Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Leader Spotlight

Marilyn Toc

Classification: Junior

Major: Rehabilitation Services

Hometown: Katy, Texas

Organization/Position: Office of Multicultural Affairs Student Assistant

What organizations and/or offices are you involved in?

Generation Jacks, Organization of Latin Americans, & School of Honors

What have you gained from being a student leader?

I have gained communication skills and professionalism. Being a student leader has also showed me the importance of community and education.

How do you balance your academic and co-curricular activities?

I balance by writing everything down. Writing down when events are and when tasks are due helps me feel less overwhelmed.

What advice would you give to a student thinking about getting involved?

Know your limit is! It is possible become over-involved and it is important to be open-minded to new people and new experiences.

How do you live by the SFA Way?

I put others first because I understand that working with others helps the community. There are always time to pay if forward and be compassionate.

In what ways do you plan to utilize your leadership skills after college?

I plan to use the importance of community and education with me to help people with drug addiction live a productive and independent life. My leadership skills are vital to this career since most individuals seek help at their lowest.

Taylor Gladney

Classification: Senior

Major: Mathematics

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Organization/Position: Student Activities Association/ Public Relations of Events

What organizations and/or offices are you involved in?

Student Activities Association

What have you gained from being a student leader?

I have learned how to interact with different types of people and I have enhanced my problem solving skills.

How do you balance your academic and co-curricular activities?

Time management! School comes first. I make sure I have done my school work done first and then I make sure I get my work done in a timely manner.

What advice would you give to a student thinking about getting involved?

DO IT! I wish I would have gotten involved earlier. It opens so many doors and teaches you about yourself.

How do you live by the SFA Way?

I make sure to be respectful to everyone I encounter, I care about everyone's well-being and I make sure to be a good representation of SAA whenever I am out and about. I am responsible, loyal, and I have integrity. SAA's core values are truth, trust, creativity, leadership, diversity, and pride. I always stand for SAA and SFA.

In what ways do you plan to utilize your leadership skills after college?

I plan on going back to school to get my masters degree in business and I hope to start my own business.

Christian Weinberg

Classification: Freshman

Major: Business

Hometown: Bellflower, California

Organization/Position: Spirit Teams, Captain

What organizations and/or offices are you involved in?

Spirit Teams

What have you gained from being a student leader?

Being a leader inside the classroom, as well as the mat.

How do you balance your academic and co-curricular activities?

By being more focused on my student work first, then focusing on my athletics.

What advice would you give to a student thinking about getting involved?

That you have to be a student first!

What advice would you give to a student thinking about getting involved?

That you have to be a student first.

How do you live by the SFA Way?

Purple Everything!!!!!

In what ways do you plan to utilize your leadership skills after college?

To be the best in everything I do, and be as humble and willing to learn as possible.