One thing is clear when you speak to Arizona Alpha Brenna McGill: she has a heart for our core value Philanthropic Service to Others. Brenna is motivated by being able to give back to her community, which is shown in her work in Pi Beta Phi and in other student organizations at the University of Arizona (U of A).
Within Pi Phi, Brenna was chosen to be part of the Hunter White Health Advocate Program, which aims to promote safety and prepare undergraduate students for any potentially dangerous situations they may encounter throughout their collegiate experience. The program is named after Hunter White, a U of A student who died in a spring break car accident in 2001. Today, each fraternity and sorority at U of A is required to have at least one representative to serve as a health advocate for the program.
In her role, Brenna attended a weekly meeting to bring information and resources back to the Arizona Alpha Chapter. Due to her positive work in this area, Brenna was asked to serve as the student representative on The Hunter White Spring Break Endowment Board. As the student voice on the Board, Brenna will assist in vetting a speaker for the group’s Safe Spring Break Symposium, which the endowment funds. The annual event, open to the entire University, brings a speaker to campus to promote positive choices and a safer spring break for students.
Brenna is also a member of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity as part of the Eller School of Management. With this student organization, Brenna helped to create networking opportunities on campus to assist in securing internships and career advice for other business school students. Outside of U of A, the group is active in volunteering at Ben’s Bells, a Tucson nonprofit helping inspire, educate and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and with the local animal shelter.
Brenna credits her participation in both groups in helping her develop a well-rounded collegiate experience. Brenna has accepted a position in Phoenix after graduation, and although it is bittersweet that her college experience is coming to an end, she is excited to develop further in her professional career.