Citizens of Change

There are simply no words to put together this volunteer experience and the life long friendships I have built because of Leadership Camp. This by far is the most connected I have felt to leadership and campers and I think that has to do with the people in this program as well as the model that we are practicing day by day and eventually in life as well.

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Its all about the C-H-I-P-P

Marching band

A love of mine that has shaped my life in many ways. It has given me connections leadership, friendships and great calves. What all do I have to say about the Chippewas Marching Band besides thank you for giving me constant game day plans and building my CMU spirit and pride for this wonderful campus I call home. With this being my 11th year in band all together, 8th in marching band and rounding out my last year of music to become an alum, I decided to apply for a leadership position with in this group. I was appointed the squad leader position, which is a person who helps keep the members we are assigned up to date on things happening within the section and the whole band and to crate a positive atmosphere to thrive in. I was also responsible for game day wake up calls as well, with the usual over zealous attitude saying “Wakey wakey eggs and bacey” to all those in my section. Keep in mind those wake up calls were at 5:30am most game days as well.


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M is for M(entee)adeline

Woowzah! That is one in a million things I can say about this amazing individual! Sometimes you will meet people who you know will make such a significant impact in so many lives that you are just honored to have them in your life. Madeline is that person! Being a mentor was something I didn’t think I would be great at but it ended up being such an honoring experience. You go into this relationship wanting the best and hoping to teach your mentee something, and hoping you did just that. Somewhere along the way, I feel as if I’ve learned more from Madeline than she has learned from me! Here are some things I’ve learned:

  1. Find what makes your heart burn with passion and stick to it
  2. Love endlessly
  3. Christmas is THE best season
  4. Puns are great
  5. To serve God in life
  6. Music speaks to the soul
  7. Family is forever
  9. To embrace the weird
  10. SO MUCH MORE….

BEing a mentor has continually made me a better person everyday. I strive to be that person others can look up to and that will always be there for them in the end. Being a mentor is a blessing and Madeline is truly one to get to know! Thank you for not only being the beautiful person you are but for impacting my life and many others! You will for sure make a bomb mentor and gma is here to spoil her gbaby rotten.

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