Alec Wick and the Gamers United in Leading Doane, GUILD, were chosen by Student Congress as the December student and student organization of the month, respectively.
Wick is a junior who is involved in the Hansen Leadership Program, Alpha Lambda Delta, and the Alpha Pi Epsilon fraternity. Wick also runs for the indoor and outdoor track team.
He also runs for the cross country team, where he was named Great Plains Athletic Conference, GPAC, and was named men’s Runner-of-the-Week after running the fastest time in the GPAC each week this past season.
By winning the conference meet in Sioux Center, Iowa, he was named GPAC Runner of the Year for 2019 and helped the men’s cross country team qualify for nationals for the first time since 2009, the Top Doane Moments of the Decade article on the Doane Athletics website cited.
“Our team has learned from our coaches that great leadership comes from supporting and motivating one another,” Wick said. “This past season the cross country team found a lot of success and I believe that it’s from the leadership and supportive atmosphere we have.”
Wick is also involved in the community. He is a Cardinal tutor and mentor at the Crete High School.
“He (Wick) was not only winning several of the meets but was showing leadership and teamwork by encouraging his teammates for excellence,” Student Congress President Mady Vogel said. “His character shines through his performances in the classroom and in his activities.”
The GUILD is a group on campus that provides a space for students with similar interests, specifically gaming, to come together and bring gaming events to the rest of the Doane community.
“We are a group built on the ideals of inclusivity and community,” former president of GUILD Erin Lahowetz said. “We just want all Doane students to know that they are welcome to stop by and check the group out.”
The GUILD was very active in homecoming and very visible in the community as well as participated in many of the competitions during the week. This showed true Doane Tiger pride, Vogel said.
Student Congress will not have a January student or student organization of the month.