The Project Strive/TRiO Student of the Month award recognizes outstanding students who are members of the organization. Each month, a participating student is selected for the award based upon her or his work in Project Strive/TRiO and other activities on campus or in the community. Award winners will receive a plaque from Project Strive and have their photo placed in the “Project Strive/TRiO 2012-13 Student of the Month” Achievement Recognition board. The board, located in the Strive Learning Center, is themed Leadership: To be able to lead others, a person must be willing to go forward alone.
“Take me out to the ball game” might be a common tune sung by Nicholle Lang, that is, if it is a Colorado Rockies game. This sports enthusiast not only likes baseball, but her other favorite sporting teams include: Denver Broncos, Huskers, and Chicago Cubs. This senior elementary education major of Scottsbluff, Nebraska also enjoys shopping, swimming, softball, and her beloved dog Izzy. She finds the unique balance of campus involvement: Chi Alpha and Project Strive, academics, and friends. With her bubbly, caring, and creative personality, Nicholle will truly make a fantastic elementary teacher in the very near future.
Now this is the story all about how. His life got flipped, turned upside down. And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there. I'll tell you how he came from San Diego to a town called Chadron. Ryan is a transfer student from Grossmont College, studying sports and recreation management. This business savvy student possesses many leadership skills that will make him extremely successful in the long run. He is a true asset to Project Strive and we can only hope other students follow his dedicated work ethic and study skills. In his free time, Ryan enjoys fishing, basketball, and weightlifting. With a charismatic personality, one can usually find him among a crowd of close friends.
Don’t worry, be happy should be the theme song for Aisea Tremaine. Aisea comes to CSC from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This recreation major is a gem in the Project Strive program. He always comes in with a positive attitude and encourages other participants to be the best person they can be. In his free time, Aisea enjoys hanging out with his close-knit group of friends, sleeping, and plays a mad game of volleyball. He boasts a winning title for two on two intramural sand volleyball for CSC. Not only is Aisea active in the community, but is an extremely active member of Chi-Alpha.
Do you need a body guard? I have the perfect gal for the job. Sarah Lecher is a holder of a black belt in martial arts and even assists in instruction of her art. Sarah is a native Chadron-ite and CSC is lucky to be graced with her presence. In her time at CSC, she studies theatre and has been active in the department, especially in “Little Shop of Horrors”. This upbeat chick is a familiar face around Project Strive and brings a good laugh to all events and activities. In her spare time, she is a movie enthusiast which fits perfectly with her future career goal of being a filmmaker.
Project Strive/TRiO nominated Daniel Sotelo as the April 2013 Strive Student of the Month. Do you like running into brick walls? Mr. Sotelo is a tough as they come, but a big teddy bear at heart. Representing the eastern side of the state, Daniel comes to Chadron State College from Grand Island. This outside guard set new records for the CSC football team. After a semester or two of career searching, Daniel finally found his passion to be a Kindergarten teacher. He will make a great teacher in the future and as an added bonus, his students will have the opportunity to learn Spanish. A little unknown fact about Daniel, he is fluent in Spanish. Don’t be afraid to ask him to make you an authentic meal someday.
Project Strive/TRiO nominated Julya Briseno as the March 2013 Strive Student of the Month. If you’re searching for Julya, you might find her on a nature walk taking pictures. Ms. Julya Briseno came to Chadron State College from Kenosha, Wisconsin. Julya is currently pursuing a degree in Art with an option in museum/gallery studies. Not only is she the vice president of the club Allies, she stays extremely involved in Art Guild and Project Strive. In her free time, outside of being a repeat offender of being on the dean’s list, Julya enjoys photography and hiking. This outgoing, independent, and social gal has been a true asset to the Project Strive family.
Project Strive/TRiO nominated Adam Deiterman as the February 2013 Strive Student of the Month. Full-time student by choice; free-time outdoorsmen by trade. Adam Deiterman is a transplant from Northeast Community College majoring Rangeland Ecology with a Wildlife Management option originally from Orchard, Nebraska. He has a lot in common with his favorite television show Duck Dynasty, but lacks the beard. Adam enjoys the simple life of hunting, fishing, and watching the Huskers. Outside of Project Strive, Adam is very active on campus and is involved in Ag Club, CAB representative for Wildlife Club, and Outdoor Adventure Club. In his spare time, he enjoys saving lives as a certified lifeguard and volunteer firefighter.
Project Strive/TRiO nominated Trevor English as the January 2013 Strive Student of the Month. We see him rollin, spiking the ball on the court, or stockin shelves at the local C-store…Trevor English has been a member of the Project Strive family since 2011. Trevor is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, but came to Chadron State College to double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice and manages to land on the dean’s list often. Every free moment he has, he can be seen playing volleyball, skateboarding, snowboarding, bowling, or playing video games. His future ambitions are to eventually get a master’s degree in counseling or psychology, maybe a pro bowler on the side.
Project Strive/TRiO nominated Thomas Linegar as the December 2012 Strive Student of the Month. Semper Fi! Project Strive has never been safer with the addition of Thomas Linegar, a 5th year honorably discharged Marine policeman. This fine young man is originally from Hemingford, Nebraska and majors in Criminal Justice at Chadron State College. He received the good conduct medal, Afgan campaign, and Superior PFT Award. Tom is new to Project Strive, but rarely misses an event. Outside of school, he works at Wal-mart and enjoys cooking for his girlfriend, Emily.
Project Strive/TRiO nominated Jamie Krien as the November 2012 Strive Student of the Month. Got legal troubles? Jamie Krien, the junior legal studies major, is your go-to girl. Originally from Waverly, Nebraska, Jamie is new to Project Strive and Chadron State College as a transfer student. Don’t let her quiet persona fool you; she has jumped feet first into getting involved on campus by joining Chi Alpha, legal studies club, and Project Strive. She is a familiar face to the Strive Learning Center and for the week of November 26th, she was the 100th person through the doors. This natural leader has also been involved in the Nebraska Youth Leadership Council and Special Education Advisory Counsel.
Project Strive/TRiO nominated Emily Sample as the October 2012 Strive Student of the Month. The imagination is an artist’s best canvas, let the mind wander would be an excellent way to describe the Chadron State graphic design major Emily Sample. Emily comes to Chadron from the distant Hemingford, NE, where she was active in the community. She values family and is a dedicated student. Her professors boast that she never misses class and always has a smile on her face. Emily currently juggles two jobs, one at Wal-mart and is a valued addition to the Art department. Emily is extremely involved in Project Strive and attends most events with a willingness to help out when needed. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Tom, browsing Pinterest for recipes, and working on the next great design to make her famous.
Project Strive/TRiO nominated Kishawn Tualaulelei as the September 2012 Strive Student of the Month. From the sandy beaches of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii arrives Kishawn Tualaulelei. Kishawn joined the Chadron State College and Project Strive family in the fall of 2011. She is majoring in Theatre and is known to be very active behind the scenes from costumes to set design. Around campus Kishawn is involved in Chi Alpha and intramurals including: flag football, volleyball, and basketball. She exhibits her talents as a member of the CSC cheer squad and manages to juggle practice, traveling, school work, and social time extremely well. A native from Hawaii, Kishawn keeps her culture alive by volunteering her time performing Polynesian dancing as entertainment for many Chadron State events and activities.