Take a Bow: A Spotlight on Our Spring 2018 Graduates

The Beta Sigma chapter of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fratnerity would not be anything without its motivated, high-spirited, and genuine brothers. This post is dedicated to those who have dedicated years to Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. We are saddened to see them go but we are excited to the incredible things they do in their fields, from Nursing to Animal Science to Public Relations. We hope you enjoy this snapshot on these impressive graduates.

Olivia Rouleau

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Psychology

List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Coaching, Health Promotions, and Bioethics

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? MSU Club Swimming

What are your short-term plans after college? “Working for MTU and hopefully attending graduate school”

What are your dreams? “To be passionate about what I do, and live each day like tomorrow”

Where is your dream destination to live? Copper Harbor, MI

What is your favorite PSP memory? “Any events with brothers”

What have you gained from PSP? “A forever family.”

What advice do you have for future members? “Cherish your time while you can, time moves fast!”

Kristina McGinnis

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List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Peace and Justice Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies (with a focus in sexuality conflict/violence)

List any awards and honors received: Graduated with the Honors College Member of Alpha Phi Sigma (CJ Honors Society)

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? Member of Pre-Law society, member of Alpha Phi Sigma, and Undergrad research assistant to Dr. Cobbina gathering info on police brutality

What are your short-term plans after college? To attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law in the fall

What are your dreams? “My dream career is to one day work in intellectual property law. I also have a dream to see a ball game in every ball park in America! ”

Where is your dream destination to live? San Francisco, California

What is your favorite PSP memory? “Philly Cup fall 2016 or my time as NMC in fall 2017!”

What have you gained from PSP? “A family. If it weren’t for PSP I wouldn’t know half of the people I have the privilege of calling my best friends now. I owe some of my happiest college memories to the frat.”

What advice do you have for future members? “There are so many positives that you can gain from the fraternity, just be around the people that make you happy and do what makes you happy, unapologetically and without fear of bothering others!!”

Nicole Williams

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Arts in Global & International Studies, Additional Major in Anthropology

List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Minor in Geography

List any awards and honors received: Graduated with Honors; Dean’s List 7 of 7 semesters

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? ICR & IA of Phi Sigma Pi, and I was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Club Tennis, and Anthropology Club. I studied abroad through Semester at Sea.

What are your short-term plans after college? “That’s a great question haha. Trying to find a job back home in Chicago but not entirely sure where life is going to take me & I’m somewhat fine with that.”

What are your dreams? “To make an impact on people. Learning about different cultures has always been an interest of mine, hence why I majored in what I did. I want to be able to connect with people all over the world – to cross language barriers through laughter and other shared experiences.”

Where is your dream destination to live? Anywhere & everywhere, especially Asia.

What is your favorite PSP memory? “Going to Philly Cup for the first time my sophomore year. As an ICR co-chair I organized Brothers from our chapter to drive 9 hours to & from Philadelphia for a weekend. I had no idea what I was doing or what I was getting us into. It turned out to be one of the most memorable weekends of my college career. I got to spend time with Brothers I normally didn’t hang out with much. I got to meet Brothers from other chapters, whom I still talk to every now & then. It was a special shared experience that only a select few of our Brothers get to experience once a year. Ever since that Philly Cup, I’ve been sort of known for trying to get people (or forcing them haha) to attend it every year. And I obviously have to add being an IA to the Alpha Chi’s. I wasn’t sure if spending my last semester with the frat or at MSU as IA would be a good idea, but man…it turned out to be so rewarding. I got a class of initiates who were all intelligent, funny & genuine and they reminded me of my initiate class, the Alpha Pi’s. I couldn’t be happier to have been a part of their first semester in PSP because I know that they’re all going to go far within the frat and in life in general. Wish I could still be around for them but I know they’ll do great without me. ”

What have you gained from PSP? “A friend group that I wouldn’t have met otherwise. I have friends that are in every major, that are from diverse backgrounds. I found roommates that have supported me through the years. I found my best friends through PSP. I’ll always say that deciding to go to a PSP meet night was one of the single best decisions I made at MSU.”

What advice do you have for future members? “You’re only at MSU for so long, enjoy it & the people you surround yourself with while it lasts. Don’t be afraid to leave the frat to go on an internship or to study abroad. The frat is an amazing organization but there’s so much more that you need to experience outside of it.”

Katie Marrison

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and BS in Biology from Lyman Briggs College

List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Minor in Computer Science and Engineering

List any awards and honors received: Graduated with Honors, both degrees designated Honors through the Honors College, Alumni Distinguished Scholar, Dean’s List 2014-2018, ASPET Student Undergraduate Research Fellow (2015)

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? Alpha Tau class Treasurer, Women’s Chamber Choir, Biochemistry Club, Assistant Store Manager at Starbucks at MSU, Social Media Chair for Students for Sanders, Professorial Research Assistant in a Pharmacology and Toxicology lab

What are your short-term plans after college? “After a gap year, I plan to pursue further education related to medicine, possibly through genetic counseling or pharmacy school.”

What are your dreams? “I want to be able to retire and travel the world with my family, experiencing new cultures.”

Where is your dream destination to live? I’d love to live on the west coast someplace!

What is your favorite PSP memory? “My favorite memories from Phi Sigma Pi were my little’s induction into the brotherhood, and going tp a Mayday Parade show with some of my brothers.”

What have you gained from PSP? “Lifelong friendships, confidence, and leadership skills are some of the things I’ve gained in PSP.”

What advice do you have for future members? “Balance is everything – college isn’t worth it if you focus on just school or just your social life. Your education and your friendships are both valuable!”

Nidhi Sripada

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

List any awards and honors received: Honors College

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? During my time at Michigan State University I had the opportunity to intern, do research as well as volunteer at Sparrow Hospital. I interned with the Michigan Health and Hospital Association for 2 years. Aside from my internship I was able to work for the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan as a Health Coordinator for Camp Linden. I conducted and assisted with concussion research through Beaumont Hospital as well as through the Kinesiology program at Michigan State. I am part of the Alpha Rho rush class of Phi Sigma Pi Beta Sigma and was both the Initiate Advisor for the Alpha Phi class and the New Member Coordinator for the Alpha Chi class. I also was able to choreograph dances for and be a part of the Coalition of Indian Undergraduate Students.

What are your short-term plans after college? “I will be moving to Madison, Wi and starting a job at Epic systems as a Project Manager!”

What are your dreams? “Aside from giving back to my community where I can, I would love to help Hospitals grow and flourish and hopefully become an executive officer at a major hospital.”

Where is your dream destination to live? I could see myself living in any big city on the East Coast!

What is your favorite PSP memory? “PSP has given me so many great memories! The ability to travel with brothers definitely places in my top 5 memories! Whether it was to Jamaica, Nashville, or even Chicago every experience was very memorable!”

What have you gained from PSP? “I have gained life long friends, mentors and a family from PSP.”

What advice do you have for future members? “My biggest advice would be to live in the moment! College goes by very quickly, so meet all of the people and experience as many things as you can!”

 

Hannah Sauter

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Health and Society

List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Minors in Global Public Health and Epidemiology, Health Promotion, and Bioethics

List any awards and honors received: Outstanding Senior for the Interdisciplinary Studies major

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? MDHHS, Advancing Community Empowerment and Social Justice Laboratory

What are your short-term plans after college? Graduate School at the University of Michigan School of Public Health

What are your dreams? “I want to get a PhD in community psychology and conduct my own research as a professor at a major university.”

Where is your dream destination to live? Chicago, Illinois

What is your favorite PSP memory? “Broomball 2017”

What have you gained from PSP? “A community of incredible individuals.”

What advice do you have for future members? “Value any new experience- good or bad- it’s a chance for growth!”

Lauren Pageau

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

List any awards and honors received: Fontbonne Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship, Carol Robinson Beals Nursing Scholarship, and John F. Dunkel Memorial Endowed Scholarship

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? MSU Nursing Student Association; MSU American Red Cross Club; Research assistant studying effects of physical activity on hopelessness in patients with cardiovascular disease; Project manager of a study focused on transitional issues for older adults with Type II Diabetes; Student Assistant in the College of Nursing Center for Research, Scholarship, and Innovation; Student Assistant at MSU Sports Medicine; RN Extern at St. John Hospital and Medical Center Cardiovascular ICU; and Midwest Nursing Research Society – 2018 Conference Presenter

What are your short-term plans after college? “I’m pursuing a PhD in Nursing starting this fall with the goal of researching health promotion and disease prevention interventions related to cardiovascular disease that will improve healthcare of people in underdeveloped countries.”

What are your dreams? “To be able to travel freely and explore the world, and improve the lives of as many people as possible.”

Where is your dream destination to live? “Chicago, IL with a lakeside cabin in northern Michigan and a vacation home in Key West, FL (a girl can dream)”

What is your favorite PSP memory? “My first chapter retreat!”

What have you gained from PSP? “A broader perspective on other people’s views of the world.”

What advice do you have for future members? “Be confident in your own views and beliefs and don’t conform to appease your peers. Use your voice maturely and wisely, and respect others even when they don’t respect you.”

Elizabeth Beckett

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Arts in the Arts and Humanities

List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Education Studies and French

List any awards and honors received: High Honors for Academic Achievement and Honors College

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? ASMSU, Resident Assistant in Snyder-Phillips Hall, and RCAH Council

What are your short-term plans after college? “Moving to Washington D.C. for a position City Year, an AmeriCorps organization, working with at-risk youth in academic and behavioral problems in struggling schools.”

What are your dreams? “To be happy and healthy with good friends. To help people who do not have access to the things they need. To fight for equal and equitable education for all, as well as in other societal institutions.”

Where is your dream destination to live? Somewhere in New England on water.

What is your favorite PSP memory? “When I revealed myself to my Little, Sarah. And getting a Grand Little. Basically my line.”

What have you gained from PSP? “Perspective.”

What advice do you have for future members? “Be open minded to new ideas and perspectives. Listen, really listen, to others.”

Jennifer O’Connor

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

List any awards and honors received: Completed the Inaugural Cohort of the Social Science Scholars Program

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? I conducted research at Cambridge University and Regents University London with the Inaugural Cohort of the Social Science Scholars Program; interned in Human Resources in Hawaii for summer 2016; studied at a Clinical Psychology school in Berlin, Germany the summer of 2017; and worked in the administrative staff at Costco Wholesale throughout my senior year.

What are your short-term plans after college? “Attending Michigan State for a Masters in Clinical Social Work while interning at MSU Safe Place.”

What are your dreams? “My ultimate goal in life is to contribute to the lives of other people while working in my field. I want to have an impact on the social wellbeing of others as they go through their lives and try to find a meaningful place both mentally and physically. I would also like to see as much of the world is possible. While going to MSU, I have visited England, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Denmark, and Iceland, and I don’t want to stop there. Traveling in itself would add a more diverse perspective to not only my line of work, but for my own life.”

Where is your dream destination to live? Amsterdam or London

What is your favorite PSP memory? “Honestly, my entire rush semester. PSP came into my life during a time where I was not even sure if I wanted to be at MSU after a difficult adjustment to freshman year. I made friends that I am living with post grad and throughout graduate school, and I am so thankful for those friendships.”

What have you gained from PSP? “PSP gave me the confidence to take more on in my life. It made me step out of my comfort zone and do things like go to Europe for study abroad with other PSP brothers.”

What advice do you have for future members? “Always remember the frat will always be there for you no matter where college takes you. I worked almost full time my entire senior year, and unfortunately had to go inactive, but I always found that when I went back, I was welcome and appreciated.”

Madeline Lenhausen

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Psychology

List any awards and honors received: Graduated with High Honor and Honors College

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? Research assistant in MSU child emotions lab; Psi Chi; Phi Kappa Phi, and Psychology Club

What are your short-term plans after college? “To get my PhD at University of California Davis”

What are your dreams? “To be an esteemed research professor in personality psych”

Where is your dream destination to live? “I don’t have one but if I could be on a permanent cruise that’d be swell.”

What is your favorite PSP memory? “Oh lord that’s hard. This may sound odd but my favorite memory was saying goodbye. This wasn’t my favorite because I was leaving (that part sucked) but because of all the kind words, hugs, and tears I got from so many people. I knew psp is my family but I never realized just how many people I impacted and impacted me in a way that will positively influence my life here on out. Love and miss you all.”

What have you gained from PSP? “Friends, family, memories, and confidence. .”

What advice do you have for future members? “If you’re scared this means you’re headed in the right direction: outside your comfort zone! fear is meant to be embraced not avoided.”

Andrea Rickard

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education with a focus in Mathematics

List any awards and honors received:  Graduated with Honor

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? I worked as a TA for ISE 301 (Integrated Science Education); swiped IDs/receped at Sny-Phi (currently at Shaw); was the site director for “Night to Shine,” a prom for people with special needs; and part of the special needs ministry at 2|42 Community Church

What are your short-term plans after college? “Teaching Internship in Howell, MI”

What are your dreams? “To become the best upper elementary/middle school math teacher I could possibly be while creating safe spaces for students to learn as well as travel a lot and meet a lot of new people! ”

Where is your dream destination to live? “Shoot this is hard, uhhhh anywhere with mountains and a lot of state/national parks.”

What is your favorite PSP memory? “TTAT but Selection Board where I get to eat a whole pizza without anyone judging me is a close second.”

What have you gained from PSP? “Life-long relationships with the most amazing people!”

What advice do you have for future members? “Live in the moment and stay present as much as possible, these are the most incredible people you will ever meet and suddenly you’ll blink and you’ll be at the Breslin wondering how you got so old.”

Casey Wing

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Advertising

List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Minor in Public Relations

What are your short-term plans after college? “I am currently working at a technology and experiential agency in the marketing department and freelance advertising for starter companies, so I’d have to say my future plans at the moment are growing and learning as much as I can within the industry and see where it takes me!”

What are your dreams? “In life, my dream is to work at a small and progressive advertising agency that lets me travel all around the world. I want to meet as many people as I can and overall just live a life based on new and exciting experiences.”

Where is your dream destination to live? “Right now I would love to move anywhere in Southern California, but I am also a sucker for the city! (Chicago, New York, LA, Detroit)”

What is your favorite PSP memory? “That’s a hard question because no one memory is better than the other. I actually really loved Pass the Gavel and the process of graduating out of the fraternity because it forced me to look back on how much I’d done over my years in college. I also got a chance to tell everyone how much I love them and how much they mean to me. That kind of raw opportunity is not something that happens all the time, and it is definitely one to take advantage of”

What have you gained from PSP? “The person that I am proud to call myself today. On top of SO MANY lifelong friendships (DUH).”

What advice do you have for future members? “Don’t wait for things to happen or fall in your lap. Make them happen. If you fail, keep trying, ask questions, and figure it out. Everything that happens in the frat, in college, and in life in general, happens for a reason. Those reasons are meant to lead you down your own path to make your own mistakes, your own accomplishments, and your own memories. Taking risks is one of the coolest things to do, and you are always able to learn something from them.”

Tori Kiers

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

List any awards and honors received: Graduated with Honor and as a member of Sigma Theta Tau

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? Red Cross and NSA

What are your short-term plans after college? “Working as a clinical nurse at Beaumont RO on a medical progressive unit”

What are your dreams? “Interested in furthering my career as a CRNA”

Where is your dream destination to live? Chicago, Illinois

What is your favorite PSP memory? “The friends that I have made and will keep throughout my life.”

What have you gained from PSP? “I’ve gained great college memories and friends that will last a lifetime.”

What advice do you have for future members? “My advice to brothers would be to enjoy the years at school and to not take the frat too seriously; once you graduate the world becomes serious enough.”

Tim Lin

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

List any awards and honors received: Honors College

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? Self defense instructor for the prevention of sexual assault and violence, microbiology research assistant, ophthalmology research and clinical assistant, Taekwondo club

What are your short-term plans after college? “Graduate from the MSU veterinary school and then become a veterinary neurologist”

What are your dreams? “Have a bunch of pets and possibility with side jobs of being a ninja and a rockstar. ”

Where is your dream destination to live? “Not sure yet, but definitely not in other planets with aliens. ”

What is your favorite PSP memory? “When my big Vidi helped me move a futon from Brody to my apartment across the roads during one of our big little times. ”

What have you gained from PSP? “My socialization and communication skills.”

What advice do you have for future members? “Opportunities are for those who are ready. Always be ready for the best, and prepare for the worst.”

Katelyn Phillips

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations and Policy through James Madison College

List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Japanese

List any awards and honors received: FLAS Fellowship and Honors College

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? PSP Scholastic co-chair from 2016-2017; interned at SAFE Place (a domestic violence shelter) as a PPO Coordinator; and worked as a South Neighborhood REHS Supervisor.

What are your short-term plans after college? “In the fall I’ll be attending University of Michigan for Japanese Studies on sexuality and gender in premodern Japan. During my first year in the program I’ll also be applying to their law school with the hopes to focus on either immigration or human rights.”

What are your dreams? “I hope to make an impact on people’s lives no matter what career path I choose be it legislation, immigration lawyer, or judge. Law presents a unique opportunity to work in the fabric of society, as it ebbs and flows with the changes around it. It is a microcosm of society, and in changing it and working in it I hope to bring justice to the world I live in. While I’ve travelled abroad the past two summers, I’ve visited a few countries, but I want to visit more. Whatever path I go down, there will always be a need for me to relish in and learn from other people’s cultures. On the side, I’d love to write young adult fiction novels that attempt to grapple with and explain social issues in ways that are easily accessible to everyday people.”

Where is your dream destination to live? “Somewhere on the west coast where I’m only a short drive from the ocean, good food, and a sick music scene.”

What is your favorite PSP memory? “Sunday meetings always have a special place in my heart. No matter what was going on in my life I could go to them and for two hours be surrounded by people who cared. PSP attracted so many walks of life that it was comforting to be presented with that little microcosm of the world.”

What have you gained from PSP? “I have gained a family and an abundance of leadership skills.”

What advice do you have for future members? “Reach out. Inclusivity is work. You can’t anything from anyone, because at the end of the day the only person whose actions you’re accountable for and able to rely on are your own. If you are in a position to reach out you have to, because there is no guarantee anyone else will. Opportunities do not just happen, they are created by those in power. In your life and the things you’re involved in YOU are in power. Use that power to be inclusive towards others. If you notice someone has stopped coming to meetings, ask them, don’t just sit back and say the brotherhood is going to shit. It is work, and it is constant in order to create inclusion but it is how you make a brotherhood and make it last.”

Katelyn Mueller

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Anthropology

List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Minor in LGBTQ+ Studies

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? Secretary of anthropology club and senior presenter for the Human Ancestors Program (use fossil casts to teach local middle schoolers about our hominid ancestors)

What are your short-term plans after college? “After a year off, my plan is to go back to school to start working on my PhD in physical anthropology.”

What are your dreams? “Move to the Pacific Northwest to do forensic anthropology, possibly be an anthropology professor someday, using the summers to work on the Impero Bioarchaeological project based out of western Italy.”

Where is your dream destination to live? Seattle, Washington 

What is your favorite PSP memory? “Going to see my favorite band with Kristina, Katie, and KP and seeing Evan Gurney there.”

What have you gained from PSP? “A family of connections I know I’ll always have and a reason to come back to MSU and still have it feel like home.”

What advice do you have for future members? “Take the fellowship with your brothers seriously. Hang out with them, go to concerts with them, have avatar the last airbender marathons, and game nights with them. Treat them as family.”

Leah Boelkins

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing

List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Spanish

List any awards and honors received: Graduated with Honor  

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? “VIM Magazine, involved all 4 years of college, Managing Editor for junior/senior year; Digital marketing/communications internship at the Women’s Center of Grearer Lansing; and Supervisor at the greatest place on earth aka Starbucks.”

What are your short-term plans after college? “Living in New York City now (I literally just moved lol) and pursuing a career in editing and publishing.”

What are your dreams? “Omg this is a hard question! My dream for a long time was to live in NYC for a period of my life, and now I’m here so that’s awesome. And I really just want to have a job that’s not just doing what I enjoy, but is also meaningful and fulfilling.”

Where is your dream destination to live? “NYC or pretty much anywhere in the UK.”

What is your favorite PSP memory? “My pass the gavel! Lol”

What have you gained from PSP? “Incredible friends who have taught me so many different, important things!”

What advice do you have for future members? “School advice, I’d say balance your time with every aspect of your student life and really reflect on the time and effort you’re putting into the various aspects of your life.”

Jack Pooler

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations and Policy and Comparative Cultures and Politics

List any minor(s), certifications, etc: Muslim Studies and Science, Technology, Environment, and Public Policy

List any awards and honors received: Dean’s List for three semesters

What extracurricular activities were you involved in? Club Ultimate Frisbee

What are your short-term plans after college? “Not entirely sure. I am not finished with classes until August and am still searching for employment. But I am most likely going to be working for a non- profit. Eventually I want to go to grad school for public policy but probably not for a few years.”

What are your dreams? “I want to live and work abroad someday. Getting older, the prospects of being able to travel are becoming more and more limited, and the idea of just getting to move somewhere completely new sounds extremely refreshing.”

Where is your dream destination to live? “I spent a summer in Thailand and I would love to go back and live there for a longer period of time.”

What is your favorite PSP memory? “Either TTAT 2015, or the Alpha Pi class formal that we threw for ourselves as initiates.”

What have you gained from PSP? “Just about everything. I joined when I was a freshman and still did not really know what I wanted from college, and PSP became the center piece of my whole college experience. Through holding positions I learned a lot about leadership and organization, but as I am getting ready to leave I am cherishing the people the most. I met some of my best friends through PSP, and everyone in it is has positively impacted my college experience in some way. Lastly, everyone in PSP is passionate and motivated. Having been a part of that environment for so long, it is easy to take for granted how much being around supportive and motivated people encourages you to do the same and push yourself.”

What advice do you have for future members? “You have to do what is best for you, especially when it comes down to the frat. We get older, priorities change, and our ability to commit time changes with it. But regardless if you drop or stop coming around, recognize there is still a place for you. If you drop, the people still care about you. If you stop coming around, people are going to miss you. Too often older bros distance themselves before they graduate because they don’t know anyone anymore or don’t have the time, which is okay if you think it’s the best thing for you. Just remember there is always a place back for you and to not leave it behind entirely. I did this myself, and it is probably the biggest regret I have about now that I’m leaving.”

Megan White

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What degree(s) did you earn? Bachelor of Science in Zoology

What are your short-term plans after college? “Working in the veterinary clinic for the Michigan Humane Society.”

What are your dreams? “To open my own animal sanctuary/rescue for domestic and exotic animals.”

Where is your dream destination to live? Costa Rica

What is your favorite PSP memory? “Induction, specifically my own and my little’s. It’s so rewarding to see all of your hard work from the rush semester pay off and have a room full of people there to celebrate your accomplishments.”

What have you gained from PSP? “A foundation of lifelong friends, leadership skills, and a meaningful college experience.”

What advice do you have for future members? “This can be about anything you choose: the fraternity, school, work, life, etc. Although it can be frustrating, always look back to the person you were when you rushed and remember why this organization means so much to you. It’s easy to lose sight of what’s important but at the end of the day, you became a brother for a reason and that’s never going to change.”

 

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One Reply to “Take a Bow: A Spotlight on Our Spring 2018 Graduates”

  1. I read about each one of the graduates, and I am so proud the scholarship, leadership, and fellowship screams out with their profiles. Thank you to all that started it and have kept it going.

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