Campus Winner
Month: October 2011


First Year Student of the Month

School: University of North Dakota Region: MACURH
Nominee: Julia Amundson Nominator: Jennifer Vetter

On-Campus Population: 3042 Chapter Size: 30

Please explain the outstanding contributions of the nominee during the month of nomination

Julia is a freshman Aviation student at UND. The reason I feel she deserves an of-the-month award is because she is someone truly dedicated to building leadership and community.

Julia serves as the President of the Honors Program Student Organization (HPSO). I am an officer on her board, and I truly appreciate her creativity, dedication, and organization in her position. In October, she helped plan and coordinate a service event for honors students called "Trick or Canning." Students in the Honors program went door to door asking Grand Forks residents for nonperishable food items to be donated to a local food pantry. This event was a great success. Julia shows great leadership abilities during meetings of HPSO. She takes careful notes, has an agenda already planned, and goes above and beyond to empower the officers on her board while giving us all the freedom to contribute our own ideas. She keeps the meetings brief, on topic, and meaningful. As our President, Julia has planned several bonding activities for the HPSO board. In October, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings on a Sunday night to just talk and get to know each other better.

Aside from HPSO, Julia is very involved with our residence hall (Johnstone-Fulton). She attends weekly Hall government meetings, serves on committees (in October she was on both the Homecoming and Halloween committees), and contributes to group discussion at the meetings. Julia is known throughout the building for her friendliness and upbeat personality. Julia attends RA and hall government programs frequently.

On top of all her involvement, Julia is a great student. She is one of the most focused individuals I know. Julia deserves to be awarded an OTM award because she is a great example of being involved during her first semester.

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Date of entry into database: 2011-10-31 18:43:41

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