Women: Elaine Johnson was eighth overall as the Saints placed fourth at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championships. Johnson earned honorable mention all-conference and represented the Saints at the NAIA national championships. Junior Arika Knannlein was named a NAIA Scholar Athlete.
Men: The Saints placed third at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championships. Samuel Parlette led SHU with an 11th place finish (26 minutes, 17 seconds) and was named the WHAC Newcomer of the Year. Parlette and Brett Smith both earned honorable mention all-conference. Parlette, Smith and Justin Bateson each represented the Saints at the NAIA national championships. Parlette earned a top 100 finish, finishing 98th overall at 25 minutes, 52 seconds.
Women: The Saints finished third in the final Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference standings last fall. Freshman Andrea Richards was named to the All-WHAC first team, while teammates Ashley Everett and Sydney Gossett each earned honorable mention recognition. Andrea Rumler was the team’s Champions of Character recipient.
Men: Senior Nick Campbell was named to the All-Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference first team after earning conference medalist honors last fall. Joe Forest received the team’s Champions of Character award. SHU finished third in the final team WHAC standings.
The Networking Missing “Link”
Six thousand, six hundred and fifty-seven.
That’s the number of connections currently displaying on Siena Heights University’s Linked In university page.
Don’t know what Linked In is yet?
According to Wikipedia (if you don’t know what Wikipedia is, I may have lost you), Linked In is a “business-oriented social networking service. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of June 2013, LinkedIn reports more than 259 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories.”
In other words, there are 6,657 people who claim a Siena Heights connection. That’s a pretty impressive network.
In fact, it’s so impressive that I used it to research some of the subjects who appear in this issue of Reflections. Our Linked In university page displays our connections in a career-related fashion. There are main category breakdowns such as people employed in health care, higher education and marketing. There is even a listing by company or organization, if you want to dig that deep.
As someone who relies on information for much of my work, I found it fascinating. Almost addicting.