CIAO club says 'Hello' again at OU

Dec 03, 2022 491

BY: Caroline Kammerer

The Cultural Italian-American Organization, also known as the CIAO club, welcomes students to learn more about Italian culture in a laid-back environment. After being inactive due to COVID-19, the club has seen a revival this year with determined students leading the charge. One of these students is Jessica Stelzer, a junior studying journalism. Stelzer is the current president of the CIAO club, but being president wasn’t always her plan.

“I was really trying to get more involved with OU, meet new people, try out more leadership opportunities,” she said. “I actually wasn't trying to get a leadership opportunity through CIAO, but I was in Dr. Molly's class with all of them (other club members) and I was just asking about the club and she's like, ‘oh, yeah, we don't have a president. Do you want to be the president?’ And I was like, ‘yeah, sure. That sounds good.’”

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