Golden Key is jubilant to introduce Amber Bormann, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Undergraduate Achievement Award winners. Amber is from Boerne, Texas, and attends Southern Methodist University.
“This award means a lot to me,” says Amber. “It is a blessing and a huge help in allowing me to continue my education at SMU.”
Amber likes to keep busy, taking 18 credit hours each semester while engaging with the community at SMU in hopes of making a difference around her campus.
“I hold various leadership positions including Deputy of Internal Affairs and Investigations and incoming VP of External Affairs for SMU Honor Council, Lieutenant on SMU’s Mustang Mavericks, Secretary for Mustang 11, Vice President and incoming Residential Assistant of Crum Residential Commons, Programming Chair for SMU Program Council, member of Mustang Heroes, and more,” Amber reveals.
Along with Amber’s extensive involvement in campus life, she is also academically inclined and a part of many different honors programs.
“Academically, I am in the Rotunda Scholars Program, the University Honors Program, SMU Business Honors Program, and recently became a member of both the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, where I serve as President, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, where I serve as VP of Social Media in addition to Golden Key,” Amber explains.
When Amber isn’t studying or volunteering, she enjoys performing both in choirs and in shows.
“I am also in two choirs called Diva Dolce, and Meadows Chorale and SMU’s all-female a capella group, Belle Tones,” Amber describes. “I perform as a singer/songwriter at various events on campus, including The Great Crumpkin, The Pigskin Review, Crowchella, and Celebration of Lights.”
Along with Amber’s many other endeavors, she has quite a knack for writing.
“I am currently a writer for the campus online newspaper, The Daily Campus, and a writer and Staff Photographer for the Honors Literary Magazine, Hilltopics,” Amber says.
Amber considers herself a philanthropist and works hard for the social issues near and dear to her heart.
“I also organize fundraisers for Girls on the Run as a Philanthropy Chair, and I helped start an initiative connecting each residential commons with a different social issue,” Amber shares.
While Amber keeps a busy schedule, she is always looking for more opportunities to fill it with.
“I have not had the opportunity to get involved in Golden Key this past semester due to a lack of activities on my campus, but I am grateful for this scholarship, and I am looking forward to becoming more involved in the future,” says Amber.
Thank you for being a part of the Golden Key family Amber, we wish you the best of luck in all your endeavors!