|Stewart named Volunteer of the Month
RELEASED: Nov. 6, 2003
DANVILLE, KYLindsey Stewart, a senior from Lexington, Ky., has been named Centre's October Volunteer of the Month for the time and energy she devotes to a number of philanthropic projects. (Caution: you may become exhausted just reading this.)
Afterward, more volunteers provided games and fun at the Combs Student Center.
"It was a lot of work," Stewart said, "but I love kids, so it was fun."
"She's the most wonderful thing in the world," Stewart said. They swim, watch movies, go to restaurants, and Stewart calls being a Big Sister "the most personally rewarding thing I do."
"What we're trying to teach the girls is that true beauty means to have a giving heart," Stewart said. "If you're a good person. it's more important than your appearance or the clothes you wear."
After graduation Stewart, a psychology major, plans to attend graduate school in clinical psychology, but first she hopes to travel in Europe, and perhaps do an internship. But there's little doubt that whatever path her life takes, community service will continue to be a big part of it.
"Service to others is what we're put on this earth for," Stewart said.
The volunteer award program at Centre recognizes some of 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 volunteer service with a community service day each year as part of the orientation for first-year students. For more information, contact Trina McFarland, assistant director of student life for service and leadership development, at (859s) 238-5479 or e-mail email@example.com.
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