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Junior chemistry major Danielle Bovelle probably owes her slot on the Winter and Spring track teams to The Muhlenberg Fund, because on a typical day Danielle’s many campus activities, made possible through The Fund, certainly keep her moving!

9:30 a.m. Danielle dashes off to her first of two morning classes.

12:30 p.m. A financial aid student, Danielle sprints to the education department where she spends about an hour and a half on her work study job. Financial aid grants are one of the many campus programs supported through The Muhlenberg Fund.

2 p.m. Danielle is back on the move, as it’s time for another class.

3:30 p.m. Now the real running around begins – time for track practice. Practice lasts until 5 p.m., then Danielle continues to work out in the Deitrich Field House – lifting weights – another requirement of the team. “It’s something we can do on our own,” she says. “I have to do it for track and it’s easier to get it done right after practice!”

6 p.m. Danielle spends a precious hour checking and responding to email messages related to the Black Students Association – she’s co-president – and her sorority.

 

7 p.m. Academic responsibilities call again, and Danielle attends her final class of the day. One-quarter of the money Muhlenberg needs to pay fixed costs, such as utility bills and salaries, comes from sources other than students. The Muhlenberg Fund, for instance, contributes about $2.7 million every year for general operations, program and department support, technology and faculty.

10 p.m. A second-year Residential Assistant (R.A.), on many nights Danielle can find herself on duty in her dorm – a task that can last until the wee hours of the morning. “I basically cannot leave the area of my dorm room,” she says. “I am on watch for anything that goes wrong. I keep an eye on the dorm to makes sure everything is okay. I do that until midnight or 1 a.m. and then I go to sleep.”

Oh yeah, and did we mention that on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, choir practice is thrown into the mix?

 

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