Gavin Aikens, Vice-President
Major: Therapeutic Recreation
Career Goal: Occupational Therapist
This will be my third year as a C.H.A.M.P. peer educator and I'm excited to enlighten the student body. I'm also a member of the Health Professions Residential College. My hobbies would be working out, running, playing any type of sport and jamming to music. I'm super friendly so feel free to say "hi" or ask a question if you see me around campus.
David Bancuk, Secretary/Treasurer
Career Goal: Physical Therapist.
During my free time I enjoy fishing, working out and hanging out with friends. My career goal is to become a Physical Therapist.
Minor: Women and Gender Studies/Religion
This is my second year being a C.H.A.M.P. One of my hobbies includes being able to dedicate my time wholly to Central Michigan University. When I’m not doing that, I’m spending time reading up on ways to incorporate natural, homemade beauty methods to my everyday life or anything else that pertains to health. I’m also enjoy educating myself about issues related to people of marginalized groups and things around the world. Although health is not in my area of study, I very much enjoy learning and educating myself and others that are looking out for their health. So if you ever want to chat about health, diversity, or just want to get to know me, I’d be more than willing to talk with you!
I am a full time graduate student at Central Michigan University, I look forward to Friday's because that is when I DJ. I love music and listen to music most of the day. I enjoy interacting with a variety of people from multiple cultures and learning about their views on life. I play basketball almost every day and I am an avid movie and TV watcher.
I would love to talk and get to know how you are experiencing life in this world.
Career Goal: Specialized Renal Care Dietitian
Along with being a peer educator for C.H.A.M.P., I am involved in the CMU Honors Program and Phi Eta Sigma. I am on track to graduate in 2019. I really enjoy fitness, health, and nutrition. I am very passionate about working out, learning new things, and I absolutely love spending time with friends and family. I am very social, easy to talk to, and a really laid back person so if you see me in the SAC or around campus at all feel free to say 'hi', I love meeting new people!Paul Edlebeck
Major: Neuroscience and Biomedical Sciences
Career Goal: Physician
I am an aspiring Doctor from a small town called Iron Mountain in the U.P. of Michigan. I am very passionate about medicine and general overall health of individuals. I joined C.H.A.M.P to use my passion and knowledge to help college students with their wellbeing. Besides C.H.A.M.P I am also a PR representative for the Minority Association of Premedical Students. I also volunteer in clinical settings such as hospice care and the ER, and do research in organic synthesis. When I am not participating in extracurricular activities, I enjoy playing guitar and solving puzzles.
Major: Community Health Education
Career Goal: Director of a nonprofit organization
As a CMU student in my freshman year, I was clueless on what I should major in and how to get involved. Nonetheless, as I grew and matured during my first two years at college, I realized health education was the right career path for me. After choosing my major, I dove into RSO's and events to gain more experiences in the health field. As a result, I am now Vice President of Education for Eta Sigma Gamma, a health education honorary. Furthermore, I am a facilitator for Safer Sex Patrol, a program from the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center and of course, I am now a C.H.A.M.P peer educator. Although I am really involved, I love to hang out with my friends and listen to music during my free time!
Career Goal: Physician Assistant
I am set to graduate in the spring of 2017 and hope to complete a minor in Gerontology. I have always loved to volunteer throughout my community and look forward to seeing the positive effects the C.H.A.M.P. program will bring to the CMU community. When I’m not studying or involved in extra-curricular activities, I love to play tennis, softball, ski, go boating, hiking, and give back to my community.
Minor: Community Health
Career Goal: Physician Assistant
This is my second year being a C.H.A.M.P. and I am so happy I am involved in this organization. I want to educate and help others around me. I am currently in three other clubs, Central Neuroscience Society, Eta Sigma Gamma, and Gymnastic Club. When I’m not studying I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, and working out at the SAC. If you see me around campus don’t be shy and say hello, I love meeting new people!
Major: Communication Disorders
Minor: American Sign Language and Psychology
Career Goal: Speech Language Pathologist
I'm very excited to educate my peers on their well-being and any other questions that they may have about health. Along with being a C.H.A.M.P, I am also a member of the HPRC. My hobbies include reading, watching trailer park boys, and volunteering in my free time. My schedule is relatively open, so I'm always free to chat!
Hailey Zacharski, PresidentMajor
: Secondary Education/History
Minor: Health Education
Career Goal: Teacher
I hope to one day obtain my dream job of becoming a teacher. I often say that when I find a stable position teaching History for half of the day and Health for half of the day, I will be happy for the rest of my life. I am an active member of the Council of Future Educators and I am in the CMU Honors Program. I joined C.H.A.M.P.S because I want to educate others on how vital it is that they eat well and engage in physical activity each day. I am an outgoing and open person. I am always available to chat, and will actively listen if anyone ever needs my help or advice. Please feel free to approach me at any time. I want to build relationships with as many new people as I can, so don't hesitate to introduce yourself!