January 22, 2015 — On Tuesday students flocked to Bryan College’s first-ever student leadership fair.
Several booths were set up on the second floor of the Latimer Student Center, representing the Department of Outreach Ministries, the worship leadership team Devotion, the Department of Residence Life, orientation group leaders for student life, the Worldview Initiative, and the Bryan College Enactus team. Each group had arranged a table with handouts, photos, and displays for those interested, and student and staff participants in each group manned these booths, answering questions and giving helpful tips.
Senior Kristle Welton, a business major, attended the fair and said, “To me these fairs that showcase the clubs are incredibly important because this is how underclassmen will find a club that they love and get involved here at Bryan college, which help them in their journey in becoming servants of Christ and making a difference in today’s world.”
“I appreciated the opportunity to talk to students in a low-pressure, interactive atmosphere,” said Dr. Adina Scruggs ‘91, a business professor and faculty sponsor of Bryan’s Enactus team “I felt like all the organizations represented were able to better inform students about the leadership opportunities at Bryan College. These leadership opportunities provide tangible learning experiences that often translate to post-college jobs and careers.”
Fair attendance was so high that some booths completely ran out of handouts and had to print more to meet demand.
Vice President of Student Services and Ministries Tim Hostetler is positive about the continuation of student leadership fairs in the future, remarking, “It was our goal to make students aware of leadership opportunities on campus and with so many students expressing an interested we seem to have made great strides in doing that.”
Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ‘13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206; firstname.lastname@example.org.