Flashing back to one of the most exciting times of fall semester—Homecoming! Chi Omega's Bearcat pride was high as our very own, Liz Vidoli and Audrey Torrence, were selected to represent UC on Homecoming Court. We are so proud of these two for being such great leaders on campus and within Chi Omega. Also, huge congratulations to Liz for being crowned Homecoming Queen! Take a look into these two amazing Chi Omega leaders experience's!
Hometown: Cleveland, OH but I currently live in Wake Forest, NC.
What is your involvement on campus: My sophomore year I was a senator for Nursing Tribunal, then my junior year I became president. This year I’m a Nursing Senior Class Officer. I am Chi Omega’s social media chair, and I’ve been on an SBC trip and a Global Medical Brigades trip.
How has UC shaped you? Wow I could go on forever about this. UC has pushed my out of my comfort zone and given me so many opportunities to grow as a leader. I have always wanted to take on leadership roles and my friends and faculty at UC really helped me to do that. I’ve made some mistakes, and learned a lot in my time here. I will be forever grateful to UC for shaping me into the woman I am today.
What is your favorite part about being a Bearcat? My favorite part of being a Bearcat is the support we give each other! Not only from faculty, but from other students as well. We all have each other's backs, help out, and cheer each other on! I think that's very unique to find at a university, and I wouldn't be where I am today without it! Everyone at UC is so positive and supportive. We all help out and cheer each other on.
What are your future goals? My current goal is to become a pediatric oncology nurse! I really want to be active within UC as an alumna. I’d also love to travel and explore the world!
I’m so unbelievably excited to have been crowned homecoming queen. It’s not something I ever would have thought would have happened to me. The support I received from my sisters was absolutely amazing and I’m so grateful to have had this amazing experience!
Major: Industrial Design
Hometown: Hudson, OH
What is your involvement on campus? I'm currently an At-Large Senator for student Government. Prior to that I was a DAAP Senator, and a member of the Tribunal Branding Team. I am involved with DAAPtribunal, previously serving as Vice President, Social Media Chair, and DAAP Senator. I helped found this super cool event on campus called DAAP Makers Market that will be moving into it's second year soon. I'm currently the secretary of the Student Activities Board (SAB). I'm a member of Alpha Rho Chi, the DAAP professional fraternity, and have served as Community Service Director. I'm also a member of Sigma Phi Women's Honorary and was the Fall Ball co-chair for Homecoming week!
How has UC shaped you? When I came to UC I had a very narrow mindset of the world around me. My hometown was not diverse, there wasn't much going on, and it was very easy to think everyone is like you. Through all the diverse opportunities UC has given me, I have grown as a person immensely. I have visited Pine Ridge Reservation twice on service trips, and became extremely passionate about the issues native communities face in America. I was able to attend Accelerating Racial Justice (ARJ), during summer of 2016, where I learned about intersectionality and how to be an ally for students on our campus who do not identify the same way I do. I have been given opportunities through Student Government to attend the United State of Women conference and AIGA's Design+Diversity conference this past summer. All these experiences have made me incredibly passionate about advocating for equitable experiences for all UC students, and all my leadership experience has given me the confidence to speak up and plan initiatives.
What is your favorite part about being a Bearcat? I love how proud I can be of my education and my university. When deciding which college to attend, I chose UC not only because of the top-ranked Industrial Design program and the co-op program, but it wasn't like a traditional art school where there was very little student organizations. I love being able to take studio classes at DAAP, but be able to be involved on campus and volunteer within the community. I also love being able to cheer on our Bearcats basketball team (Season opener November 10th!) and the spirit of all the students at the basketball games.
What are your future goals? I want to be a toy designer! This spring I'll be working at Fisher Price in New York city, previously I've co-oped with Hasbro. The co-op program at UC has already given me so many opportunities in the niche I want to work in post-grad.
It's a great day to be a bearcat!