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    History of the Group
    Iron Tree Blooming sprang from student Brian Keating’s interest in founding a campus mediation society. After completing English professor Barbara Gordon’s winter term course called "Zen and Writing," he approached her about joining forces to provide an ongoing opportunity for the Elon community to practice meditation. 

    In 1999 Brian named the group and served as its first leader. Shortly thereafter, the Student Government Association (SGA) requested that groups on campus join SGA. 

    Largely through the determined efforts of Iron Tree’s second leader, Brooke Dray, in 2001 Iron Tree Blooming completed the SGA approval process and the group became a member of the SGA. 

    As a result, Iron Tree has the distinction of being among the campus’s first and longest running SGA organizations.

    Past Leaders

    • Kristen Bowden
    • Brian Keating
    • Brooke Droy
    • Larry Butler
    • Kristin Jones

    2008 - Amanda Ketner

    •        2009 - Jeremy Burr

      Advisor: Barbara Gordon

    Elon University Campus Mediation Organization sponsored by the Student Government Association.