Throughout her time at Western New England, Donna Montgomery, has had the opportunity to experience many aspects of life both on and off campus. She has made a positive impact in the University community as a student leader who strives to give back whenever she can.
While studying Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, Donna’s busy schedule has kept her active and engaged with her peers. Maintaining a major GPA of 3.7, she has been consistently involved in Student Senate and was elected President this past term. She has worked to facilitate growth and connections between the student body and administrators, and enacting positive changes across campus.
This year, Donna has stepped into the role of Head Resident Advisor, helping shape the lives of first year and sophomore students and supporting them in their first semesters at college. She has mentored first year students in the past as an Orientation Group Leader, where her key mission was to ensure first year students and their families felt comfortable and knowledgeable about the University and its resources.
In her spare time, Donna enjoys marketing campus events, playing her flute in the Golden Bear Bands, and skiing. She hopes to further her education in nonprofit administration, and plans on giving back to others for the rest of her life.
Dedicated to volunteering, Donna has spent several school breaks traveling the country to give back to those in need. The Cambridge, NY, native also submersed herself in the exquisite Italian culture during a study abroad seminar trip to Sorrento, Italy.
Leading into her senior year, Donna is focused on gaining professional experience. This past summer she interned in the Public Relations department at Shriners Hospitals for Children here in Springfield working closely with patients and families to create patient stories to be published on social media and web platforms. Additionally, she helped create and brainstorm marketing slogans. This internship was impactful enough that Donna would like to further her education in, and pursue a career in nonprofit. She will gain additional experience in this field this semester as an intern with the Ludlow Boys & Girls Club.