From the president

Elizabeth Keller is a freshman at Mount St. Joseph University studying criminology. She embodies the values of the Mount community: excellence in academic endeavors; respect and concern for all persons; and service to others. Her passion for service has been a part of her life long before college, as evidenced by the numerous awards and recognition she received for her volunteer work during high school. She transferred this dedication immediately to her campus community, with a primary focus in food insecurity. She currently serves at the food pantry on campus, ensuring all students have access to the food and hygiene products they might need.

H. James Williams


Mount Saint Joseph University


Personal Statement

I have volunteered with the United States Postal Service’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive since I was eight years old and continued to do so through high school. I was always aware of the immense food poverty polluting regions across the globe. In high school, I helped found an organization (W.A.T.C.H.) that focused on community service. It was named after the core values of the group: welcoming, altruism, truth, curiosity, and honor. I served as president and arranged volunteer opportunities, usually through local food pantries. As a freshman at Mount St. Joseph University, I began volunteering with the Lion’s Cupboard. The Lion’s Cupboard is the Mount’s Student Resource Center, which provides students in need with food, water, and toiletries at no cost. During my future years at MSJ, I will continue to invest my time in volunteering in this organization, and I hope to eventually begin taking a more active role in leading and helping find donors and sponsors for this resource. No easy solution exists to solve world hunger, but I will engage in every step I can to help people receive the resources necessary to emerge as successful students, leaders, and overall members of society.

Elizabeth Keller


Mount Saint Joseph University