2015-2016 Student College Council Nominations

Student College Council Executive Board candidates for 2015-2016 are listed below. Voting will open from April 8, 2015 at 8 a.m. until April 10, 2015 at 11:55 p.m. Results will be announced in the April 15 issue of Gator Bytes. You must be an HHP student to vote.

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President

Nominations (1):

1) Nicole Vesely / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

My name is Nicole Vesely and I am a 3rd year Applied Physiology and Kinesiology major specializing in Exercise Physiology on the pre-med track. I am from Sarasota, Florida and something that I like to do in my spare time is staying active by training for triathlons. Here in the community of Gainesville I regularly volunteer with the American Cancer Society as an assistant event manager and I also frequently volunteer in the health clinics of Tacachale Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

This past year I have served as the Vice President of the College Council and this year I am hoping to continue to stay on the council by serving as President. I have experienced leadership positions in the past which include Florida Blue Key’s Health Professions Day Divisions Director, American Medical Student Association Director of Politics and Ethics in Medicine, and I also serve as Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity’s Vice President Academic Excellence. I also serve as a representative on the Pre-Health Student Advisory Council working with the Pre-Health Advisors. I am also an active member of Order of Omega, a Greek Honor Society. Within the College of Health and Human Performance I serve as a mentor for the HHPeers program and I also volunteer in the Applied Neuromechanics Lab. I have had a wonderful experience on the College Council this past year and I look forward to all that the council has to offer this coming year.


Vice President

Nominations (2):

1) Amanda Krpan / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

I was born and raise here in Gainesville, FL. Because my parents attended UF, I like to think of it as a link to my past, and a bridge to my future. Growing up, I competed in eleven different sports…I have a love for exercise science and I intend on making a career out of my passion. One day I plan to open and manage my own fitness center and/or sports complex. My vision is for it to become a place that uses fitness to connect and inspire people. On the weekends, you can find me out on the water fishing, diving, or sailing the high seas. My family is huge into fishing and owns a custom rod business, A Salt Weapon Custom Rods and we make all of our rods here locally! I have grown up loving the shooting sports and volunteer with the National Rifle Association teaching women’s shooting clinics and kids gun safety classes! In my remaining free time I make jewelry out of the shotgun shells that I shoot and sell to different boutiques around the state!

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

I am applying to be Vice President of the HHP Student College Council! I am currently the President of Phi Epsilon Kappa, a co-ed professional fraternity that aims to improve health and fitness on campus. My passion for health and fitness has lead me to volunteer and give back to organizations promoting overall health in the Gainesville community. I volunteer with Balance 180, Relay for Life 2013-2015, Gators March for Babies, 5 Points of life marathon, and Kinetix Physical Therapy 5k. I also work with obstacle course/mud races in the North Central Florida area to raise money for Tyler’s Hope, a charity to help find the cure for dystonia (a neurological movement disorder). I am studying ways to help people through health, fitness and education. I don’t want to wait for graduation to start making a difference in the lives of others. I want to be that “Gator” who made Gainesville and the University a little bit better and a little bit healthier while I am here. I want to motivate others to do the same. As Vice President, I will help motivate other HHP students to be all they can.

2) Marissa Torres / Major: Tourism, Event & Recreation Management

Brief Biography:

I am a junior in Event Management. I believe that I am hard working and love to challenge myself. I like to take risks, the most recent being studying and interning in London, England this past fall. This is where I learned how to adapt in tough situations and gain cross culture communication. I am an extremely organized individual and have the passion to help others. Getting involved on campus makes a huge difference in the college experience and I would love the chance to convey that to incoming students as well as current students.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

Leadership is always evolving. In today’s society leadership is not only leading others but also interacting and engaging with others in a creative way. I am interested in this position because the way that our college interacts with their students leaves a long lasting impression which in return benefits the University. Previous leadership positions that I have held are committee chair for family weekend and recruitment week for my sorority. In these positions I was in charge of budgeting, planning, and communicating with my committee as well as outside vendors. Getting involved on campus makes a huge difference in the college experience and I would love the chance to convey that to incoming students and current students alike.


Treasurer

Nominations (2):

1) Andrea Peterson / Major: Tourism, Event & Recreation Management

Brief Biography:

Greetings HHP students! My name is Andrea Peterson and I am a third year Tourism, Event, and Recreation major from Yulee, Florida. Growing up in a small town, higher education was not something that was highly encouraged. As a first generation college student, I am passionate about advocating the importance of higher education in rural communities. My dedication to encouraging higher education in rural communities is demonstrated through my participation with Boys and Girls Club where I mentor and tutor inner city children. My career goals are to become an event-marketing manager for ESPN and eventually managing event operations for an NFL or NBA facility. My ultimate goal is to start a non-profit after school program for children in rural cities. I am ready to make an impact on this campus and become one of the faces of the HHP College.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

As I reviewed the nominees from the previous year, I noticed that all the nominees were all Applied Physiology and Kinesiology majors. As a Tourism, Event, and Recreation major I feel as though it is important that all majors are represented in the HHP Student College Council. I would be more than honored to represent and serve not only my college, but also my major by becoming a member on the HHP Student College Council. I have always had a heart of service and I would like to expand my passion, talents, and determination throughout this campus. I currently serve as the External Vice President for Pinky Promise. I also serve as the Co-Assistant Community Service Director for Women Of Respect, Achievement, Perseverance, and Service (WRAPS). Organization, punctuality, effective communication, and commitment are all factors that are needed to hold these positions and are all factors that I possess. Furthermore, being a part of these organizations has allowed me to work with a variety of people that has prepared me to effectively work with my fellow council members. All in all, my previous leadership positions has demonstrated my willingness to work hard and serve for the betterment of this campus and community.

2) Sean Wehry / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

My name is Sean Wehry and I am a third-year Applied Physiology and Kinesiology major from Pensacola, Florida. I grew up around the water and athletic sports, which ultimately lead to my interests in sports medicine. I am especially interested in the field of biomechanics and it’s interactions with the brain, leaving me to a volunteer position in the Biomechanics and Applied Neuromechanics Laboratory. I have been playing piano for over ten years now, so occasionally I’ll sit down at a piano and play as a means of relaxation. However, my favorite my past time is fishing or any other water-relate activity. My greatest experience was backpacking Europe for 3 weeks. I would rather be too busy than have too much time on my hands.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

I understand the role as treasurer is both a vital and challenging position, but I feel as if my prior and current positions throughout campus have given me the maturity and experience to take on a new task such as treasurer. First, I was Assistant Treasurer the prior year, so I have learned what is takes to adequately preform this position. Also, as a member of the Honors Ambassadors, I understand what is expected of me as the “face” of the Honors Program for both prospective and current students. Within the Honors Ambassadors, I have given tours of the Honors Program, held research presentations for Visitation Day ( Honors Orientation), and volunteered locally at Sydney Lanier, a special education school for students with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc. My role as an Honors Ambassadors has developed my passion for campus involvement and my desire to be a leader. Recently, I was accepted for the University Scholars Program research award, indicating my academic commitment and curiosity. Within my fraternity I have been assistant to the secretary position on the executive committee. These are just a few positions on campus that have impacted my life and allowed me to develop my skills so that I can benefit my college.


Assistant Treasurer

Nominations (3):

1) Autumn Bland / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

Hello! My name is Autumn Bland and I am a third year Applied Physiology and Kinesiology major, originally from Melrose, Florida. I enjoy living a very active lifestyle, but realized at a young age how important it is to take care of your body when you are exercising so regularly. As a competitive dancer I sustained quite a few injuries over the years, which sparked an interest in learning more about Exercise Physiology and all things related. My other hobbies include intramural tennis, snowboarding, and spending time on the lake swimming or wakeboarding. I have lived on the water my entire life, and cannot think of a better way to spend the day than out on the boat tubing, skiing, and spending time with friends and family. I eventually hope to graduate with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy and open my own practice with a concentration in pediatrics. This has been my dream for quite some time now, and I cannot wait for the day I can begin my career helping children overcome their physical disabilities.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

I am very interested in becoming more involved with the College of Health and Human Performance and think that this is the perfect way to do that! I feel that while the role of Assistant Treasurer is very important, I have the leadership experience to handle the position with ease. Last year I served on the Executive Council within my sorority, which included budgeting and planning events for over two hundred people. I have also volunteered with several physical therapy clinics in the area, worked with the Sidney Lanier Fitness program, and served as a staff member at Dance marathon for the past three years. I was also very involved with my high school’s student council and served as the treasurer for two years. As the assistant treasurer for the 2015-2016 Student College Council, I would work hard to make sure every student in the College of Health and Human performance felt they had a voice in where funds were to be allocated.

2) Jesse Feder / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

I am currently an exercise physiology major. I’m extremely passionate about health and fitness. I like to compete in Olympic lifting, crossfit and any sort of mud runs or races. Hope to become a physical therapist for UF one day.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

I want to help make a difference and improve the college as much as I can. I’ve had several jobs dealing with budgets and managing money throughout my life along with working in groups.I will be a junior in the fall this year. Having 2 years of experice at UF and in the College of Health and Human Performance will allow me to make more educated decisions on various topics.

3) Cooper Rogers / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

Hi, my name is Cooper Rodgers, you can call me Coop. I am a third year Applied Physiology and Kinesiology major in the honors program. I have the long term goal of becoming a physician. Growing up, I spent a lot of time playing sports, training for sports, and being in the emergency room on a frequent basis as a result of the two. Naturally, these experiences lead to my interest in my majoring in APK and pursuing a career in health care. I was born in Bradenton, Florida, but now I live in Kansas City, Kansas. My hobbies include strength training, shotgun shooting, playing lacrosse, and backpacking. Also, I am somewhat of an organic chemistry nerd. This fall and spring, I worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for Organic I and Organic II. I get a lot of satisfaction from helping people understand difficult concepts. This summer, I will be studying the impact of laser surgery on retina thickness with a professor of ophthalmology at the med school here. If my friends were to describe me using only one word, it would “chill” because of my laidback personality. However, I am an extremely motivated person and I am very excited about doing my part in maximizing all the opportunities HHP has to offer and developing my capacity as a leader.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

The primary reason I chose to serve as the social director for last year’s council and to run for assistant treasurer this term was simply because of my passion for the values that our college exemplifies. I can’t think of another group of students on campus that exhibits the balance of educational achievement and the sense of community we all share. As the assistant treasurer, I will be held responsible for supporting the elected treasurer in making and communicating our council’s financial decisions. Although this will be my first experience as a treasurer, I am sure that I am up to the task; this is indicated by my involvement. For over a year now, I have been active in University of Florida’s Habitat for Humanity chapter. The organization’s goal is to build low cost homes for underprivileged families. By becoming part of this organization, I’ve come to learn that I love serving and helping people in need, and that I have the ability to bring people together to complete a common goal. As this past year’s social director, I became familiar with the inner workings of our organization, and connected well with the other members. I had near perfect attendance to meetings and looked for opportunities to help facilitate our objectives. Just a couple of weeks ago, we had a retreat to Lake Wauburg and went rock climbing. I think activities like this will become the norm for next year and future councils.


Public Relations Director

Nominations (1):

1) Virginia Pedigo / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

My name is Virginia Pedigo and I am a third year APK major. My goal is to go to medical school, with hopes of becoming a pediatrician. I love working with kids, and am very passionate about medicine. I was drawn to APK as a major due to my interest in exercise, fitness, and preventative medicine. It is so important to stress the significance of a healthy lifestyle, and this is something that can be integrated at any age. In regard to my own personal hobbies, I love to run, play tennis, bake and eat desserts, and stress about my future. The last one I am quickly attempting to move off the list. Regardless, I am very excited for what the future holds!

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

I am in love with the College of Health and Human Performance. I knew from my first day at Preview that this was the College I wanted to be a part of. The faculty are incredibly intelligent and approachable, and the classes take scientific concepts and apply them to everyday life. I am interested in this particular leadership position because I have a desire to help my peers become more involved and feel more comfortable in HHP. One of the Council’s goals is to “encourage, promote, and facilitate the pursuit of academic and personal success of the students”, something I feel very passionate about. I think that HHP has so much to offer, but many of our students do not take advantage of the opportunities. As Public Relations Director, I would work to be a liaison for the students and to make known all that the Council does. I am a Resident Assistant for UF, and a large part of that job includes programming, advertising, and working with people from all walks of life. I also am on the Executive Board for Gators for Doctors Without Borders, where I focus on fundraising for the international organization, Doctors Without Borders. I love being a part of a team and working with others for a common goal. I would be honored to be selected at PR Director for the HHP Student College Council.


Secretary/Historian

Nominations (3):

1) Gabriele Cuna / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

My name is Gabriele Cuna, and I am from Norwood, NJ. I am a second year Applied Physiology and Kinesiology major. I love just about anything that involves physical activity and adventure. I used to be a competitive gymnast for about ten years before I fractured my back. This year I joined the club gymnastics team here, and it has been an amazing experience. The back injury that ended my gymnastics career made me realize that I want to be in the medical field so that I could pursue a career that deals with orthopedics. I also volunteer at the Shands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute in the hand therapy facility. I am very passionate about exercise science, and I could not be happier with my decision to be in the College of Health and Human Performance.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

This past year I served as the Secretary/Historian of the HHP Student College Council. It has been an excellent opportunity to be part of this council, and I would like to continue serving as the Secretary for this upcoming year. I helped plan the various events throughout the year such as the organization fair/ ice cream social, the resume building and interviewing strategies workshops, and more. This year we worked very hard to increase the amount of students that participate in the events, and we strived to get HHP students more involved in the college. I love everything that HHP has to offer to the students, and by being on the college council, I can motivate others to become more involved and enthusiastic about the college. I am extremely hard-working, and with the prior experience of being on the council this year, I will be able to make the council even more successful next year if I am elected to serve again.

2) Becca Fleeman / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

Hello, my name is Becca Fleeman and I am a first year majoring in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology and minoring in Business Administration. I am from Melbourne, FL and my biggest passion is running, as I ran varsity cross-country and track for four years in high school. Shortly after coming to UF, I fell running and broke my elbow. This was a very inconvenient yet very humbling experience. I learned how helpful and nice random students on campus were, that it is ridiculously slow to eat with my left hand, and how much muscle I could gain in my arm when I only use one for the work of two! This event made me appreciate health and fitness more than ever because I had always just taken my ability to exercise for granted. I hope to take this passion into the health field to help children become more physically active and reduce childhood obesity.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

The position of Secretary/Historian stood out to me as a job that I would excel at. In high school, I was the historian of the 200+ member marching band for two years, and loved the position. I was also involved as a leader in high school with student government, so I have helped plan and lead events and fundraisers before. Currently, I volunteer with the UF Health weight management lab where I take notes of each discussion session that we have with our study’s participants. This job has really enhanced my abilities to actively listen and take everyone’s thoughts and ideas into consideration when making plans to achieve goals. I also just became an ambassador for HHP, and am very excited to get more involved in the college with the council too!

3) Amber Johnson / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

Hey there HHP Gators! My name is Amber Johnson and I am from Orlando, Florida. I am a second-year Applied Physiology and Kinesiology major with hopes of going to medical school after completing my degree. In order to gain more experience in medicine I spend spare time shadowing physicians and volunteering in medically related areas. I am a member of both the track & field and cross country teams here at UF. My love for running is what initiated my interest in exercise science. You learn a lot about biomechanics, rehabilitation, and more when you spend time in a training room trying to better yourself, or watching your teammates better themselves. Outside of running, I have a big passion for music as I have learned to play 5 different instruments over my life, my favorite being piano. I also have a desire for travel and have traveled to many different countries and cannot wait to add more to my experiences as I go back to Europe this summer to study abroad.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

Along with my passion for this program and the college of HHP in general, I also have a passion for representing the student body. I understand the responsibilities that come along with being a Secretary/Historian and I feel as if I am well equipped for the job. Being a student-athlete means having to delegate your time wisely between numerous hours on the track and in the weight room, as well as time spent studying. I represent student-athletes in an organization called SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee), which is the equivalent of a student council for any college or school, and I was recently selected to the committee’s executive board. Our goals are to achieve career development, organize volunteer opportunities with organizations like UF Health and Climb for Cancer, and to be liaisons between our teammates and the athletic staff. These are goals I know parallel the aims of the HHP Student College Council. On top of these experiences, I possess qualities such as organization and attention to detail that make be a great fit to be a part of the College Council.


Social Director

Nominations (2):

1) Rachel Ram / Major: Health Education & Behavior

Brief Biography:

I am passionate about leading others to a healthy lifestyle by example. My specialization is nutrition, but I plan to work in the public health field doing research and intervention globally. Giving back, cooking, exercising, enriching my mind, and spending time with friends and family are my favorite hobbies. I would love to make a positive difference in the HHP College Council.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

I would like to be social director because I love connecting people to a good cause, and I feel that I would be a contributing member to the board in that regard. I am very outgoing as well. I have leadership experience from high school, such as being president of the Green Club for two years, public relations liaison of Safe School Ambassadors and captain of the tennis team. I am now the volunteer coordinator for Campus Juice at UF. I could use my leadership experience to impact the college and community.

2) Stefan Valdes / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

Hey my fellow HHP students! My name is Stefan Valdes and I am third year APK (Exercise Physiology) student. Was Born and raised in the sunny Miami, Florida and I have been an APK major since my freshman year when I first heard about how interesting the major is. Like many other HHP students, I am a sports and fitness enthusiast. It is what flows through my blood and drives my passion to continue to learn more about the body and exercise and to aspire to become a Physical Therapy specifying on athletics. Growing up, I competitively played baseball, basketball, soccer and tennis and was a fanatic watching those sports professionally as well. I currently work for the UF Men’s Basketball team as a Video Assistant/Performance Analyst and I plan to complete my internship there as well.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

It would be a privilege and honor to represent my fellow students and give back to the college that has helped groomed me to the individual I am today and has given me so many wonderful experiences. My interest in becoming the Social Director comes from a vast experience in organizing events. This past year I was the Director of Logistics for a new club called The Gators for the Children’s Heart Foundation. My main duty was to organize and plan Gainesville’s first ever Congenital Heart Walk to fund raise for research and bring awareness to the disease. It was a success, in such that we raised over $35,000 when our original goal was $10,000. My friends describe me as the crazy fun one, however they are always surprised when they realize how organized I am and that I always get things done on time. Being the Social Director would be a great opportunity to have fun and interact more with my fellow HHP students while planning great entertaining events.


Members-at-Large (2 positions)

Nominations (3): Please vote for 2 members

1) Nadege Dauphin / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

My name is Nadege Dauphin and I am from Orlando, Florida. I am currently a second year student studying Health Education and Behavioral Sciences in pursuit of obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree. Following my undergraduate studies, I plan to attend graduate school to study Public Health. As of now, I am working as a customer service specialist at Collier Companies and the University’s Registrar Office. When I am not working or into my studies, you can find me raising money for nearby communities or philanthropy events. Growing up I never really knew exactly what I wanted to do but I knew I wanted to help people. Attending college has gave me such a wide perspectives of all the fields one can enter to really impact an individual’s life. My greatest life accomplishment will not be how many degrees I have, or how wealthy I am but rather how many people I have had a positive impact on and was able to help.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

I currently would like to serve as the 2015-2016 member at large for the Health and Human Performance Student College Council Board. I am eager to work closely with faculty members, administration, and most importantly students. It is my goal to have students within the HHP College be academically aware of the opportunities their specific department offers. By reaching this goal, students have the opportunity to become more involved and achieve a higher level of success. Some of my prior experiences include working closely with students within the University’s Registrar office. This includes helping students make positive academic choices concerning graduation, residency and choosing courses. I consider myself one that has excellent customer service skills. This is an important skill to have when representing the college, students should feel like they can easily talk to a member of the council and have their opinions be heard. A member at large main priority is creating a liaison between the department and the student. Allowing me to serve as the 2015-2016 member at large says that students are choosing someone who is responsible, punctual, and organized to get the job done and create a better academic focused experience for students within the HHP College.

2) Drew Fantaccione / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

My name is Drew Fantaccione. I’m a 2nd year APK Major with an Anthropology Minor from Boca Raton, FL. I came the University of Florida to become a different, but better ‘me’ and I try everyday to make that a reality. Here on campus, I’m a member of the Honors Program, I am an Honors Ambassador, and I work in the Honors Office as an Office Assistant. One day, I would like to call myself a cross between a Forensic Pathologist and an emergency response trauma surgeon. If that doesn’t work, I’d also love to teach Anatomy at the University level. I studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa for three months and since then have spent each summer traveling to as many foreign places as possible including Macchu Picchu in Peru and Mexico this summer. I recently discovered yoga as a hobby, I really love hiking and climbing, and cats are my ideal pet. I think that I am a deliberative person and think a lot about every action I take, but I take action with great confidence in myself once I have formed a plan of action. After having had this position for a year, I can confidently say I can serve our council well again.

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

I declared APK as my major during my very first semester here on campus knowing it was meant for me, so I would like to serve the college that has given me my perfect major. I am a 3rd year currently meeting the pre-med track requirements of the major to eventually matriculate into medical school. I believe our college is a very integral part of campus culture in that we encompass the student wellness knowledge and resources that ensure our general population is of sound mind and body as often as possible. I am dedicated to serving this campus, already doing as much service as I can while representing the University in the community as a proud ambassador for Honors and for HHP this previous year who strives to personalize the University. In my current job, delegation of tasks is something I have come to practice daily and have mastered, being able to take on multiple tasks at once while ensuring each is of my own brand of high quality work. I would like to serve again on HHP’s council to immerse myself in both the curriculum and the impact my college has on this campus and be able to spread that to as many other people as possible.

3) Chet Seaman / Major: Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Brief Biography:

My name is Chet Seaman. I am currently a junior majoring in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology and minoring in Business. I plan on attending Physical Therapy School Fall 2016 with an ultimate goal of specializing in adolescent sport injury or working directly with injured military personell (I have three siblings in the military in the immediate position of deploying to active combat regions). My interest in PT stems from my personal experience in physical therapy as a patient and. PT helped me go from a broken competitive swimmer to being offered a slot on the FSU Men’s Swim Team (GO GATORS! Enough said). I have a strong academic, community service and leadership record here at UF, and I am a dedicated member of Kappa Sigma. I am currently a member of the Honors Ambassadors and hold the position of Member at Large on the College Council. I have additionally developed my leadership skills through Gatorship, Honors Camp, as a Youth Combine Coach and a Team Leader for Project Makeover. I continue this year for my fith year as a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Counselor and seventh year as a Club Swim Coach. My experience, work ethic and desire to better my campus and community will make me an ideal candidate for the position of Member At Large

Explain your interest in this leadership position including prior relevant experiences:

Having served as a Member at Large for HHP this last year, I gained invaluable experience and found a place where my particular skills could really be put to good use. I was able to make the kind of difference I wanted to make in HHP and next year I want the opportunity to do the same (but even better). The job of Member at Large is to facilitate the College Council and get other HHP students to step up and get involved. As the 2014 President of SHO, an official UF Public Speaking Consultant for the Dial Center, an Honors Ambassador, Project Makeover Team Captain, 5 Year Councilor for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Organization, Involvement Chair and Pledge Council Leadership Chair for Kappa Sigma, and especially as a Member at Large for HHP College Council, I have continued to represent and promote both UF and in particular, the College of HHP. I look forward to the chance to continue to serve UF and my community and get others as involved and excited about their UF community and HHP College Counsel as I am.