Volunteer Spotlight: Brian Bolwell '08

When did you begin volunteering for Dickinson? 
I began to volunteer two years after graduating by becoming a class agent. 

What prompted you to want to get more involved with Dickinson? 
Looking back a few years after graduating, I realized how much I truly cherished my time at Dickinson and wanted to support the school in some capacity. Becoming a class agent seemed like a logical first opportunity for me. Trying to encourage fellow classmates to give back to the school is vital in maintaining the school’s prestige and supporting future Dickinsonians. 

List the volunteer opportunities you participate in: 
I have been a class agent for three years now, and just recently we had our five-year reunion in which I was on the reunion committee and won the Reunion Volunteer of the Year award. I am also a member of the John Dickinson Society. 

What do you enjoy most about your volunteer experience? 
Volunteering is a great way to stay in touch with fellow classmates that I may not have been able to if I was not an active member in the Dickinson community. Also, knowing that in a small way I am helping out the school that has given me so much is the least I can do. 

A fun Dickinson fact about yourself: 
I was a member of the golf team all four years of school. 

What advice do you have for someone thinking about volunteering? 
I would tell them it's a great way to stay in contact with fellow Dickinson alumni and it is very rewarding work. 

Why do you choose to give to Dickinson? 
Giving to Dickinson is crucial in many aspects. Having a large contingent of young alumni giving back helps the school’s prestige, which will in turn increase the school’s ranking amongst its peers, which in turn increases the value of our education. You are helping future Dickinsonians while also increasing the value of your own education. 

Published July 7, 2014