Outriggers

Learn About What Outriggers Does!

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out·rig·ger [definition]-a framework extended outboard from the side of a boat; supporting a float that gives stability.

Just like the definition of an “outrigger” states, Outrigger Peer Educators are dedicated to helping others maintain balance and improve all aspects of their organization. Outriggers Peer Educators work by request to develop individualized programs catered to the particular desires of the organization in need.  We develop programs catered towards team building, communication, group dynamics, leadership, and group goals. Requesting Outriggers is a great opportunity to mix up your weekly meeting or add to trainings, retreats, etc. Outriggers provide the opportunity for organizations to recognize and fulfill their own highest potential. Ultimately, Outrigger Peer Educators are “Peers Helping Peers Help Themselves.”

Here’s how it works:

  1. Fill out the Program Request Sheet and return it in person to Madison Union 320B or via email at outriggers@jmu.edu.or fill out the following form online:Online Outriggers Program Request Sheet We ask that you submit a program request at least 10 days before the requested program date. We can’t wait to work with you! If you have any questions or comments please contact the Outrigger PA, Kimmy Ewen at outriggers@jmu.edu. Please feel free to stop by the Outrigger office in Madison Union 320B.

Taken for JMU Technology & Design by Tommy Koehler. All rights reserved. No usage without permission.

Taken for JMU Technology & Design by Tommy Koehler. All rights reserved. No usage without permission.

Want to be an Outrigger? Apply to be an Outrigger in the Fall!

We look for members who…

  • Are energetic, silly, willing to learn & help others
  • Enjoy teamwork, communication and FUN!
  • Can commit at least 3 semesters
  • Feel comfortable speaking in front of others
  • Enjoy family style organizations
  • Have creative stylish shoes (you’ll find out why)

Following a review of paper applications by all current members and advisors, group and individual interviews will be conducted. The number of new members taken each year varies based on previous member graduation. We currently are not accepting applications. Please check back at the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester.

 

Meet the Outriggers
Kimmy Ewen
Kimmy Ewen

Program Assistant

Ryan Strand
Ryan Strand

Membership/Outreach Committee Head

Zack McCann
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson

Workshop Committee Head

Brittney Mason
Brittney Mason

Training Committee Head

Carly Munn
Carly Munn
Jenna Stone
Jenna Stone
Mike DiMezza
Mike DiMezza
Lauren Rowell
Lauren Rowell
Sean Adams
Sean Adams
Tyler Howell
Tyler Howell
Laura Mack
Laura Mack
Lauren McParland
Lauren McParland
Jessie Stratton
Jessie Stratton
Tara Phelan
Tara Phelan
Morgan Billingsley
Morgan Billingsley
Hannah Pellegrino
Hannah Pellegrino
Rachel Bensink
Rachel Bensink
Adam Parker
Adam Parker
Suzanne Kelly
Suzanne Kelly
Kelsey Paylor
Kelsey Paylor

Graduate Assistant

Questions? Contact the Outrigger PA, Kimmy Ewen, at outriggers@jmu.edu