This week’s #LeaderBear Spotlight has been very involved around campus and in the Fraternity and Sorority Life Community. She’s also an alum of our Centennial Leaders Program and is currently a facilitator. Learn more about Abby Rittenhouse!
Abby is a Marketing major, with an Advertising and Promotion emphasis, who is planning on graduating in May 2018. Her top five strengths are: Empathy, Developer, Positivity, Input, and Adaptability.
Abby is not shy to leadership roles around campus. She attended LeaderShape, an organization that holds leadership training events for college students, in 2015. She was also 1 of 4 student trustees for the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, a nonprofit entity of Alpha Chi Omega that raises funds for educational initiatives and domestic violence awareness. She was also Alpha Chi Omega’s president in 2016. Currently, she works in the Office of Admissions as a telecounselor, calling prospective and admitted students about questions they may have about Missouri State. Fun fact: she is the 2017-2018 Greek Week Director!
Here’s what Abby had to say about our Centennial Leaders Program
My first Centennial Leaders meeting was on my first day of classes freshman year. From the very beginning of my college career, I was exposed to all that Missouri State has to offer. The Centennial Leaders program is aimed at shaping students into leaders early in their college career, so they can truly apply what they learned and make a difference on campus. I think what impacted me the most is how much Missouri State truly cares about its students, and the amount of time and resources they spend in order to ensure that students are receiving a quality experience on campus.
Even with her full plate, Abby was able to leave behind some advice for younger students.
College is new and exciting, but can be very overwhelming. Check out the different organizations that Missouri State has to offer and find things that you are passionate about, but don’t spread yourself too thin and try do it all. With classes, organization meetings, and other commitments, stress levels can be at a constant high. You are your number one priority so make sure you take care of yourself! Don’t take a three-hour nap everyday like I did, but take a break to read, go to a park, hang out at a coffee shop, or watch some Netflix.