Chapter Relations and Standards
Hometown: Spanish Fort, AL
What has been your favorite Alpha Chi social and why?
I always look forward to War Damn America every year! It is the first social we have after we get back from Christmas break, and it is so fun to be reunited with everyone after being separated for a month. People always go all out with the theme, so it makes for a really great event.
What has been the most rewarding thing you have done at Auburn so far?
When I was a sophomore, I was part of a club called Auburn Mentoring Program. The program pairs college students with a student at a local elementary school around Auburn, and the college student mentors the child. I was paired with a 7 year old boy, and we ate lunch together every week, and we would play board games and read books. We would celebrate holidays together too, like Halloween and Christmas, and I was able to bring him candy and presents. He found joy in the smallest things, and that brought so much joy to my life.
What's your hidden talent?
I'm not sure if you would call this a talent, but I can rap every single word to "All the Above" by Maino. So when they play it in before the fourth quarter at football games, I have my own little hype up in the stands as the team does on the field. People that don't know me probably think I'm crazy. It also makes for a really good song to get you through a workout, too.
What's a life lesson you've learned since freshman year?
Don't take life (or school) too seriously. You only have four years in college, and you have to make the most of your time here. Go to every swap, social, and event there is. Take random road trips with your friends at the last minute. If you're having a bad day, eat some ice cream. I promise it makes things better. Sacrifice sleep to make memories. And most importantly, know it is okay to laugh at yourself when you mess up!
If a dance move was named after you, what would it be called?
The Bailey Byrne It Down. I'm not sure how it came about, but my friends gave me this nickname in high school. I am honestly not that great of a dancer, but I pretend to be anyway, so the Bailey Byrne It Down seems pretty fitting.
What are you most looking forward to next year?
Well, I am currently trying to pretend that I don't have to be an adult in the real world with an actual job next year. Four years at Auburn has gone by way too fast! I can't begin to imagine what post-grad will be like without all of my friends in one place, and I know my pledge class is going to have some of the best reunions, so I am really looking forward to those. Whether its football games or beach weekends, I know that we are going to have the best time reuniting and catching up with each other and seeing where life outside of Auburn takes us.
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