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Senior Spotlight: Travis Scheadler and Zara Zeller

Travis Scheadler

Travis Scheadler is a senior with a major in Psychology.

Originally from Goshen, Ohio, Travis plans on “continuing my studies into graduate school. I have applied to many different programs across the nation because I am not 100% set on any field. I am waiting to hear back from University of Chicago, Ball State University, Stanford University, West Virginia University, Illinois University, University of Pittsburgh, and Springfield College (MA).”

Travis has not been short on involvement at WC, beginning as an athlete on the soccer field and transitioning to track and field his freshman year. He has shown his leadership through projects in Amnesty International, membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, participation as the Environmental Awareness Chair of the Service Leaders Executive Board, being an RA, and being a Supplemental Instructor. The culmination of his leadership was his roles in Student Government as VP-Finance and Student Body President.

“My best experience at Wilmington has been serving as the Student Body President. I have learned a lot not only about the school, the people that work here, and the students that attend here, but myself as well. I have had the opportunity to lead a team of incredible Vice Presidents into a very successful year of giving back to the students.

Over the summer of 2016, Travis interned with the Sport Psychology Consultant of the Tampa Bay Rays at the National Sports Performance Institute in Tampa, Florida, which led to heavier involvement in sport psychology-related research. “I am currently in the process of trying to publish three manuscripts as well as conduct two more studies,” Travis shares.

Travis’s advice for underclassmen is to “Be proactive [and] make the best of every situation! Even if you don’t know what you are wanting to do with your life, graduate programs and employers like to accept and hire ‘go-getters.’ Take on an internship or assist a professor in research. Join a club and run for office. Lobby congress or shadow a doctor. Start doing things. It will help you have a better sense of what you do and do not like and help you establish yourself as a legitimate candidate for graduate admissions or a career.”

“I have learned a lot not only about the school, the people that work here, and the students that attend here, but myself as well.” – Travis, on his participation as SGA President

Zara Zeller in Washington D.C. with Multicultural Affairs

Zara Zeller

Zara Zeller is a senior majoring in Business Administrations with a focus in Management. She is completing her WC education in two years due to earning an associates degree from Edison State.

“Come May I don’t have any big plans post graduation, I’m just waiting to see where God takes me,” says Zara.

Born in Thornton, Colorado, Zara came to Ohio when she was 10 years old and now lives in Troy, Ohio. She is the Organizational Round Table Representative for Spectra, President of the WCBA Business Association, a sister of DTS Lil Sis, and a member of the track team.

“I have had so many great experiences [but] one of my best experiences here has to be the Multicultural Affairs trip to D.C. this past winter break. Another great experience I have had is meeting my forever family with my sisters of DTS Lil Sis. Lastly, being able to help reinstate the Business Association here on campus was an amazing opportunity.”

Zara’s advice to underclassmen is to “have as much fun as you can while you’re here, take all the opportunities that are given to you, and to stay open minded about all things. It’ll go by quick, don’t miss it.”

“Have as much fun as you can while you’re here, take all the opportunities that are given to you, and to stay open minded about all things. It’ll go by quick, don’t miss it.”

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