Evans Scholar elected to Marquette student senate
Our September Scholar of the Month is also our newly elected Marquette University Student Government Senator Maggie McPike. She is a sophomore studying psychology, from North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois. When asked what the Evans Scholarship means to her, Maggie stated she would not be at a university of this caliber if it wasn’t for the Evans Scholarship, and dwelled on the importance of group living. She stated that living in the Evans Scholarship House has positively impacted her character and how she presents herself to others. “Living with a group of people who are motivated to succeed drives me to work harder and make the ESF and its donors proud,” Maggie says.
Although group living is a benefit to the Scholars, it is sometimes difficult for the rest of campus to understand. We are mistakenly addressed as golfers, or the people who caddie for Marquette’s golf team, when really those who receive the Scholarship have a lot more to offer than their caddie record. Maggie volunteered to run for the senator position due to the encouragement of her peers within the house, and her desire to address the unfortunate gap between the Evans Scholars and the rest of Marquette’s campus.
“Joining MUSG is a way to actively change our image and expand our involvement throughout campus,” says Maggie. As the Evans Scholar Senator, Maggie will be a part of the general senate of student government. Their main duty is to make legislation for changes on campus as well as hear out the concerns of the student body. They make decisions regarding funding opportunities for student organizations and ensure every student has a way to get involved on campus. Her involvement in MUSG will hopefully increase Marquette’s awareness of the Evans Scholarship and its unique pillar of group living.
Thank you, Maggie, for your dedication and hard work!