The Special Events Committee handles all events that do not fall under any other heading including speakers, dance troupes or anything else. Some examples from the past include the dance crew Battle in Baldwin, Frank Warren (author of PostSecret), indoor ice skating, Recycled Percussion, speaker Patch Adams, magician Justin Kredible, chainsaw juggle Mad Chad, and more!
Jessica Rood – Committee Chair
Jessica is a junior Political Science and Economics double major from Hermann, MO. On-campus, Jessica is involved in the Harry S. Truman Leadership Scholars. Jessica enjoys being outside in her free time. Since joining SAB in Fall 2018, her favorite event has been Holiday Lights. After graduating from Truman, Jessica plans to go to law school.
Kara is a sophomore Health Science major from Anamosa, IA. Outside of SAB, she is a member of the Truman State Women’s Golf Team. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and reading books. Kara joined the board in Fall 2019, and her favorite event has been the Truman Week After Party. After her time at Truman, she plans on becoming a physician assistant and working in pediatrics.
Emily is a junior accounting major with a minor in Spanish for the professions from Boonville, Missouri. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, singing off-key, attempting to speak Spanish, traveling (only during a pandemic), and obsessing over her dachshund named Hosmer. She joined the board in Fall 2018 and her favorite event is Harvest Fest because of the s’mores (duh). Her plans after graduation involve graduate school, the CPA exam, and moving somewhere new! Eventually, Emily hopes to retire and live in a condo on the beaches of Mexico.
Norah is a freshman from St. Louis, Missouri majoring in psychology. Outside of SAB, she is involved in Truman’s marching band. Norah likes to read, write, run, and watch TikTok in her free time. She joined the board in the Fall of 2020 and her favorite events are movies on the quad. One day, Norah hopes to go into the field of child psychology or counseling.
Kaycee is a junior majoring in accounting with a minor in Spanish for the professions. Originally from St. Louis, Kaycee likes to spend time outside, picnic, or listen to music during her free time. At Truman, she is involved in TruSisters, NABA, and VITA. She joined the board in the Fall of 2020 and her favorite event is animals on the quad. After receiving a degree from Truman, Kaycee hopes to attend graduate school.
Natalie is a pre-MAE Spanish major with a double minor in applied linguistics and political science. She is a junior from St. Peters, MO involved in the Delta Zeta sorority and she works as an orientation leader. Natalie joined the board in Spring 2020 and her favorite event is Dining in the Dark. After graduating from Truman, she hopes to travel the world teaching English. Eventually, she’d like to settle down and work as a Spanish or ESL teacher.
Adam is a senior Classical Studies and Justice Systems double major from Jefferson City, MO. He is involved in Delta Chi and Eta Sigma Phi. He enjoys playing/watching sports, fantasy football, hiking, fishing, camping, reading, and writing. Adam joined the board Fall 2017 and his favorite event is Get Out. After Truman, he wants to attend law school.