Junior Chloe Rodenbeek, from Salina, Kansas,has earned Baker University’s Student Leader of the Month distinction for October based on her work organizing a performance by the Baker University Speech Choir at Valeo Behavioral Health Care in Topeka.

In addition to Speech Choir, Rodenbeek is involved in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and choir. She is also the student director of iLead, a program that challenges student leaders to explore and develop their diversity and inclusion skills, and serves as vice president of the Junior Class in the Student Senate.

“Chloe was an excellent team leader and did a wonderful job leading her Speech Choir team by encouraging creative blocking and understanding of characters,” said her nominator. “The opportunity Chloe provided also prompted important discussion in Speech Choir about mental health that positively impacted students to know they are not alone. Her passion for helping break the stigma revolving around mental health shows great leadership.”

“I feel really honored,” said Rodenbeek. “At the time, I was super stressed about school. This recognition gave me a boost for the end of the semester. I work very hard, and it’s great to be acknowledged.”

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