Christina Strubbe

Christina Strubbe

Are there honors/achievements/special recognition you would like to list that are not included above?

  • Up 'Till Dawn Recruitment Director
  • Former Panhellenic Vice President for Educational Programs and Scholarship
  • William R. Nelson Panhellenic Involvement and Leadership Award and Scholarship
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Gladys Ross Carlson Memorial Adelphe Scholarship
  • Creighton University Extension Team
  • Scholarship and Slating Committees
  • Leadership Challenge Participant
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Former Vice President for Careers and Placement for the KU Marketing Club
  • What led you to your area of study/field of interest?
    Coming to college I wanted to utilize those talents I thought I possessed; however, I also wanted to challenge myself in the process. I was aware that I had good communication and organization skills, and I knew I had a consuming interest in people. I thought those skills and interests could be helpful in a variety of fields, but being educated to the world of business would definitely challenge me. Marketing appealed to me because it would allow me to work with people, think outside of the box, and provide me with a wide-range of opportunities when I graduate. I also chose a concentration in Psychology because of my interest in people. I feel that education about mental processes/emotions/behaviors of individuals is not only extremely interesting, but it will also be useful in any field I pursue.

    What honor, achievement or accomplishment is most meaningful to you? Why?
    I transferred to KU from K-State at the beginning of my sophomore year—and let me tell you, transferring schools is not an easy process! At K-State, I had already established friendships at school, relationships with advisors, and had become involved in campus activities. When I came to KU, I immediately wanted to pick up where I left off, getting involved on campus and attempting to discover my passion. However, the challenge was intimidating because I didn't know anyone, and I was literally starting over. I decided to give it my best shot, and I believe I succeeded. A couple of months after coming to KU, I was elected Vice President for Educational Programs and Scholarship for the Panhellenic Association, and now I am President of this very worthwhile organization where I have found my passion. If I wouldn't have believed in myself at the very beginning, my KU experience and life would be very different today.

    Who has been influential or had a significant impact on your life? Please elaborate. (Please include individuals at KU as appropriate.)
    There are several famous people, we all know, who have made their footprint on the world and history and have influenced my outlook on life and the actions I take. However, it is the people I know personally who have made the most significant impact on my life. These people are my family, friends, and mentors. From these people I have learned to live life to the fullest, always maintain an optimistic outlook, try my best in whatever I do, and appreciate the relationships with which I have been blessed.

    Why do you believe it is important to recognize women for their accomplishments?
    I believe it is important to recognize everyone for his or her accomplishments.

    What is a most favorite/least favorite memory as a student?
    College is one memory after another. Some of my favorites have included: studying abroad in Italy, football game days, the indescribable feeling you get when you are in the student section of a KU Basketball game, starting a new chapter of my sorority at Creighton University, having the opportunity to meet the faculty and administration of KU, playing games with my sorority sisters, and walking down Mass Street.

    What is your definition of success?
    I have not crafted my own definition of success. Instead, I have chosen another person's definition of success as my own:

    To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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