Brooke Crandall’s breadth of volunteering experience is stunning – she’s volunteered cleaning up roads with Adopt-a-highway, helped the elderly play bingo at Metron nursing home, interacting with cancer patients at the SUsa B Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Center, raking leaves at the Big even, helping with ArtPrize and much more.
Maddie Herbart has collected a stunning 279 service hours over the course of her career, but what really impressed us was her personal commitment to service spanning all of her experiences at Ferris. Whether through her sorority, her residence hall, her major or her many RSO memberships, she is always involved and always doing something for the public good. She’s volunteered as a teen buddy for a 13 year old boy with autism– who is named Robbie, I’m told– through the Children’s Bereavement Network’s Camp Live Laugh Love.
Ashley Wachowicz has taken advantage of a large variety of service opportunities, including traveling to Guyana for an optometry-medica trip, where she presented on HIV/AIDS, but we recognize her tonight for her commitment to the Hospice of Michigan. For the past two years, Ashley has made regular, weekly visits with patients in hospice care. Her commitment to these patients not only demonstrates the kind of empathy and understanding that the Honors program seeks to foster, but it testifies to her passion for patient care. These qualities will serve her well as she studies to become a Physician Assistant at GVSU.