Hope College seniors Lauren Boyle of Oakland Township and Brianna Roegner of Gurnee, Illinois, will each receive Commitment to Service awards from Michigan Campus Compact during the organization’s annual Awards Gala on Thursday, April 7, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.
The Commitment to Service Award recognizes two outstanding students from each of the Michigan Campus Compact member campuses for their commitment to service. Students are chosen specifically for either the breadth or depth of their community involvement or their service experiences and the demonstration of meaningful reflection of those experiences.
Boyle and Roegner have co-directed the college’s Center for Volunteer Services for the past two years, and previously had each served on the organization’s planning committee. Their work co-directing the program has included organizing the college’s August Time to Serve event and January day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.; serving at Holland Rescue Mission; organizing gift baskets for elementary students being tutored at Hope; conducting a prom dress drive and numerous food drives; collecting supplies for Operation Christmas Child; and coordinating cookie decorating and caroling at nursing homes.
Boyle’s service activities at Hope have also included Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life and volunteering as a tutor for the Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) program. She has also been a Student Ambassador, assistant director for Orientation, resident assistant, president of Panhellenic Council, vice president of the Sigma Iota Beta sorority and a member of the student Appropriations Committee. A psychology major, she has also worked as a research assistant and conducted research in the Department of Psychology. She is a 2012 graduate of Rochester Adams High School, and the daughter of William Boyle and Julie Parks-Boyle of Oakland Township.
In addition to her activity through Volunteer Services, Roegner has been a residential assistant and program assistant for residential life, a peer tutor for the Academic Success Center, a tutor for CASA, a mentor through the college’s Campus Ministries Pancake-Waffle House program and a treasurer for the Nykerk Cup competition, as well as a volunteer at the Warren Township Teen Center. During the summer of her junior year, she became an intern for Mediation Services, a non-profit aiding those in the legal system in alternate conflict resolution opportunities, where she is now employed as the intake coordinator. She is also a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society. A psychology major, she is a 2012 graduate of Warren Township High School, and the daughter of Timothy and Mary Roegner of Gurnee.
Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the public purpose of higher education. MiCC’s purpose is to build and sustain a network of colleges and universities to strengthen student engagement through sharing and expanding knowledge and resources, fostering community partnerships, and celebrating service leaders. Currently MiCC has 38 member campuses, and Michigan members are part of national Campus Compact, a coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents, representing some six million students. More information is available at micampuscompact.org.