Point Park University | Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region
Audrey is from Cumberland, Maryland. She devoted most of her high school life to playing three sports, mission trips with her local church, and working hard to prepare for college. Softball has played an important role throughout the years, and her dream of playing at a collegiate level came true. Audrey’s major is biological sciences and she plans to go on to graduate school for physical therapy. Her GPA is 4.0, she is a member of the Honors Program and the Green and Gold Society, and is a leader in the Body Christian Fellowship on campus. One day she plans to work with injured athletes. Her determination, compassion, and desire to serve others make her a leader on campus.
Huntington University | Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region
Brittany is double majoring in accounting and business management. She plans to obtain her CPA license and work in a small accounting firm doing individual and small-business accounting and/or taxes. After a few years of experience, Brittany would love to switch to non-profit accounting in order to return to the field that was among her first loves: volunteering. In high school Brittany was involved in countless activities and clubs. She has played volleyball her whole life and has also ran track, played basketball, softball, and soccer for at least a few years each throughout her lifetime. She is passionate about volunteering, athletics (especially volleyball), family, and friends.
McPherson College | Central Plains Blood Services Region
Cheyenne found basketball at a young age and not only was it a stress reliever for her, it also became the love of her life. This upcoming year will be the 14th season Cheyenne has had the pleasure of being a leader on the court. Throughout the past several years Cheyenne has had the opportunity to be class president, student body president, homecoming queen, varsity cheerleading captain, varsity basketball captain, and she also had the pleasure of being one of the four valedictorians of her graduating class. Cheyenne strives to be a positive role model, and she will only grow and contribute to society with the experience she will receive from this opportunity.
Carroll College | Lewis & Clark Blood Services Region
Connor is from Bozeman, Montana. He is a sophomore and is majoring in secondary education for history and political science and minoring in psychology. He is passionate about outdoor pastimes, especially golf, skiing, and fishing. Connor is fortunate to have the ability to play collegiate golf and has grown as an individual since being on the team. Being a part of the golf team has also pushed him to be a leader among fellow teammates and within the Carroll community as a whole. Connor is able to balance a rigorous academic curriculum while playing varsity golf, serving as a resident advisor on campus, and actively participating in the Helena and Carroll community.
College of Saint Mary | Midwest Blood Services Region
Jamie graduated high school with honors and was an 11 varsity letter winner. She received EMC All-Conference Awards in softball and basketball, All-State awards in softball, and EMC All-Conference Academic Awards in softball, basketball, and track. Her major is occupational therapy. Jamie was voted team MVP by her peers in softball and also received the awards of CSM Scholar Athlete and MCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention. Her volunteer activities include the Teammates mentoring program, the Make a Wish Foundation, her local animal shelter, her high school’s Big Pal program, church service projects, and donating blood.
Madonna University | Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region
Karleigh is majoring in journalism and public relations, with a minor in marketing. She plays outfield on the softball team and absolutely loves it. Karleigh is also an active member of the Madonna University Red Cross Club. She is a dedicated, passionate, positive, energetic and enthusiastic person with a great background in leadership. Karleigh was named A First Year Student of Distinction as a freshman at Madonna University. She is very excited about the privilege to be a collegiate athlete, her role as a Champion of Character, and this opportunity for a new leadership position.
Davenport University | Great Lakes Blood Services Region
Karli is on the varsity softball team. As part of the softball team, Karli has taken advantage of multiple volunteer opportunities such as working with United Way, the Salvation Army, reading to classrooms, and touring around the Grand Rapids area . As the supervisor of the Sports Marketing Department in the Student Center, Karli has had a lot of opportunities to help her community. She worked on a Hope Network Dance Event and got Davenport University to play their very first Pink Game. Overall, Karli thinks that the opportunities that she has had with Davenport University have prepared to work with the Red Cross.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy | Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region
Samantha is from a small town in Northeast Missouri and her parents are farmers. She is now a first generation college student. Samantha’s education is extremely important to her and all of her time is dedicated to school, athletics, and church. She is a member of the Student Alumni and Student Pharmacist Associations, through which she does community service work. Samantha’s school has a very rigorous program but joining the athletic program has helped her deal with stress and time management. Her brother’s battle with cancer inspired her interest in clinical pharmacy oncology. Samantha is determined to continue her hard work toward earning a Doctorate of Pharmacy.
Culver-Stockton College | Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region
Sara’s dad is in the army and she has been a “military brat” her entire life. Sara is working towards a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with middle school endorsements in math and social studies. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Sara would like to receive her masters. With her master’s degree Sara hopes to become a school guidance counselor or principal. Sara has become an active member in the Culver-Stockton Teacher Organization and the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority on campus. Sara loves what this campus has offered her and she cannot wait to contribute back to it.
Midway College | River Valley Blood Services Region
Savannah is a runner on the cross country and track team. She enjoys riding Tennessee Walking Horses in horse shows, camping, reading, fishing, canoeing, swimming, listening to music, and volunteering to help other people, her community and the environment. Savannah is in the nursing program at Midway College and she looks forward to becoming a nurse so she can make a career of helping others. She has two very caring parents and two younger sisters, with the youngest (10 years old) looking up to her by following in her footsteps of being a runner and always being nice to everyone with a positive attitude.
Lindenwood University Belleville | Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region
Tiffani is a collegiate volleyball player, but first and foremost she is a student. Though Tiffani has almost finished the pre-nursing program, she will be staying at Lindenwood to obtain her psychology degree and she might also acquire a minor in sociology or anthropology. Tiffani is very active on campus: she gives tours as a Student Ambassador and she participates in student government, Women’s Club, Health Club and Science Club. She also volunteers with the Big Brother Big Sister program and she coaches a club volleyball team of thirteen year old girls. Tiffani believes school is only what you make of it and she tries her very best to make it as memorable as possible.
Benedictine College | Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region
Tyler plays football at Benedictine College and is studying to become an athletic trainer. Tyler is from Wichita Kansas where he played football, basketball, and ran track in high school. He loves playing sports and the friendships he has developed over the years because of them. Tyler has developed many leadership skills through sports. He went from being a quarterback that led his team to the state championship game, to being a scout team player of the week the next year at Benedictine. Tyler loves helping people whether it is with school work, helping athletes get back on their feet, or everyday tasks.