Phoenix Feature: Aleasha Chaw

Aleasha Chaw

Originally from Tilton, New Hampshire, Aleasha Chaw is a CU senior studying Psychology and Criminal Justice. 

How are you involved at CU?

President – ODK, Secretary – Psi Chi, Member – Pi Gamma Mu, SVA, Gamma Beta Phi, PsiCurious and SVA. I am also a Presidential Ambassador and have recently been working on a new peer mentor program for committee admitted students. 

Why did you choose CU?

I chose CU because it was a small, intimate campus with a strong relationship with the community. As a veteran of the army, I chose CU because of their support for veterans and families of the armed forces. 

Where is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is the Tennessee room in the library. It holds many old books and has a historic feel to it when you are inside. I think this room represents Cumberland’s long history through books and the feeling you get when you are in the Tennessee room.

What does education mean to you?

Education is something that is very important to have for everyone. Education is a means of understanding, not just subjects, but also other people. It can open your mind to things you never thought you’d understand and create opportunities you never thought you’d have. Education helps to build character in learning about others and how they think and live. Education provides people with stability, personal growth, self-dependency, and helps to shape a better society.

Do you have a favorite memory at CU?

My favorite memory at CU is the way the teachers and staff came together at the start of the pandemic to send out encouraging videos for the students. It was a good example of the kindness and level of care that teachers and staff put into students. 

What are your post graduation plans?

I will be attending graduate school for clinical social work and plan to work with criminal offenders within the correctional and court systems.

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