STUDENT OF THE MONTH
By Pam Teel
You might remember back in 2013, an article written in this paper about this young woman, when as a sophomore at Rowan University, Jaime bicycled her way across America from east coast to west coast with the 4K for Cancer program raising money to help the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. She cycled a total of 4,432 miles and personally raised over $10,000. The Ulman Cancer Fund is a non-profit organization that changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship. Since 2001, groups of college students have undertaken journeys across America with the goal of offering hope, inspiration and support to cancer communities along the way.
After cycling across the country, Jaime served as the Assistant Vice President of Facilities and operations for the Student Government Association at Rowan University. Just this past year, she was elected to serve as a voting member of the Board of Trustees at the University. Jaime served as the President of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society and was awarded a scholarship from them in February. This year alone she headed the student initiative to have grass playing fields for students converted into turf fields, a project that the University agreed to fund. She also pushed for the creation of a full time Title-IX investigator position within the University and she served on the committee once the position was created. She helped to acquire a sexual assault educational software program that all incoming Rowan students will have to complete, and she helped Rowan adopt many best practices for sexual assault awareness and prevention on the college campuses.
She recently received the Kathleen M. Murry award for excellence in academics and community service. This scholarship recognizes the efforts of an upperclassman student who has achieved academic excellence and demonstrated commitment to volunteerism and community service. This is the greatest honor a graduating senior can receive to acknowledge superior performance in a particular field.
Having graduated from the University on May 12th of this year, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Biological Science) and minored in chemistry. Jaime was also given the honor to be the student speaker at her commencement.
Her plans are to continue her education. Jaime will be attending graduate school in the fall pursuing a Masters Degree in Business Administration. She would like to one day work in Health Care Administration.
We wish you the very best, Jaime. Knowing you, there’s no stopping you from fulfilling what you set out to do!