“…I cannot wait to continue fulfilling my life by helping fulfill other lives. I truly believe that everyone in this world can help change it.”
Cheyenne Overby is continuing a legacy of Seminoles, as her parents and family proudly graduated from Florida State University. She has been involved with many aspects of the university, given back to the local community and maintained academic excellence.
As a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, she served as the 2008 VP of Education, and was recognized for chapter awards such as Devotion Award and the Symphony Award. She was also recognized as the 2008 Panhellenic Woman of the Year. “Alpha Chi is a huge part of who I am today. The diversity of the women in the organization and the opportunities and doors it has opened has helped shape my life and made me the person I am today.”
Her involvement extends to Dance Marathon, as she is currently serving as the 2010 Marketing Chair, the VP for Community Service of Mortar Board, and VP of Programming for Order of Omega. Cheyenne was also very involved with Homecoming 2008 as the assistant director of Student Groups. “We had a very successful Homecoming and I was glad to give something back to FSU that has given so much to me.”
Cheyenne was involved making a difference in the lives in the community, as an intern for the Warrick Dunn Foundation based out of Tampa, FL. After her work with grant writing, the Foundation was awarded numerous grants amounting more than $100,000. “The Warrick Dunn Foundation helped me realize the career path I am now pursuing. It strengthened my knowledge of how a non-profit organization is run day to day and that has proven to be very valuable.”
This past summer, Cheyenne took her passion for helping those in need and went abroad to Africa where she taught English, Math and Creative Arts to elementary school children. “Africa changed my life. It was a once in a lifetime experience. I cannot wait to continue fulfilling my life by helping fulfill other lives. I truly believe that everyone in this world can help change it.”
After graduation, Cheyenne will be exploring her options to pursue a graduate degree in Public Administration, with a specialization in non-profit management.