Springboarding to Success

Kassidy Spring ’15 receives two NACA scholarships
Kassidy Spring ’15

Kassidy Spring ’15

From good to great. That’s what happens when Ohio Wesleyan’s Kassidy Spring ’15 is part of a campus event or meeting. Perhaps it is her creative spirit and enthusiasm that draw people in—or her work ethic.

Whatever it is, says Nancy Bihl Rutkowski, assistant director of student involvement for leadership, “Kassidy lights up the room with her energy and motivates others through her passion for the task at hand.”

It’s no wonder that Rutkowski nominated Spring for a National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) scholarship, or that Spring won, not one, but two awards!

She received the Calderelli Scholarship and the Public Media Scholarship for Student Leaders, each with a designated amount of $300.

“These scholarships truly were honors to receive and were greatly unexpected,” says Spring, a psychology major with minors in Spanish and trumpet performance, who plans to be a child life specialist.

She serves as entertainment chair for the Campus Programming Board (CPB) and is the band manager in OWU’s music department. Spring also is a member of the El Salvador Mission Team this year.  Her personal mission as an Ohio Wesleyan student is to manage her challenging academic course load while being involved in a number of campus activities.

“What I appreciate about Kassidy is her mature ability to prioritize her commitments, make a difference in each one of her out-of-the-classroom activities, and still maintain academic success as her first priority,” says Rutkowski.

Most recently, Spring helped coordinate “A Cappellooza,” a campus event starting out as an A cappella show that turned into a major event with campus groups as well as A cappella groups from nearby colleges, and a professional headlining act.

Spring also developed a social media program for CPB, creating a Facebook page and Twitter account. Last year, she coordinated a video, “Day on the JAY,” entered it in NACA competition, and was pleased to know that OWU’s entry was one of three national finalists representing universities with up to 5,000 undergraduate students.

“I greatly enjoy my time spent working with members of the Campus Programming Board, our hard work, and the success realized by each of us and the entire board,” concludes Spring.

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