Ian Kanterman

University of Rhode Island

Mr. Ian Kanterman is a junior enrolled in URI's International Engineering Program, focusing on Biomedical Engineering and French. He approaches addressing the root cause of social issues by seeking to create a community of engaged and socially responsible leaders. He leads by example in organizing awareness and engagement programs for the campus and inspiring and compelling his fellow peers and community members to step up and become part of the solution. Mr. Kanterman, motivated by his own understanding of the power of service, inspires his peers to be change agents by building their capacity to tap into their own potential to make a difference. He understands that change requires collaboration and responsible citizenship, and tirelessly seeks to inspire future problem solvers and civic leaders who together will build a
better world. Mr. Kanterman also understands that change must come from within and be driven by compassion, kindness, and an honest drive to make a difference.

David M. Dooley Ph.D.
University of Rhode Island

Personal Statement

I am confident when I say that service left an everlasting impression on me when I was a young boy. The purity and the significance of service became more evident as I entered my undergraduate career. I followed my passion for service by becoming a Civic Engagement Leader through URI's Feinstein Center for Service Learning. This role taught me how to be a stronger leader, and how to spark passion and positive ideals in the minds of others. I strongly believe in the ripple effect, in that if one mind is thinking about how they can be a positive force of change, then it will ripple to others, and the more optimistic minds we have, the better our Earth will be. Each year, I volunteer at a special needs camp known as Ronald McDonald Camp, a place dedicated to spreading joy and happiness to children with cancer. This place continually teaches me the idea of positivity and the power it can have on others - and this service, along with all other forms of it - invigorates me to seek out ways to advocate for others, to aid others, and these ideologies will stay with me well past college.

Ian Kanterman
Biomedical Engineering (w/French-part of International Engineering Program): Class of 2018
written 2016

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Karmen Kurtz, UNC Asheville Erin Coggins, UNC Charlotte Juan Emilio García Estrada, Universidad de Monterrey Sonce Reese, University of Baltimore Lillian McEntire, University of Central Arkansas Katie Richard, University of Central Oklahoma Joshua Higginbotham, University of Charleston Elizabeth Charash, University of Connecticut Kayla J. McLaughlin, University of Dayton Ciera Kathryn Blehm, University of Denver Andy Garcia, University of Florida Brittany Shipman, University of Great Falls Rima Nimri, University of Illinois at Chicago Maribel Hernandez, University of La Verne Benjamin Webster, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Rachael Parran, University of Maryland, Baltimore Max Poole, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Joel Colon, University of Massachusetts Boston Chris LaPorte, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Alexis Musick, University of Miami Hawa Ali, University of Minnesota Rochester Daniel Mueller, University of Missouri - St. Louis Mackenzie Lombardi, University of Montana Katelyn Gonczy, University of Mount Union Antonio Campbell, University of Nebraska Omaha Zachary Bolster, University of New Hampshire Michael Elliott, University of New Hampshire - Manchester John Blessing, University of North Georgia Shelby Yates, University of Northern Iowa Caitlin Hodges, University of Notre Dame Jeffrey Wiseman, University of Pennsylvania Ian Kanterman, University of Rhode Island Jennifer Paradis, University of Saint Joseph Jessica Villa, University of San Francisco Theresa M. Lacey, University of South Carolina Beaufort Cindy Kuo, University of Utah Mirella Espino, University of Wisconsin Colleges-University of Wisconsin-Extension Nasitta Keita, University of Wisconsin-Madison Marley Uran, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
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