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Bobbi Hupp-Wilds

Hometown: Marion
Major: Psychology/Criminology
Rank: Senior
Student Bio: I am a senior dual Psychology and Criminology major. In my time here at OSU at Marion I have had the wonderful opportunity to be a student leader in: Psychology Club, Sociology/ Criminology Club, BMSA (Buckeye Military Support Alliance), Undergraduate Student Government Secretary, CAB (Campus activities board, Non-Traditional Student Org, Swahili Club as well as contribute to the Marion Non-Traditional Student Blog. In this time I have also been able to be a part of events such as Springfest, Fallfest, Campus Coffee House, Campus Mental health days, Campus finals cram nights and hopefully bringing back traditions like "Battle of the ZA" and starting a few more community involved traditions on our campus. In my spare time I like to volunteer in our community by: visiting the Veteran hospital to read to senior veterans and adopt a veteran, Organizing groups to pack boxes for our local troops, working Turning point and the "Giving Tree Project" and bringing holiday characters to the children, getting free photos and time with family, volunteering my time to speak at churches and other groups to help with budgeting, freezer cooking and way to save money on a very tight budget. I feel since my time at The Ohio State University at Marion has begun, I have made it my personal mission to act as an ambassador for this wonderful campus. I feel that there is no greater honor than being chosen to represent your school, specifically as a non-traditional student. As a member on the court, I can show our non-traditional student body how much they are valued, how many opportunities there are here at The Ohio State University at Marion, and just how truly diversified our campus is. It is an opportunity to reach out to the community and say that at OSU Marion, we look past the superficial attributes and build as well as enhance the content of their character. I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience it has been to be a part of this campus. I have gotten to know many of the staff members, faculty and students, and each and every one has made my experience more enriched. I have become a better person, wife, and mother thanks to my time at OSU Marion, and I would like to have the honor of giving back to the school and the people who have given me so much. My time at Ohio State Marion has allowed me to grow in numerous ways. In the classroom the knowledge I have gained and the critical thinking skills I have developed will allow me to succeed in my professional endeavors. In addition, my extensive extracurricular activities have assisted me in honing my leadership and networking skills which will undoubtedly benefit me as I move from the academic world to the professional world. I have had the opportunity to enhance my interpersonal skills by working on committees, with student organizations, and on charitable projects. I feel that my personal moral growth has been enhanced through the various works with the veterans and my work with Professor Nyongesa and the Swahili Club on the Kimili Village Orphanage fundraising project. I hope to use all of these gifts I have been given to obtain an internship with Americorp and volunteer for two years while gaining my graduate degrees to one day research and work with Juveniles on criminal paths to re-route them into more productive paths and maybe prevent a negative cycle to continue with our youth.

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