Gryphon Spotlights: October Gryphons of the Month!

The ORL had so many Gryphon nominations this month for the one first year Gryphon of the month and one upperclassmen Gryphon of the month.  It was a tough decision, but the winners are….

Rosie Roessal and Henry Greenfield!

Congrats Rosie and Henry and keep up the great work you’re doing as Gryphons!

Rosie Roessal I’m humbled and honored to be bestowed with the Gryphon of the Month award. If I had an acceptance speech, I would thank my residents, my staff, and my wonderful assistant director Chelsea, without whom this would not have been possible.”

Name: Rosie Roessel
Class Year: 13 / 14G
Major: BS Applied Mathematics / M.Eng. Energy Systems Engineering
Gryphon Area: Camp Warhead- Campus Square C
Why you became a Gryphon: I wanted to become a gryphon so that I could support other students in having great Lehigh experiences. I have absolutely adored my time here, and I love having the opportunity to influence others in a positive way on a daily basis.
Favorite part of Gryphoning: I actually really enjoy going on rounds. I feel like I walk with some extra swag and also this sense of duty and protection for my residents. Walking around all of the buildings is also therapeutic and gets my legs moving if I’ve been studying too long.

Henry Greenfield “I’d like to thank the Academy for this prestigious honor! Shoutout to Dravo/Richards Staff and my residents (old, new and honorary!) :D!”

Class Year: ’12 ’14G(Graduate Student)

Major: Math and Psychology (Masters in Education)
Gryphon Area: Dravo
Why you became a Gryphon:  I became a Gryphon so I could apply all that I’ve learned at Lehigh, and use it to help others adjust and maximize their experience at Lehigh; socially, professionally, academically and socially. We, as Gryphons, are the perfect liaisons to help others find their niche here at Lehigh. Witnessing my own first years take advantage of the resources , gain knowledge about their surroundings and bond with others is what is most exciting. As a freshmen, I didn’t quite have that role model and it was not until Gryphoning, as a graduate student, that I became fully aware of all the connections across Lehigh. Helping others grow and making them feel happy and included is what drives me, in Gryphoning and beyond.
Favorite part of Gryphoning: The platform it provides to meet a ridiculous number of people. Gryphoning, for me, has been socializing on steroids. It forces you out of your comfort zone, and challenges you to be the best version of yourself. It has given me valuable relationships, whether with other Gryphons or residents, but ultimately friends. Hanging out with the guys in my hall, learning from their experiences, informing them about everything at Lehigh and fostering a sense of community. I’ve been particularly thrilled by one of my own who has embarked on Gryphonship with me! Gryphoning has built upon areas of weakness for me: I’m not the most artistic or organized individual but my creative energies have been unleashed, whether in designing Bulletin Boards, door decorations, implementing programs. I might be tired and my room might be a mess from Mario Kart mania, but I’m also smiling and laughing along the way

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