COWCHELLA

"Cowchella" was simply an idea that I had during my first year at UCM. I noticed that the University wasn't hosting any concerts or large scale events like other major Universities were doing to entertain their students. I sought out to change the way that the students thought of their school in terms of entertainment.

That year, we hosted the first two concerts that UCM had ever seen. We brought: LMFAO, Dev, The Cataracts Hypercrush and Far East Movement. The following year I moved up from an Event Runner to a Concert Programmer. This year we were able to host larger events, reaching out to a wider range of student interest and brought artists including Travis Porter, Living Legends, and John West. By my third year on the Board, I was managing the large operations for the concerts in preparation for the Director of Student Activities. My senior year we brought eye opening acts such as Rob Schneider, T-Pain, Steve-0, Dj A-Trak, Kat Deluna, Poreotics, Iamsu and Kool John.

Battle of the Dj's

CAB Loves You A Latte: Starbucks Giveaway

In spite of the cold weather and finals, we planned an event in which we would provide free latte's catered from Starbucks. We provided the students with 400 various drinks and the event was successful. We took full advantage of the strong well known brand of Starbucks by being the first organization to ever bring ready to drink lattes on campus for students.

2nd Annual Winter Festival

This was the second year that we were able to put together the Winter Festival with the Multicultural Student Council. The council brought together almost all of cultural clubs on campus to showcase how their culture celebrates the holidays. We worked with them to be sure that there were decorations, sound, and helped fund some of the costs that the clubs needed to be covered. One of our biggest incentives that we used to push this event was free CAB scarves for the first 100 attendees. The previous year, we hit capacity of our venue with about 400 attendees and this time around, we did not have a capacity issue since the event was outside. We had a total of 900 signed in attendees, not including all of the students who simply came out to take photos and enjoy the holiday spirit.

Director of Student Activities

As the director of Student Activities of the University of California, Merced I took pride in representing the 6,341 undergraduates with the best of events and activities for them . I found joy and excitement when I was able to make students feel excited about events. I would often compare my position to the CEO of a company. My company being the Campus Activities Board and the steak holders were the 6,341 students. It is was our job as an organization to make the students as happy as possible given that each of them paid an activities fee for us to manage. With the help of  the administration, I have grown tremendously as a student leader and event planner.

Bare Necessities Undie Run

We were honored to be able to be a part of our university's first annual Bare Necessities Run. In collaboration with Kappa Kappa Gamma, Black Student Union and the Office of Student Life we hosted a great event. Our organization took the initiative to be in charge of sound and entertainment. We did business with a company to bring lights, stage sound and found a student dj to entertain the participants during and after the run. Event outcome- 30 containers of  donations & 500 Students to participate in the 5k night run.

7th Annual Soul'd Out Poetry Jam

I was so excited to be a part of my 4th consecutive "Soul'd Out" Poetry Jam at UC Merced. Since my 1st year on the Campus Activities Board, this was one of my favorite traditional events. I loved  finding student performers to participate in the show .This year we had 10 student performers and Rudy Francisco as our main act. We had the event in our classroom of building 102 which holds about 368 students and we filled the entire venue. 

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