Jefferson Community College recently presented former American Red Cross of Northern New York intern Cheyenne Rhone with the "Outstanding Human Services Student" award at the 2014 Student Awards Ceremony. Cheyenne completed two internships in the Red Cross of Northern New York office and was recently hired as the chapter’s new AmeriCorps Community Disaster Educator.
In addition to her work with the Red Cross and AmeriCorps, Cheyenne also served as President of the JCC Red Cross Club. The Central New York Region of the American Red Cross thanks Cheyenne for her dedication to the Red Cross and congratulates her on all of her wonderful accomplishments!
We asked Cheyenne to share a few thoughts about her internship and why it was important for her to remain with the Red Cross as an AmeriCorps member:
“As a second-year Human Services student at Jefferson Community College, I was placed at the American Red Cross for an internship. The primary goal of my internship was to start the first Red Cross club on campus and learn all the services that the American Red Cross has to offer. As president of the club, I served to lead the club in discussion, and set up fundraising events and other events that served the campus and Jefferson County community.
“Throughout my internship I learned many lifelong experiences that pertain to the Human Service field and my personal life. Upon graduation in May, the AmeriCorps position was available in the Northern New York Chapter, I felt that the position would serve well to both further my knowledge in the Human Service field and to fulfil my passion of helping others. As the AmeriCorps member, I look forward to helping others in all lines of service that the AmeriCorps program has to offer.”