|Organizations:||Residence Hall Association (Treasurer), Alpha Chi Omega, Music Educators National Conference, Cardoner Leadership Fellow, Orientation Krewe Leader|
My sister went to Loyola so I was very familiar with the school. As well, a lot of the faculty at my high school graduated from Loyola as well, and I knew that Loyola’s music program was phenomenal. I took a tour of Loyola, and I felt so much more comfortable with the vibe of the campus than any other that I had toured. I knew that Loyola was where I needed to be if I wanted a great music program, as well as a great college experience.
My favorite place on campus is the Residential Quad. There are always people and events in the Res quad. Someone is bound to be out there playing soccer, ultimate Frisbee, or just reading a book. It’s also a good place to get a tan during the hot days.
My favorite Loyola event is Sneaux day. Sneaux takes place the week before winter break, and 20 tons of shaved ice are dumped in the horseshoe. I have only seen snow twice in my life before, so it’s cool to kind of see snow again. Plus it’s a fun way to let off some of the stress of studying by throwing snowballs at your friends!
My time at Loyola has definitely challenged me to grow. In my first year here, I was put into many situations where I had to make decisions, make friends, be a leader for others, or be a leader for myself. Every situation has made me grow into a better person, and every day I learn more about myself and how to become a better person. I’ve learned a lot of lessons here that I probably couldn’t have learned anywhere else.
I am currently Treasurer or RHA. RHA is basically the Home Owners association for the Residence Halls. We handle the proposals for programs for the Residence Halls, as well as vote and install new legislature within the Residence Halls.
I am also in Alpha Chi Omega. AXO is one of the four Pan-Hellenic Sororities on campus. Our colors are Olive Green and Scarlet, and our symbol is the Lyre. I’m an in-house legacy to AXO, and I love the sisterhood.
Music Educators National Conference is an organization for all Music Education students. We put on programs throughout the year to spread the love of music in the schools. For instance, each semester we put on our “instrument petting zoo” where young students in the community come and learn about instruments of all kinds.