Katie Verry, senior middle school education, language arts and social studies major, is well known on Missouri State’s campus.
During her four years at MSU, Verry has served as:
- President of Fraternity and Sorority Leaders for Social Awareness
- Director of social awareness for Panhellenic Association
- SOAR leader for two summers
- Mentor to new members of her sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma
- Chair for a number of committees for Sigma Sigma Sigma
- Council member for Catholic Campus Ministries
Her list of accomplishments is substantial to say the least.
The most recent accomplishment to add to her list is Homecoming queen.
In October 2018, Verry was crowned queen after two weeks of campaigning, serving and festivities.
“Homecoming was my favorite week I’ve ever had on campus,” Verry said. “I was pushing myself way past my comfort zone while I danced and cheered in front of thousands of my peers.”
She described the moment she was announced as Homecoming queen.
“Walking out on the football field that Saturday was one of the most nerve-racking moments of my life,” Verry said. “When my name got called, I couldn’t believe it. It was an amazing moment I’ll always remember.”
There’s no doubt it was well-earned. Her track record proves she is a determined, MSU-loving student.
“I believe that Missouri State is a university that truly practices what they preach,” Verry said. “I’m proud to attend a public affairs minded university and use the mission to guide my leadership.”
Verry doesn’t plan to abandon her drive and affinity for leadership after her graduation in May.
Leading in a classroom is a different kind of leadership, but Verry is well-prepared.
“I have learned so much through campus leadership,” Verry said.
“I want to incorporate my passion for social awareness into the classroom so my students can know how powerful learning truly is when it comes to changing the communities around them,” Verry said.
Just as she worked to make Missouri State students feel like they belong, she hopes her future students feel the same.
“Leading on campus means actively working to make Missouri State better. Those goals align well within the classroom,” Verry said.
Follow along as Verry wraps up her term as Homecoming queen on Instagram.