Globe University-Online students Thaoke Her and Kristin Radke know a thing or two about community service. If volunteering wasn’t on your radar already, perhaps these students’ inspiring stories of service—and the fact that they each received Globe University’s Community Service Scholarship worth $2,000 in tuition assistance—will motivate youi to give back.
Each of the students volunteered in their communities within the last year, and each wrote a summary of their experiences. Check out excerpts of their stories below.
Kristen Radke – Bachelor of Science in Paralegal
Organization(s): Waunakee Community School District Summer Reading Program and Community Justice Inc.
Volunteer Activity: Facilitate children’s summer reading and Law Clerk
Quote: “These experiences have only strengthened my resolve to remain a volunteer within my community. I believe I get back just as much as I give to each of these organizations. I have a sense of pride and accomplishment in giving my time, skills and energy. Not only do I get to apply some of what I have learned during my educational career at Globe, but I also receive valuable experience and contacts to use on my resume and references. While some may see volunteering as ineffectual, I see it as a way to give back and stay connected to a community that has given me so many opportunities.”
Thaoke Her – Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Organization(s): Hmong Freedom Celebration
Volunteer Activity: Gate leader
Quote: “Every year, thousands of Hmong gather at Como Park to celebrate the holiday and enjoy a couple days of fun under the sun. It is a much anticipated celebration each year and its success is mostly due to all of the volunteers that come together, rain or shine. It was my first year working at the celebration and working as a gate leader, so I was anxious and eager to learn the job and serve my community. My business and customer service classes served as a good foundation and prepared me for the role. Being a leader is not an easy role and as I continue my educational journey, I know that what I am learning in class can and will apply in whatever career I decide to go in.”
*If you’re interested in applying for the community service scholarships available during Fall Quarter 2013, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for eligibility guidelines and an application.