Women’s Studies Student Selected to the President’s Leadership Council

March 25, 2015

Amy Maitner has been selected for the UCF’s President’s Leadership Council. Maitner is one of 35 students selected for excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service to the university and the Orlando community.

The President’s Leadership Council was established during the 1977-1978 academic year to recognize students who exemplify well-rounded excellence through leadership, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and service to the university and community. The council members of PLC serve UCF as official student ambassadors at all times and at special events such as Commencements, Board of Trustees’ meetings, Board of Governors’ meetings and Gubernatorial visits.

Maitner is an Advertising/Public Relations major and Women’s Studies minor. She was the past winner of the Orange County Medical Alliance Society Endowed Scholarship through Women’s Studies. Amy is very active in the UCF and Central Florida community, serving as president of the Central Florida chapter of Project HEAL, a marketing assistant for the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center, site leader for the Alternative Spring Break program, and the creator of the Purple Ribbon Program.

Project HEAL is a national 501(c) not-for-profit organization that provides scholarship funding for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment and promotes healthy body image and self-esteem.

The Purple Ribbon program is an eating disorder awareness certification course on campus for UCF faculty and staff. The certification course informs faculty of the symptoms of eating disorders and the resources available for students. Once certified, they receive a Purple Ribbon sticker to place on their office window or door to signify that their office is a safe place for students to express body image or eating concerns.