Sam Thomas, Marietta College
Sam Thomas, a senior at Marietta College, has formed relationships with the Marietta community on many levels and has made a lasting impact. Sam served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA Summer Associate and started a new summer feeding site for youth in a rural area that lacked these resources. She continued her work related to hunger by coordinating the Food is Elementary Program in its inaugural year, overseeing 10 Food Educators in a program that delivers a 12 week nutrition education curriculum to all 2nd grades in our community. Sam has not only dedicated herself to the Marietta community but has also contributed to creating positive change on campus. Through a service-learning course, Sam developed a curriculum for faculty and staff to understand the power of oppressive language and how the institution can address this in meaningful ways. Sam is now preparing for a career in public service. Her extensive experience as a leader in service will surely lend to her continued impact into adulthood.