Always with a smile, Kristin Crowley does what she can to brighten someone’s day.
As someone who cares about the people around her, Kristin believes in helping her peers to make connections on campus and with each other.
An extremely proud sister of her sorority Phi Sigma Sigma, Kristin spends her time on campus building community spirit and positive relationships amongst all sororities. As vice president of recruitment for the National Panhellenic Council, she had the responsibility of planning and overseeing recruitment for the three Panhellenic sororities on campus. Kristin stepped up to the plate and made a daunting task and stressful process run smoothly. Leading this effort with passion and spirit, Kristin contributed to the most successful recruitment period UM-Dearborn’s community has had to date.
Her commitment to reaching beyond chapter lines to offer support, plan events, raise funds and create lasting friendships resulted in Kristin being named the Panhellenic Woman of the Year for 2014. “I have put a lot of heart and effort into recruitment through both my sorority and the National Panhellenic Council, and it was very humbling to be recognized by the people who mean so much to me,” said Kristin.
The rich experiences in sisterhood, leadership and service have allowed Kristin the opportunity to be a part of one of the oldest Michigan traditions. Beyond Greek Life, Kristin is a member of the UM-Dearborn cheerleading team and La Mezcla. She annually participates in MLK Day of Service and Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Michigan.
“Kristin’s successful term came as no surprise to those of us who have the opportunity to work with her, as she was also a primary leader in Phi Sigma Sigma’s recent successes,” said Kristin McDonough, Greek Life adviser and student affairs program manager. “She is never afraid to put in the necessary time and effort to change something for the better and always does so with a smile on her face.”
Kristin is a senior studying criminal justice and psychology. “My dream career would be to work in a counseling environment, helping underprivileged children,” said Kristin. She plans to get her master’s degree in social work and follow with a doctoral program. “If I get the opportunity to use my education and compassion to help others in my future, in my mind, I will have succeeded.”