I also think the activities that we did within the program allowed me to find out who I was as a leader and has helped me in the positions that I have had since then.”
As a self-proclaimed “super senior”, Polley had a little advice for younger students about making the most of their time at Missouri State:
“If I were to give younger students advice I would tell them to embrace the Public Affairs Mission. Every place you look at on campus can represent the Public Affairs Mission, whether it be Cultural Competence, Ethical Leadership, or Community Engagement. All of these pillars allow you to get involved and find your place at Missouri State, and that is what the college experience is all about!”