Students Being Awesome

image002Congratulations to Honor student Jarod Pletcher, who was highlighted in the April 3 installment of “It’s a Great Day to be a Judson Eagle. The write-up is below:

Jarod Pletcher, a junior architecture major, is the 1151 Initiative Coordinator for JSO and next year will serve the student body as Vice President of the External Branch.  

“The 1151 Initiative was begun last year by Alan Osinski, Bryan Cherry, and Zach Hicks to create a space that would be chosen by students, designed by students, meet a student need on campus, and foster stronger relationships within the student body,” Jarod explained. “Students were given three options which were developed by JSO and the student body voted to renovate the unused Lindner Pool into an outdoor lounge.”

Marvin Reyes was a Judson Master of Architecture student last year when he created the plans and renderings that were presented at a town hall meeting in March. Now, JSO is working with Shales-McNutt Construction on an estimated budget and with Judson’s Advancement Department to begin fundraising efforts.

“Judson University is actively preparing its students not just for academic success, but also for success outside of college, and the 1151 Initiative is evidence of that. The fact that students, such as us on JSO, feel confident enough to begin a project like the 1151 Initiative shows Judson University’s care in fostering students’ ambitions,” said Jarod.

Way to go Jarod!


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