March Gapple of the Month: Sarah Wysock

Sarah Wysock has been named March Gapple of the Month for her services to Golden Apple ISU, notably her work on the Pathway Recruitment and Mentoring committees!

Gapples of the Month are chosen by the Executive Board after all members are given the chance to nominate Gapples who have demonstrated hard work, dedication, and a passion for GAISU and teaching.

Get to know Sarah:

10256157_10152122497718429_6123641863777533126_nHello, I’m Sarah Wysock and I am from Joliet, IL. I am a 2011 Pathway Scholar and am so honored to have been chosen to join this family of future leaders. I am currently a junior Spanish Education major with a minor in international studies and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I am not quite sure yet where I want to teach, but I am excited to find out! I am currently a member of College Mentors for Kids, Sigma Delta Pi (Honors Spanish Society), and am secretary for the Pathway Committee for Golden Apple Club. I also tutor at University High School and work at Einsteins. I love being able to spread the word about Golden Apple to underclassmen at ISU because I want them all to have the same amazing opportunities I have been given. I know because of Golden Apple I will one day grow into am amazing educator and role model, and I want to be able to share this feeling with everyone!

We would like to congratulate and celebrate Sarah and her many accomplishments! Thank you for your hard work for Golden Apple ISU!

Jim Sorensen and Dannielle Mitchell Attend March Meeting

On March 27th, 2014, Director of the Golden Apple Scholars Program Jim Sorensen and Associate Director Dannielle Mitchell visited Golden Apple ISU at our monthly meeting in DeGarmo Hall. We were excited to give them a taste of our RSO by introducing new events such as Fundraisers and Socials, providing updates on our incredible success so far for Relay for Life, and celebrating our newest Gapple of the Month.  We were delighted to have both Jim and Dannielle speak about all of the new and exciting things happening with the foundation, especially regarding the new structure of Summer Institutes.

We want to thank Jim and Dannielle for making the effort to travel so far to see the Gapple family branch here at Illinois State University! We look forward to more such visits in the future!

School Supply Drive with U of I

From now until April 12th, we are collaborating with Golden Apple Illini on community service! Here at ISU, we will conduct a school supply drive; at UIUC, they will conduct a book drive. On April 12th, both RSOs will gather on ISU’s campus to organize everything we’ve collected for donation. We will then go out to dinner to celebrate our efforts together! Until then, spread the word and collect as many supplies as you can. For your convenience, feel free to bring supplies to the March meeting. For questions and to donate at other times, contact Community Service Chair Alysa White.

Educational Scholarships: Apply in March

Keep Calm and Carry Less Debt! Treasurer Nick Ulferts shared at the last meeting the College of Education’s Scholarship website. Here, those studying to be teachers can find a well organized and detailed list of scholarships for each major. According to Nick, many of these scholarships get very few applicants if any each year, so there is nothing to lose and plenty of financial assistance to gain by applying to several! They are open for application throughout the month of March. Follow this link to access the list.