I hope you have had a great week. It is nearing the end of the semester and everyone is rushing to get things done, study for finals and figure out what they are going to do for the summer. It is weird because summer vacation is so near and still feels so far because the school workload has yet to slow down (in fact, I think it might be speeding up).
This week, our new CAB executive board was elected, which was pretty exciting. The new president and vice president of CAB are going to be Diveanne Martinez and Katelynn Rivardo, respectively. They are going to do an amazing job.
Also, our final HLI meeting was this week. The meeting consisted of Credo presentations. Everyone in HLI went up and gave a presentation on how HLI has impacted their life either as a leader or an individual (or both). Dr. Biggers, David Rachita, Patrick (the Director of Student Orgs and Activities) and Andrew (the Director of Student Life) were all present. It was an emotional and amazing experience. We had complete creative freedom, so we did not just have PowerPoint presentations. People baked a cake or cookies, played a saxophone, wrote a children’s storybook and more.
Speaking of HLI, this is my last year as a member because the program is only two years long. However, I applied to become a Success Coach, which means I could potentially stay another year, mentoring first-year HLI members. It is still too soon to tell, but I am excited by the possibility of it.
On Friday night, I volunteered at the Bayou Theater by taking people’s tickets, which was an interesting experience that I really enjoyed. I volunteered on behalf of UHCL’s Music Club, who had a concert the next day! The concert was amazing. There are no words to describe how perfect it went. Madison Stults, the president of Music Club, was so nervous before the show and I remember telling her, “It’s not going to be perfect, but it’s going to be amazing.” I was wrong! It was, in fact, pretty perfect. The emcees, Justin Murphy and Andy Robb, were hilarious and eased transitions between performances. The performers, which included Diveanne Martinez, Izuh Ikpeama, Dr. Dubrovskiy, Makayla Ellis and more, were all spectacular! Students, staff, faculty, family and friends attended, cheered, clapped and cried.
The UHCL Music Club Concert was a perfect way for the organization to end the year. I hope I can find a way to do the same!
Until next time, Hawks!