Getting to know your student senator, Michelle Bradley

Aspiring businesswoman, Michelle Bradley, came to Shippensburg University from Dover, Pa. looking for an education that would prepare her for a career in entrepreneurship.

Now that Bradley is a student senator for the class of 2017, she hopes to bring her business ideals to the realm of government. “I’m going to be approaching Student Senate from a business point of view,” said Bradley.

During her education at Dover Area High School, Bradley was involved in Future Business Leaders of America as vice president and interim-president. Bradley was also a member of the golf team, an ambassador for National Society of High School Scholars, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Outside of academics, Bradley is a face-paint artist, which has grown out of her love for festivals. Since Bradley was a child, she has been going to the Spoutwood Fairie Festival in Glen Rock, Pa. “It’s always been a part of my life, it’s like a second home,” said Bradley.

In the process of deciding which college to attend, Bradley felt as though SU students had an open-mindedness about them as well as a drive to get things done, which attracted her to the school. This “utopian personality”, as Bradley calls it, is a facet of her life which she hopes to bring to Student Senate.

“I’m not here to get a shiny piece of paper to show an employer so I can go sit in a cubicle. I’m here to learn skills that I’m going to use. In the end, what’s going to matter for me as an entrepreneur isn’t how many titles I have but how much information and knowledge I’ve gained and how I can use it,” said Bradley.

As a voice for the class of 2017, Bradley is required to serve on at least two committees in Student Senate. She is a member of the Student Group and Activities Committee as well as Class Council, which determines the class gift.

A dual-major in accounting and entrepreneurship, Bradley is highly focused on her academics as a member of the SU honors program. She is also a member of Adventure Club, a regular at the Socrates Cafe, and active in Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).

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