With finals and graduation quickly approaching, this individual took
it upon herself to make this last month at Florida Gulf Coast
University one to remember. As the president of The Eagle Chapter of
the National Residence Hall Honorary, Emily made it her mission to
welcome in the new incoming executive board as well as make sure
that she left her legacy within the chapter. Many would think that
it was impossible to manage a heavy academic work load, apply to
graduate schools, get accepted to graduate schools while completing
her assigned job responsibilities as a Residence Life Team
Assistant, president of NRHH, and a member of Kappa Delta sorority.
Emily did all of this and more with a smile and it is her attitude
and kind heart that inspires those around her.|
The month of April held many ups and downs for the NRHH chapter at
FGCU, but Emily made it her own responsibility to help with every
event and opportunity for growth of the chapter that she could. She
assisted the chapter completion of the penny wars as well as helped
the NRHH Treasurer plan and organize the logistics of Inductions.
Going beyond her duties, Emily created a meeting where the outgoing
Executive Board and new incoming board were able to sit down and
talk about how to do their jobs as well as ways that they can
continue to grow the chapter. This was very beneficial to the
development of a success chapter because the new incoming E-Board is
coming in prepared and with new ideas to implement service and
recognition within the organization.
Another difficult component of leadership that Emily had to perform
was having the difficult talk with the E-board about adding new
amendments to the constitution that some of the other members felt
very passionate against. Emily introduced these topics and explained
why they were going to benefit the entire chapter and not just one
person in addition to making sure that each member felt heard.
Dealing with conflict in the E-Board was no easy task, but Emily
handled every concern with passion and understanding. She smiled
through the hardships and continued to work diligently so every
member was heard and understood.
In addition to finding a balance between academics and student
leadership positions, Emily was accepted into Clemson University
with a desire to continue her education in student affairs. She
managed to find time to complete all of her responsibilities and
learned what it meant to say no and take care of herself. As the
stress began to build up, Emily was suffering from some personal
medical conditions and the stress continued to make the condition
worse. Emily finally began to realize that a successful leader is
not one who says yes to everything, but rather one that will say yes
to what they can handle and complete the responsibly to the best of
her ability. Finding balance between self care and dedicating her
time to her studies has really shown Emily's desire to succeed in
all of her endeavors.
Emily will be able to accomplish anything she puts her mind too and
she will do it with a smile. She will bend over backwards to help
support those around her and she will make sure that her team make
it from point A to point B with no one left behind. Whether it be
participating in service events put on by the chapter, or
recognizing other members of the general body for their hard work,
she truly shines bright like a diamond and embodies the
characteristics of service, leadership, scholastics and recognition.
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