Thursday, July 3, 2014

Staff Profile: Kyle Fowler, Educational Support Intern Summer 2014

The National Panhellenic Conference has five full-time staff members and two interns who work daily to advance the sorority experience. Here we will introduce each staff member and let them tell you who they are and what they do in the office. 

Kyle Fowler, educational support intern, has just completed his six weeks with NPC, so learn about him and what he’s been doing. 

What you do at NPC:
I assist Jenny Greyerbiehl, training and curriculum design coordinator. I create learning objectives and assessment tests for online webinars, develop and design presentations for various presentations NPC delivers at conferences, and come up with new ways to deliver past presentations.

About Kyle: 
I recently turned 23. I was born in San Diego, but consider Plymouth, Ohio, my hometown as I lived there from the third grade on. I graduated in May of 2013 from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, with a degree in public relations and minors in marketing and psychology. I am a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. During my senior year and after graduation, I worked as an event planner for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

In the fall, I'll be attending Kent State University, Ohio, to pursue a master’s in higher education and student personnel. I’ll also be working at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, as a dual fraternity and sorority life and residence life graduate assistant. 

Fun fact:
I have a tattoo. It's on my shoulder, and it's the word "peace" in eight different languages that create a peace sign.

What do you most enjoy about working at NPC?
I learn several items every day I'm here, and working here never really feels like "work."

Describe what your perfect day would be like? 
My perfect day would be going downtown to the park to explore and hang out with my friends or going to the zoo. Love the zoo.

What do you expect out of the next two years?
For the next two years, I'll be in graduate school, so I expect to learn a lot about not only the profession but myself as well. I also expect to have my ways of doing things or thinking to be challenged and to grow from those experiences. In addition, I'm hoping by the end of the two years I'll have had several internships/experiences in the fraternity and sorority life world to help me learn more about some of the major issues and hopefully be working at a college or university as a fraternity/sorority advisor!

If you could pick one adjective to put on a resume to describe yourself what would it be?

What are you most passionate about?
I'm passionate about having a positive impact on the fraternal movement. I'm passionate about educating and developing students in skills they can't learn in the classroom. I'm passionate about keeping fraternities and sororities around for a very long time. I'm passionate about Harry Potter and Halloween.

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