Dakota Brooks (2015-2018)
After graduating from Vincennes University as a 21st Century Scholar, I felt a heartfelt obligation to give back in some way to a program that has changed my life immensely. I was able to make that happen in the summer of 2015 as the IU Southeast 21st Century Scholar Support Specialist. My four years as a 21st Century Scholar and two years as 21st Century Scholar Support Specialist was exceedingly rewarding. I was able to help students grow, learn, serve, and not only change their own lives, but change the lives of others.
During my years of service, I was able to continue the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service at IU Southeast, coordinate three Junior Jumpstart events for high school juniors and seniors, and recruit student leaders in Crimson Crew, SGA, SAA and other on campus organizations. In addition to serving as the 21st Century Scholar Support Specialist, I was involved in many other on campus organizations such as, Student Alumni Association, Crimson Crew, and Pi Kappa Alpha.
During my service at IU Southeast, my goal was to encourage students to become as involved on campus and in their community as much as possible.
John Kummer (2014-2015)
After graduating from IU Southeast as a 21st Century Scholar, I wanted to give back to the program. Fortunately, I was able to being serving on campus with ScholarCorps. As a Scholar myself, I understood the unique challenges that the group faces. My year of service was incredibly rewarding; I was able to help students and make a difference. My goal over my term was to emphasize that the importance of being a 21st Century Scholar is not just limited to finances. There are opportunities for engagement and involvement around every corner. There is truly a community on campus that will support students and nurture them to succeed. Providing support and programming to the Scholars on campus contributed immensely to my personal growth. I cannot imagine where I would be if I did not seize the opportunity to join ScholarCorps. Staying involved on campus at IU Southeast in this role motivated me to pursue my dreams. I am proud to say that after my service I began attending graduate school at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.