Get To Know…Finance Director

As Finance Director it is my duty to oversee all fiscal operations of UPB.  This may sound very intimidating, but it is definitely a job that any major can do, if one has organizational skills and is good at math.  I’m a history major and I have found this job possible!

A large portion of my job is working with UPB’s budget.  I have the opportunity to allocate the organization’s funds between our five committees and other expenditures.  I also make sure all request for funds forms are turned in on time as well as make sure each committee is using their individual budget appropriately.  Although my job may seem like a lot of number crunching and paperwork, I actually get to work with others quite often.  I have the opportunity to meet weekly with our adviser, the UPB President, as well as the Finance Chairs.  I love serving as a resource within the organization.  This role has allowed me to gain a better picture of the operations at JMU, the mission of UPB, and meet many new people.

~Drew Midgette, Finance Director

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Halfway

It’s hard to believe that Independence Day, the fourth of July, has already passed.  This means we are all halfway through summer.  For some of us this means half way done with our internships or study abroad programs.  However, not only am I halfway finished with my summer, I am halfway done with college…

Property of University.Unions on FlickrIt’s scary to think I’ll be a junior in the fall!  I’m sure many seniors and recent alumni are thinking, “at least you still have two more years.”  You all are completely right.  But as many of my friends and fellow Dukes have shared- time flies.  I can vividly remember Junior year of high school, and here I am again a Junior, but this time at college.  Although I am sad to say summer is halfway over and I am halfway complete with my undergrad career, I also like to look on the bright side as what is to come.  More memories and great times from friends to football games to UPB events; the future awaits!  Although I am halfway done, I still have halfway to go!

-Drew Midgette

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
— Theodore Roosevelt