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Meet Kennedy Cadichon: Here, she does ... a lot!

Kennedy Cadichon
From resident advisor to treasurer of DePaul’s Delta Sigma Theta sorority chapter, Kennedy Cadichon holds a number of titles across the Blue Demon campus. (DePaul University/Randall Spriggs)

In addition to classes, participation in clubs, events and research opportunities can be an important part of a DePaul student's experience on campus. Students like Kennedy Cadichon perfectly demonstrate just how much a Blue Demon can do.

Born in Chicago and raised in Florida, Cadichon holds plenty of titles: senior majoring in neuroscience, resident advisor, research assistant at a social psychology lab, treasurer of DePaul's Delta Sigma Theta sorority chapter and vice president of the university's National Pan-Hellenic Council.

"Kennedy is a powerhouse," says Ivie Obrimah, fellow senior at DePaul. "She manages to be really involved on campus and to be there for her friends and family as much as she can, as well."

Cadichon also was the emcee at DePaul's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in November.

"I'm grateful that DePaul holds events like this," Cadichon says. "I mentioned at the ceremony that DePaul feels like a home away from home."

Cadichon notes she "can never sit still" and is always working on something. She energetically describes her passion for getting involved in just about anything that sounds interesting.

"Even if it's outside my field, I love the feeling of learning new things. That's why I love participating in everything I can," Cadichon says. "I feel I can always do more, though I told myself I wouldn't join as many groups and would take a break for my senior year. That didn't happen!"

While Cadichon will have to wait a little longer for that break, she remembers how the transition to college strengthened her desire for involvement.

"When I first attended college, I really wanted to be a part of the Student Government Association," she recalls. "On the way to the SGA table at an event, however, I saw the DePaul Activities Board table."

While Cadichon did eventually joined SGA as a sophomore, she was primarily involved in DAB throughout her freshman year. She credits the activities board with opening her up to many more experiences and connections, including her career path.

"As of right now, my mind is set on becoming a pediatric neurosurgeon," she says. She knows that, wherever she goes in the future, it will be in the medical field.

While Cadichon will soon move on from DePaul, she will take her Blue Demon education and myriad of experiences with her. When that future comes along, Cadichon will proudly look back on the list of her DePaul accomplishments and activities.

"I'm always pushing myself to my fullest potential, always looking forward," she says. "Looking back and thinking about how much I've done, I'll be thinking … 'Wow.' I am grateful DePaul provided me with so many opportunities to get involved and expand my experiences beyond the classroom."

Learn more about the DePaul Activities Board and how to get involved online.

Christian Saulog is a student marketing communications assistant in the Division of Student Affairs.