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What Are They Up to Now?: Follow Up with Club Leaders

Posted by Byrne on 2017 March 25

The Speech and Hearing Club Officers (pictured from left to right in the above photo): Kristen Meyer, Nicole Coombs, Zach Lowe, and Rachel Panick

(The picture seen in the email template of the Reap College Newsletter - March Blog is of the Education Club on their 2017 Pizza and Paint Night)

Spring fever is starting to spread around campus and is affecting all students, faculty and staff members! It has been a particularly busy semester for Samantha Barone and the Education Club, Sean Gaughran and the Psychology Club, and Rachel Panick and the Speech and Hearing Club.

Back in December, the club leaders of the Reap College of Education and Human Development were asked about themselves and the clubs they oversee. Since the 2016-2017 school year will be coming to a close sooner than we know it, we decided to follow up with them and see what has been going on with the clubs this semester.

Samantha Barone, Senior in the Early Childhood/Special Education Major, Cabinet Member of the Education Club

What is your club up to this semester, Sam? Are there any special activities, service work/volunteering, or department celebrations going on?

This semester, we are excited to be opening up our Tutoring Center! Current education students will be volunteering their time to help students who are in Preschool-5th grade to help with homework help and tutoring in all subjects. We are really excited about this! Our center will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm in the McGowan Center, Room 2002. 

We are also excited to continue our annual tradition of judging at the All Saints Academy Science Fair, having booths at Kidstuff, and holding our honor society inductions in April! One social event that is in the works for this semester is a "Paint and Pizza" event; it was a hit last semester! As for fundraising we are talking about holding another clothing fundraiser, as well as a fundraiser at Coldstone Creamery!

What has it been like serving as a crucial member to your club? What have you enjoyed most about being involved?

It is very difficult serving as a lead member of my club. It is difficult because it is hard to make it to meetings since I am out in another school classroom when our meetings are held. One great thing about being a part of EDUC is that all of the cabinet members work together as a team. We are also luckily to have an amazing club advisor!

Sean Gaughran, Senior Clinical Psychology Major, President of the Psychology Club

What is your club up to this semester, Sean? Are there any special activities, service work/volunteering, or department celebrations going on?

This semester, the Psychology Club is doing more than ever before! We have an upcoming bake sale, several movie nights, educational seminars, socials, games, volunteer opportunities at Clarks Summit State Hospital and the Psychology Fair planned for the remainder of the semester. We're also planning on attending the Eastern Psychological Association 2017 conference! We're very excited to create new opportunities for members this semester that they may not have had previously. 

What has it been like serving as a crucial member to your club? What have you enjoyed most about being involved?

It has been a really rewarding experience despite all of its difficulties. Organizing meetings and events isn't easy, but I'm thankful for all the wonderful officers we have in Psych Club cabinet as well as all of our members who attend and contribute. They make planning and carrying out meetings and events fun and absolutely worth it. I've mostly enjoyed being able to see many people in the Psychology department and related programs come and just be in a group together. Through all the studying and working, it's nice to get together with like-minded people every once in a while to learn about and contribute to something that we all enjoy.

Rachel Panick, Junior Communication Sciences and Disorders Major, President of the Speech and Hearing Club

What is your club up to this semester, Rachel? Are there any special activities, service work/volunteering, or department celebrations going on?

This semester we had a clothing drive fundraiser. The money made through this event was donated to the NSSLHA Loves Campaign. NSSLHA stands for the National Student Speech-Language, Hearing Association. This year, the proceeds will go to CommunicAID Nation. Continued from last semester, we will be working towards achieving the Gold Status Award. This award is given to clubs that show outstanding service and commitment to the Communication Sciences and Disorders community. 

What has it been like serving as a crucial member to your club? What have you enjoyed most about being involved?

It is definitely hectic! Even though being a leader in the club can be challenging at times, it is a worthwhile experience overall. In this position, I am able to get to know other students in the department as well as faculty. Being a leader has helped me become more responsible and informed when it comes to our department. 

Topics: Education Psychology&Counseling CSD


Posted by Erin Byrne
embyrne@m.marywood.edu

Erin Byrne, who is pursuing a master's degree in speech language pathology at Marywood, is a graduate assistant in the Reap College of Education and Human Development.

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