My name is Nolan VanWormer, and I want to represent you because I have strong leadership experience and I want to make Kettering University a better place for you and for future Kettering University classes.
1. What activities are/were you involved in a Kettering and in high school?
I was highly involved in high school. I was on Student Senate and a relay for life team for all four years, and junior and senior year I was Executive Board President. I was on NHS junior and senior year, and Treasurer for senior year. Along with many more clubs.
2. What is the one trait you want people to know you for?
I want to be known for my compassion. I go out of my way to help others. It can be as simple as a smile in passing or picking someone up when their car dies. Sometimes people ask for help verbally or sometimes you can see that they need help.
3. What is your favorite quote/saying(s)?
At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Shoot for the moon and if you come up short you are still among the stars.
4. What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?
Kettering can be improved by helping new students get acclimated to campus better. This can be achieved by using a mentor program. It would be similar to the unit buddies, but it would be more one on one communication for the shyer students. New students could apply to have a mentor help them get settled, they would fill out a personal biography sheet to help them be matched with an upperclassman that they have things in common with.
5. What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?
My greatest success and failure go together. My sophomore year I was assigned to apply for the award of excellence for our school, for the first time. I put in a lot of effort to organize everything needed for the application process, but the people I was working with didn't take it seriously. Of the 475 points required to win, we received 474 points. I was very disappointed, so I made it my personal goal to win the award the next year. After much more effort the next year, we won. It brought great pride to myself and the school.
6. What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?
I want to represent the student body, because I enjoy being connected to the school. Being involved in senate in high school was one of my favorite things. I love seeing all of the work, that no one knows about, that goes into planning and running an event. Then when people talk about how much they enjoyed the event you planned, it makes all of the time and effort worth it.