Countdown to Commencement – Lauren Post
This week’s “Countdown to Commencement” video features Lauren Post, an English and Political Science major. She was nominated by Dr. Jim Bowman, Assistant Professor of English, and Dr. John Harman, Professor of Political Science.
Over the last four years on campus, Post has been extensively involved in a variety of clubs. She serves as the English Club’s media coordinator and a writer for the Cardinal Courier, played soccer her freshman and sophomore years, and is a student ambassador for the Admissions Department. Additionally, she is a member of Fisher Players, serving as costume coordinator and, this semester, as a member of the club’s executive board.
Bowman said that Post’s project on the rhetorical pedagogy of the Strong Museum, which she completed and presented to peers as a sophomore in a 300-level rhetoric course, left an impression on him.
“Since then, I was a reader for a summer undergraduate research project she completed about parallels between the Arab Spring in Egypt and the revolutions in Eastern Europe in 1989. That has turned into a very substantial and impressive document,” he said. “Lauren’s remarkable enthusiasm for learning and intellectual curiosity stand out in my mind as distinctive.”
He also said that Post has become a positive force on campus. Along with her involvement on campus, she has been involved in several endeavors in the local community. According to Bowman, faculty members in both English and Political Science have been very impressed by Post and grateful for the substantial impact she has had on their departments.
“Lauren is someone we currently urge our freshman and sophomore majors and minors to get to know, and someone we will surely be inviting back to speak about how Fisher helped her develop into the scholar, peer, and role model she has become,” said Bowman.
Post has played a vital behind-the-scenes role for Fisher Players, and handled the costuming for Grease, Cinderella, Mother is a Freshman, and several other events. Bowman credits Post with the revival of the English Club, after she played an active role in the Spelling Bee in fall 2010, an event which gained the club recognition by the Student Government Association.
“I have been very proud to watch her develop from a shy but gifted sophomore into a self-confident leader with tremendous scholarly and professional promise,” said Bowman.
Both Bowman and Harman predict that Post will eventually work in public policy or international diplomacy and say she will “represent Fisher very well in the coming decade.”
Meet this week’s featured senior, Lauren Post!