- JPII Newman Center
- 1st Year Graduate Student
- Wasta, SD
What do you love about UNO?
I love two main things about UNO: its welcoming atmosphere and the amazing opportunities to be involved. Since transferring to UNO, I have been welcomed with open arms into every aspect of the community that I have sought to be a part of. I have had incredible opportunities to be involved and UNO has opened more doors to me than I thought possible. I would never have guessed when I transferred to UNO that I would become a Zamboni Driver, a Captain on the Flight Team, an Undergraduate Assistant Coach for the UNO Women’s Tennis Team, a Resident Assistant, or been able to have some of the numerous amazing opportunities that I have gotten to have as a Maverick. UNO is about helping you find your place in not just the college environment, but the world as a whole, and I have been so blessed to be able to find amazing things to do as a result of being at UNO. So you ask what I love about UNO and I answer: the Maverick way of life. The friendly, at-home atmosphere and the opportunities to get involved and grow as a person, that’s what it means to be a Maverick and that is what I love about UNO.
How do you show your MavSpirit?MavSpirit for me means being involved in your community in different ways, and working to improve every aspect of the communities that you are passionate about. I show my MavSpirit by getting involved, and obviously, wearing black and getting loud! As a Zamboni driver at Baxter Arena, I get to have a huge part in hockey game days, helping make sure the ice rink is ready for another Maverick win and getting the see the action up close and personal. I have been a Student Manager and an Undergraduate Assistant Coach for the UNO Women’s Tennis Team, which has given me the opportunity to help athletes develop and grow, while also teaching me more about myself and improving my ability to coach and mentor. As a Resident Assistant, I strive to help my residents know how they can be involved in the UNO community and beyond and I try to make sure they have all the tools they need to get there. As a Flight Team member and now Captain, I work to not only become a better pilot but to also represent UNO well by practicing and competing at a high level. I show my MavSpirit by getting involved in my community and pursuing things that I am passionate about, and that is what I think MavSpirit is.
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