Meet DanceBlue’s 2022 Operations Chair, Michael Hunter!
Michael is a senior from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is double majoring in accounting and finance with a minor in communications. Outside of DanceBlue, Michael is a Social Entrepreneurship Scholar, involved in Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Accounting Club, and is avid UK Sports fan! Get to know him below!!
Since coming to the University of Kentucky, I’ve been blessed with so many amazing opportunities, and I have been so grateful for the experiences I have had in the numerous clubs and organizations I have held positions in. Outside of DanceBlue I am heavily involved with my Fraternity (Delta Sigma Phi), my business honors pathway (the Social Entrepreneurship Scholars), and have worked closely with the Student Government Association through the Leadership Development Program. Currently, I am a Senior studying both accounting and finance, with a minor in communications. I also am a die-hard UK sports fan–I can name every player from every UK basketball team since Coach Cal became the coach!
After being a dancer with my fraternity at the 24-hour DanceBlue marathon, I knew I wanted to continue to be involved with this great organization, so I applied to the Operations Committee. I was selected as a member for DB 20, and it was an absolute blast! Raising over $2,000,000 was such an incredible sight to see! For DB 21, I was the Food Coordinator, and although my role was slightly altered given the online circumstances, it was still a great experience and was my biggest highlight from such a tumultuous year. That’s why DanceBlue is so special: even in times of fear, stress, divisiveness, and loneliness, this philanthropy is a beacon of hope. It unites us all towards one common goal, and there’s nothing more amazing than seeing this campus come together to do so much good for so many people.
I couldn’t be more excited for DB 22! As the Operations Chair, I can’t wait to use what I’ve learned over the years to make this the best year yet. As always, our committee will plan and monitor the logistics of the 5k run and the 24-hour marathon, but our goal is to also use what we learned from the online events to grow DanceBlue’s reach even further. We are so ready for this year, and we hope you are too!