Samantha Coykendall

From Williamston, MI

Highschool: Williamston High School

Class of 2015
Future Alma Mater:
Alma College

Independent Student of the Day

Samantha Coykendall is a senior at Alma College, majoring in Business Administration and Dance.

She enjoys being involved on campus, participating in everything from intramural sports to Alternative Breaks.  Samantha is an active member of several campus organizations including: Alpha Xi Delta where she is the Academic Achievement Chair, Alma College Dance Company, Almanian Newspaper, and the Panhellenic Council. As a First Year Guide, Samantha assisted sixteen new Alma Scots in their transition to college life through academic and social guidance.

Alma College has opened doors for Samantha.  This past summer, Samantha interned at McDonald's Corporation headquarters in the Restaurant Solutions Group for Alignment and Planning.  "I appreciate all of the opportunities that Alma has given me over the past 4 years and the future I have to look forward to."

My motivation

I am motivated by wanting to be the best that I can be in all aspects of life. I like to surround myself with friends that share the same outlook on life so we can encourage and challenge each other to be better everyday.

My latest accomplishments

I recently completed my senior thesis in the dance department that combines both my business and dance majors through developing a business plan for a working dance studio.

Next big goal

My next goal is to get my first job out of college and to move to somewhere I've never lived before.

Why is choosing your own path important?

Choosing your own path is important because it is what determines happiness. By following the crowd, it is easy to get swept up and forget about what you are passionate about. By forging your own path, you shape your future, your happiness and your success.

Favorite place on campus

My apartment, hanging out with my roommates

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