Angie Cooper, a second year student at Garrett College, is a student leader active in issues of student and community engagement. For the past year she has worked closely with students, college faculty and staff, and the surrounding local community. Angie has identified various concerns facing students and has taken an active role in addressing those issues. Angie is an exceptional leader, organizer, and motivator. She challenges what is unseen by many, brings social issues to the forefront, and provides meaningful outlets for change.
For as long as I can remember I have always been the one to take care of others. I was always the mother of any group I was involved with. I decided in high school I wanted to unite people and never have a person feel like they have to be someone they are not. I believe difference makes us unique and I thrive on bringing those things to the table to form bonds. Coming to Garrett College I was ready to put those life lessons to work. Upon my arrival to college, I saw so many people needing a leader but there were none. I saw so many ways I could help others with love and compassion. During my years here I have assisted young ladies in the dorms see their potentials and I've taken on the role of a big sister or mother. In turn, I founded the Women's Unity Group which focuses on love, encouragements, acceptance and the commitment to building a better and healthy community. I love seeing the smile on someone's face when they see a person actually care for them.