Volunteer Work

Leaders Grow Here: ASB 2019

For my third Alternative Break at CMU, I decided to take a leap of faith and apply to be a site leader. I submitted my application, interviewed, and was offered the position last Spring. After accepting my spot, I was both so excited and so nervous to begin. This past fall, all site leaders went… Continue reading Leaders Grow Here: ASB 2019

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Speech Pathology · Volunteer Work

Service Learning at the Laurels

For my Communication Sciences and Disorders major, my cohort members and I were required to take CSD 417SL, Adult Communication Disorders: Service Learning. Through this class, we learned all about the etiologies, symptoms, and treatments for those who have communication disorders. Along with our curriculum, we went to the Laurel's Sensory Group to supplement our… Continue reading Service Learning at the Laurels

Volunteer Work

Food is Life: Rural Poverty ASB

For my Spring Break, I was given the opportunity to travel to Jonesboro, Arkansas with a group of eleven other CMU students on my second Alternative Break. This time around, the social justice issue we focused on was Rural Poverty. My group and I served in two food pantries and one food bank throughout the… Continue reading Food is Life: Rural Poverty ASB

Leadership Dev. · Volunteer Work

My First, and Definitely Not My Last, Alternative Break

These past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. I had to study for finals, say goodbye to all my friends at school, and prepare for a week-long trip to Immokalee, Florida with 10 other CMU students. Now, I'm finally settling into my room at home and finishing up unpacking. But I'd like to focus on that trip… Continue reading My First, and Definitely Not My Last, Alternative Break

Leadership Dev. · Volunteer Work

Hey, {Lettuce} be Lunch Buddies!

When I first arrived on CMU's campus, I knew I wanted to be involved in some sort of volunteer work with elementary-aged kids. I told my RA this while we were discussing my interests one day, and that's when she introduced me to the Lunch Buddies program. She explained that it was an off-campus mentoring program where… Continue reading Hey, {Lettuce} be Lunch Buddies!