As a graduate of Chatfield and now a staff member, I know first hand the struggle to find extra time to get involved. However, at Chatfield, there are so many ways to participate and include your family.
During my time as a student at Chatfield, I joined student leadership, walked in the Brown County Fair Parade, the Reds Opening Day Parade and participated in many more fun activities. In 2014, I gave the speech during the scholarship luncheon—a lunch for all scholarship recipients and donors that allows the donors to meet with the students who received their scholarship, and the students to meet and personally thank the donor for their donation.
In April, students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will take part in the PTK ceremony and for the students with a GPA of 3.75 or higher who are graduating in the spring will be inducted into the Julia Chatfield Honor Society. On April 30th, we have our annual Car, Craft, and Quilt Show. This event is open to the community, from 10:00-5:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to walk around campus and look at the classic cars, shop with local craft vendors, view the handmade quilts on display, and enjoy live music as well as delicious treats.
In May, the Intro to Theatre class will be hosting a Variety Show on May 7th at 7 p.m. Graduates are finishing up last minute finals and are preparing for the Baccalaureate Ceremony on May 5, 2016, and Graduation on May 14, 2016.
Another event that will take place this summer is our Hustle for Hope 5k on July 23, 2016 at 9 a.m. Along with the 5K Run/Walk, we will also have our 2nd Annual Health Fair
Students at Chatfield have many opportunities to get involved and stay in touch with their peers. Student Leadership is always looking for more students to join. If you are looking to get more involved on campus and gain valuable work experience, contact Financial Aid about becoming a student worker in one of the various departments on campus. Students can also participate as tutors in many different areas through the Library & Learning Center. The library also offers events like Library Teas, where speakers talk about various travelling experiences and guests enjoy baked goods. If you are an avid reader, you can join the Book Club at the library.
Chatfield encourages students to participate in these events and always encourages students to suggest their own ideas, too.
-Heather Daugherty, ’15