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Letter from the 2013-2014 Northwestern Quest Liaison

Rajan Negassa, Northwestern

Welcome home, Questies!!

I remember the excitement that comes with being a Quest Scholar and attending Northwestern University for the first time! You are officially a Questie Wildcat so CONGRATULATIONS! My name is Rajan Negassa and I am your Quest Liaison. That just means that I will be the bridge of communication between the Northwestern Quest chapter and Quest headquarters in California. I am also responsible for making all of you incoming Quest scholars feel welcome and at home!

Northwestern has a lot to offer. Within the university, there are six undergraduate schools: Weinberg, McCormick, Binen, Medill, the School of Communications, and the School of Education and Social Policy. These schools have a liberal college feel to them but are under the larger umbrella of Northwestern University… so we get the best of both worlds! You will have the opportunity to be a part of many great traditions such as Dance Marathon and Dillo Day. Not to worry - there are also many academic opportunities at Northwestern. There are many clubs such as the undergraduate minority engineering society, NSBE, the Northwestern Hispanic/Latino students alliance, ALIANZA, the Northwestern Black Students alliance, FMO, the undergraduate minority pre-med society, OSB, College Democrats, and many, many, MANY more! There are also many great service groups such as Habitat for Humanity and New Life Volunteering Society that give you opportunities to go to Chicago’s suburbs and give back to the community. At Northwestern, there is no doubt you will find a group or cause you are passionate about!

One such group is the Northwestern Quest chapter. With increasing numbers of scholars on campus, Northwestern's Quest chapter is becoming one of the most exciting groups on campus. The chapter holds many events such as dinner at President Schapiro's house, panel discussions, pen-pal programs with Chicago's elementary school kids, and underground scavenger hunts! As a Quest Scholar, you will be a part of a network that will provide you tools you will need to succeed in your college careers and onwards.

Congratulations and get ready to have the time of your life!

Rajan Negassa, Northwestern '16



Chapter Leadership

Rajan Negassa

Daniel Flores,'14
Daniel Nissani, '14

Amanda Walsh, '16

Udbhav Desai, '15
Secretary and Publicity Chair

Elvira Salgado, '16
Raven Johnson, '16
Service Chairs

Erin Turner, '14
Emily Rivest, '14
Social Chairs


Class Representatives

Brock Burdyl, '14
Class of 2014 Rep

Jennifer Mulcahy, '15
Class of 2015 Rep

Antonio Vielma, '16
Anastasia Heryla, '16
Class of 2016 Reps

Jason Garcia, '17
Dominique Mejia, '17
Class of 2017 Rep



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