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Club Spotlight: Visionary Owls

A relatively newer organization, the expanding club looks to build leadership qualities in students from all departments.

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Devin Perry, Contributing Writer

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Welcome to the University Press’ revamped weekly club feature series, spotlighting lesser-known student organizations on campus.

This week: Visionary Owls

We sat down with Vice President Bryan Rammel and discussed how the club began, where it is now, and what students can get out of it.

UP: What is the Visionary Owls?

Rammel: Our purpose is to align students with their vision, whether it be what they want to accomplish in their studies, or what they want to accomplish in their career goals. I like to look at the club as a community of leaders, as a place where you can come from many different backgrounds.

Our club is extremely diverse in membership. We have anything from engineers to health care people, bioengineering – there’s some extremely smart individuals. It’s a great club to build your network, and also learn something about other departments that maybe you didn’t know about, due to the leaders coming from different parts of campus.

UP: What can new students expect on joining the Visionary Owls?

Rammel: This club was actually started in the past fall semester, and it was brought up by the office of Lead and Serve.

Lead and Serve has some really great events that are for leadership building. They have one in particular called LeaderShape, which is kind of what sparked the fuel to make this club happen. It is a week-long experience that happens on the Jupiter campus where FAU provides you with food, a place to stay, and an awesome experience for meeting other leaders and learning about leadership as a whole.

Another event that Lead and Serve puts on that is extremely important is called Catalyst. They just had the first ever Catalyst this past Saturday (February 17), which is a 1-day leadership program. It’s kinda like LeaderShape, but obviously not nearly as much because it is a 1-day event.

UP: When should students look to jump in?

Rammel: I’d say the earlier the better. I really encourage freshman to get involved in this organization just because it helps to be surrounded by people that are focused on either what they wanna do now, or what their goal is by the time they’re done with the university. So I’d say the time is now!

I would say that I would be extremely interested in this club if I wasn’t good at leadership, because we do teach that, and that’s what these programs that we are able to offer will provide, helping you become the leader that you might not have thought you were!

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Interested students can contact Visionary Owls through Owl Central, various social media, or by visiting the Lead and Serve office on the second floor of the breezeway.

Devin Perry is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @DevinTPerry.

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