With the leadership experience Rachael Boll gained at SCC, combined with her 4.0 GPA, some awards and scholarships, she is on her way to a career in event management.
But when her parents asked her to go to SCC through the A+ Schools program after she graduated from Holt High School, the Lake St. Louis graduate didn’t know what opportunities existed.
“I wanted to go to a four-year school,” Rachael said. “I didn’t think you could have the college experience at SCC, but I was wrong.”
It was when a friend convinced her to join Student Senate, and she was elected vice president, that she got her first taste in conference planning. She helped plan a conference for Missouri student governments in Jefferson City.
“I decided after that experience I really wanted to go into event planning and plan conferences for corporations,” she said. “It was a change from what I was doing in elementary education.”
While at SCC Rachael also was president of Student Ambassadors, a student graduation speaker in May 2012, a member of Phi Theta Kappa and landed a work-study assignment in SCC’s Student Activities Office.
She is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in entertainment management at Missouri State University and is getting plenty of leadership experience for her future career. She serves on the executive board of Missouri State’s Residence Hall Association, plans weekly after-hours events for Student Activities Council, and recently received the STAR (Student Talent and Recognition) award.
“I really loved it at SCC and it was because of my experiences there that I was able to get scholarships to attend Missouri State,” she said. “Coming to SCC was the best decision I ever made.”
Last updated: Dec. 9, 2013