Micaiah Rianne Galpin, Emerging Professional Award 2017

Micaiah Galpin earned her BS in Retailing and Consumer Science in 2012 with minors in General Business Administration and French.  While completing her undergraduate degree, Micaiah supervised and directed the Terry J. Lundgren Retailing Center Snack Bar, planned fundraising events for student scholarships, was a Student Ambassador and Treasurer for the Lundgren Center, and completed a summer internship with Trader Joe’s.

Upon graduation, Micaiah relocated to assist Trader Joe’s with the opening of new stores in the Dallas market. She headed up teams to conduct all facets of new store openings from completely stocking and merchandising the stores to hiring and training staff and assisting with marketing and promotions. A colleague wrote, “Her ‘can do’ attitude made you excited to go to work. She was always finding ways to improve the store and was even better at delegating tasks for employees to perform and get involved. Micaiah learned each person’s strengths and weaknesses and provided constructive feedback to help you improve.  She always went above and beyond for everyone who worked with her, and she was always very positive and uplifting. She cared.”

In 2015, Micaiah decided to pursue her 200 hour Yoga Certification. Her love for fitness and management led to her current position as Studio Manager for Flywheel Sports, a boutique exercise studio in Plano, Texas.  Micaiah has assisted with leading local marketing tactics, driving national promotion results, and supporting a second Dallas studio in the absence of a complete leadership team. She has transitioned her studio team into an entirely new studio structure to include a new Flybarre program and has strengthened the relationship between the studio’s operations and creative team resulting in positive performance that exceeds goals and year over year revenue. Her studio saw a 32.2% increase in sales last year. 

Micaiah is an active member of the Dallas Junior League where she participates in their Leadership Training Track and volunteers at the North Texas Cancer Support Center leading restorative yoga to those living with cancer. Most recently, Micaiah assisted with the Junior League Hurricane Harvey efforts.

Micaiah never forgot the opportunities the RCSC major provided her. She maintains connections with the Norton School and is a member of the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing Alumni Mentor program where she volunteers as an alumni mentor to current undergraduate students.

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