Melinda Bakken

Your NACCU Volunteers,

Meet Your NACCU Volunteers: Melinda Bakken

This is the latest installment of the NACCU series highlighting our association volunteers. NACCU provides programs and services to our members, many which would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteer leaders. Volunteers, whether they are a committee member, a Board member, or an onsite volunteer at a conference, are all important in making NACCU volunteer-driven programs an exceptional experience for our card industry peers. 

Campus Card Information:

Name: Melinda Bakken

School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Role: Director of Campus Card Services and Person ID

Volunteer Role: Member, Corporate Relations Committee

Where was the first NACCU conference you attended?

Orlando, FL (Disney!)

What is your favo(u)rite thing about volunteering with your NACCU committee?

Learning how this community works. There is some great camaraderie here.

What show are you binge-watching right now?

Vampire Diaries *guilty pleasures*

What is your go-to coffee / tea order?

Cream with a little bit of coffee mixed in

What is your favo(u)rite memory from your own student days?


What is one thing that would surprise people about you?

I am an extrovert... LOL. I don't think anyone would be surprised by that. Let's see, I love Disney. I'm still a kid at heart and if I can go, I will. So, my first conference was awesome!

What is your favorite thing to do in your area/where you live?

I like to do corn mazes. Weird I know, but they are fun and there are a lot around here when fall comes our way.

We hope you have enjoyed learning about Melinda!