Dean of Students, Dr. Ann Wendle, knows what it takes to be a Relevant Ram.
What is your role at Shepherd and how does it relate to the "Relevant Rams"?
"I am the Dean of Students, I work with students to create an avenue for what students want to talk about on campus"
What advice do you have to offer a new student at Shepherd?
How do you think alcohol and drug use effect the Shepherd student population?
"I believe that alcohol and drug use impact students in ways that are unexpected to them. Often students end up with real life consequences that could have been avoided"
What is your preferred 3-D Stand Up, Don't Stand By method-direct, distract, or delegate?
What advice could you offer to someone struggling with mental illness or substance abuse?
"Reach out. In addition yo using counseling services, get connected with someone you can 'check in' with"
What is your favorite part of the Shepherd Community?
How would you suggest a student get involved at Shepherd?
"Go to programs, talk with the Residence Life Staff, volunteer your time"
What advice would you offer someone who is in a situation of relationship or interpersonal violence?
"Seek Support though our staff and campus resources."
As a Shepherd Administrator, how have you seen the student population come together on issues like mental illness, alcohol, drugs, and interpersonal violence?
"The climate on campus is caring. If there is an issue, we don't need to rally for support because it is already there. Everyone is willing to come together for the sake of others"
What do you think it takes to be relevant as a Shepherd Ram?
"Openness, interest, and creative initiative"