Student Profile: Jon Haley
As 2013 Class President, College Democrats Vice President, PRIDE Treasurer and Student Congress Secretary, Jon Haley clearly is taking advantage of all that comes his way.
“What it boils down to, is that Alma attracts doers and leaders, and that’s why students are involved in so much,” says the political science and Spanish double major. “I have a diverse set of interests, so I like to be involved.”
The Harrison junior also is a member of the Center for Responsible Leadership, Model United Nations, Alpha Phi Omega and Spanish Club.
In addition, Alternative Break has been an important part of his Alma experience. On a recent trip, he worked on a rural-housing project in a poverty-stricken area of Tennessee.
“Alma offers you a great education, but you have to take what you learn and apply it to the real world,” he says. “Alternative Break is a great avenue for this.”
Haley also “highly recommends” Ghost Ranch, which he says is a great experience for more reasons than he can count.
“If you’re on the outside, you can’t understand Ghost Ranch, and if you’re on the inside, you can’t explain it,” he says. “Through the leadership activities at Ghost Ranch, I realized my own potential.”