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Eagle Involvement Awards Fall 2014

EIA Fall 2014

Chante Harris is a student leader with the Center for Community Engagement and Service. Serving as a Freshman Service Experience coordinator, Chante facilitated service opportunities for 125 leaders and 700 freshmen with 50 community organizations. Through her work, American University has contributed over 8,000 hours of community service in fall of 2014.

"Chante is a highly motivated and passionate leader. She has the keen ability to connect with her peers and inspire them to fully embrace and excel. She does all this with a can-do attitude and a quick wit.” -Meg Rego, Coordinator for Community-Based Learning, Center for Community Engagement and Service


EIA Fall 2014

Charles Walker currently serves as a Resident Assistant for the Roper Hall Social Justice Living Learning Community. Charles is involved in several organizations on campus including Center for Community Service and Engagement, DC Reads, Black Student Alliance and One Day Service Event Committee.

“As a team member, Charles is constantly working to create inclusive programming for the entire community and challenge his teammates to think critically about inclusion. A great thing about Charles is that due to his passion for education, he is always looking for creative ways to engage and provide his residents with opportunities to learn.”  -Erika Parkins, Interim Resident Director for Letts, Clark and Roper Halls 

EIA Fall 2014

Joelle Appenrodt currently serves as the Student Co-Director of the SPA Leadership Program and President of Alpha Chi Omega. Joelle has conducted prize-winning research regarding sexual assault on AU’s campus.

“I could not be more pleased with, proud of, or appreciative of her work. Her amazing organizational skills are complemented by excellent people skills and a deep compassion for the welfare of others. Her honesty in addressing problems head-on and yet tactfully is an asset to any team. “ -Margaret Marr, Assistant Professor, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology


EIA Fall 2014

Jon McCreary is the current National President of College Youth and Government, and the Director General for Model United Nations where he has raised the bar and led the AU team to its first top-50 world ranking.

"Jon is the best student leader I've ever encountered.  He was the indispensable part of Model UN's transformation into AMIRS.  He shows the rare combination of being universally liked, being a responsible manager, and having a clear vision for his organization."-David Mislan, Assistant Professor SIS, Faculty Advisor, American University International Relations Society (AMIRS)

EIA Fall 2014

Judy Jue serves as the chief financial officer for the Graduate Leadership Council (GLC). She has been a stalwart manager of sound financial practices and financial transparency within the organization. Through her attention to detail, the GLC has developed more accurate models for the distribution of the graduate student fee and has engaged the leadership of all grad councils in substantive work around priorities and outcomes for the benefit of graduate students at AU.

“Judy Jue is committed and passionate about ensuring that all voices are heard and understood as much as possible. She is a smart and visionary leader.” -Michael Elmore, Senior Director, University Center and Student Activities


EIA Fall 2014

Tam Sackman served as the director of the Student Union Board. Under Tam’s leadership SUB hosted a diverse mix of well-attended and dynamic programs. Tam leads by example and has set the groundwork for a successful spring semester while she studies in Prague.

"Tam has a strong work ethic and an ability to lead her peers that is unmatched. She works tirelessly to ensure that SUB is the best it can be and leads her team with passion and humility" -Katie Junot, Coordinator, Programming Initiatives, University Center and Student Activities