CFPCA's Dean's Delegates Program
Each year, several students are selected through an interview process to represent their major department as Dean's Delegates. The delegates provide student outreach at on and off campus events. They act as an advisory board to the dean and work to enhance student relations. If you are interested in becoming a Dean's Delegate, please email Kelly Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART AND ART HISTORY
Claire Cisco is a junior working towards her BA in Fashion Merchandising. She is a recipient of the Marji Kunz Fashion Scholarship, which is awarded to students in the Design and Merchandising program who have shown exemplary work. This is Claire's first year being a Dean's Delegate. Claire is also a member of the Delta Zeta sorority and currently serves as their Assistant to Programming. She's super excited to be involved even more on campus and to hopefully inspire students to consider Fashion Merchandising as their major! https://blogs.wayne.edu/ccisco/
Linda Tu Son was born and raised in Vietnam. She moved to the US when she was 8 years old and has always had a passion for art so she decided to pursue it as a career. She will be graduating this school year in May with a BFA: Concentrations in Graphic Design and Photography. She has been working on campus since 2016 at the Graphic Design Open Lab as a Lab Monitor/Manager. There she helps students with Graphic Design and keeps track of supplies and the other lab monitors. She's a very cheerful person and easy to talk to. On her free time, she loves to explore other mediums in creating art and playing her huge collection of Nintendo video games.
Addison Wallace is a senior at Wayne State University. She is majoring in journalism and minoring in nutrition and food science. This is her third year being a Dean's Delegate. As a Dean's Delegate, she enjoys giving tours of the communication department. In addition, she is also a peer mentor for a course in the English department this fall. Addie is from Birmingham, MI and graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart, in Bloomfield Hills, in 2014. https://blogs.wayne.edu/waynestatebuzz/
Aya Elsherif is a senior pursuing a major in Public Relations and three minors in Communication Studies, Media Arts and Studies, and Political Science. She loves to travel and learn about different cultures. Aya hopes to one day work on an international level with organizations such as the United Nations or UNICEF. While attending Wayne State she has worked on Hall Council for Ghafari Hall, as a Peer Mentor for Comerica Scholars, and an Orientation Presenter for CFPCA. She is currently a Resident Advisor for University Towers, and runs the Humans of Wayne State University blog. https://blogs.wayne.edu/surviveandthrive/.
Lucas Bell is a second year student at Wayne State University majoring in Journalism. His passion for cars and writing brought him to the Motor City to pursue a career in automotive journalism. This is his first year as a Dean's Delegate. Lucas graduated from Dexter High School in his hometown of Dexter, Michigan. He is a resident in the CFPCA living community that is the Thompson Home. He hopes to one day be an Executive Editor for a publication in the Metro Detroit Area. https://blogs.wayne.edu/cfpcalucasbell/
Sarah Kominek is double majoring in Communication Studies and Journalism at Wayne State University. Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Sarah graduated high school early to sail tallships on the Great Lakes before moving to down-east Maine. While living on the east coast Sarah spent time working in behavioral health while taking classes part time at University of Maine. She also took advantage of the incredible landscape of coastal Maine, kayaking and backpacking when she wasn't spending time farming her homestead in Machias, in Washington County. Back in the Mitten State, she studied at Kalamazoo Valley Community College before ultimately transferring to Wayne State University. https://blogs.wayne.edu/sarahjacklilly/
Christian Sands was born and raised in Detroit and graduated from the Detroit School of Arts. He is a senior in the music department studying cello performance. Christian has participated in several programs in the city including Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Youth Ensembles and Urban Stringz II. He is a member of the Wayne State Symphony Orchestra, Wayne State Wind Symphony, Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra and the Sposa String Quartet. He teaches private lessons at several locations across metro Detroit. Christian studies cello with Professor Marcy Chateaux and is aspiring to one day play in a professional music organization, where he hopes to inspire youth of all backgrounds.
THEATRE AND DANCE
Alyssa Grabinski is a second year student at Wayne State pursing a BS in Dance with an interest in Graphic Design. She is also the Vice President of the student organization Wayne Working Against Childhood Cancer. Alyssa is a member of Company One within the dance program and has worked with Illuminositi Dance Co. She hopes to impact her community with the arts and do it all with a smile. 😊
Kathryn McGinty is a second year dance major pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts. This is her first year as a Dean's Delegate. Kathryn is originally from Pinckney, MI and is currently living on campus. During her time dancing at Wayne State, she has had the opportunity to perform with WSU's Dance Company One and has participated in several choreographic works. Outside of dance, Kathryn enjoys drawing, painting and exploring Detroit.
Tori Leigh Miller is a sophomore theatre student studying acting. In addition to being a Dean's Delegate, she is the Peer Mentor for the CFPCA's Living Learning Community where she lives with freshmen artists in the college and helps guide them through the first year of their new lives. Tori is an optimist and lover of television, superheroes, video games, skateboarding, and every kind of art form within reach. She's a student for life, always learning and always willing to help where she can. https://blogs.wayne.edu/torileigh/
Yakeem Tatum is a 3rd-Year BFA Theatre major. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies. Yakeem has acted in 8 productions since his arrival to Wayne State in the fall of 2015 and worked in the theatre department's box office and marketing office. Yakeem spent his summer of 2017 in Moscow, studying abroad with the Month in Moscow program. He is currently a resident advisor in the WSU residence halls and a content creator for the theatre department's social media. Outside of WSU, Yakeem is a General Manager of a Radio Station called Be-Moor Radio, making him the youngest General Manager of a radio station in the world. Yakeem is very excited to be a Dean's Delegate and looks forward to his future as a content creator for the world. Check out his blog and let him tell you who he is. https://blogs.wayne.edu/cfpcayakeemtatum/