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Testimonials

Paula Teague

 

Paula Teague
B.S. in Psychology, May 2011

Freshman Leader: 2007 – 2008

 

 

 

 

Accomplishments: Founder of Act One Performing Arts Organization, President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. (2010-2011), Student Government Association CHSS Caucus Chair (2010), Black Student Alliance President (2011-2012), SHSU Greek Life Lifetime Achievement Award (2011), Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Admissions Counselor for Sam Houston State University.

“The Freshman Leadership Program was one of the highlights in my life. The program allowed me to learn about myself as a person and how to work with others, it was also a great way to get connected with important people in the University that later helped me to become a successful leader on campus, and eventually led me to my current position with the University.”

 

Ryan Bridges

 

 

Ryan Bridges
B.B.A. in General Business, May 2011
Master of Business Administration, May 2013

Freshman Leader: 2007 – 2008

 

 

Accomplishments: Student Representative: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (2012-2013), Student Regent: Texas State University System Board of Regents (2011-2012), Student Body President: SHSU Student Government Association (2 Terms, 2009-2011), Chairman: Texas State University System Student Advisory Board (2010-2011), Vice-Chairman: Texas Student Association (2009-2010), Founder/President: Kat Krazies (2007-2008), Outstanding Junior Student Leader Award (2010), Creager Memorial Award (Outstanding Male Senior Leader) (2011), Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2009, 2010), Life Member, SHSU Alumni Association (2011)

"The Freshman Leadership Program was the catalyst for my organizational involvement throughout my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Upon starting at SHSU in 2007, I didn't care about getting involved in any extracurricular activities or doing anything but getting my degree over with, but because of the positive influence and mentoring I received through FLP, I was able to experience opportunities throughout my collegiate career that I never would have dreamed possible."

 

MaKenzie Pope

 

 

MaKenzie Pope
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, May 2013

Freshman Leader: 2009 – 2010

 

 

 

Accomplishments: College of Education Ambassador 2010-2013, Public Relations Chair for Relay for Life, Radio Personality for 90.5 The Kat, Kat Krazies Public Relations Officer, Bearkat Camp Staff 2010-2012, Orientation Leader 2010-2012, Dean’s List 2009-2013, President’s List 2011-2013, Freshman Leadership Program Mentor (2011-2012)

“I benefited so much from FLP because it taught me to recognize in myself and others true qualities of a good leader, a leader worth following. FLP transformed me into the leader I am today and will be tomorrow. FLP connected me to some of my lifelong friends as well as showed me how to lead in all situations.”

 

 

Stevie Hall

 

 

Stevie Hall
B.S. in Psychology, Expected Dec. 2014

Freshman Leader: 2011 – 2012

 

 

 

Accomplishments: Royalty (2011-2013), Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society, Alpha Chi, Dean’s List (2011-2013), Student Legal Services

“FLP introduced me to professionals on campus who not only benefited my educational career and gave me an insight to opportunities on campus, but it also gave me networking options which are very important in a college setting. It instilled confidence in me, and shaped my skills of working with team members of different personalities, backgrounds, and aspiring goals. I would recommend this program to any freshman applying to Sam Houston State University, and am honored to have been a part of it.”

 

 

 

 

 

Misti Jones

 

 

Misti Jones
B.A. in Mass Communications, Expected May. 2015

Freshman Leader: 2011 – 2012

 

 

 

Accomplishments: Viewpoints Editor at The Houstonian, Radio D.J. at 90.5 The Kat, 2nd Place in Print News Writing at Texas International Press Association '12, Contributing Writer for Dallas International Film Festival

“FLP taught me about being an excellent leader, making a difference in other peoples' lives and striving to be the best person I can be.”

 

Samantha McKinley

 

 

Samantha McKinley
B.B.A. Finance, Banking & Financial Institutions, Expected May. 2014

Freshman Leader: 2011 – 2012

 

 

Accomplishments: Elliott T. Bowers Honors College Ambassador, Banking & Finance Club Secretary, Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society Member, Orange Key University Ambassador

“My involvement in the Freshman Leadership Program during my first year made the biggest impact on my experiences at SHSU. Not only did I learn more about myself and the University, but FLP was a catalyst to job opportunities on campus, awards, and leadership positions. I gained confidence in my own leadership abilities that allowed me to get involved in other leadership programs. FLP helped me develop invaluable connections with resources and people on campus.”

 

 

 


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