CIVCM Ambassador Bio: Gretchen Shaffer (Penn State Behrend)

CIVCM Ambassador Bio: Gretchen Shaffer (Penn State Behrend)

Gretchen Shaffer

Gretchen Shaffer (Senior, Plastics Engineering Technology) is currently serving as the CIVCM Ambassador for the PSU Behrend campus. During her tenure as ambassador, Gretchen has worked to increase the visibility of the CIVCM minor through a variety of means, including digital signage campaigns, meeting with prospective students, and offering presentations in classroom and extracurricular settings. Gretchen serves as a liaison between CIVCM students and faculty members, assisting with practical matters such as arranging meetings and establishing lasting organizational frameworks and channels of communication. She is also tasked with recruiting for the minor, efforts that have translated into increased enrollment in CIVCM course offerings and greater numbers of students formally declaring their affiliation with the minor.

Outside of her work with the CIVCM Ambassador program, Gretchen also serves on the Executive Board of Alpha Phi Omega (a national service fraternity), and is a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, as well as “Random Acts of Kindness,” a PSU campus philanthropic organization.