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Freshman on track for successful future

November 12, 2010, Whitney Schaefer

${image-alt} Business student Brittany Greathouse

Brittany Greathouse, a fourth generation SIU student, has started off her freshman year with a mentality geared towards success. Majoring in accounting and minoring in Spanish, she is focused on obtaining a high GPA as well as getting involved not only within the College of Business, but with SIU as a whole.

Greathouse is a member of seven different organizations on campus: Accounting Society, Blacks Interested in Business, Business Leadership Council, NAACP, National Association of Black Accountants, OOPS! Entertainment, and the Senator of Thompson Point for Undergraduate Student Government. She also is a student blogger for SIU, writing in her blog frequently about her experiences as a freshman.

Greathouse currently resides in Brown Hall and is participating in the School of Accountancy FIG (Freshman Interest Groups) program. There, she lives with other College of Business students, making it convenient for them to help each other with their business classes.

While at SIU, Greathouse has set the bar high for the goals she wants to accomplish. She wants to maintain a 4.0 GPA. Later, she will be looking to obtain internships, study abroad in Spain, and continue taking leadership positions in some of the registered student organizations she is currently involved in, including wanting to head the SIU chapter of the NAACP and the SIU student body. After graduation, Greathouse is considering continuing her education at SIU through the Master of Accountancy program or pursuing a master’s degree in international business at another college.

After spending almost three months as a student, her favorite part of about the College of Business is the specialties it offers. She enjoys the services the Office of Minority Affairs provides and speaking with Michael Haywood, Director of Minority Affairs. The Advisement Office, especially her advisor Tabitha Stone, gives her help and support with her classes and future class schedules. She also created her resume with the help of Matt Purdy, Associate Director of the Career Placement Center. “The staff here is looking out for your best interests and their doors are always open. They teach me what I need to be doing to stay ahead of the game.”