Students honored at Centre College
RELEASED: May 11, 2001
DANVILLE, KYTara Johnson of Crescent Springs and Carrie Leslie of Stillwater, Okla., have been honored as May Volunteers of the month at Centre College. They have coordinated the English as a Second Language Program at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company.
Twice a week, Johnson and Leslie teach lessons and implement activities that they create. Though both Centre students studied in Centre's Latin American Program and are fluent in Spanish, their students come from China, Bosnia, and Israel, as well as Spanish-speaking countries. The activities and lessons are meant to help the workers with safety guidelines, performance reviews, regulations, and computer usage.
Johnson, a senior, has served as co-service chair for Kappa Alpha Theta. She is an international relations and Spanish double major who plans to attend gradate school in the fall to study international affairs and development.
Leslie is an anthropology/sociology major and Spanish minor. She is an officer of the Photography Society, CentrePeace, and CHARGE (Centre Helping Achieve Racial and Gender Equality). She has presented papers at various conferences and researched with anthropology professor Dr. Phyllis Passariello.
Johnson, the daughter of Jim and Martha Johnson of Crescent Springs, is a graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School.
Leslie is the daughter of David and Mary Leslie of Stillwater and is a graduate of Stillwater High School.
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 students become community volunteers. The college encourages voluntary service by planning a community service day each year for all first-year students.
Kentucky's highest ranked national institution, Centre is listed by U.S. News and World Report among the country's top 50 liberal arts colleges and leads all colleges and universities in the percentage of alumni who give annual financial support.
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