Paige Landry

Mount Wachusett Commnity College

Paige began volunteering when she was eight and has been an active member of her community ever since. She is incredibly engaged both on and off-campus. Paige is President of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, President of the Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success Honors Society, President of the MWCC Sexuality and Gender Alliance Club and a member of the Student Government Association. Paige volunteers with the Lowell Alliance diaper pantry and has begun an unpaid 150 hour internship launching the new Diversity and Inclusion Center at Mount Wachusett Community College. In this capacity, she is volunteering to ensure this much needed resource has a successful launch in a virtual environment. Paige developed and implemented a mask-making project with our local Phi Theta Kappa chapter, resulting in the distribution of nearly 500 masks to local organizations working with developmentally delayed and disabled individuals. Paige also spearheaded a virtual wellness yoga relaxation session the week of finals; and, with her fellow PTK members, developed and shared a student guide to being successful in virtual classes. Paige truly cares about her community, and the success and well-being of those who live here.

James VanderHooven
Mount Wachusett Commnity College

Personal Statement

I have been involved in countless volunteer opportunities for as long as I can remember. I believe I started volunteering stocking shelves at a food pantry across the street from my house when I was between the ages of 7 and 8 on the weekends. I have always loved helping others and giving what I can when I can. As a college student I first took part in a civic engagement project I created with help from Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) called the parachute project. This addressed the need of masks when they were scarce, and were donated to local residential programs that housed people with immunocompromised systems that needed care 24/7. I later, as president of PTK, worked with my chapter to create a virtual learning survival guide to help our college community cope with virtual learning. As President of the Sexuality and Gender Alliance Club, I helped our club create a no-contact virtual drive to donate necessities to local homeless veterans. I now volunteer at Lowell Alliance to help with their diaper pantry to supply diapers to struggling families. I plan to continue volunteering and helping others where I can for as long as I am able to.

Paige Landry
Human Services: Class of 21-May
written 2021

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