To My Mentee, Emily

I can't believe that a year has already gone by with you as my wonderful mentee! It seems like only last week I was revealing myself to you through a care package with some of your favorite things, and a sign that said "say yes to adventure". That was way back when we were complete [...]

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I’m a Leader Making a Difference

The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center has turned into one of my absolute favorite involvements of CMU, but it started as my most intimidating. Most specifically, the Alternative Breaks Program. You know when people tell you to take a leap outside of your comfort zone, and you might just love what happens? Because this is [...]

ALFB: E-board Edition

During my freshman year of college, I found my niche on campus. "A Letter For Better" was warm, welcoming, and I knew it was for me. I chose to run for the club's Treasurer position so I could play a larger role in the organization. Over these past two semesters, I got to serve alongside [...]

Get Connected

Connections Leadership Conference is full of insightful speakers, and dynamic workshops that guide you in a positive leadership direction. During the conference we were given the opportunity to make connections with other leaders at CMU. However, it wasn't all work and no play, we had most of Friday evening to ourselves. The conference was held [...]

Flint Mission Trip

"I'm so proud of kids like you. Your generation needs more kids willing to serve like you guys are. You really are such a light  in this world. You have the power to change things." -Dave Bush I've done a lot of community service in my life, and none of it was like the trip [...]