Rosie Gleason ‘18 Recognized with the Ohio Campus Compact Charles J. Ping Student Award
April 17, 2017
ALLIANCE, Ohio—University of Mount Union nursing major Rosie Gleason ‘18 has been recognized with the Ohio Campus Compact Charles J. Ping Student Award, which is granted annually to fourteen undergraduates from Ohio Campus Compact member institutions that exhibit outstanding leadership in service endeavors both on their campus and within their community.
The Charles J. Ping award was designed to honor undergraduate students’ outstanding leadership contributions to community service. Gleason’s essay, which outlined her contributions to civic engagement and involvement in the Alliance community, was selected for inclusion in the Compact booklet in addition to her award.
“The University of Mount Union provides their students with a plethora of service opportunities through different organizations, and I have worked to be as involved as possible,” Gleason writes. “Working with the MLK Day of Service and coordinating multiple events for my sorority have taught me the power of service.”
She goes on to describe the process of planning, developing, and executing multiple events, and how many student volunteers were engaged in each, highlighting the magnitude of the scope and impact of these various involvements.
Gleason ends her essay with her lasting impressions of her hours of service, and how despite its difficulty, she is grateful for the time she has given back.
“While it can be overwhelming at times, those feelings don’t come close to comparing to how you feel after seeing others share your passion of service and giving back to the community.”