Archive for November, 2012
For most Gustavus students, Fall Break is a time to return home and visit family, reflect on the first half of Fall Semester, and rejuvenate the mind and body in preparation for the second half of the semester. But for a group of 16 Gustavus students, Fall Break (Oct. 20-23) was a time to bond together and serve a community in need through the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity.
Sophomore Joe Thayer has helped Gustavus become recognized as a Heart Safe Community thanks to his tireless work getting automated external defibrillators placed around campus. Thayer took his passion for heart health and community safety and combined it with knowledge learned through a Communication Studies course to make the project a success.
The job of attempting to alleviate poverty and hunger in the United States and some 50 other countries throughout the world is by no means a small task. With that being said, those who know Mikka McCracken ’09 from her time at Gustavus Adolphus College say they wouldn’t want anybody else leading the fight.