Major: Communication Disorders
Minor: ASL and Psychology
Career Goal: Speech Language Pathologist
This is my first year as a CHAMP and I am super excited to be a part of this organization. I am also a member of the HPRC, SLHC and Lunch Buddies. When I have free time you can catch me watching Netflix, shopping, or anything outdoorsy. If you see me around don't hesitate to stop and chat, I love to meet new people.
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.
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.
I am a full-time graduate student in the first cohort of the Master of Public Health program here at Central Michigan University. In addition to being a peer educator for CHAMP, I sit as VP of Professional Development for Eta Sigma Gamma and am currently the Ferrantino Foundation Intern at Student-Athlete Services. In my free time, I enjoy playing/watching sports, traveling, and cooking.
This is my first year as a Central student as well as a CHAMP and I'm very excited to educate other students as well as further my own education. My major goal is to work in pediatrics because I believe good habits start young and bad habits are harder to break as we get older. During my free time I love binge watching The Office, working out, and spending time with loved ones.
"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." - Helen Keller
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!
Major: Health Administration
Career Goal: Health Administrator
As a senior at Central Michigan University, I look forward to promoting health and wellness with CHAMPS! Throughout my experience at CMU, I have learned that health and wellness are the greatest blessings in life that must not be taken for granted. I am passionate about health, leadership, and learning about others. I enjoy working at the Fitness centers on CMU's campus, spending time outside, traveling, learning about other cultures, cooking, flipping houses, and spending time with my family, friends, and fiance.
Major: Publich Health
If there is one thing I love learning about it's health! I was interested in becoming a peer educator because I want to teach people how to be happy and healthy. Along with CHAMPS, I am also involved in our national public health fraternity Eta Sigma Gamma, Lunch Buddies, and the Adopt a Grandparent program. I love working with people of all ages. In my free time, I love to play tennis, workout at the SAC, watch Netflix, eat food, and hang out with my friends. I'm a super bubbly, outgoing person and I love to meet new people, so if you ever see me on campus, feel free to give a shout out!
Besides being an aspiring Physical Therapist, my goal is to become a cross fit trainer and hopefully open up my own gym. As well as being a member of CHAMP, I am also a member of HPRC, NAACP, and Pre-PT Club. I enjoy learning new things, weightlifting, and watching videos.
Masters: Master of Science in Administration
Concentration: Health Services Administration
I am a full time graduate student and a half-time graduate assistant in the CMU Health Promotion/Education Office. I am also a Certified Recreational Therapist. The majority of my background is working with people with traumatic brain injuries, but I also have experience working with people with substance abuse problems, mental health disorders, physical disabilities, as well as with aging populations. In my free time I like to disc golf, kayak, hike, and watch movies.
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!
Major: Public Health Education
Minor: Physician Assistant
I stumbled upon my major this semester, and I could not be more excited about it. I am truly passionate about educating and improving people's health. I am involved in many different organizations and volunteer opportunities throughout campus promoting health, as well as working at the SAC. I know CHAMP is a fantastic program, and I cannot wait to educate and motivate peers on campus. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and dog.
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!