We’ve always felt the courses students take in the HAC department help shape them into better learners, speakers, persuaders and doers. That’s why we’re so proud to announce that Emma Lucas (Kappa Sigma Alpha), Mycah Houser (Alpha Sigma Tau) and Clare Danner (Theta Phi Alpha) have all been named president of their respective sororities. How exactly does HAC provide practical life skills that help students in and out of the classroom? We’ll let the presidents do the talking.

Mycah Houser, sophomore Communication and English double major and president of Alpha Sigma Tau, says that one HAC course that has been exceedingly helpful in preparing her for her position was Event Planning and Promotions.

Mycah Houser (left) after she was initiated into Alpha Sigma Tau last semester.

Mycah Houser (left) after she was initiated into Alpha Sigma Tau last semester.

“It has helped prepare me for the important, and often overlooked, things to think about when coordinating evens and working with a large group of women with busy schedules,” explains Houser.

Houser also discussed how Intercultural Communication has allowed her to develop a better understanding of, “how people can process emotion,” and “interpret how someone is feeling”.

Emma Lucas (2nd from left) at a Kappa Sigma Alpha intramural basketball game.

Emma Lucas (2nd from left) at a Kappa Sigma Alpha intramural basketball game.

Clare Danner, junior Communication and English double major and president of Theta Phi Alpha, believes that Rhetoric and Persuasion taught her, “how to structure my arguments so as to encourage people to agree with my belief that I would be the best president for our group.” She also says that overall HAC classes have, “allowed me to become a more confident writer, speaker, group member, and leader.”

There is no doubt that HAC courses have played an imperative role in preparing Trine’s current and future leaders, and we are proud to call them our own. Congratulations to Emma, Mycah and Clare on your new positions!

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Sonsee Jenkins is a communication major.