Hey JMU! My name is Melissa and I’m the Director of UPB’s Spirit & Traditions committee for this year. I’ve been spending my summer back home in Delaware, in a small-town, close to UD, actually. Just like Harrisonburg, it’s a college town, so the summers are a little dead, but I can’t complain. My oldest brother is getting married in a few weeks, and I’m so excited because this is my first wedding as a bridesmaid!
Aside from wedding details, I’ve been working (of course, who isn’t?!) I usually feel like I do nothing but work through my summer vacations, but this summer has been a taste of something new. I’ve been working for my dad in his sign shop and learning a lot of things that I never imagined I would take interest in. Working in a family business is a new experience for me, but very rewarding. While learning the daily routine of the store, I’ve also been dabbling in the marketing side of things. I’ll admit that marketing is not my favorite part to be involved in with a business, but I am picking up on some strategies and things that I can totally see coming in handy with UPB and marketing our events…which by the way are quickly approaching and going to be AMAZING!
As much as I love being home for the summer, I am SO excited about heading back to JMU. And while I am on the edge of my seat for COB 300 to begin 😉 I am really looking forward to seeing events implemented and new plans rolling for UPB. For me personally with S&T-I am trying to take some crafty and innovative angles with Late Night Breakfasts and possibly add some new twists to Funny Freakin’ Fridays! I encourage all of the JMU community to keep an eye out for the awesome events that UPB is bringing your way…you don’t want to miss out!
Keep on keepin’ on everybody!