MaryAlice Coulter, Johnson County Community College
MaryAlice Coulter has demonstrated a commitment to civic responsibility and advocacy throughout her life. While at JCCC she has been involved in leadership roles with the Honors Student Association and has served over 100 hours addressing critical community needs related to hunger, animal rights, and Native American awareness. Her ability to lead and motivate has been evident in her advocacy at Wayside Waifs to increase their volunteer base and enhance the quality of care in their veterinary clinic. She has become involved in research for feline leukemia and is committed to problem solving and making a difference in the lives of others. Recognizing a need for new students to be able to connect with upper classmen at JCCC, MaryAlice developed a peer mentor program which enhanced the academic experience for students enrolled in the Honor’s program. She characteristically acts to make changes, whether large or small, that will improve the lives of others. In her time at JCCC, MaryAlice has been a strong advocate for diversity. She supports diversity efforts on campus through her involvement in activities and inclusive attitude. She has been instrumental in bringing a speaker to campus to help highlight issues related to the area.