Vincent James, Grand Rapids Community College, MI
Vincent James made an immediate impact within his first year at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), becoming an integral member of the Campus Activities Board and Student Congress as well as establishing a new student organization called GRCC Cares. He championed the idea of improving the college’s sustainable practices particularly around the issue of water distribution and reducing the use of plastic water bottles on campus. He is creating a poverty simulation event to raise awareness of the challenges our citizens face while experiencing the effects of homelessness. Vincent also serves seven months a year to support the Basketball Buddies program for Special Olympics.