Assistant Director (Office of Student Engagement)
Brianne is starting her sixth year as a student affairs educator and is working on her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. Her favorite part of Bronco Bash is hearing the canon shoot off at the beginning of the day. Her favorite campus spot is by the beautiful artwork in the Sangren lobby and her top five strengths are Responsibility, Restorative, Empathy, Individualization, and Strategic.
RSO Development Graduate Assistant
Arie is a first-year graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at WMU. Arie is excited about meeting new students at Bronco Bash 2017 and helping them get involved! Her favorite spot on campus is the Student Rec Center. Her top strengths include Discipline, Responsibility, Achiever, Futuristic, and Learner.
Campus Programming Graduate Assistant
Erica completed her undergrad at Central Michigan University to earn her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Therapeutic Recreation but is excited to "switch sides" and become a Bronco! She just started her first year in the Counselor Education: College Counseling Program to pursue her Masters Degree. Her favorite spot on campus so far is the Office of Student Engagement where she has already met so many great students and staff. Since Erica just became a Bronco, she is most excited to attend her first Bronco Bash, meet new students, and learn more about the amazing RSOs offered at Western.
Heather is a senior at Western Michigan University double majoring in Political Science and Public Relations with a minor in Sociology on the path to attend law school. Coming in as a transfer student her freshman year and experiencing an event the first week of classes to learn all the ways to get involved not just on campus but also in the community was one of her favorite memories from Bronco Bash. This year she is excited to see how things will work out from the other side and she is very excited about the opportunity. Heather's favorite spot on campus is Miller Fountains; it is a great place to just hang out with friends or to do homework during spring to early fall. Her strengths include Learner, Achiever, Restorative, Individualization, Developer.
Francesca (Frankie) Zanchetta is a Junior entering her third year, here at WMU. She is in the College of Education & Human Development, her major is Family Studies. Frankie works closely with the Broncos FIRST program here at WMU and she is a BIG through Big Brother Big Sister of Kalamazoo. Frankie's favorite spot on campus is the whale statue and the Valley pond. She has loved every moment of being a Bronco, & Bronco Bash is one of her favorite ways to welcome the new school year. "Bronco Bash has something for everyone, just turn in a different direction, and walk around!" Her top five strengths are Positivity, Futuristic, Belief, Arranger, and Individualization.
Coming fall, Elisa Kaban is going to be a Senior studying Public Relations with a minor in Event Management. She transferred all the way from Indonesia to WMU on her second year and has been involved with the activities at Western ever since. She is the Cultural Events Coordinator for Campus Activities Board and the President for Indonesian Student Association. Her dream is to someday work as the event manager for concerts and/or music tours and have her own Event Management company. Her favorite spot on campus is the Miller Fountain in Spring/Summer. Her favorite memory about Bronco Bash is when she volunteered for the first time in 2015 and meet new people. She cannot wait to see what Bronco Bash 2017 has to offer.
Grace is going into her fourth year of college with a major in Marketing, and minors in Economics and Japanese. She is an Executive Committee Member for the WMU American Marketing Association. Her favorite spot on campus is anywhere with food. Grace transferred to WMU in the Spring of 2017 and has not yet attended a Bronco Bash. She is very excited for her first Bash and to find more ways to get involved. Her top five strengths are Futuristic, Focus, Restorative, Individualization, and Learner.
Gail is a third-year with a double major in Rhetoric/Writing Studies and Organizational Communication with a minor in Event Management. Her favorite spot on campus is the steps behind Waldo Library, especially in the summer. One of her favorite memories from Bronco Bash was actually at her second Bash. When she walked through the booths, Gail kept running into friends she had made the previous year, who were running their RSO's booths. She really liked seeing how interconnected and engaged this campus is! Some of her strengths include Empathy, Arranger, Responsibility, Discipline, and Developer.