||Senior Profile: Megan Breier
RELEASED: Mar. 11, 2004
Name: Megan Breier
Hometown: Villa Hills, Ky.
Self-designed major: communications and culture
How did you come up with your self-designed major?
"I transferred to Centre my sophomore year," she says. "At my first school I'd been a business major. I'm really interested in event planning and public relations, so I started working on the self-designed major my sophomore year. I combined the fields of anthropology, psychology and government. I have an advisor from each field. I wrote a proposal and the head of each department approved it and assigned an advisor. It's been a lot of work but it's been well worth it."
Extra-curricular activities: Recently took part in the play The Yellow Boat as business manager and outreach coordinator, helping with the public relations and advertising. Also member of the CentrePlayers theater group, vice president of organization for Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and a member of Rho Gamma (a recruitment mentoring program for new sorority members).
Internship: Completed an internship with the Southeastern Theatre Conference, planning and organizing more than 400 events, including workshops, theater festivals, keynote speakers and professional, undergraduate and graduate auditions. Breier contacted the agents for the keynote speakers and set up the schedule for the week. At the conference, she helped with registration, hosting VIPs and staffing the information booth.
What others say about Breier: "Megan was extremely important to The Yellow Boat production," says Matthew Hallock, assistant professor of drama. "I was able to hand her large portions of the administrative work and trust that it would be done. She has wonderful organization skills and combines that with a love of the arts, which is tremendous."
"She's an extraordinary young woman," says Tony Haigh, professor of dramatic arts. "She worked with me organizing the largest theatre conference (SETC) in America. Megan got two job offers just standing there because she was just so efficient, organized and professional."
What are your spring break plans? "I'm taking the graduate record exam (GRE) the first day of spring break and filling out graduate school applications," Breier says. "I just got a job offer with Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority as a chapter consultant. I'll be going to one of six graduate schools, while at the same time working and living with the sorority and helping to oversee the chapter. The sorority will pay for graduate school. My top two graduate school choices are Harvard and the University of Michigan. I plan to study arts administration."
What are your future plans? "I want to go into arts administration or event coordination for a non-profit children's art theater."
Quotable: "With graduation quickly approaching, I feel that Centre has provided me with the skills I'll need in the real world. Centre's atmosphere has provided me with the ability to pursue my dreams with confidence. I have not only grown academically these past few years, but personally and socially as well."
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