2015 Elected Executive Board

At the December meeting on 12/4/14, a new Executive Board for Golden Apple ISU was elected.

President – Cassie Thill
Vice President – Alec Rigik
Secretary – Daniel Jackson
Treasurer – Demri Cameron
Social Chair – Katie Oberman
Service Chair – Kara O’Sullivan
Technology Chair – Andrew Frey

Congratulations to the new Executive Board and thank you to the old! We are excited to see the future of the RSO under new leadership. Also, thank you to everyone who came out to vote and help set the course for Golden Apple ISU.

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November Meeting and Executive Board Elections 2014

Our November meeting will take place on Thursday, November 20th at 7pm in DeGarmo Hall room 208. This meeting will feature fun activities, new announcements, and nominations for the Executive Board elections that will take place at our December 4th meeting. This will also be our last standard meeting for the Fall 2014 semester. We will discuss final events before Winter Break such as our annual Jingles and Jammies Community Service at the Children’s Discovery Museum and our Holiday Dinner, and those in attendance may help make decisions in planning these events.

If you are interested in running for a position on the Executive Board, please review the descriptions in our Constitution so that you are familiar with the responsibilities. Please make arrangements to have someone nominate you if you are unable to attend the November meeting. Gapples may choose to run for one or more position, but can only win one. Nominees must be present at the December 4th meeting and prepared to make a speech and answer questions from the voters.

We look forward to seeing you all at our November meeting!

Golden Apple Announces 175 Scholars for 2014

The Golden Apple Foundation has released the names and other information on the 175 high school seniors and college sophomores who have been accepted into the Golden Apple Scholars Program.

According to the Golden Apple website, “the 2014 class represents a 30% increase in future teachers now participating in the program in Illinois.” This is the largest number of Scholars awarded in all of the program’s 26 years.

“The 2014 class of Scholars represents a diverse group of young people from across the state of Illinois:

  • 61% are the first in their family to attend college
  • 39% are from very low/low income households
  • 56% are people of color
  • 21% are men and 79% are women”

We would like to congratulate all 175 new additions to the Golden Apple family, especially those who plan to attend Illinois State University (or already do!) We are all incredibly excited to meet and get to know these ’14 Gapples.

Nominations are open beginning on April 1st for the Class of 2015.

The list of the Golden Apple Scholar Class of 2014 and more information can be found at the Golden Apple Foundation’s website here.

Update: On Thursday, April 4th, Golden Apple asks that we celebrate the new class by remembering when we received our own life-changing letters and using the hashtags #‎BeTheChange‬ and ‪#‎WeLoveTeachers‬ across all social media.