Purpose

Freshman Council acts an entry-level leadership organization at Houston Baptist University that brings together a diverse group of student leaders. The Freshman Council prepares members for further involvement in the Student Government Association, Student Programming Board, and other leadership positions on campus. Our Freshman Council invokes principles of hard work, leadership, and service to humanity. During the school year, the group meets weekly to discuss and plan events for the student body.

If you have any questions about the Freshman Council, please reach out to our team at First Year Experience by emailing fye@hbu.edu

2019-2020 Freshman Council Members

 

Emily Hernandez
Major: Nursing
Involved in: Freshman Council, Young Life, and Hispanic Student Organization
“My favorite part of freshman council is being able to build relationships with such great people and being able to plan fun events for our peers!”

 

Immanuella Eyobio
Major: Psychology
Involved in: Freshman Council and Mock Trial
“My favorite part of freshman council is getting to collaborate with an amazing group of people who all want to make the freshman experience better”

 

 

Elijah Bui-Dang
Major: Business-Management
Involved in: Freshman Council and Baptist Student Ministries
“The Freshman Council is such an amazing family of friends, spirited with dynamic energy, and a great link to getting to know the many facets of life as an HBU Husky!”

 

Karen Acevedo 
Major: Nursing
Involved in: Freshman Council, Phi Mu, Hispanic Student Organization, and Young Life
“Through Freshman Council, I have gotten to meet amazing people and be a part of something great. My favorite thing is definitely seeing our ideas come to life. For example, most recently was our Valentine’s Love at First Sight event. I absolutely loved seeing the students come out, have fun, and enjoy something we helped on.”

Christopher Castro
Major: Cinema Arts Major
Involved in: Freshman Council and Verbal Winks
“My favorite part of Freshman Council is watching the events we planned come to fruition.”

 

 

Thomas VanZant
Major: Political Science and International Business
Involved in: Freshman Council and Student Government Association
“My favorite part of Freshman Council is getting to know the Freshman student body”

 

 

Serena Hernandez
Major: Nursing
Involved in: Freshman Council and Young Life
“My favorite part of Freshman Council is meeting amazing people and creating close bonds that will last a lifetime!”

 

 

Carlan Alexander
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Involved in: Freshman Council , Sigma Lambda Gamma, African Student Association, and American Chemical Society
“My favorite part of Freshman Council is the process of planning an event and seeing it come to life”

 

 

Ogechikanma Oko
Major: Nursing
Involved in: Freshman Council , African Student Association, and Young Life
“My favorite part of Freshman Council is getting the opportunity to take part in planning fun events for every student at HBU!”

 

Marc Wynne
Major: Legal Studies
Involved in: Freshman Council , African Student Association, YoungLife, Baptist Student Ministry, Honors College, and Pre-Law Society
“My favorite thing about freshman council was our diversity in events. We always tried to find something that would appeal to the students on campus and we made it our duty to connect with them so we could make it the best experience for them!”

Lorissa Sells
Major: Business Management
Involved in: Freshman Council
“My favorite thing about freshman council is the people I’ve met through being on the council ”

 

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