Student Spotlights

Get Connected with UMSL Peers and learn more about how they got connected during their UMSL Experience.

Nicole Gevers
NICOLE GEVERS
JUNIOR | CIVIL ENGINEERING MAJOR
FREEBURG, ILLINOIS
Being involved on campus has taught me that leadership is more than just a line on a resume.
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Nick Garvin
NICK GARVIN
SENIOR | POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
UMSL as an institution has allowed me to grow in my academics and has provided for the social experience that most college students look for
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Sammi Risius
SAMMI RISIUS
JUNIOR | MEDIA STUDIES MAJOR
I COME FROM A MILITARY FAMILY AND HAVE LIVED ALL OVER
I work hard and through my involvement, I have become the leader I am today.
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Adriene Lai
ADRIENE LAI
JUNIOR | PSYCHOLOGY/PRE-MED MAJOR
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
I am currently a building manager at the Recreation and Wellness Center on campus, and am leading my own research project sometime soon in the psychology department.
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BraxtonPerry
BRAXTON PERRY
JUNIOR | PHYSICAL EDUCATION MAJOR
ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI
This year I began mentoring for the Succeed Program which allowed me to lead those with a disability. I really enjoy teaching and helping these students because I know the skills I teach them, they will be able to use the rest of their lives.
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Shar Wells
SHAR WELLS
SENIOR | PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR
EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS
I currently serve as a leader by mentoring freshman students through the office of student retention services. I also participate with a campus bible study where I lead a group once a week. I will be serving as a First Year Experience (FYE) mentor.
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Melissa Schnefke
MELISSA SCHNEFKE
SENIOR | NURSING MAJOR
GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS
I have lived on campus at UMSL all four years and have tried to get as involved as I possibly could. I have worked countless hours in numerous campus positions, and I have also volunteered countless hours of my time to events and organizations on this campus as well. I have tried to be a leader on this campus by being an example to other students, promoting this campus in a positive manner, and being approachable to other students.
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Sean Burkett
SEAN BURKETT
JUNIOR | PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
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Hollie Burg
HOLLIE BURG
SENIOR | BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - MANAGEMENT MAJOR
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS
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Crystal Atkins
CRYSTAL ATKINS
SENIOR | ANTHROPOLOGY AND FRENCH MAJOR
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
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Dee Dee Effinger
DEE DEE EFFINGER
SOPHOMORE | MATHEMATICS MAJOR
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
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Thomas Poon
THOMAS POON
SOPHOMORE | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Scholarship Chair, Sigma Pi; Orientation Leader, NSP; Entertainment Chair, University Program Board; Residential Peer Mentor, Engineering
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Madison Bick
MADISON BICK
SOPHOMORE |NURSING MAJOR
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Weeks of Welcome Crew Leader, NSP; SMART Mentor, Pierre Laclede Honors College; Vice President, Students for Life; Residential Peer Mentor, Honors College
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Briana Robertson
BRIANA ROBERTSON
SENIOR | BIOLOGY MAJOR
CASSVILLE, MISSOURI
Vice President, Student Government Association; Weeks of Welcome Student Coordinator, NSP; Intern, Campus Life; Recruitment Coach, Panhellenic Association
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David Niemann
DAVID NIEMANN
SENIOR | EDUCATION MAJOR
KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI
President, Inter Fraternity Council; Risk Management Chair, Sigma Pi; Greek Week Steering Committee; Public Relations Chair, Sigma Pi
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