Category - Volunteers

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18 Years in the Making
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The Waiting is Over—The Excitement Begins
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King For A Day ’17
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Replacing Myself: One Student at a Time

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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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