Heather Lamplough is a Southeast Missouri State University historic preservation major who recently interned with the City of Newton in Massachusetts.
Her responsibilities included reorganizing the city’s preservation files and researching and creating a walking tour of and pamphlet for Newton’s historic gardens.
“The valuable experiences that I gained during my internship will help guide me through the rest of my career,” she said.
Heather is gaining valuable experiences on campus as well. During the academic year, she works in the University Center, the Towers Complex and is a resident assistant for the Alpha Delta Pi House. She is the president of Sigma Pi Kappa, the vice president of Programming and Scholarship for the Panhallenic Council, and the house manager and art chair of Alpha Delta Pi. She is also involved in Greek Area Council, the Historic Preservation Association, the Rho Lambda Honor Society and the Order of Omega.
She said her favorite moments at the University were attending her first Homecoming as a Southeast cheerleader, her first semester of earning a 4.0 grade point average and being initiated into Alpha Delta Pi.
“Southeast has helped me to discover who I am as not only a student but as a person. Southeast has provided me with countless opportunities to become involved and to become a leader. I have become a more determined and dedicated person because of my time here,” she said.
In her spare time, Heather browses the antique shops in downtown Cape Girardeau and spends time at home with her sorority sisters. Even though she stays busy in Cape Girardeau, Heather said she constantly thinks about her family. She travels to her hometown of Stoughton, Mass., whenever she gets the chance.
“I don’t get to go home often and see my friends and family, so it’s always what I look forward to most,” she said.
Heather advises future Southeast students, “This is your time to make a difference in your own lives and in others’. Figure out who you are and run with it. You are setting the tone for the rest of your lives in these four short years. Always strive for the best, do your best and be your best in everything you do.”