"At Edgewood College there is no such thing as a 'solo' program or effort. Just as in life everyone has their purpose. Mine seems to be the 'engager.' When there's a problem or a cause, I feel called into action. But however eager I may be, I know I need help from others - help from student organizations on campus, help from my fellow students, and help with ideas. Just because I feel 'called' to act doesn't mean I always know what to do. Sometimes I feel clueless!
Last Spring, working in collaboration with the Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, College Ministries, Circle K, and others, we raised money for (and awareness of) a very courageous group of volunteers known as Team Rubicon. We raised more than $2,300 for medical emergency efforts in Haiti and other suffering countries. Currently, Team Rubicon is focused on bringing medical aid to Pakistan, hit hard by floods.
'Leave this place better than when you found it.' Those are words my mother spoke to me and my siblings. I constantly remind myself of this quote. I look at the world as being 'my place.' I look at the College that way, too. If I can leave this place just a little bit better, wouldn't that be something?
This will be my fourth year as a work-study student in the Office of Academic Affairs and it has truly taught me quite about bit about communication, and professional life. I have learned that organization is vital. I have also learned that it is never too late to ask for help and that there is no mistake that can't be fixed. My education has been much more than just the traditional coursework.
I will be graduating in May, and I am not sure what the future holds. But I know that I am ready and can handle just about anything life kindly throws my way."