Sandra Mendoza knows what it’s like to be in a new town and longing for the comforts of home. At Purdue, she joined the Latino Cultural Center’s Embajadores program and committed herself to welcoming and supporting others in the Latino community.
Averiel Butts, a sophomore in sociology, found her calling when she visited Natalie’s Second Chance Shelter to adopt a dog for a family member. She immediately saw a need for help and committed herself to volunteering three days a week. She takes care of dogs and rehabilitates them so that they can be adopted out [...]
Throughout the year, Purdue celebrates the spirit and traditions of its students and community with occasions such as the December arrival of the Christmas tree in Purdue Memorial Union’s Great Hall and Holidays Around the World programs. These five Purdue students live this spirit of humanity year-round, offering hope and kindness to those in need. [...]
Samantha Riehle, 24, opened her heart to volunteerism at a young age when her mother took her to the soup kitchen at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lafayette, Ind., and put her to work. These days, she’s an active member of the A-Team, the volunteer group at the Lafayette Kohl’s department store. She even finds [...]
Jim Lyons, 22, volunteers his time making what can be a stressful experience for anyone — tax season — less frightening and more productive. Coupling his skill for numbers with his natural ability to put folks at ease, Lyons gives those in need something better than money with their tax returns. He gives them [...]
Elizabeth Shewmaker volunteers with College Mentors for Kids at Purdue. Now in her third year with the organization, Shewmaker partners with children from Glen Acres Elementary School in Lafayette, spending time doing activities related to culture and diversity, economics, community service and higher education. During her time at Purdue, she has helped low-income children in [...]