The 44nd Board of V.C.M.W. Sigma
Emma van der Meij
Liselotte van Geelen
Commissioner External Affairs
Commissioner Internal Affairs
My name is Gijs-Jan Scholten, I’m currently 20 years old and a third year MLS student. This year I will be the chairman of the 44th board of Sigma. This means I get to lead meetings and go to a lot of meetings as well. Besides that I will also keep an eye on my fellow board members and be in contact with the faculty. In my first year I joined Bacchus and later on I also joined the Acquisition
I grew up in the village Vlijmen in Noord-Brabant with my parents and two sisters. However, I was born in Den Bosch (or ‘s-Hertogenbosch if you want to be precise). Here I went to secondary school, made friends and learnt how to celebrate carnaval. Half way through my first year I realized it was not possible to fully experience student life from a distance, so since then I have lived in Nijmegen.
In my free time I like to go for a drink with friends, have a movie night with my roommates or play games. There’s nothing better than a good board game like monopoly though. Besides that I also play tennis or go for the very occasional run.
Because of corona, you might not find me in Huygens. However, feel free to text, mail or approach me at Sigma activities if you want to get to know me better or just have a chat!
Emma van der Meij
My name is Emma van der Meij, I am 19 years old and I am currently in my second year of MLS. This year I will be the secretary of the 44th board of V.C.M.W. Sigma. This means I will be taking minutes of the board meetings and general meetings. I will also be keeping track of member sign ups and general mails.
I was born in the beautiful city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch but I moved to Enschede when I was about 6 months old with my parents. There I grew up and after attending high school I decided to study in Nijmegen. Before I came to Nijmegen I never dared to imagine I would find such an amazing group of likeminded people here. I quickly became involved in Sigma and after being in the OneCee for a while I joined SOS and now I’m taking up a spot in the 44th board!
In my free time I like to listen to music or play violin or guitar. I’m planning on picking up classical ballet again this year and I like to go swimming a few times a week. Don’t be afraid to start up a conversation with me when you see me at campus or send me a message. This can be about anything from something more serious to a cool band you found.
Hope to see you around,
My name is Timeea Dumitrean and I am a second year Chemistry student. I am 19 years old, and I was born and raised in Romania, more precisely in the beautiful land of Maramures, widely regarded as Romania's most traditional region, jumping straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. For the upcoming year, I will be the Treasurer of the 44th board, meaning that I will be constantly monitoring both the income and the expenses of the association.
Since I started my studies in Nijmegen, I have already joined the Integration Committee. As an international student myself, I know how nerve-wracking moving to a new place can be and one of my goals is to make everyone feel welcome. In addition to that, I like to play an active role in improving the quality of our study, this being the reason why I became a Student Ambassador and a member of the Programme Committee.
Besides that, I enjoy being physically active, and spend a lot of time practicing Kangoo Jumps (it sounds bizarre, but if you google it, you will see it’s very fun), hiking, especially when I am home, and trying out new courses at the RSC. Other than this, I used to be in a drama club in high school, and my passion for theater together with reading and drawing, never faded away.
I am looking forward to this year, and hoping to meet you all, whether online or on a 1,5-meter activity. If you want to talk about anything, you can always send me a message.
my name is Anna, I am currently eighteen years old and a second year MLS student. Upcoming year, I will be the Commissioner External affairs of the 44th board of Sigma. That means I am responsible for the contact with companies for collaborations and sponsoring. I am very much looking forward to our board year and keeping the association alive in our current 1.5-meter-society and facing all challenges that this brings with it head-on.
From the beginning, Sigma has played a very big role in my student life. After only three weeks at university I became the chair of the first years committee. Through organising some cool activities with my fellow students I got the chance to bond very well with my fellow students and they became very close friends of mine. This awesome experience inspired me to get even more involved in the association by joining more committees, and now even a board year!
I’ve been living around Nijmegen for a very long time now; I loved it so much that I decided to just stay here after high school. However, that’s not where it al began: at the age of three, I had already lived in three countries! I think that kind of stuck with me as now one of my big hobbies is learning new languages. That’s pretty weird for a beta student you’d say, but that’s just the way it is.
I would love to get to know all of you so don’t hesitate to contact me in whatever way, I’m always up for a chat, no matter the subject!
I hope to see you all soon!
My name is Nia Hudson. I am currently 20 years old and I am in my third year of the amazing study, MLS. This year I will be the Commissioner Internal Affairs of the 44th board of V.C.M.W Sigma. This means that I will be a bridge between the board and all the committees. Apart from making sure the committees are running smoothly, I will also be in charge of the very full year planning.
I was born in the town of Reading in England and grew up in the beautiful British countryside in a small village called Bradfield. But once I left secondary school I decided it was time for a change and I ended up in the exciting city of Nijmegen.
I enjoy going to new places, which is why in my first year I signed up for the SOS trip to Brussels. I had so much fun that I decided to join the committee. At the end of my first year I joined Sigma’s borrel committee, Bacchus. This massively helped my integration as I am now an experienced borreler.
Of course, there is more to me than studying and board work. In my free time I love to be active in any way that I can. May that be playing tennis and lacrosse at the university or just going for a run. In secondary school I had singing lessons, but now the only singing I do is drunkenly in the bars.
Maybe you will see me in Huygens but because of corona this may not be the case. Instead, you can always send me an email or a text and approach me at Sigma activities if you fancy a chat!
I hope to see you soon!
Liselotte van Geelen
My name is Liselotte van Geelen and I’m a second year MLS-Student. I am currently 18 years old, which makes me the Benjamin of this board. This year I will be the commissioner activities of the 44th board of V.C.M.W. Sigma, which means I will organize the dropping and all other board activities and I also take care of all the promotion.
I was born and raised in a village called Hoogland, it lies in the township of Amersfoort, even though we really don’t like to admit that we are not our own town. I was born in the same house where I lived until I went to study in Nijmegen. I lived there with my parents, my brother and my two lovely cats..
When I started my studies here last year I already knew I wanted to be as active as I can be, so I decided to join the OneCee. Together with the OneCee, I also joined the Parentsdaycee. After these two committees it still wasn’t enough, so I also joined the Borrelcie of Leonardo da Vinci. Starting next year my fourth committee will be the studycee
I started to really into soccer when I was ten and my uncle took me to my first ever soccer game, a few months later I joined the local soccer club where I played for almost six years. Unfortunately in 2018 I was forced to quit due to an ongoing injurie, but I hope to play pick it up again soon!
I am very exited for the coming year, and I hope you are also looking forward to it! I would love to see all of you in the Huygens and just have a chat, so let’s hope this will become a possibility again soon!