Kinesiology major, SGA officer prepares for graduation


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Senior Kinesiology student Andrea Gilson, is getting ready to graduate Saturday May 14 at the American Bank Center as part of the class of 2016. She is also vice president of Student Government Association and has helped to create a lasting impression.

“Attending this school for the past four years have been an amazing experience and I am excited to see what’s the next chapter in life,” Gilson said.

With graduation just two weeks away, Gilson is trying to get through finals and finish the semester off right. She started out as a nursing major. However, after she helped her cousin, who was born with cerebral palsy, with physical therapy, she decided to become a kinesiology major.

Senior Francisco Gallegos, fellow member of the SGA and friend to Gilson, said Gilson is a great inspiration and role model. He believes Gilson will be very successful in the future.

“I think that definitely her involvement on campus it’s just crazy,” Gallegos said. “I don’t think I know anyone who is as involved on this campus as much as she is. I believe she is the hardest working person I know.”

Gallegos said Gilson is part of many organizations including SGA, Islander Cultural Alliance and she is president of a kinesiology organization. She is very involved and somehow still able to attend to her studies.

“I just hope I am able to take away Andrea’s dedication and apply it to my school and organizations,” Gallegos said.

Gilson had some advice for current and incoming students.

“I would recommend that they would make sure to talk to their professors and don’t be scared to talk them because they are the ones who will most likely to help you when you need it most,” Gilson said.