Their emails fill our inboxes. Their events are fodder for annual facebook photo bonanzas. Their promotional renditions of Top 40 songs stick in our heads longer than Michael Scott’s most recent parody.
They are the Associate Student Body. But who are they, really?
Early this semester, the members of ASB sat down for a candid interview, during which they shared some memorable facts about themselves, proving they are just regular people, despite their prominent roles on campus.
Well, maybe “regular” isn’t the right word, considering what these campus leaders revealed about themselves.
Take President David Collett, for example. A senior from San Jose, Calif., Collett had an obsession with vacuums from ages 2 to 6.
“I would carry around a binder with pictures of vacuums in them,” Collett admitted. ‘I knew all the brand names. Every time my parents would go to the store, I always wanted to go with them just so I could look at the vacuums.
“I even had a vacuum camp name: Hoover.”
Student Ministries Coordinator Megan Franklin, also a senior, from Puyallup, Wash., confessed her lifelong dream of being a princess at Disneyland.
“I always thought it would be cool to be Alice in Wonderland, even though she wasn’t a princess,” Franklin said. “I really liked the movie, and I like that she wears an apron, because I like aprons.”
Franklin also won a local version of America Idol at her community college singing “Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood.
“That’s kind of embarrassing to admit, but I did win $300!” she said, laughing.
Student Organizations Coordinator Ben Pearson told of his experience being robbed by gunpoint at a local Wendy’s his senior year of high school.
“It was Free Frosty Day, and a guy came in asking for our money,” Pearson said. ‘I gave him all 30 cents.”
The remaining ASB members offered brief but interesting facts about themselves:
Josh Warner, vice president, is one of eight siblings; Paul Martin, treasurer, plays on the basketball team with his younger brother, Clay; and Jason Bernard, intramural coordinator, just got married.
Pearson added a final, unforgettable tidbit about himself:
“My chest hair looks like the Batman symbol,” he said.