IMPACT leader looks back on successful summer

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — After months of enthusiastic engagement and hard work, IMPACT 2023 has finally come to an end.

With this year’s orientation now over, one IMPACT leader is reflecting on her memories from over the summer.

“It’s a little bittersweet,” IMPACT leader Macy Kate Owens said. “Of course we’re all exhausted but at the same time it’s sad. We’ve had so many happy memories together this summer. We’re all sad to go but, at the same time, I know we’re also all ready to rest and have just some quiet time before we start back at school.”

Each summer, IMPACT leaders work to help new students transition into Troy University’s culture and academic life. According to Owens, despite the hard work, the summer’s success made IMPACT a rewarding experience.

“I really have just grown so much as a person. I’ve gained so many new friendships and I’ve gotten to make a lot of connections with the students as well as a bunch of people in the Office of Admissions. The relationships I’ve been able to build has been the most rewarding part.”

Despite minor challenges, Owens said she is grateful to TROY for allowing her to create memorable experiences.

“We’ve all gotten super close and we’ve gotten to make really good connections with the students. It’s really just been the best opportunity. I’m so thankful I’ve had it.”

Now that IMPACT is over, Troy University is preparing for the upcoming fall semester. Fall classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 16.