Dan Mueller, a second year student at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, is a student leader active in community service and outreach through his fraternity and through his involvement in the Pierre Laclede Honors College Student Association (PLHCSA). For the past two years he has worked with Sigma Pi Fraternity on their Altruistic Campus Experience (ACE) Project, an annual service program designed by the chapter to meet the needs of the campus on which it resides. As the current service chairman for PLHCSA, Dan is responsible for working to find innovative ways to raise donations and awareness for their philanthropic work with Stray Rescue, a local animal shelter in St. Louis. Dan is an engaging student leader who is committed to connecting with his peers in both classroom exploration and co-curricular involvement at various levels. He is skilled at connecting students to the campus and creating opportunities for others to get involved.
I was able to find my passion for service working with children in a battered woman's shelter and through many projects I participated in through Boy Scouts. It was through these activities that I realized the difference that I could make in my community. Now as a college student the opportunities to lead through service are boundless, and I have been able to participate in projects such as the Sigma Pi Ace Project, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and as a mentor in the Emerging Leaders Program. As current service chairman of the Pierre Laclede Honors College, I am responsible for sponsoring Stray Rescue, a local animal shelter, and working to find innovative ways to raise donations through social events that enable other students to give back to the community as well. My experience in college has expanded my skill set as a service member and leader. I believe that the best way for me to serve my community is through not only immersing myself in my community, but by encouraging my peers to engage themselves in the community as well.