Brianna McNeal is a fourth year student at Charleston Southern University. She is Nursing major and a Psychology minor. Ms. McNeal has demonstrated academic abilities and she exhibits her dedication to service through contribution to a variety of community service activities. Brianna has proven to be, not only a volunteer, but a problem solver and a servant leader among her peers. Brianna contributes her leadership skills and hours of personal time to organizations and events such as the Non-Profit Volunteer Fair, President of Rotary Service Club, Service Project Coordinator of the Psychology Club, Dictionary Project, White Oak Manor Nursing Home, Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch, Red Cross Blood Drive Coordination, My Sister's House for Battered Women, Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Ms. McNeal's ability to prioritize a rigorous nursing class schedule, nursing clinicals, and civic engagement makes her worthy of recognition for outstanding contribution.
Growing up, I had the belief that "to whom much is given, much is required." However, helping others was not something that felt like a requirement to me but a desire. In looking back on my service in the community, I am surprised at all that I have been able to accomplish. I have been inspired by my friends and family, the faculty at Charleston Southern University, and many others I have had the opportunity of working with, to give back to those in need. Service is my passion, in which I have based my future career of nursing on. I hope to be able to give the physical, emotional, and spiritual care that people deserve, not with the intention of receiving gratitude or recognition, but because I have made it my responsibility as my debt owed to this earth.