Romeo senior Alex Korell likes to lead.
A leader in high school, she thought attending Alma College would allow her to have more opportunities to lead than she would on a bigger campus. She was right.
The international business administration major has been a resident assistant in Bruske Hall for two years.
“I enjoy being able to help freshman acclimate to Alma by pointing them in the right direction of people and resources that are helpful and by giving them the tools they need to succeed,” says Korell.
Her bond with her residents last year was so close, the group went on a shopping excursion in Mount Pleasant at the end of school year.
“We spent six hours shopping and went to at least ten different stores,” says Korell. “It was a very open and relaxed experience.”
While being a RA is just as fun as it sounds, there also is hard work involved. But a lot can be learned from the situations that RAs face. Just ask Korell.
“I’ve realized that I can’t help residents who aren’t willing to accept help,” she says. “I’ve also learned a lot about limits, what I’m capable of doing and how much I can take on.”