Hometown: Findlay, OH.
What makes Caldwell University unique or special?
Caldwell has been special through the personal relationships that I have been able to form over the years. I have gotten to know classmates and professors at personal levels, because it is not a large school. All my classes have the same individuals and we have been able to form relationships in being together throughout the week. All my professors know me by name. I am not just a number or a face in the crowd. They know me personally and are willing to help me in any way.
What lessons have you learned at Caldwell University?
I have learned to become independent at Caldwell. Everyone is willing to help me, but being away from home has forced me to grow up. I am grateful I came here so that I could reach a different maturity in life.
I have also learned much about teamwork and team building. In the business department there is much team interaction and working together. You learn how to deal with different personalities and how to not run away from conflict. Also, as an athlete, I learned many things about teamwork. I was constantly working to achieve the same winning goal with these girls, and we had to overcome obstacles along the way. I learned that in order to achieve our goals we had to become one and not work as individuals, but as a team. The saying “there is no I in TEAM” is an accurate and true statement.
What are your future goals and how has Caldwell University prepared you for them?
I will be going right into the business work field. I eventually want to obtain my master’s and achieve a higher level of education, but for now I will be working to support myself. I eventually want to become a COO (Chief Operating Officer) at a hospital. I will then be able to oversee events and projects within a hospital. I will be able to use my management and marketing background learned at Caldwell to be successful manager.
What was your biggest achievement at Caldwell University?
My biggest achievement at Caldwell was establishing a winning record all four years, and winning the CACC for volleyball, two years straight. I came into Caldwell knowing it was a young volleyball program. I am extremely proud of my team’s accomplishments over my four years at Caldwell.
What activities were you involved in at Caldwell University?
- Member of SAAC – Student Athletic Advisory Committee
- Member of BAC – Business Advisory Council
- Vice President of Caldwell University Marketing Club
- Captain – Caldwell University Volleyball Team
- Office Operations Assistant – Autism Center
- Took part in 5K Run-Walk for Autism
- NJAIAW Woman of the Year (2011)
- All-CACC First Team (2011, 2009)
- All-CACC Second Team (2010, 2008)
- CACC Student-Athlete of the Month (September)
- ADA Academic Achievement Award (2011, 2010, 2009)
- CACC All-Academic Team (2011, 2010, 2009)
- Dean’s list (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society