Kelsea Fitzpatrick is a student who involves herself with everything she can on campus. She is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, a resident assistant for Robinson and Trout residence halls, and is at about every campus event on the calendar.
“I’ve always liked being involved,” said Kelsea, an integrative public relations major.
That feeling started early on. Kelsea, who came to Central from Grosse Pointe Farms, felt comfortable and at home the moment she stepped foot on campus.
“Central felt a lot homier than a lot of other schools. I felt a lot more at home. Everyone is so friendly,” she said. “Central has a great feel. You can walk around campus, and there’s always someone smiling at you. There’s a lot of pride at CMU. You go to CMU, and you’re a Chip forever.”
That pride is what led Kelsea to get involved and develop as a leader. She even opted for a minor in leadership.
“I really like the leadership aspect here. I’ve always been one to step up in a leadership position, and Central has helped me develop as a leader,” she said. “I’ve learned being a leader changes in each situation because different people respond to different leadership styles. In the workforce, just like here, people respond differently.”
She said she will take what she’s learned at CMU with her into her career. She knows she has a future in public relations and is eager to see what form that takes.
“There is a variety, and there is PR in every business,” she said. “I’m nervous because I don’t know where I’m going to go, but I’m excited because I get to do what I love to do.”
Kelsea interned at Faygo Beverages Inc. and conducted research on flavors through sampling.
She has been on 11 mission trips around the world with her church.
One of her favorite things about CMU is the faculty’s dedication to student success.