Throwing it Back... Favorite Memories from College!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Day 6 of the Back to School Blogging Challenge! Learn more about the challenge here.

This one is so hard! I have so many awesome memories from my time in college so far, so I limited myself to five. Enjoy!

1. Debate Fest 2012
Way back during my first year of college, the University of Denver hosted the first Presidential Debate of the election. Some students got to go to the debate, but for us poor unfortunate souls that didn't... the University held Debate Fest! There was a concert by the Lumineers (and I was in the very front!) which is one of my favorite bands, there were events and food, and then we all watched the debate on the Carnegie green (a giant lawn on our campus). There was secret service everywhere, and it was one of the most amazing experiences I could have asked for!

2. Belize 2013 
I went to Belize this past December for a class about Leadership and Sustainability and it was one of the most life-changing experiences ever! I went with some of my best friends as part of the Pioneer Leadership Program. We explored the jungle, saw some Mayan ruins, met some seriously awesome high school students, and relaxed on a sustainable island!

3. Sorority Perfection Week and Recruitment 2013
As terrifying as it was, it was also one of the best weeks of the year. I got to know so many girls in my sorority that I didn't know before, and I learned a lot about myself in the process. Plus, I met my little sis Autumn, who is basically my mini-me, my soulmate, and my favorite person.

4. Being a Tour Guide
Best. Job. Ever. I basically get paid to talk for 90 minutes about how much I love college. Plus, I get tons of free shirts, and I get to see the coolest parts of campus (#belltower).

5. Pioneer Leadership Program Community Change Initiative (CCI)
As part of the Pioneer Leadership Program at DU, our second year we complete a massive service project. We start with basic brainstorming about issues, then do community outreach and work with community stakeholders to come up with a project that serves the needs of a community. It was an amazing experience to see a project go from the baby, brainstorming stages to a full program that has actually grown! Project SEED was the best team I could have asked for, and I cannot wait to see where this goes in the future.

What are your favorite memories from school? Share in the comments!

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