MARYVILLE, Mo- Being the president of an organization is a responsibility that comes with a lot of hard work, time dedicated to the organization, and commitment shown to keep the organization running smoothly. Northwest Missouri State University’s Mallory Daugherty has all of these qualities and more that make her an excellent president for the Student Activities Council on campus.
Daugherty is a junior at Northwest studying communications which has helped her a lot with her role as President of SAC. Coming into Northwest Daugherty didn’t know that she wanted to be a communications major but after her internship with Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce in Atlantic, Iowa the event planning aspect of the job really helped make the decision.
“Taking communication classes has prepared me for the tasks that I have to do as president. I have to build relationships and communicate with people not only from our campus but other places as well. The skills that I have been taught in classes have helped make that possible.” Daugherty thinks while all the classes she has taken have given her useful skills for her future but Organizational Communication has helped her a lot with being the leader of an organization.
Building relationships is not the only thing that the President of SAC has to do. Leading team meetings, solving problems, and making sure events run smoothly are just a few more of the responsibilities held in this position.
“It takes a lot of effort, but it is all worth it in the end,” says Daugherty. With the hard work that gets put in, there also gets to be some good things taken from the experience. Recently, Daugherty got to go to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the National Activities Conference where she witnessed potential performers for the SAC organization to bring to Northwest. This allowed her to build relationships and see some great talent.
After getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Daugherty plans to further her education here at Northwest through the Master’s Program. After receiving her MBA, Daugherty hopes to continue in organizational leadership and event planning.