A key aspect of Jeremy’s academic journey since 2012 has been service to students—mostly in the form of mentorship. Through mentorship, Jeremy has had the chance to watch many of his previous students grow and develop. Perhaps his biggest joy has been watching his previous students earn recognition for their hard work and dedication to the community. Some examples include:
- Earning a Goldwater Scholarship
- Getting elected as the President of ACM-W
- Enrolling in a graduate program at Rice University
In the future, Jeremy hopes to leverage these relationships to build out a robust network of mentors for future students.
In 2005, Jeremy started playing the trombone and hasn’t turned back. Since then, he has performed in too many ensembles to list. However, a few are worth mentioning:
- Greater Columbus Concert Band: 2019-2020
- Millcreek Area Community Band: 2017
- CWRU Symphonic Winds: 2012-2016
- CWRU Jazz 1: 2012-2016 (on and off)
- PMEA District Jazz: 2010-2012 (4th, 2nd, and 1st band, respectively)
Over the years, Jeremy has also volunteered to play in various pit orchestras for musicals. For instance, he performed twice for Erie’s All-School Musical: once for Annie Get Your Game and again for Titanic.
Recently, Jeremy tried to convert some of his passion for music and the trombone into a niche site called Trill Trombone.
In 2013, Jeremy decided to get involved on his college campus by joining the Murray Hill Community Council for the Residence Hall Association (RHA) at Case Western Reserve University. At the time, he served as the social coordinator which carried the responsibility of thoroughly documenting programs and events. In addition, he attended weekly programming and general body meetings.
In 2014, Jeremy joined the Upper Class Community Council where he served in the same role. At the time, he decided to apply to attend the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH) regional conference as a delegate. By a stroke of luck, he was accepted.
After experiencing his first conference, Jeremy decided that he wanted to share that experience with others. As a result, he decided to run for Vice President of External Communication where he could serve as his institution’s National Communications Coordinator (NCC).
After getting elected, Jeremy then went on to attend three additional conferences with a delegation of his own:
- National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) 2015
- CAACURH 2015
- No Frills 2016
And, the organization even let him attend NACURH 2016 to train the incoming NCC.
In addition to going to conferences, the NCC is also responsible for putting together bids for awards. Over the course of the year, Jeremy coauthored a First Year Experience bid which recognizes the outstanding contributions of a first year student. At NACURH 2016, that bid was selected as the best in the nation.
Outside of the NCC responsibilities, Jeremy also attended regular executive and general body meetings. In addition, he supported the Carlton Road Community Council by attending all their events and meetings.