Growing Leaders in ACES
By Jean Drasgow
March 5, 2018

Fourteen students meet weekly in the basement of Mumford Hall to design the ultimate ACES Open House and facilitate the Explore ACES Admitted Student Day. These budding leaders are developing communication skills and collaborating among themselves as well as faculty and staff to deliver the most interactive open house in ACES history. So far, they have divided themselves into subcommittees covering curriculum, logistics, communication, etc. The committee has drafted schedules and plans to ensure guests have ample experiences during their visit and a deeper understanding of ACES. They do all of this while managing full course loads, RSO roles, and jobs. Each meeting, I am impressed with the respect, decorum, and efficiency these men and women maintain.

Why are these committee members so enthusiastic about Explore ACES? To put it simply, they are excited about the College of ACES and want others to have as good of a college experience as they have had.

To see for yourself, plan your visit to Explore ACES on Friday, March 9.

Things to Do and Sights to See

  • Tour the ACES Campus every half hour, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Visit ACES Registered Student Organizations |Stock Pavilion, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Learn about ACES Scholarships, Careers, Student Success, Study Abroad, and More| ACES Library from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Participate in ACES Departmental Experiences |(various locations) at 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.; and 2:15 p.m. Selected examples: Drone Demo; Your Nose Talks to Your Tongue; Sink or Swim Leadership and Team Building; Eating Dirt; Popcorn Tasting and Audience Feedback; and Dog Agility.
  • Listen to All About ACES |Monsanto Room at 12:00 p.m.