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Countdown to Commencement: Anna Harmer

January 30, 2018

Our next featured senior in our Countdown to Commencement video series is Anna Harmer, a marketing major, who was nominated by Tina Abbey in the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Abbey first met Harmer in her sophomore year when she interviewed for a phonathon position, a job she landed. In that role, she learned the impact that philanthropy has on the campus, and worked with Abbey to start the Student Philanthropy Council (today known as the Student Alumni Association). As president of the Council, she played a larger role in the College’s first-ever Philanthropy Week in 2016, an event that has become an annual tradition.

“Since the day I met Anna, her bright attitude and willingness to help in any capacity was noticed. She has taken the knowledge she learned about philanthropy and giving back to Fisher from the phonathon to help make Student Alumni Association possible. Together with her peers, she has helped to educate campus on the importance of philanthropy and how it affects their lives,” said Abbey.

Abbey added that students like Harmer, a scholarship recipient, make her own work worthwhile.

“She keeps the student perspective alive for me and it makes me want to work twice as hard to create new programs and continue to educate students on impact,” she said.

Aside from her work with the Student Alumni Association, Harmer is also serving as one of four executive interns at the College, working in the Office of Marketing and Communications.  In that role, she works with the communications team on a variety of projects, and has taken the lead in developing a strategy for Fisher’s new Snapchat account, set to launch on Feb. 1. In addition, in fall 2017, she was an Orientation Team leader, overseeing the entire Orientation Team and all programming for incoming first-year students.

“The possibilities are endless for Anna. What I do know is that this isn’t the last we will see or hear from her. Fisher is a large part of her and she will return and stay engaged,” said Abbey.