November 14th, 2014 | Uncategorized
It was awesome to see Ulster University not only acknowledge the work SCL and other community programs are doing, but to take the time and acknowledge each and every participant for their time and hard work. The graduation ceremony may have been a first for many of the participants. Normally I only see our groups in sports gear when they come to our Ehoops program, but this week everyone looked fancy and dressed up.
I think a lot of the time we underestimate the amount of positive influence we may have on the people we work with but I think more than that, the participants underestimate their own success. It was amazing to have a night to truly recognize the efforts of all the participants that are trying to make a positive change in their lives and their communities. The night started with four speeches and ended with each participant getting a there name announced and a certificate. We then concluded with some nice food and photo opts. Yes, sounds simple in nature, but I could tell how proud some of the participants were and that is what made the night a success for me.
Victory Scholar: Caroline Murphy
Present University: University of Ulster
Alma Mater: Gettysburg College