A 2018 inductee into Lynn University’s Student Leadership Hall of Fame, Megan Perry ’09, credits her student involvement experience as a building block that helped her succeed later in life.
“My involvement at Lynn not only granted me lifelong friendships, but gave me fulfilling life experiences and skills that I utilize in my career today,” she said. “Lynn helped me strive to be a leader in everything I do.”
During her tenure, Perry gave back to Lynn and the local community, serving student organizations like the Student Government Association and other projects across Boca Raton. As president of Knights in the Community, a student-led leadership program that supported local not for profits, Megan raised over $6,000 and led the organization to take on more than 25 community service-based projects.
Here is what she had to say about her Hall of Fame nomination, years at Lynn and advice to current students.
Why do you believe you were nominated?
I must have impacted my peers and others at Lynn enough for them to think of me for this award. Being considered makes me feel both honored and thankful that I was able to make a difference.
What does it mean to you?
Lynn inspired some of the best years of my life. It turned me into an individual that thrives on inspiring success and showing others the value of service. This award means my hard work did not go unnoticed, and I was able to make a difference in the Lynn and Boca Raton communities. It means that someone took the resources I gave them and used them to help others, continuing the legacy I helped establish.
What activities were you involved in during your studies on campus?
During my time at Lynn, I aspired to be as active on campus as possible. For example, I was the president of Knights in the Community and the Law and Justice Club; captain of Relay for Life; and a coordinator for Habitat for Humanity, Resident Hall Association and of the Honor Council in Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. I participated in Model United Nations, Student Government Association, Knights Activities Team, Knights of the Roundtable, and served as a orientation assistant. I was also named to the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society and the President’s Honor Society.
How do you stay involved with Lynn?
I follow Lynn on Facebook and Instagram. This helps me stay updated with all university and alumni events. Social media is also a fantastic way of staying in contact with fellow alumni.
Any advice to current students?
Get involved! Whether you see a flyer in a dorm hall to join an organization or a club’s booth trying to recruit new members—put your name on the list. Walking by those are missed opportunities to grow yourself, help others and make new friends. The best thing I did during my time at Lynn was to sign up for a sorority because it opened the door to endless possibilities. You will never regret signing up for something, you will only regret not doing it sooner.