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The Spotlight - Executive Board

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Meet the Executive Board

Your Leadership Team

Spotlight Executive Board meets weekly. They have 10 office hours a week and plan over 50 events each semester.


Marissa Boyd is in her third year at UCM majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Corrections and Psychology. Her hometown is New London, MO.  Marissa's favorite thing about Spotlight is being able to make connections all over campus and trying to get students involved. She loves UCM because she able to live somewhere very different from where she grew up and be able to meet people that she never would have encountered in her hometown. She enjoys reading and watching Harry Potter, baking, shopping and buying people gifts.

Vice President of Marketing

Kylie Thompson comes from Springdale, AR and is a sophomore majoring in Management and Marketing. She loves that Spotlight brings fun events to campus that brings UCM students together. Kylie’s favorite thing about UCM is all the different opportunities for everyone, and in her spare time she likes being outdoors “adventuring.”

Vice President of Membership

Mikayla Elia is a sophomore double majoring in International Studies and Anthropology. Her favorite thing about UCM would have to be Jazzman’s. Mikayla loves spending time with her friends.  

Comedy Coordinator

The Comedian Coordinator is Abbey Bollinger. 

Recreation & Leisure Coordinator

The Rec & Leisure Coordinator is Taylor Kemna, who a senior Criminal Justice & Crisis Disaster Management major. She is from Stockton, MO and her favorite thing about Spotlight is the opportunity to create something unique and fun for the students of UCM. Taylor’s favorite thing about UCM is the sense of community and belonging she has discovered amongst her friends and organizations over the last three years. Her favorite thing to do is drive around country roads listening to music or having deep conversations with friends.

Pride & Traditions Coordinator

Faith Brown is a junior working toward a Social Work degree. She is from St. Louis, Missouri.  She loves how Spotlight shows the positive light and awareness about issues going on today and brings it to campus. Faith's favorite thing about UCM is how the professors care about you and the memories she is making. In her spare time, Faith loves to travel. 

Ideas & Issues Coordinator

Debra O’Reilly is a junior  from Belton, MO majoring in Social Work. She enjoys Spotlight because it brings campus together. She chose UCM because the small class sizes allow one on one time with professors. Debra enjoys cleaning, eating and coloring.  

Mules After Dark (MAD) Coordinators

There are two Mules After Dark (MAD) Coordinators and our first one is Paris Moore. Paris is a junior  from St. Louis, MO majoring in Aviation Management.  Her favorite thing about spotlight is how creative everyone is from the events we throw to how we advertise them.  She loves the school spirit at UCM and her favorite pastime is painting her nails. The other coordinator is Trevor Gillespie.  Trevor is a Community Advisor (CA) this semester and is new to the executive board. 


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