2016-2017 Award Recipients
Habitat for Humanity Alternative Winter Break
Six students were awarded Scholars in Service funds to assist in a Habitat for Humanity project in Winston Salem, North Carolina. During this alternative winter break project, students had the opportunity to do service at the local Habitat Restore, replace the roof of a veteran’s home, and work on an additional Habitat house.
“What I learned from this trip is something that I will hold with me forever. Every trip is a different experience, and you learn so much about how much good other people are doing for their own community. It helps me to see how much good I can do in my own”.
Caleb LaGrande-recipient of Scholars in Service funds
“Seeing other people working to help make someone else’s life better solely to help someone else helps me to continue to volunteer in my community, because I know my work with the work other people have and will have a lasting impact on the community that is served”.
Jones Konnor-recipient of Scholars in Service funds
Food Recovery Network by Alexis Corbin
In partnership with Office of Sustainability, WKU Dining Services and WKU food pantry, student Alexis Corbin is currently in the process of establishing a food recovery network to reduce food waste and to provide it to those in need of food. Corbin and her team has been in contact with Community Farmer’s Market and WKU Dining Service so food-related items not utilized could be picked up and distributed to local nonprofits. Corbin’s team is also in the process of creating a registered student organization that focuses on this food recovery initiative.
Daviess County Internship by Sarah Bowman
Bowman utilized Scholars in Service funds as stipend for an internship at the Daviess County Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) in Owensboro, KY. During this internship, Bowman had the opportunity to obtain first-hand experience serving in the court system. Experience that supplemented the knowledge was gained in WKU Social Work courses.
“Not only am I able to observe, but there are many instances in which I am able to actually assist the attorneys, social workers, and other important judicial members”.
Sarah Bowman recipient of Scholars in Service funds
Black Lives Matter Fashion Show by Tiye Gardner
Black Lives Matter fashion show celebrates the talents and skills of the Black community in order to build awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement and uplift each other, as well as to learn to delegate and work together as a team. A number of fashion designers, as well as volunteer fashion models, singers, dancers, and photographers made this event possible. The fashion show will be held on the third floor DSU on April 14th from 5-8pm.
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