Alexa Morgan, University of Wisconsin – Parkside
Alexa Morgan is completing her second year at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. During her short time on campus, Ms. Morgan has completed over 120 hours of volunteer work while maintaining a 3.75 gpa in Applied Health Sciences. Her community service has included volunteering for Big Brothers / Big Sisters; Circle K; National Residence Hall Honorary; Pre-Health Club; Student Nurses’ Association; and the UW-Parkside Volunteer Program. Currently, in addition to serving as the President of Parkside’s Habitat for Humanity Club, Alexa serves as an Americorps VISTA with Recreational Activities for Developmentally Disabled. Alexa is pursuing UW-Parkside’s Rock Solid Leadership Certificate this year and plans to continue her involvement both on-campus and in the community. We are proud to have a student who excels in both her academic endeavors and her civic engagements.
-Deborah Ford, Chancellor
Although much of the work I have done with Habitat for Humanity has been largely physical labor, I have learned it can be so much more. In addition to volunteering with our local Habitat affiliate on construction sites of houses at varying stages in completion from painting, demolition, to insulation; I have brought awareness to our community about the rising problem of homelessness through individual effort and concern, and the help of a hardworking team of six executive board members. We helped put on a campus program called Shantytown, a humbling homeless simulation of creating shanties to sleep in overnight. Together we have raised money to fund an annual Collegiate Challenge spring break mission trip with Habitat International. Last year we went to Georgetown, South Carolina where we constructed the foundation of a house. Habitat has forever changed my outlook on life, I will continue working to help low income populations receive shelter on a local and global scale. I’m looking forward to helping the Hattiesburg Area Habitat over spring break this year as we travel to Mississippi.