Congratulations to Megan Schermond, a junior Psychology major, and Sydney Kalk, a Master of Occupational Therapy student, students of the month for October!
CUW is pleased to honor two outstanding students every month, as this year faculty are selecting an undergraduate student and a graduate student as students of the month. Congrats to Megan and Sydney!
Undergraduate Student of the Month
The CUW Faculty have selected Megan Schermond (’25) as the undergraduate student of the month for October. Megan is a Psychology student who puts exceptional detail and care into her academic work. She demonstrates exemplary qualities of a Christian servant leader through giving back to the campus community with enthusiasm. As a Peer Leader for General Psychology, Megan delivered high-quality life skill workshops for students and increased student engagement. Megan currently volunteers her time and talents to help her peers develop their own leadership skills as Psychology Club’s Student Leadership Coordinator. Megan shows passion and talent for collaborative research, as the poster she co-authored was recently accepted by a regional conference. She also shares her gifts of leadership and listening as a support group facilitator for The Peer Support Network, where she shows a Christ-like love for her peers.
Nominated by Dr. Holly Griskell.
Graduate Student of the Month
The CUW Faculty have selected Sydney Kalk as the graduate student of the month for October. Sydney is a Master of Occupational Therapy student who is dedicated to promoting mental health and wellness for fellow students as well as future clients. In addition to completing rigorous coursework, she helped advocate for and lead the Graduate Falcon Support Network, has been involved in the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Ozaukee, and has been instrumental in bringing The Green Bandana Project to CUW, which is a suicide prevention and awareness program for students. As part of Mental Health Week, Sydney shared her personal recovery story during the keynote speech and promoted the Graduate Falcon Support Network at the Mental Health Fair. Sydney’s work has had far-reaching impact in the CUW community’s mind, body, and spirit.
Nominated by Prof. Anne Martin.
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