My name is Rhea-Ann Moses—but everyone calls me Rhea—I have the privilege of representing Theta Chi Epsilon sorority as a 2013 Winter Carnival Queen finalist. Winter Carnival has always been a special time of year when the students at Michigan Tech come together to celebrate all the wonderful things in the Keweenaw. In addition to the giant snow statue’s that are custom during Winter Carnival, we get to participate in a collection of fun activities including: broomball, stage revue, and a variety of special events. Even though I am accustomed to dealing with snow nearly year round because I am from the Upper Peninsula, participating in Winter Carnival has taught me new ways to enjoy the beautiful UP winters.

I am a 4th year (graduating!) senior, double majoring in Marketing and Business Management. I switched into the School of Business after my first semester, and even though I could have transferred schools, I had already fallen in love with Michigan Tech and wanted to stay. Through the School of Business and all the amazing professors that have taught my classes, I feel as though I have been very well prepared to move out of the UP and into the world of business. Not only has the School of Business given me a wonderful education, but I have also had the opportunity to get involved through the business clubs. Currently I am president for the Michigan Tech chapter of American Marketing Association. We try to get as involved on campus as possible by offering advertising assistance to other student organizations and even to local businesses. We also try to give back by being involved in an annual fundraising effort for Michigan Youth in Government. I am also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society.

I have grown as an individual since coming to Michigan Tech in the fall 2009. One of the most prominent organizations that helped shape the woman I am today is my sorority, Theta Chi Epsilon. It has been a wonderful experience to be part of such an amazing group of women. Since joining Theta Chi Epsilon, I have been able to become more involved in service throughout the community and also be part of many philanthropy events that give back to a number of national organizations such as American Cancer Society. I have been given several leadership opportunities within the organization and currently hold the office of Treasurer. By being part of the Greek community, I was also given the privilege to become part of Order of Omega, a leadership honor society. This organization gets involved in service events, like blood drives, that benefit locally and nationally. In Order of Omega, I have been elected to serve as secretary for my last semester at Michigan Tech.

In addition to school and clubs, I am also a Human Resources Intern with the Department of Defense. I work on campus, through the Career Services office, helping students who are interested in careers with the federal government. I have been fortunate to use the skills I have been taught in the classroom and apply them in a professional setting. The internship has been a rewarding experience and has taught me to be a self motivator and young professional.

In my spare time, I enjoy a variety of fun activities including: snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, horseback riding, camping, fishing, boating, reading, watching movies, and playing video games. I also love to travel! Though I am terrified of flying, since I started flying for an internship a couple of summers ago I have not been able to stop! I would like to extend a big thank you to my sponsor, Dairy Queen, and my on campus sponsor Theta Chi Epsilon. I cannot wait for the Winter Carnival festivities to begin!