Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Ross '93

When did you begin volunteering for Dickinson? 
In 2001 when I joined the Alumni Council. 

What prompted you to want to get more involved with Dickinson?  
I was honored to be invited to participate as a member of the Alumni Council.

List the volunteer opportunities you participate in at Dickinson: 
Past member Alumni Council, past chair Alumni Council Communications Committee; volunteer for Career Center including numerous years participation in Networking Day and Boot Camp one year; participated in a panel regarding board governance for Dickinson faculty members 2012; advisory board member Asbell Center

What do you enjoy most about your volunteer experience? 
I enjoy helping current students. When I was graduating, I didn't have a clear idea of what I wanted to do and I would have welcomed the input and guidance of alumni.  

A fun Dickinson fact about yourself: 
I had a double major (French/Sociology) and a minor (fine arts history) and provide a great example of how you can do anything with a liberal arts degree.

What advice do you have for someone thinking about volunteering? 
You will find volunteering most meaningful if the cause you are serving is something you are passionate about.  

What have you learned about yourself through volunteering? 
I really enjoy helping others and continuing to learn and grow.

Why do you choose to give to Dickinson? 
I think Dickinson is a fine institution of learning which prepared me well for my post-graduate life. I agree with the values of Dickinson including its focus on developing citizen leaders for a global, inclusive society.

Published May 2, 2014