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Macward Bound Pre-Orientation Outdoor Adventure Program
August 22 thru August 28, 2013
Macward Bound Leaders 2013

marc skopec, '14, vienna
biology major, pre-med emphasis, potentially community and global health concentration

Why I am a MB leader:
I did Macward Bound when I was a freshmen, and absolutely loved it. I am still friends with several of the members of my group. I thought our leader was inspiring, and I wanted to give it a try as well. I really love Macalester, and I love giving advice to people. Macward Bounds lets me promote all the cool things there are to do at Mac AND help people make decisions during this huge transition in their lives. Plus, I get to meet new people (both fellow leaders and incoming students) and I get to hike the Superior Hiking Trail. What more could I want?
Advice to a first-year student:
This transition is really overwhelming, and there is a lot going on. I think my best advice is to just be a sponge. Take it ALL in. Revel in the moment. Soak it up and process it. Think about what you see, what you do and what it all means. Above all, enjoy college! You've only got four years, and they fly by. Seriously.
Favorite thing about Mac:
There are too many things to list, but that's kind of a lame answer, so I'll come up with something: I like how open and friendly everyone is. Sure, it's intimidating to be thrown into this new environment. But once you take a chance to meet someone new, you'll rarely find somebody who isn't kind, helpful, open-minded and involved in at least two student organizations. By the way, this goes for faculty and staff, too!
Involvements with Mac/twin cities:
Macalester First Aid, Macalester College Emergency Medical Service, Macalester Nordic Skiing Team, Macalester Men's Rugby, BioClub,...