Q & A: Junior Suzanne Talley opens up about experiences with Exercise Science and Health Education Club
Q. What is the ESHE Club?
A. Well, it’s particularly for ESHE majors. We get guest speakers from the community who are in-house like Radford professors. They come to speak and it’s oriented towards all of the majors that make up the ESHE club.
Q. How is the ESHE Club helping the community?
A. We currently did Relay for Life and have helped support the seed packing event on campus. We are really trying to advocate community building and becoming involved with all of the concentrations that make up an ESHE major. We took nine students to a conference in February through our club also.
Q. What areas of study constitute the ESHE department?
A. There are seven areas of study: two majors and five concentrations. There are also four minors.
Q. For those who don’t know what the seed-packing event is, will you explain what the ESHE Club is doing to help and how students can become involved?
A. We are helping fund the event. We are getting people from our major and our club to come out and support the cause, as well as pack seeds. Basically, we will be packing seeds for two hours and then we will send the packages to South Sudan to feed families. The packages of seeds will feed about 8,000 families for 4-6 months.
Q. Since the club is for students within the ESHE department, is it required that ESHE students join?
A. It’s not required for students in the major to become involved, but it is highly recommended and we have gotten a great turn out. Any ESHE major can join anytime during any semester. We have monthly meetings and listen to the speakers. Potential members have to fill out an application and turn it into a faculty advisor. It’s not a long process.
Q. How long has the ESHE Club been on campus?
A. We have been on campus for about four years now, so we’re fairly new. We’re still trying to work out kinks but we have a really good foot on the ground type of ordeal.
Q. How many members does the ESHE Club have?
A. Students who join pay their dues and get a t-shirt to support the club. Actually, half of our dues went to Relay for Life and we have about 80 members.
Q. How has your personal experience with ESHE helped you?
A. My experience has been really great. I got involved my freshman year and have been on the executive board since my sophomore year. I have learned a lot from the speakers and have gained personal connections with the professors. It was just a really great way to get my name out there and promote something that I’m so passionate about.
Q. From what you have learned so far by being involved with ESHE, what is your advice to others?
A. My biggest advice is for anyone to just strive to live a physically active lifestyle. I think it’s really important, especially on a college campus with the stress of school. Even if it’s just riding a bike, you can really enact a physical lifestyle.
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