2LT Jade MacLeish and 2LT Emily Roemer

 

2LT Jade MacLeish

 2LT Jade MacLeish (left) and 2LT Emily Roemer (right)

2LT Jade MacLeish (left) and 2LT Emily Roemer (right)

Jade Macleish started at the University of North Georgia as a freshman in 2008. She majored in history and went on to get her masters degree from Southern New Hampshire University. During her time at North Georgia, Macleish was involved in Sigma Kappa and a member of the UNG competitive cheerleading team. She graduated from UNG in Spring of 2013. Currently, her student status is competing for her Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) in the Marine Corps. In July, she will graduate and go to her first duty station. 


1. How did UNG benefit you in your career?

UNG benefitted me because it helped me get into the appropriate military mindset. I showed me the leadership traits that I wanted to adapt and helped me turn into the person I am today. UNG instilled patriotism and pride in me that I can not deny. It was what helped me want to serve my country. It also allowed me to make connections and develop relationships that soon turned into mentorship.

2. How do you stay involved as an Alumni?

I actually attended the UNG alumni event in Washington D.C. this last fall and met up with some really great people. I also keep in touch with sorority sisters and fellow teammates. I come back to Georgia and visit Dahlonega for Gold Rush and other events that the school hosts.

3. Provide a summary of your work. (including any accomplishments, community involvement, etc.)

Currently I am in a student status, competing for my MOS. In July, I will graduate and go to my first duty station.

2LT Emily Roemer

Emily Roemer started at UNG in August of 2012. In 2014 she joined Sigma Kappa. Emily started looking into the marines a few months before she graduated. Roemer graduated from UNG in December 2016, and in March of 2017 she was selected to go to Officer Candidate School (OCS). On November 18, 2017 Roemer graduated from OCS and has since checked into The Basic School (TBS) to continue training for 6 months.

1. How did UNG benefit you in your career?

I don't come from a military background, so I really knew nothing about it. I wasn’t in the Corps or Cadets at UNG, but I had enough friends that were who gave me a good idea of what it was like. I think that if I wouldn’t have attended UNG I would have been completely shell shocked when I entered training for the first time, but luckily I at least had some semblance of an idea of what to expect, which was extremely helpful .

2. How do you stay involved as an Alumni?

I still keep in contact with some younger sorority sisters and keep up with the alumni newsletters.

3. Provide a summary of your work. (including any accomplishments, community involvement, etc.)

I think my biggest accomplishment to date was receiving my commissioning. It definitely wasn’t easy! Continuing training and finishing up The Basic School in July is my main focus right now. After I graduate TBS and get a job assignment hopefully I'll be able to become more involved in the community I'm in and begin more specialized work. But for now, I'm still just learning the basics of it all.

 
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