This week’s #LeaderBear is doing many things to be involved on campus and is not letting her involvement stop there.
Liz Mayer is a Junior studying Public Relations. She has been involved in Distinction in Public Affairs and Centennial Leaders (where she will soon begin her role as a facilitator). Liz served as the president of Freddy
Hall Council and the programming committee of Xi Omicron Iota. She became the events intern at Big Brothers Big Sisters where she played a part in raising over $600,000 for the local nonprofit.
When asked how this program has impacted Liz, her response included…
“I remember going to a Centennial Leaders session my first day of classes my freshman year; it was really nice being able to meet other freshman leaders and have an instant support group on campus. There is something really special about these programs and the opportunities they provide to students. Distinction in Public Affairs is something I would recommend to all students. While I was a part of the program, I worked closely with The Fairbanks (an up in coming non-profit located in a impoverished area of Springfield). Often times we get caught up in our own little world, so being able to step out of my comfort zone and really help the community for a whole semester was really awesome.”
Her advice to younger students includes…
“Join the club. I know this is thrown at freshman from the very first time they walk onto campus, but it is so important to get involved with something. Whether it is a sports team, fraternity or sorority life, or a religious group, the people you will meet and connect with in these organizations will be there for you during your whole journey on campus. Ten years from now you won’
t remember the silly argument you had with your roommate, but you will remember the experiences you gained from being involved on campus.”
Liz is going to make a wonderful impact on the incoming freshmen as a Centennial Leaders this fall. Thanks for all you do, Liz!