Blake Summerlin – Beta Class
The spring term is coming to an end, and it’s time to congratulate four of our active brothers on making through their college years! After semesters of hard work and perseverance these four ladies have earned their degrees and will be walking across the stage representing our letters. One founder, two alpha class brothers, and one beta brother will be joining our current alumni making seven well-rounded individuals out in the “real world”. We are so excited to see these four strong women conquer the communication field.
Maria Lumbi, a founder, served as CEO this past semester. Maria involved herself with the Graphic Design Student Association while at UCF during her 3 years here. Maria was the original CCO and then moved up to COO in fall 2015. She is receiving her B.F.A. in Art – Emerging Media, Graphic Design Track. While pursuing her degree she held internships with Feeding Children Everywhere, Fattmerchant, and the Orlando Science Center. Her plans after graduation include getting a job, staying close to her brothers here in Orlando, and building herself as a freelance designer.
Christina Astore, Alpha class, involved herself with LEAD scholars and her on-campus job at the Recreation and Wellness Center during her 4 years at UCF. Christina was the fall 2015 CCO for Zeta. She is receiving her B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric. While pursuing her degree she held internships with Bealls Inc. as an e-commerce intern and at IDEAS for US, a nonprofit focused on environmental studies. Christina started her own photography business when she was a freshman, and it has grown tremendously…check it out at http://greenbandproductions.com! Her post-grad life includes searching for a job with a cause-based production or publishing agency. She may potentially pursue campus recreation grad assistant positions in the future.
Lauren Pierce, Alpha class, involved herself with the Society of Professional Journalists and Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society during her 4 years at UCF. She served as the social media director of Lambda Pi Eta. Lauren was on the networking committee for Zeta. She is receiving her B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Digital Media. While pursuing her degree she held internships with Bonnier Corporation and VS Media Group. Her plans after graduation include moving to South Carolina to be closer to her family and searching for positions in the communication field.
Leika Drouillard, Beta class, involved herself with LEAD scholars, Active Minds, Knights for Israel, and on-campus housing during her 4 years at UCF. She served as an executive board member for both Active Minds and Knights for Israel. She served as a lead office assistant with housing. Leika was Perspective Parent for the Gamma class this past semester. She is receiving her B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric. While pursuing her degree she held internships with Danika Daily PR, &Barr – An Advertising, Digital Media, and Public Relations Agency, and Rockaway PR. After graduation, she plans to work in the public relations field here in Orlando and hopefully travel all across America.
On behalf of all of our brothers, we wish you all the best and know that you will always be a text or phone call away! Continue to shine like you all have here at UCF! Be sure to always Achieve with Wisdom, Integrity, and Love!