Student Leaders You May Know

Jen Lassen, Senior Editor

Name: Brandon Neale ’15
Hometown: Madison, N.J.
Major: Political Science and Anthropology, minor in Spanish
Student leadership position: President of LEAD, Co-Chair of the Senior Gift Drive, Art Director for Fire and Ice magazine
Campus activities: LEAD, Senior Gift Drive, Fire and Ice, Habitat for Humanity, and intramural sports
Why you chose the University: “I chose Bucknell because it has a balance between rigorous academics and a strong social life, and it has a beautiful campus and great facilities. The biggest draw was the Bucknell community and strength of the alumni network.”
Name: Maddie Harrison ’16
Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.
Major: Political Science and History, minor in Religion
Student leadership position: Co-Chair of BSG Academic Affairs Committee
Campus activities: Bucknell Student Government, Delta Gamma (Director of Crews), Alumni Board (student representative), History Department (Student Assistant), Deans Scholar, Alpha Lambda Delta, Katrina Recovery Team
Why you chose the University: “I applied to 16 schools because I had no idea about where I wanted to go. Initially, I thought I wanted a large school. I didn’t even visit Bucknell until November of my senior year. Though it was a rainy, cold day, I felt at home the moment I stepped onto the campus. My favorite thing that I learned from my research on Bucknell was its emphasis on creating a community among its students and alumni. In the end, I ultimately chose Bucknell because I wanted to be a part of Bucknell’s welcoming community.”
Name: Arriana Sajjad ’15
Hometown: Baltimore
Major: Global Management , minor in Legal Studies
Student leadership position: Executive Intern within the Provost’s Office
Campus activities: Varsity Women’s Lacrosse, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Pre-Law Society, Mock Trial Vice President, Intern for District Attorney’s Office
Why you chose the University: “When I was looking at colleges, I looked at places that had similar characteristics to my high school. I went to a private, co-ed school in Maryland from kindergarten to 12th grade, so I was looking for somewhere to be my home as opposed to somewhere where I would be a number. Between a small, tight-knit community, interactive classroom settings, small class sizes, personal faculty relationships, committed staff and administration, an engaged athletic community, and so on, Bucknell really struck home for me. However, what set Bucknell apart from the other schools I was looking at was the students themselves. I remember coming to campus for my lacrosse official visit, and immediately wanting to be a part of such an engaged, passionate, and driven community. I always heard people say in high school, ‘People who go to Bucknell absolutely love it,’ but I never paid much mind or attention to the statement. Now, as a senior looking back on my last four years, I can truly say I understand and resonate with what they mean.”
CJ Moy ’15
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Major: Geology
Student leadership position: Bucknell Student Government, Vice President of Administration
Campus activities: Pep band, taking photos, eating, waiting on the mailroom line, and lots of BSG related business
Why you chose the University: “I consulted the Magic Conch Shell and now I’m here.”
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