CMU Program Board

Marissa Ann Mattioli - President 
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About Marissa
I am currently a senior from Hartland, MI working to receive my B.A.A. in Recreation and Event Management with a minor in marketing. I strive to put my organizational skills, strong leadership qualities, and self-motivation to good use to further develop my professional career and to grow creatively as an individual. I am constantly improving my leadership skills through being a strong student programmer. After graduation, I hope to work in corporate event planning.

My involvements at Central Michigan University include: Academic Orientation, Alternative Breaks, Association of Recreation and Event Professionals, Homecoming Committee, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Program Board Executive Board, Siblings Weekend Committee, Up All Night Committee.

I will be serving as the Program Board President for the 2017-2018 academic year. I will be focusing on managing the executive board members as well as working with the leadership team to make sure that event logistics are taken care of. If you ever want to chat, my office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2-4PM in the UC #104E.

Kaitlyn N Reed - Vice President 
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About Kaitlyn
I am a senior from Muskegon, MI and will be serving as Vice President for CMU Program Board this year! I am majoring in General Management and minoring in Hospitality Services Administration. My ultimate goal after graduation is to work for Disney or for an event venue in the entertainment industry.

I will be focusing on member relations and facilitating member meetings, so if you have any ideas that would improve your experience with CMU Program Board, please let me know! My office hours are Tuesday/Thursday 10am-12pm and Wednesday 12pm-2pm. I am involved in many other activities on campus, so I am sure you will see me around! Catch me for a chat and cute cat pics!

Cia M Elder - Comedy Director 
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About Cia
I am Cia Elder and I am studying psychology and child development with a minor in cultural and global studies with leadership. I am a senior who is actively engaged in Student Activites and involvement office through Program Board, Homecoming. and Up All Night. I am also a Lunch Buddy through the Mary Brandell Volunteer Center and I have been involved with Leadership Safari for the past 3 years. I was blessed to receive the opportunity to be a guide and a core guide for Safari. I love to be involved and I am passionate about everything I do. I am always here for a lending hand, a listening ear and a good joke!

Olivia H Franklin - Special Events Director 
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About Olivia
Hey there! My name is Olivia Franklin and I am a 2nd year student here at CMU pursuing a degree in Recreation and Event Management with minors in Leadership and Marketing. My career goal is to plan, implement, and coordinate major events for a company or venue. My passion is improving the quality of life of the people I serve and I love creating meaningful events that have a positive impact on someone's life. For the 2017-2018 academic year I have the wonderful opportunity of serving as the Director of Special Events for Program Board. I will also be Co-Chairing for the Leadership Institute's Special Events LEAD Team as well as continuing my membership with the Association of Recreation and Event Professionals.

Stop by the Program Board office in the lower level of the UC, I'd love to chat! My office hours are as follows:
M/W: 3-5PM
T: 12-2PM

Kasie Gustafson - Film Director 
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About Kasie
I am a senior here majoring in General Management. I have been quite involved with Program Board over the last three years and it has helped me develop a passion for managing events! Over this past summer I interned in Ireland for two months with an events management team at a local library. I am very excited to bring a great variety of shows and movies to campus for CMU students to enjoy!


Grace Pawluszka - Concert Director 
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About Grace
I am a senior from Warren, MI studying Music Education with a minor in Business Administration. I hope to either
teach band at the high school or middle school level or pursue a career in the music industry possibly managing artists or working for a record label. I am passionate about organizing meaningful events that people will enjoy while making lasting memories. I am very excited to serve as Concert Director for Program Board this school year and would love to hear your ideas, so come visit me at office hours : T/TR 3:30-5:30 p.m. or Wed 1-3 p.m.

Outside of Program Board, my other involvements on campus include: National Association for Music Education, Honors Outreach Network, and the Saxophone Studio.

Fire up and get with the program! :)

Elizabeth Reyna- Hernandez - Lecture Director 
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About Elizabeth
I’m a senior in the integrative public relations program with a a communication minor. I’m from Ocala, Fla,. I’m involved in PRSSA, Grand Central Magazine, Program Board, and Communication Association. I’m looking forward to bringing relatable, and engaging speakers to CMU who can empower and influence our community in a positive way. My office hours are Monday 9-10 & 2-4, Tuesday 9:30-10:30, Wednesday 9-10, and Thursday 9:30-11.


Ben Sobczak - Marketing Director 
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About Ben
I am a SUPER senior entering my fifth and final year! I am majoring in Accounting and will be searching for grad schools this semester to earn a Masters Degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs.

I am excited to be working as the Marketing Director with Program Board and experience something outside of my normal realm of involvement! You can find me in the Program Board office (UC 104E) on Monday/Wednesday from 11am-12:30 & 3:30-5pm.

Fire Up for the semester and Get with the Program with Program Board!

Lauren Sobecki - Digital Media Director 
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About Lauren
My name is Lauren Sobecki and I'm a junior from Warren, Michigan. I'm majoring in Integrative Public Relations with minors in Communication, Event Management, and Leadership. My current campus involvements include CMU Program Board, the Leadership Institute, Alpha Sigma Alpha, PRSSA, and Leadership Safari.
I'm looking forward to serve as CMU Program Board's 2017-2018 Digital Media Director. My office hours are Monday and Wednesday from 12:00-1:30 and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:00. Feel free to come by with any questions, suggestions, coffee, or to say hi!

Mariah Atkins - Graduate Assistant 
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About Mariah
I am coming to Central Michigan University from California where I was born and raised. I completed my undergraduate degree at California State University, Chico where I received a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration and a minor in Health and Wellness.

I am excited for this upcoming adventure at CMU where I will be working with CMU's Program Board! I am looking forward to meeting you! Please feel free to stop by for a piece of candy, a chat, a cheesy joke, or to just say hi! My office can be found at Bovee University Center room 104M!

Damon Brown - Advisor 
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About Damon
Responsible for daily operation of the Office of Student Activities & Involvement. He oversees all campus programming, including CMU Program Board and all SAI marketing efforts.

Damon has been at CMU since 1997. Prior to coming to Student Life in fall of 2006, he worked in University Recreation as the Coordinator of Intramural & Club Sports. He was responsible for coordinating a comprehensive Intramural Sports program that featured over 30 individual, dual & team intramural sports and over 25 club sports.

Damon received his M.A. in Sports Administration from Central Michigan University. He earned a B.A. in Business Management & B.S. in Sports Sciences from Ohio University.

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