Merjema GanijaMerjema Ganija

Hometown: Sheboygan, Wis.
Major/emphasis and minor: Majors include business administration and marketing and minor includes communication.
Internships served: None yet.
Campus involvement: National Society of Leadership and Success.
Dream job: Vice president of business development in a company.

Why did you decide to attend Lakeland University? Because of the one-on-one interaction between students and professors, the small class sizes and Lakeland's inviting feeling coming on campus.

What is one thing you want everyone to know about Lakeland University? Even though Lakeland is a small campus, there are a myriad of opportunities available to students.

How do you want to impact someone else's life as a young professional? To lead by my own example of being a determined and hardworking woman who makes the most of her opportunities.

How will the Gala scholarship impact your future? Financially, the scholarship will help me continue to pay for my education, but, more importantly, it has helped me begin a network of contacts in my area of interest in the world of business. This also demonstrates the persistence that I have toward achieving my goals.