Meet Frankie. He was kind enough to tell us his inspiring story at the beginning of his senior year at NAU this past fall…
My name is Frankie and I am going into my senior year at Northern Arizona University. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I am currently employed by the Office of Residence Life on campus but my involvement with the university does not stop there. In the past, I have been President of three different Hall Associations, a member of RHA general council, a Summer Conference Assistant, Secretary of RA Council and a Resident Assistant for two years.
Going into my senior year, I will be embracing new experiences that I am very excited about. I will be an executive board member for National Residence Hall Honorary, a member of Circle K International, a desk assistant, Director for NAU Relay for Life and the Vice President of Public Relations for the Blavins Scholars Association.
The Blavin Program has provided me the opportunity to grow into the leader that I am today. I have been a Blavin Scholar for three semesters and am looking forward to graduating as a Blavin Scholar. This program has provided me with the key skills that I will need beyond college and has provided a supportive family for me to turn to whenever I may need help. I went into the foster care system when I was 17 years of age and aged out of the system 8 months later when I turned 18.
Although I am not sure on what profession my heart is set on, I know that it will involve bettering the lives of youth. Whether it be an elementary school teacher, or working with a university, I am excited to start my life off right after I graduate from NAU!