BY ANDREA ALLIS
Majors: Human Services and Political Science: American and Public Policy
SMU activities: Student Senate, Peace and Justice Club, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Residence Life Community Advisor, Senior Class Gift Committee
Post-graduation plans: I hope to work in public policy for the government or a non-profit for the next few years and then fulfill my Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship by attending a top policy graduate school. I hope to work in education public policy.
Advice for underclassmen: Make the absolute most of your experience here at SMU. You are offered so many opportunities, but it is your responsibility to take the initiative and go after them. Enjoy your time here; it goes by fast!
Major: Biology Minor: Music
SMU activities: Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo One, Violinist: Various musicals, plays, entertainment and church services, Biology Club, Student Senate, Student Activities Committee (SAC), Ropes Course Facilitator, Admissions Ambassador, Eucharistic Minister, Intramural Athletics, Literacy Clinic Tutor, Peer Tutor, Winona Catholic Worker Volunteer, Highway Cleanup Volunteer, Gifts for Winona Volunteer, Volunteer Note-taker, Flood Relief Volunteer
Post-graduation plans: I hope to continue my education, although where this will be is not yet decided.
Advice for underclassmen: Enjoy your time here to the fullest, and get all you can from your education.
Major: Elementary Education with Math and English Concentrations
SMU activities: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Student Activities Committee (SAC), Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance Committee, Student Senate, Together Encountering Christ (TEC), Volunteer Mentor, Senior Class Gift Committee, Religious Education, Orientation Leader, Kappa Delta Pi, Admissions Ambassador, PASS Program Student Worker, Intramural and Recreation Services Student Worker, Maintenance –Summer Grounds Crew, Campus Ministry Student Worker, S.O.U.L. Participant
Post-graduation plans: I plan on teaching somewhere.
Advice for underclassmen: Get involved, get involved, get involved! Sleep is overrated, and tired is just a state of mind.
Major: Graphic Design Minor: Electronic Publishing
SMU activities: Varsity Women’s Soccer, Varsity Women’s Golf, Water Polo, Lacrosse, Intramural Athletics, Senior Class Gift Committee, Phonathon Supervisor
Post-graduation plans: I have applied for graduate school at Western Illinois University. I plan to get my GA (Graduate Assistanship) in Instructional Technical Design. I will also be assistant coaching Division I women’s soccer. After completing my masters, I would like to search for coaching jobs or work for a children’s books illustration company.
Advice for underclassmen: In every challenge or goal that you set for yourself, you will always learn something from it, even when you fail.
Major: Global Studies Minor: Theology
SMU activities: Hendrickson Leaders Committee,Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance Committee, De La Salle Week Global Awareness, Coordinator, Campus Ministry, Chamber Singers, Chamber Singers Tour Manager, Outreach Retreat Team, Blue Angel, Gaslight and Fireside performances, Florence Study Abroad 2008, Lasallian Honors Committee, Ballroom Dance Club, Senior Class Gift Committee
Post-graduation plans: I plan to take one year off of school to either volunteer or work somewhere. In a couple of years, I plan on attending graduate school and working towards a doctorate in philosophy or another humanities degree so that I can teach at the collegiate level.
Advice for underclassmen: Unless you are working from your heart and doing what you truly want to do, you won’t enjoy it!