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Elin Bunch - Class of 2013

While at Vanderbilt, Elin pursued her passion for education and youth empowerment through academics and service. Elin enjoyed tutoring in many Nashville public schools throughout her time at Vanderbilt, and gained valuable insight into the interconnectedness of community and education.

Drew Cornhaghie - Class of 2013

As a first-semester freshman at Vanderbilt, Drew was able to pursue many service endeavors in the Nashville community. Thanks to the incredible opportunities afforded to him by the Ingram Scholarship, Drew could continue his high school passion of helping to provide educational opportunities for challenged children.

Michael Feldman - Class of 2013

Throughout high school, Michael's community service focused on educating other teens on issues from dating violence to eating disorders and drunk driving. As a freshman, Michael was selected to be a member of TeenAge Communication Theater (TACT), a teen run, volunteer theater troupe sponsored by Planned Parenthood of North Texas.

Ellidia Guan - Class of 2013

Ellidia's passion for music juxtaposed to her interest in the medical field was fundamental in shaping her experience in community service.  Ellidia founded a group called the Revé String Quartet, a musical ensemble that traveled around the state performing classical repertoire for residents of hospitals and veteran’s homes whom did not have the privilege of attending professional concerts.

Nicholas Hall - Class of 2013

Entering Vanderbilt, Nick began to explore different service opportunities in Nashville.  Previously working with youth empowerment and special needs issues, Nick decided to branch out upon reaching campus.

Tina He - Class of 2013

Tina has been involved with various service organizations since day one at Vanderbilt, and is especially passionate to help vulnerable populations. She continued her service interests by volunteering at the American Red Cross and Circle K with a wide range of events, two of the organizations she was already involved in during high school.

Stefanie Herrmann - Class of 2013

Stefanie graduated from high school in New Delhi, India.  During her three-year stay there, Stefanie was involved in several education-based service ventures.

Harris Laughrey - Class of 2013

Most of Harris’s time in high school was spent on Sustain Our Seniors, a service-project he founded which helped senior citizens live at home. This program currently serves senior citizens throughout Carroll County and West Tennessee.

Rachel Morris - Class of 2013

Rachel is delighted to be a part of the Ingram Scholarship Program at Vanderbilt. She became involved in her high school as a Freshmen Mentor and then as a B.A.L.T.O. Candidate for the charitable fundraiser Bring A Light To Others, or B.A.L.T.O. Week.

Tara Mullally - Class of 2013

During her time at Vanderbilt, Tara has challenged herself through practicing the Rotary principle she learned as president of her high school Interact Club: “Service above Self.” In high school, Tara co-founded the Global Green Partnership, a club that educated the community about responsible environmental practices and implemented sustainable solutions pertaining to water usage, cleaning, and recycling.

Dave Ramish - Class of 2013

Dave came to Vanderbilt with many academic and service interests.  In high school he founded a volunteer tutoring program that helped financially disadvantaged students in his area.

Sebastian Rogers - Class of 2013

During his time at Vanderbilt, Sebastian explored a broad range of service activities and interests, initially including food security, global poverty, and environmental conservation. However, it was not until he joined the Ingram Scholarship Program in his Junior year that he narrowed his focus to social justice and workers' rights.

Marwah Shahid - Class of 2013

During high school, Marwah had the opportunity to begin exploring social responsibility by dedicating a significant portion of her time toward civic engagement in her local and global community. As President of Habitat for Humanity and her Senior Class, Marwah found a passion for serving in a multitude of different capacities from building homes to working in hospitals and hospice centers.

Will Stokes - Class of 2013

Early in his first year at Vanderbilt, Will has discovered a passion for international service with Vanderbilt's chapter of Manna Project International, exploring all three aspects of the organization--the local, fundraising, and global initiatives. As a weekly after-school volunteer at Clairmont Apartment complex south of Nashville, Will helped to improve the quality of the library program while concurrently working to add additional community initiatives, such as after-school tutoring and sports programs.

Kristen Sueing - Class of 2013

As a freshman, Kristen Sueing gained a unique perspective on the current existence of education in Tennessee.  Growing up in Nashville, Kristen developed a keen interest in the state of the educational system in Middle Tennessee, specifically involving public or inner city schools since these were the schools she was enrolled in during her early schooling.

Mara Truslow - Class of 2013

In her hometown of Boise, Idaho, Mara ran the One Stone Foundation, which aims to foster extraordinary change through leadership, compassion, and acts of service to foster extraordinary change. The projects that were fundamental in her understanding of service learning and community development included a student-led fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho that raises $100,000 annually, a book for teens with cancer, and one of the first alternative spring breaks for high school students in the country (Break Through).

Katie Ullmann - Class of 2013

In high school, Katie became involved in environmental activism at her high school. She created and organized a town-wide event called the “Carbon Café,” which drew over 200 local residents to pledge to take simple actions to minimize their environmental impact, calculating their carbon footprints before and after these.

Emily Woods - Class of 2013

During her first year at Vanderbilt, Emily was involved in an array of organizations on campus. She was challenged and inspired through her experiences volunteering with the American Red Cross, teaching nutrition classes through the Siloam Healthcare Center, mentoring a senior girl for the ACT/SAT tests with Vanderbilt Students to Students, and participating in other service opportunities.


Chandler Anthony - Class of 2012

Compassion-driven action is what matters most to Chandler, empathizing and embracing those suffering all the while acting strategically to help those in need.  Chandler aims to listen to the community, strategize with the community, implement with the community, and continually adapt and innovate.

Hanna Chapman - Class of 2012

Success is easily defined in a few words. Merriam-Webster defines success as “the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence.” Most undergraduate students would agree with this definition and when asked twenty years from now how they would deem their lives successful the reply would mention a well-paying job, a nice house, a nice car... Significance, however, is not so easily defined.

Cherie Fathy - Class of 2012

Until her last week of high school, Cherie was convinced that she was filled with divergent passions in service with no way to connect the dots. Medicine seemed the natural choice because it represented a complete commitment to serving others.

Richie Gallant - Class of 2012

In high school, Richie engrossed himself in a variety of activities. Richie channeled his passion for sports into a meaningful service project with the Special Olympics. Richie spent three years coaching, traveling, and interacting with the athletes, building bonds that stretched far beyond the basketball court or soccer field.

Abby Hannifan - Class of 2012

Throughout her freshman year at Vanderbilt, Abby nurtured an interest in Latin American peoples and culture by volunteering as an adult English-as-a-Second-Language instructor at Woodbine Community Center, mentoring a 12-year-old Hispanic student through her service-learning Spanish class, and participating in a Manna Project International alternative spring break trip to Honduras.

Vasanth Kuppuswamy - Class of 2012

Vasanth’s volunteer efforts in high school were mostly centered around his work with the Tamil Nadu India School Fund, a non-profit organization of his own creation with a purpose to provide educational opportunities to students in rural India who would otherwise not have access to them. Over the past four years with the help of his mentor, Bill Smyth, Vasanth has raised over $80,000.

Sanah Ladhani - Class of 2012

With a focus on global health, Sanah began her four years at Vanderbilt by becoming a member of the Sanitation Team of Project Pyramid, working with students at the Owen Graduate School of Management to improve the sanitation system of a village in Baripotol, Bangladesh. Through Project Pyramid, Sanah saw the power of students uniting and dedicating themselves to partner with underserved communities and improve the lives of friends and neighbors both abroad and in the United States.

Cayla Mackey - Class of 2012

When Cayla finds an idea that she likes, she throws her whole weight behind it. Over the course of recent years, her involvement has spanned from grassroots community organizing to large-scale fundraising. At Vanderbilt, Cayla has volunteered with Alternative Spring Break and The Manna Project in Argentina, Honduras, and Los Angeles' Skid Row. She started the Global Poverty Initiative, a student group aimed at raising awareness and promoting sustainable solutions to poverty.

Jake Masters - Class of 2012

Jake Masters is a 2008 graduate of ACS Cobham International School in London where he received an International Baccalaureate diploma. In 2005, he began an initiative to collect and distribute Beanie Babies to AIDS orphans throughout South Africa. To date over 3500 Beanie Babies have been collected worldwide.

Ben Scott - Class of 2012

Driven by a passion for people and the arts, Ben found his call to serve during high school working with children of Louisville's downtown communities. In developing creative methods to communicate with and empower the children, he found that the arts and non-verbal human connections have a special way of opening up and bringing out the best in those in need.

Michelle Spada - Class of 2012

The Ingram Scholarship Program provided Michelle with incredible opportunities to engage with communities both in Nashville and abroad. In Nashville, Michelle worked closely with Catholic Charities and the Oasis Center. Through Catholic Charities, Michelle mentored young refugee girls from Burundi.

Sloane Speakman - Class of 2012

Since coming to Vanderbilt, Sloane has been involved in a variety of organizations that have allowed her to become in engaged in service on and off campus. Through her time in Vanderbilt Student Government, she was able implement several programs designed to improve the student experience at Vanderbilt.

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