The Office of Student Life chose nine students to join The Cabinet next year to continue organizing events for the student body.
Director of Student and Parent Activities, Caddie Coupe said through the 40 candidates, she was looking for those who complemented each other.
“I’m really looking for a completed puzzle once I’ve hired everyone and each person is a puzzle piece,” Coupe said. “I want to see what strengths and weaknesses would work together with someone else’s strengths and weaknesses, and I want to make sure that everyone fits together while looking for diversity in every sense of the word.”
Ty Kelley, a junior information technology major from San Antonio, is a returning member.
“I have a passion for serving ACU students,” Kelley said. “I am also serving as SGA president and it was hard for me to decide if this was something I wanted to commit to, but overall one of the reasons why I decided to return was because of how much I enjoyed it last year.”
Another returning member, Garrison Powell, said he enjoys the responsibility of creating enjoyment through events on campus.
“Bringing something new and exciting to campus that students have never seen before or never thought to do is a great opportunity to get students involved on campus and to relax,” said Powell, a junior biochemistry major from Hallettsville.
Hanna Roberts, a junior management major from Corpus Christi is new this year, and said the impact Cabinet events had on her prompted her to apply.
“Most of my favorite memories have been on campus with other students,” Roberts said. “Being in an organization that creates events for people to make new friends or meet people they would not otherwise meet is important, and I am very excited to be apart of shaping that.”
Tsion Amare, a sophomore nursing major from Dallas, said she is looking forward to unifying students.
“I’m excited most about reaching those people who are not usually involved in cab events, and making sure that everyone in the ACU community is involved,” Amare said.
Keaton Yowell, a sophomore kinesiology major from Carrollton said he applied to get involved with the ACU community.
“I just thought it was a cool opportunity to serve here at ACU, I really like to serve people and I thought this was another place I could do that,” Yowell said.
Jamie Warren, a junior management major from Boerne said she enjoys the inclusivity the Cabinet offers to students.
“I think that an exciting part is giving everyone an opportunity to be involved in something and not saying you have to be involved in a group to do it,” Warren said.
Mallory Stater, a freshman advertising and public relations major from Amarillo, said despite her inexperience with event planning she is excited to work with the team next year.
“This is something I have never done before, I’ve never planned events in that creative way so it is something different,” Stater said.
Shekinah Kahongo, a freshman engineering major from Houston, said “The challenge is putting on events that you have no feedback from students. Its trial and error because either they like it or they don’t, so its challenge but you have to try.”
Kelley said that through the hard work, there is reward in watching students enjoy themselves.
“Being at the event and seeing people show up and have a good time is a rewarding feeling,” Kelley said. “But it also is a humbling feeling knowing that you were contributing to a team that was able to make that happen.”