Elon University senior Teri Horn has received the North Carolina Campus Compact’s fifth annual Community Impact Student Award for making significant, innovative contributions to her campus’ efforts to address local community needs. Horn was one of 34 college students across the state to receive the honor.
She has also received a Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation from North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue.
Horn, a leisure and sports management major, is originally from Bangkok, Thailand. Since coming to Elon, she has taught senior citizens to use computers, tutored elementary school students, and traveled to the Dominican Republic on an alternative break trip to build houses in San Juan.
Horn currently serves as an intern in Elon’s Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement where she focuses on outreach, working to engage more Elon students in service.
The awards were presented at two NC Campus Compact Student Conferences that brought together more than 300 college students and guests representing 34 North Carolina higher education institutions.
The Compact’s executive director, Lisa Keyne, presented Horn her award with the Rev. James Gailliard, CEO of the Impact Center and senior pastor of Word Tabernacle Church, on Oct. 30 at N.C. Wesleyan College.