I got involved my freshman year at Fontbonne in the student government association. I was lucky enough to be selected to serve on the executive board, which as a freshman doesn’t happen often. I was so excited to assume my role as I had always wanted to be on student council in high school. I hit the ground running and help the position of VP of Finance for 2 consecutive years.
Student Government Association (SGA) is a great organization on campus that is the voice for the entire student body. I got to serve as a reference point between other organizations on campus and the general board of SGA. I got to talk to many different students and keep track of a running budget. This are great skills to have. After my time as VP of Finance was coming to an end during my second year I chose to run for President of the organization.
Since then I have served in the roll of President. It has been two years since then and I have grown so much as a person in that time. Getting involved in an organization was the best decision I have ever made. I have grown and thrived as a person since I have been involved. I learned how to push out of my comfort zone and to care more about others than myself.
Everyone should get involved during their time at Fontbonne. Whether it is in SGA, the activities board or even the service organizations on campus.
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Leadership and Service Awards put on by the Student Government Association. Every year, SGA puts on a large banquet to honor Fontbonne students and staff and everything that they do for Fontbonne and the Community as a whole. They serve us a fancy dinner and then we get to watch as people accept awards. I got to go and be recognized as an RA on campus, so I got to see everyone who won an award. Everyone who did win something deserved it, and it was so great to see how many wonderful students are on this campus that are committed to Fontbonne and encompassing everything that this school stands for. Congrats to everyone who won, and good luck on finals this week!
Hello Fellow and Future Griffins
When I started at Fontbonne in 2012 I was determined to be an engineer and wanted to work on roller coasters. I was in the dual degree program with Fontbonne and Washington University, on my road to becoming the next roller coaster designer. It was my sophomore year of college before I realized that engineering was not for me. I was starting to have unhealthy habits such as staying up too late, putting off studying, and even some nightso crying for hours because I was so unhappy. I was in an accounting class and really liked that so I thought I would try that out.I switched to Accounting that Spring semester. I was so excited and knew that accounting would be a great fit for me. I love numbers and I love working on tedious tasks. So I thought I was set and ready to go, to be happy, to find a career and know what I was going to do forever. But like all college students, I got bored of that too. Some students change their major more than once before they find what they want to do.Then I started contemplating my life decisions and had a sort of mid-life crisis. I did not know what I wanted to do, all I knew was that I got the most joy from being Student Government President; I loved trainings, retreats, meetings and all the stuff that comes with being a student leader. After having intentional conversations with my SGA advisor, I came to the conclusion that a career in Higher Education and Student Affairs was the road I wanted to take. So I did not have to change my major for this, which was convenient since I was a junior in college already. I am finishing up my Accounting and Business Administration degree now and have plans to attend graduate school to get my master’s degree.If you can take anything from this blog post please know that you should always follow your dreams. Changing your major is never a bad decision if it is what is best for you. You can do whatever you set your mind to. And last but not least, always follow your heart and chase your dreams.
Hey there Fontbonne Community! Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is collaborating with Student Government Association (SGA) to host the annual Last Lecture Series. Our speaker this year is Rogene Nelsen.
Rogene is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Merchandising Department in the Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies.
The event will take place on Wednesday, October 21st at 11:15 am in the Lewis Room in the Jack C. Taylor Library. Following the event there will be a dessert reception in the President’ Reception Room in East Hall.
Come support ODK and SGA by attending this anticipated event! We hope to see you there!