Meet Bailey Schenimann, Blue Ridge Community College SGA secretary

 

BRCC News | Published October 1, 2019

Portrait of Bailey Schenimann

Bailey Schenimann, a sophomore at Blue Ridge Community College, is not only an active employee at the YMCA and part-time employee at Ingles, but also serves as the College’s Student Government Association Secretary.

The 19-year-old is a Hendersonville native, and is currently a Business Administration major at Blue Ridge.

Her sister attended Liberty University for four years, which made Schenimann consider attending there; however, she describes herself as a “homebody” and never desired to move far away for school. It was this fact as well as her growing involvement with her church, Trinity Baptist, which eventually turned her attention toward Blue Ridge Community College.

“I was thinking about having to find a new job in a different city, plus all the expenses really started adding up, so I started looking at nearby schools and Blue Ridge was at the top of my list,” she said. “Not only is Blue Ridge more affordable, but living at home allows me to save even more money on groceries, laundry and rent. Location was the biggest seller for me, though.”

A graduate of North Henderson High School, Schenimann initially wanted to become a teacher, but switched to Business Administration shortly before graduating high school.

She praised the natural beauty of Blue Ridge Community College, as well as the excellent faculty and staff who always take time out of their day to help their students.

At the moment, her class load involves Accounting, Business Law, Leadership, Macro Economics, Appalachian Culture and a work-based learning course.

Schenimann is a proud advocate of the YMCA, and applies this same passion for her job into her role as SGA Secretary.

“As the secretary, I help Lilly and Jessica with events, spreading awareness of these events and keeping track of everything we’re doing. But I definitely don’t do as much as Lilly does!” she laughed.

Schenimann enjoys being involved in both her college and community, which was a driving force for joining SGA despite not initially knowing any of its members.

Some upcoming SGA events include the Time Warp time capsule presentation, Boo Ridge for Halloween and various others.

Following her graduation from Blue Ridge, she plans to attend A-B Tech and earn a certificate in baking and pastry arts. Her dream is to one day open her own specialty bakery, featuring items such as macarons.

Her interest in baking stems from a young age, as Schenimann no longer uses mixes for her pastries, and instead makes them all from scratch.

When she’s not working or making campus a better place with SGA, she enjoys watching “Saved by the Bell” and Carolina basketball. Her favorite films are the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “Gone with the Wind.”

Schenimann can be reached at b_schenimann@webmail.blueridge.edu.