Meet our Huskies: the SCSU campus committee

We here at St. Cloud State University want to let you know that we are serious about our commitment to Students United. Thus, we won’t try to be quirky, cute or anything besides ourselves. Because we are what we are and that is our strength. 

 

John Joseph Becicka

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Issues Specialist

International Relations with a German Minor

 

Why did you choose this major?

I really like languages and International Relations is a good opportunity for a career doing what I love which is communication. I’ve always liked mediation.

 

Did you know from the start this would be your major?

Yes, I did.

 

Name 5 strengths about yourself

Empathic, Communication, Funny, Own up to my mistakes, Strategic
 

Name 5 weaknesses about yourself

Talkative, Lazy, Gluttonous, Forgiving, Un-confrontational

 

Ambition- Retire in Maine and live in a light house

Dream- To learn as many languages as I can

Hope- To have a joy filled life

 

What does Students United mean to you? And how does it help you achieve your goals?

It’s an outside group that can make big picture changes that sometimes my university cannot. And it helps me in the sense that it is there for all students and works to better everyone and not just their alums.

 

What would you like to change about the world?

Teach people that it’s alright to be wrong and to swallow their pride.


Nicholas James Doroff

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Issues Specialist

Elementary Education

 

Why did you choose this major?

Because I’ve always had a passion for teaching kids new things. And I love the idea of challenging myself every morning.

 

What do you hope to achieve with this major?

A job where I can make a difference in a child’s life.

 

Name 5 strengths about yourself

Humor, Pretty witty, My socks are rad, Sexy, Patient

 

Name 5 weaknesses about yourself

Time management, Sleep schedule is all over the place, Lapse in confidence, Lapse in intelligence, Too kind

 

Ambition- To be a teacher

Dream- To be the best teacher I can be

Hope- To make a difference

 

What does Students United mean to you? And how does it help you achieve your goals?

Students United to me is a good resource to have for those who don’t have a voice. We can connect with other MNSCU schools and get stuff passed to better all MNSCU schools. It forces me to step out of my comfort zone a little bit so I have to find ways to connect with other United members.

 

What would you like to change about the world?

I want everyone to have a chance at an education


Donovan Cody Lura

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Legislative Specialist

Sociology with a Minor in Marketing

 

Why did you choose this major?

I enjoyed my first sociology class in SCSU. And then I learned that Sociology can apply to many career fields and that is something I really liked about it. And then I chose my marketing minor because it complements with sociology if I wanted to work in business.

 

What do you hope to achieve with this major?

What I hope to achieve with my Sociology major is finding a career that’ll make me happy and make a difference in the community.

 

Name 5 strengths about yourself

Communication, Working in a team, Leadership, Interpersonal skills, Respectful

 

Name 5 weaknesses about yourself

People pleaser, Indecisive, Inarticulate, Tendency to overwhelm myself, Stress

 

Ambition- Work with people

Dreams- Travel the world working with people

Hopes- To change the world for the people

 

What does Students United mean to you? And how does it help you achieve your goals?

I think Students United is where I can represent students at my University and make a difference. Students United helps me achieve my goals by helping me be a better leader.

 

What would you like to change about the world?

Make everyone happier. If we were all happier things would be better. Too much division, anger and frustration. Too much tension you know.


Sehyun Wang

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Diversity Specialist

General Business

 

Why did you choose this major?

Because I wanted to be a sports agent and in order to be a sports agent you need to know all the aspects of business. I don’t want to be a sports agent anymore though.

 

What do you hope to achieve with your major?

Go to Grad school and do an MBA program

 

Name 5 strengths about yourself

Communication, Inclusive, Creative, Respectful, Considerate

 

Name 5 weaknesses about yourself

Too involved, Critical at times, Shy, Take all the responsibilities that I shouldn’t have, Time management

 

Ambition- Interact with different people

Dream- Work with UN

Hope- World Peace

 

What does Students United mean to you? And how does it help you achieve your goals?

Students United, to me, is a place that I can be a voice of Students from all different kinds of background. Since I work with people of different background it is going to give me an opportunity to meet and know people of different background and their different needs.

 

What would you like to change about the world?

Equal education for children


 

Elliot John Uecker

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Campus Intern

Finance with a minor in Entrepreneurship

 

Why did you choose this major?

I’ve always enjoyed looking to the future in finances because it’s the avenue for change and growth.

 

What do you hope to achieve with your major?

I want to have a future career that I enjoy and that excites me. I want to be the one who steers a company decision to a bigger and better tomorrow.

 

Name 5 strengths about yourself

Some of my strengths rely on my communications with individuals and hopefully being able to capture their strengths and grow them into something better than what they were before.

 

Name 5 weaknesses about yourself

Some of my weaknesses are not being amazing and being shy. Don’t get me wrong I can go up to anyone and start a conversation but the hard part for me is walking up to them. In recent years I’ve been learning how to overcome my weaknesses.

 

Ambition- To run my own business in the future.

Dreams- Impact the world through my business in a positive way

Hopes- That I’m always learning and growing as an individual and never stagnate as a person

 

What does Students United mean to you? And how does it help you achieve your goals?

Students United for me is bridging the gap between state and federal government to the student. Their voices are often unheard and underrepresented. We are what connect students to topics and issues that are important to students. Students United has helped me achieve in many different ways. One of the ways is it allows me to learn more about real world situations, and how to gather support and make a change in the world. It’s not an easy process but I’m definitely learning.

 

What would you like to change about the world?

There’s many things that need to be changed with the world but its learning how to do it one at a time. This is the first step that I’m still learning to leave a positive influence in the world.


Sameen Shakya

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Public Relations Specialist

Creative Writing

 

Why did you choose this major?

Writing has always given me the greatest joy in my life and I want to know more about it and be the best at it

 

What do you hope to achieve with this major?

I want to write books that’ll make other people feel the same way that I did when I read my favorite books.

 

Name 5 strengths about yourself

Confident, Inspiring, Determined, Communicative, Steadfast

 

Name 5 weaknesses about yourself

Impulsive, Moody, Wrathful, Gluttonous, Prone to flights of fancy

 

Ambition- To be a writer

Dream- To be the greatest writer of the 21st century

Hopes- To create a truly beautiful work of literature

 

What does Students United mean to you? And how does it help you achieve your goals?

Students United, for me, is a voice for the students that is not dogged by the university or the student government. It is a free agent that only serves the students. It helps me achieve my goals by pushing me and getting me out of my comfort zone.

 

What would you like to change about the world?

I want people to be kinder and care more.

 

 
Aly Hagglund