Driving the CAB: An interview with Olivia Clarey

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Junior Olivia Clarey is one of the executive leaders on Loras’ College Activities Board. As the vice president of traditions, her task is to uphold the traditions of the college, specifically through Homecoming and other seasonal events. Clarey also works with CAB on providing other events to students throughout the year.

“CAB hosts events where students can meet other students and begin new friendships,” Clarey said. “It’s an organization that’s active year-round on campus.”

Some of her more recent responsibilities include introducing President Collins at events, picking up chicken wings for students, and holding CAB office hours in the ACC Student Life Office. Clarey holds 20 office hours per week so students and her board have the opportunity to focus exclusively on student entertainment and enrichment in order to make Loras an exciting and welcoming place. CAB is responsible for booking entertainment, such as the magic show this month and a concert in the spring. Other events include Loras After Dark and the family address President Collins gives during Family Weekend in the fall.

In addition to her work in CAB, Clarey can also be seen across campus taking classes, working at an after-school job, and participating in Loras’ honors program.

“People always ask me if I’m busy – I hear that a lot. But I can help more students connect through my role, and that’s exactly what I’m here to do,” Clarey said.

Clarey also encourages students to apply to be part of this organization. For students who are interested in CAB or helping at events, apply through the Inside Loras page under Student Development. Keep up with CAB on Facebook.

For CAB’s next event, they will team up with Dance Marathon, Love Your Melon, and St. Baldrick’s called “Be Bold, Go Gold for Childhood Cancer.” Students should wear gold to the women’s volleyball match on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the AWC in order to support the children in the community who are fighting cancer for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

All students, faculty and staff members at Loras are welcome to attend and support the cause and the volleyball match.

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