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New Leaders Set to Bring Fiery Passion for Volunteer Work

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photo: students at the Quake spring of 2017, a service event hosted by SLEB

The Service Leader Executive Board (S.L.E.B) has recently undergone some changes in staff, taking on an almost entirely new board save for the three returning members, Corenna Oeder, Jayme Mabry, and Emory Triance. The board has been filled with a new fiery passion to reach out into the community and help bring in excellent service projects to the people.

Keni Brown, second year President of SLEB

Keni Brown, a three-year veteran of S.L.E.B and Junior at Wilmington, was elected president this year. While speaking with her, Keni brought up a few ideas she has to get everyone on campus motivated more by helping with service projects, boosting numbers of volunteers that come out to help and spreading the word around campus and the community about S.L.E.B.

“I want to create more of a culture of activism on our campus and get students involved in what we do,” says Keni Brown.

“I want to create more of a culture of activism on our campus and get students involved in what we do” – Keni Brown.

One of Keni’s ideas was to host a video game tournament on campus, hopefully bringing in a larger number of men to the service scene. She states, “The dudes are interested; thus, the dudes will come.”

The new board members include an astounding group of freshmen who are prepared to become a large part in the campus community and service roles. The newest board members include Jenna Fawcett, Karmiela White, Kelly Johnson, Tiffany Kim, Ariana Riccardi, Kadie Grundy, Macki Leon and Kaylee Toland (junior). Keni commented on the status of the new board members saying, “We have a superb group of over achievers, and I’m so excited to work with them.”

Jayme Mabry, third year on SLEB

Jayme Mabry, returning for her third year on S.L.E.B, spoke of some of her new ideas she wants to bring to S.L.E.B, which includes a visit to the Columbus Zoo and helping the zookeepers and maintenance staff with upkeep of the Zoo grounds. Currently Jayme is the Vice President of S.L.E.B and she’s the top dog in the Environmental Service Chair. Jayme also wants to partner up with the Sustainability Chair, Macki Leon, and set up some educational seminars and classes about the importance of the environment and how to better take care of it.

Tiffany Kim, freshmen and first year S.L.E.B for the Hunger and Homelessness chair, said “I am more than excited to be a part of this board! Community Service has always been something very important to me and being able to be with a group of people who have the same passion as me is absolutely amazing.”

She doesn’t have any ideas for service in the community set in stone yet, but she is eager to start soon and get as many people involved as possible. Tiffany is truly grateful to be a board member of S.L.E.B and have so much in common with the rest of the members and a place to go to and talk to some like-minded individuals.

Be sure to keep an eye out for this amazing new group of freshmen and an even greater group of women taking leadership roles here at Wilmington College.

If you want to contact Keni, her email is mbrown3@wilmington.edu

To sign up for a service project you can do it through Sign-Up Genius by finding the link on the Wilmington College home page and searching Volunteer.

“Community Service has always been something very important to me and being able to be with a group of people who have the same passion as me is absolutely amazing.” – Tiffany Kim, Hunger and Homelessness Chair

 

 

Sam Stanley
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Sam is currently a freshman at Wilmington College, taking two years off from school he's been able to travel around the world and the greater United States. Sam is looking forward to the next four years in college and what lies ahead.

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