SEE THE DIFFERENCE
Mallory Apel, a senior studying occupational therapy, is from Sylvania, Ohio, but she has embraced the EMU community as her own. She is involved in numerous student organizations and has been a new student orientation assistant for three years and a campus tour guide for four years.
For Mallory, getting involved was a great way of transitioning into making new friends and thriving in the University setting.
"I tell my new students all the time," said Mallory, "Do something that keeps you here after class. Live the creed. Building relationships is part of it and being involved is how you do it."
A recipient of a leader award as well as a scholarship from the Housing Department, Mallory is thankful for every penny she receives that can go toward her education.
"A scholarship is the insurance that I'm going to be here. EMU gives people an opportunity they didn't think they had. A scholarship is that extra 'I can do it'," said Mallory.
Mallory has plans of finishing her degree and pursuing a career in occupational therapy research with a focus on sensory integration with autism and pediatrics.