Business students recognized in service honor roll
Twenty-two Martha and Spencer Love School of Business students have earned a place on the Fall 2012 LSB Honor Roll for Social Responsibility, which recognizes and motivates student volunteerism and community service.
Under the leadership of Robert Moorman, Frank S. Holt, Jr. Professor of Business Leadership, the program aims to create responsible business professionals who understand how business success is linked to both financial and socially responsible performance.
“I am very pleased with both the number of LSB students who earned a place on the honor roll and for the high quality of their volunteer efforts,” Moorman said. “I want to congratulate our honor roll students because they have proven that they recognize the value of hard work and giving back.”
To earn a place on the honor roll, full-time undergraduate business students completed a minimum of 20 hours of community service during the fall semester. Service was performed through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, classes, university sponsored service trips and student organizations.
Fall 2012 LSB Honor Roll for Social Responsibility:
Elizabeth “Mimi” Bui
Ella (Morgan) Smith
Six students who have earned a place on the Honor Roll have shared their experiences with their volunteer work:
Nicholas Cianciara ’16,
Basking Ridge, N.J.
Considering a double major International Business and International Studies
“In addition to helping with Amnesty International and the Elon Blood Drive on campus, I continued my volunteering work with the Basking Ridge Fire Company 1. The ability to directly affect change in your community is an incredibly rewarding one, and I love my job. The firefighting brotherhood is a second family to me, and I could not have felt more comfortable responding to various fire calls with these individuals at my back.”
Whitney Ballbach ’15, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
“After participating in the Alternative Spring Break Program last year, I had a desire to return to Jamaica again this year as a trip coordinator. I've spent the past semester co-planning the Jamaica trip for this upcoming spring break. I am excited to participate in this trip again and continue the impact that Elon is making in Jamaica.”
Greg Centini ’13, Charlottesville, Va.
“During the fall semester, we had a chance to work with Alamance Citizens for Education (ACE), a local NPO who saw declining membership rates despite offering valuable tools and resources for community teachers. Specifically, we worked to improve community awareness of their flagship service, Classroom Closet, which offers a one-stop shopping experience for teachers for a minimal fee. Working with ACE was a great, hands on learning experience that allowed us to help increase membership within the organization, identify areas for improvement and put to work marketing research skills learned in the classroom.”
Michael Hart ’14, Rockville, Md.
“My most rewarding service is, and has been in the past, the Lunch Buddies program. Once a week, I have lunch with an elementary school student to talk about anything he wants to and to be a friend to him. The reason this is so rewarding to me is that I always grew up with older sisters and wanted an older brother. The closest thing that I had were my older sisters' male friends who I pretended were "my" friends as well. I remember how special it was having an older male role model that I could call my friend. I want to give that same feeling to others because I remember how special that feeling was for me.”
Ella Morgan Smith ’16, Cary, N.C.
International Business major
“I loved working at Kopper Top. Kopper Top is a horse farm that provides therapy for many autistic children and whoever wants to come and ride. It was such a cool experience that I want to do again.”
Aubrey Crawley ’16, Stow, Ohio
International Business major
“I have been volunteering at Allied Churches Night Shelter. I have enjoyed getting to know the staff and residents at the shelter. They always make for an interesting night.”
Fall 2012 was the inaugural semester for the LSB Honor Roll for Social Responsibility. “We look forward to recognizing even more LSB students next semester who work hard to embrace our value of being socially responsible business professionals,” Moorman said.
For more information about this program, contact Stacy Outlaw, director of undergraduate programs in the LSB, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Kernodle Center for Service Learning at (336) 278-7250.