Hello all!! Welcome back once again, Griffin Nation! This week I’m talking about what Fontbonne means to me. I’m proud to be a Griffin because of how many leadership opportunities it has given me. Fontbonne continues to impress me with all of the new things that I can get involved in. When I first came to campus, I was a little timid to get myself involved because I had no clue of what any of this entailed. But now I feel like I have a never-ending list of organizations to say that I’m apart of. I can also say doors keep opening in my benefit for new leadership opportunities, and I will forever be grateful for this.
Fontbonne also inspires me to be the leader that I never knew that I could be. I am much more involved in college than I ever was in high school, and I never would have expected that because I felt like I was shy and closed people off. But I learned and grew to realize that leadership is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I have been a member of FAB’s (Fontbonne Activities Board) executive board, a member of Fontbonne’s Dance Marathon’s Morale Committee, and a WING leader this past orientation season. I loved being a part of all of these different leadership opportunities because they have all helped me grow in the areas that I needed the most improvement with to be a better leader. I wouldn’t change my leadership experience for anything and it can only get better from here!
Thank you all again, and see you next week!
Hello again everyone!! I hope everyone’s first month of school has treated you all well, and let’s move on to the one of my favorite seasons: AUTUMN! Anyways, back to the topic at hand. I am involved with quite a bit on campus, and I listed most of them in my last blog. I am the Marketing Co-Chair for FAB’s (Fontbonne Activities Board) executive board. My partner in crime to tackle everything Marketing is Miracle Willis, one of my best friends that I met last year at my freshman orientation! We are in charge of promoting the events that we host and making sure that everyone knows about them so that they come out to our events!
I am also involved with other organizations on campus such as Fontbonne’s chapter to support Dance Marathon, Fontbonne’s local chapter of National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), and Griffin Gang! With Dance Marathon, this organization was just started here at Fontbonne. We also raise money all year long until our Dance Marathon, which is a 12-hour event where we finish fundraising the last pieces of money for the children at Miracle Network. I LOVE being a part of Dance Marathon because I am making a difference in my community, especially for the kids who need it the most. NSSLHA is an organization that helps those who are majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Education learn more about their fields through fellow Speech Path and Deaf Ed majors who have experience. I enjoy being apart of this organization because I am a Speech Pathology major, and I love learning more about what my future is going to consist of! Last, most certainly not least, I am a part of Griffin Gang! Griffin Gang is our spirit organization on campus, and we support our student athletes through school spirit and attending their games and events!
I love being involved with everything that I am apart of because of the people I have met through my organizations. All of my friends are involved with one organization on campus, and I love all of the people that I have met throughout my time of being involved. If I could go back and change one thing about college so far, it would not be my decision to get involved because I love every part of it!
Until next time,
Welcome back everyone!
I am here to share my journey at Fontbonne. I graduated from high school with 75 people. In high school, I played three sports, was involved in multiple clubs, and my mom was the school nurse. Even though I was involved in school and was very comfortable, I never was that outgoing. So when I was searching for schools I wanted a similar atmosphere (small catholic school) where I could really come out of my shell.
On move-in day, I was so excited to get out in a new city and get involved. I was sad to say goodbye to my friends and family but I knew that it was going to be good for me. Below is a picture of my sister and me on move in day.
During Welcome Week, we had activities fair! I signed up for nearly every booth. (note to self: only sign up for what you are really interested in!!) I ended up getting really involved in Griffin Gang! By second semester I was the VP of Traditions. This meant that I would lead all of our traditional events on campus. Through my work with Griffin Gang I got involved in Dance Marathon this year. A group of us worked really hard and attended SLU’s Dance Marathon event. After this Dance Marathon, became its own organization. (Picture below is a group of us at a NACA Leadership Convention)
I came full circle in the two years I have already been at Fontbonne. I went from being involved as a follower to being involved as a leader. So, my greatest advice is to get involved and find your niche. If that is a sport, organization, or even a department club, find the place that helps you grow as a person. College is developing yourself and that is what I can thank Fontbonne for.
Hello everyone! My name is McKinley Robbins! I am a sophomore here at Fontbonne and majoring in Deaf Education! I am from about an hour south of Chicago. (Yes, where all the cornfields are) I have grown up in a small town my whole life and couldn’t wait to get to St. Louis. I am the oldest in my family and have two sisters and a brother! Of course, I couldn’t forget our dog, Finn!
Here at Fontbonne, I am actively involved! I am the VP of Traditions on Griffin Gang (our spirit club on campus)
I am the President of the new Dance Marathon Organization (hint: you should join)
General board member of FAB (Fontbonne Activities Board),
The Women’s Volleyball team
I am also a WING Leader for this coming year! (Orientation Leader) Being involved on campus has made my Fontbonne experience wonderful! Although there are long days, there is nothing else I would want to be doing! All of my successes are due to me stepping out of my comfort zone and moving four hours away! I found Fontbonne because of their Deaf Education program. I came into Fontbonne knowing no one but I will be leaving Fontbonne with lifetime friends and memories! My advice to you is to leave your comfort zone when choosing a college or university because it will be an amazing experience!