Student Attends Symposium on Leadership Education
Susana Medina ’09, one of Trinity’s Raise Your Voice Fellows, recently represented the College at a national symposium hosted by Miami University in Ohio. Medina joined students from colleges and universities such as Stanford, DePaul, and Tufts for Leadership Education and the Revitalization of Democracy.
Participants engaged in conversation on the role of colleges and universities in developing student leadership through civic engagement.
“It was an amazing experience,” said Medina, “and I was pleased and proud to represent Trinity.”
Medina is one of two Trinity students awarded the Raise Your Voice fellowship through Illinois Campus Compact (ILCC), a not-for-profit organization of college presidents committed to promoting civic engagement through service learning. Medina was awarded the fellowship based on her proposed project, Faith without Borders, an event that will encourage students and faculty to discuss their denominational and cultural differences in order to develop a more unified campus of believers. Faith without Borders will be held Sunday, September 7.
Community service is an integral part of the curriculum at Trinity, and Medina shared with symposium participants that the advantage of attending a college such as Trinity is that as Christians “our calling is to be servants.”
“Other colleges don’t naturally have that foundation,” she said. “The challenge for Trinity leadership is not to convince students that they should serve, the challenge is to get more people involved.”
The communication arts major said that through her various experiences, God continues to fuel her passions and to make her calling that much clearer.
“I look forward to using what I've learned and applying it not only to my life but to my time left at Trinity.”
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