I have known that my calling in life has always been to help others; weather that be through my future career in medicine or through various clubs and activities offered here on campus. Coming to SLU, my courses have allowed me to progress towards my professional goal of helping others but I wanted to do more while I was here. Luckily, as a result of the amazing volunteer office on campus, I was able to join a club, Rotaract, that has allowed me to do just that.
Rotaract, a Rotary International partner club, is a club filled with like-minded students interested in helping the St. Lawrence community through Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self. During my first year as a member, Rotaract put on many events such as Polio Awareness Week, Halloween Fun Fest, and even helped organize the Relay for Life. During my second year in the club, as club President, we built off these current events and continued to focus more on the local Canton community by helping in the Horseman Haunts, aiding the Elks club, and volunteering at the Church and Community Project’s food Pantry. I hope that throughout my next two years here I will be able to continue dedicating my time to a community which has provided me with so much.
Outside of the volunteer office, I have also been able to use my skills in other ways to help others. As a Chemistry Workshop Leader I am able to help general chemistry students review topics they have learned throughout the week and help bridge the gaps of understanding wherever they may occur. As a Community Assistant I am privileged with the opportunity to get to know the new class of laurentians and assistant them in their transition to dorm life and life at St. Lawrence.
I am blessed to have found a college which has turned into a home. Through these activities and the truly amazing friends I have made here at St. Lawrence I can honestly say I am a Laurentian for Life.