Category - Volunteers

1
UR Students Helping Honduras: Spring Break in Honduras
2
How Important Are Student Organizations On Campus?
3
18 Years in the Making
4
The Waiting is Over—The Excitement Begins
5
King For A Day ’17
6
Replacing Myself: One Student at a Time

UR Students Helping Honduras: Spring Break in Honduras

“We won’t change the world over spring break. But we can learn about and observe the long term partnerships SHH has with communities to decrease violence and poverty for their kids.” – Jamie Barter, James Madison University UR Students Helping Honduras (SHH) is an organization dedicated to raising funds to improve education and living conditions[…]

Read More

How Important Are Student Organizations On Campus?

Student organizations are integral to any campus life! Here at the University of Rochester, there are 200+ organizations ranging from cultural, academic, professional, community service, intramural, class council, performance, and organizations based on specific niches and interests. Each year, more and more student organizations are formed. Just this year alone, 1st Gen Society and Vietnamese[…]

Read More

18 Years in the Making

by Celia Konowe, Class of 2021 At age five, I sat in my first lecture hall, in awe of the built-in desks, endless rows of seats, and rotating chalkboards that seemed nothing short of magic. To my right was one of my closest family friends who, like me, was visiting campus for the first time, and[…]

Read More

The Waiting is Over—The Excitement Begins

by Craig Plummer ’93 (BA Psychology), ’94 (MS Counseling and Human Development) After graduating from the University of Rochester, I moved with my wife, Stacey (Metcalf) Plummer (’94), to New Hampshire, where we have lived for the past 23 years. After working for ten years as a high school counselor, I decided to step out on[…]

Read More

King For A Day ’17

Each year, the University of Rochester honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by observing a day of volunteering: King For A Day. Students from all schools of the University go out into various parts of Rochester to connect with the community. After first hearing about this opportunity, I was quite excited by the prospect of[…]

Read More

Replacing Myself: One Student at a Time

By Adam Konowe ’90 Although roughly 25 years have passed since I left the River Campus for graduate school and then a career (both here in the Washington, D.C. area), I can still remember what drew me back to the University of Rochester as an admissions volunteer. It was a simple mailed pamphlet; bereft of[…]

Read More