- Meghan Mangrum is a junior in the Honors College majoring in Mass Communications and History. She is expected to graduate in the spring of 2013.
Meghan was born and raised in Orlando, FL and graduated from University High School in 2009. As a member of the International Baccalaureate Program, Meghan earned her IB Diploma as well as graduated as an AP Scholar. Throughout high school Meghan was an active member of National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, Beta Club, and Model United Nations (of which she served as President her senior year). Meghan was also very involved with many service projects. She participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life all four years of her high school career and volunteered for Orange County Animal Services at a local animal shelter. Meghan also enjoyed working on her school's drama department’s stage crew and as a sales associate at Rack Room Shoes.
Meghan originally decided to attend the University of South Florida because she had lived in Orlando her entire life and was seeking change and new experiences. Meghan was attracted to the size of the university, the diversity it has and the opportunities it offered her, especially through the Honors College. Meghan came to USF in the fall of 2009 already declared as a pre-Mass Communications major. Because of the IB program and the many AP exams she took, Meghan was able to bring in 42 credits!
Since her first semester, Meghan has continued with Mass Communications. She was officially admitted into the School of Mass Communications in the fall of 2010 and is declared as a Magazine-Journalism major.
- Outside of academics, since arriving at USF Meghan has explored many different ways of getting involved. She lived in the Honors College Living-Learning Community in Juniper-Poplar Hall for her first two years on campus and was very involved with residence life her freshman year. She served on Poplar Hall Council as well as a Senator for the Residence Hall Association. She also served on the Honors College Student Council.
Her sophomore year began even busier with Meghan’s participation in Bull Haul and Week of Welcome, sponsored by the Office of New Student Connections. That fall Meghan decided to rush the honors co-educational fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, and much of her semester was devoted to involvement with that.
In the spring of 2011, Meghan was voted Vice President of the Epsilon Delta chapter of Phi Sigma Pi. She accepted the responsibility and is excited to serve as leader among her brothers starting this fall. That spring Meghan also wrote pieces as a freelance journalist for Her Campus USF, an online magazine geared towards the female student population.
Over the summer Meghan worked as a Residential Outreach Communications Specialist for the USF Department of Housing & Residential Education. She had the opportunity to interact with new students, answer their many questions and guide them through their transition to college.
In the fall of 2011, Meghan continued working for the Housing office and began working as a Communications & Marketing Intern for the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences. In her free time, Meghan worked as a News Correspondent for The Oracle, USF's independent student newspaper.
- This spring, Meghan continues to intern for the College of Arts and Sciences and work in the Housing office.
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