Centre students honored for volunteer work
DANVILLE, KY- Stacey Bailey, a junior from Columbia and Elam Leed, a senior from Frankford, W.Va., were jointly honored as Centre College March Volunteers of the Month in honor of their work with Habitat for Humanity.
Bailey and Leed were instrumental in the recent work on a grant application to the Federal Home Loan Bank in Cincinnati seeking funds for a possible Centre Habitat house to be built in Danville the week of the vice presidential debate. The Centre Habitat chapter expects to be notified by late April of the status of the application.
Bailey first got started with Habitat when she came to Centre. She wanted to be involved in the community and thought Habitat would be fun. She has worked on two Centre Habitat houses, one in Phelps, Ky., and the other in Franklin, W.Va. As a French major, she plans to continue her Habitat work on an international basis after graduation.
Leed, a physics and math major, became involved with Habitat during high school. He enjoys building things and has helped with several Habitat houses, the most recent in his home state of West Virginia. Like Bailey, he also plans to continue his work with Habitat after graduation.
Bailey is a 1997 graduate of Adair County High School. She is the daughter of Danny and Pamela Bailey of Columbia.
Leed is a 1996 graduate of Clonlara School in Ann Arbor, Mich. His parents are Diane and William Leed of Frankford, W.Va.
As Centre volunteers of the month, Bailey and Leed will receive framed certificates and be treated to lunch by a group of Centre employees.
The college launched the volunteer award program to show appreciation to the many students who provide service to the local community. Each year, around 60 percent of all Centre students become community volunteers. The college encourages voluntary service by planning a community service day each year for all first-year students. Ann Young serves the campus as director of volunteer service.
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