Paige Richards, a second-year student at Stockton University, is an active Bonner Leader working on a variety of service projects throughout the campus and community. For the last two years, she has worked closely with other student leaders in the Office of Service-Learning organizing breast cancer walks, volunteering with "Give Kids the World", a non-profit based in Florida that offers cost-free vaccinations for terminally-ill children and their families and volunteering at AtlanticCare, the largest hospital system in Southern New Jersey.
Throughout my college career, thus far, I have made it my mission to find the ideal balance among academic achievement, community engagement, and self-awareness. Having been recently elected the Assistant Director of the Honors Program, I plan to use all aspects, from my amiable interpersonal skills to my position, as a Bonner Leader, in the Office of Service-Learning, to build a bridge amongst the different walks of life. Ultimately, showcasing to fellow students how their passions for service and community engagement can be linked back to moving forward in their major in addition to building relationships along the way.
Aside from being a full-time student, one can easily spot me anywhere at the university for I work two part-time jobs on campus, hold positions on two research projects and am involved in multiple societies and organizations on campus, such as the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and The National Society of Leadership and Success. My approach on the world may be fast-paced, nevertheless, I truly feel as if each aspect of my involvement allows me to live a rewarding and fulfilling lifestyle in which I can continue to challenge my limits and satiate my ever-growing curiosity.