Hello! My name is Shelby Wester and I am the Resident Assistant for the 2016-2017 Panther Military, Veteran, and ROTC Living Learning Community! Welcome!
We are very excited for the year and have a lot of big plans in the works for the coming months. Already our members have formed some great friendships just by living in the same building and knowing they are all part of the LLC gave them an initial starting point on which to build those friendships. For the LLC, we started the year with a kick-off event. All LLC members were invited, as were our professional University Stakeholders. We all got together and went bowling at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Recreation Center, here on campus.
We feel that it is very important for our LLC members to not only get to know each other but to get to know the campus resources that are invested in their experience in the LLC. In this case, that meant that our members got to bowl with our Military and Veteran Resource Center (MAVRC) Representative, the Residence life Coordinator from University Housing, and myself, the RA. We bowled for almost two hours, enjoying snacks and some great conversations along the way. Our members discussed their personal experiences with the military and talked with the LLC Stakeholders about what they look to get out of the LLC, which has played a major role in the events that we have planned out for our members already. It is so important to us that we build a community that is welcoming and fun but also ensures the best experience possible for our Panther Military, Veteran, and ROTC LLC members. We are looking forward to an amazing year!! Stick around for what is to come.
-Resident Assistant, Shelby Wester