Being part of Phi Mu Foundation Collegiate Leadership Council has opened my eyes to how important Phi Mu Foundation is to our sisterhood. Before being selected to the CLC, I was aware of the basics about Phi Mu Foundation, but now I know so much more about how the Foundation allows for sisters to help and encourage other sisters.
Being part of the CLC has given me so many great opportunities to connect with sisters from around the country, as well as alumnae. One of my favorite aspects of the CLC is the Trustee mentor program. I was fortunate enough to be paired with Jen Wu as my Trustee mentor, and I always looked forward to our chats, emails, and texts. It was amazing to me that she would take time out of her busy schedule to make time to see how I was doing, in life and in Phi Mu. She encouraged me to run for Philanthropy chair and I knew if I ever needed her for anything, she would always be willing to help.
Thanks to the CLC, I have women like Jen to aspire to be more like as I continue my Phi Mu journey. I am so grateful for the way Jen has helped me along in my CLC experience. My Trustee mentor made me realize how important it is for Phi Mu women to continue to invest in the future generations of Phi Mu. I hope to one day be able to impact a future Phi Mu, the way Jen impacted me.
Caroline Freeman is a member of the Kappa Omicron Chapter at Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus and a member of the 2018-19 Collegiate Leadership Council.