Emily Baumgardner ('12)
Major: Mathematics with a minor in leadership studies
Campus Activities: President's Leadership Program (PLP), including Student Leadership Adventure program intern / facilitator, student mentor, and Alternate Spring Break Trips for Habitat for Humanity (2009 and 2010); intramurals supervisor and program assistant; Inspire Club president (a Newport News public schools-affiliated student organization providing mentoring, leadership and community service initiatives)
What Attracted Her to CNU: "I chose CNU for its Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT), and because it had the perfect size and relaxed atmosphere in which I knew I could excel." She also enjoys the abundance of opportunities to be involved on campus.
Future Goals: Baumgardner plans to pursue CNU's MAT degree and become a high school calculus teacher. She hopes to teach internationally with the Department of Defense Education Activity as an Advanced Placement teacher, certified by the College Board.
What Her CNU Mentor Says: "She's very social; she wants to be engaged," states her mentor, PLP Assistant Director Chris Fox. He notes how heavily involved Baumgarnder is on campus as she pursues the full CNU experience. "She has the potential to do amazing things."