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Katie Gulak

April 2012

Katie GulakHello, my name is Katie Gulak and I am currently a senior here at Manhattanville studying Theatre Education. Upon transferring here I applied for, and fortunately received, the Duchesne Scholarship. Being granted this scholarship I was given the chance to take on more responsibility and also have the ability to take part in numerous community service and social action events on and off campus. I took part in the Breast Cancer Walks on campus and really was able to experience the community vibe. I also was drawn to the various Global Citizenship events and informative sessions that either discussed our multi-cultural world or a trip that a group of students took for community outreach. The topic of diversity interests me and it is always inspiring and fascinating to learn about different cultures.

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Geoffrey Rugarabamu

March 2012

Geoffrey  RugarabamuSalam,

My first community experience was in 1997 when I joined the First Aid club in my primary school. The club was responsible for providing minor first aid help to injured athletes during sports events. I then became a registered Youth Red Cross member in 1999. The position enabled me to attend different Red Cross youth conferences held semi-annually in different regions in Tanzania, my home country. The satisfaction from serving fellow youth in orphanages, hospitals and from under privileged families was inexpressible.

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