Michael Arundel returned home to Chicago for spring break expecting to study for the MCAT, but, he ended up using his extended spring break to create a non-profit organization, Leave It To Us, that helps senior citizens.
When Emma Mansberg first started exploring colleges, she imagined herself choosing a school that was far away from the South. Growing up in a southern city, she had seen the effects of social injustice for much of her life. Going to school in a different part of the country would allow her to escape that culture, she believed.
Entering freshmen in The University of Alabama’s Honors College will strive to contribute to the Tuscaloosa community through service Monday, Aug. 12, to Friday, Aug. 16, as part of the Alabama Action, Outdoor Action and Health Action programs.
Nelle Thomas knows how scary it can be to jump into new things, but personal experience has demonstrated that it’s worth it to try the new and unexpected, whether it’s going to college 500 miles from home or halfway around the world to study abroad.
Before starting his freshman year at UA, Jeff Rogers took part in Alabama Action, a week-long service project for incoming freshmen in the Honors College, and as a result, “I saw what civic engagement could be.”
Plants change lives. At least, that’s what sophomore Olivia Howell believes. The biology and biochemistry double-major spends her free time finding her roots (literally) by volunteering for the Druid City Garden Project.