Stephanie Parent, University of New Hampshire – Manchester
Stephanie Parent came to the UNH Manchester with a commitment to civic engagement and she was ready to get involved. She stepped up as a leader in the Warmth from the Millyard Project, a role she has continued every year since. Stephanie organized volunteers and identified community partners’ needs and distributed more than 2,000 items of warm clothing to community organizations such as Food for Children and the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter. In the spring of 2013 she assumed the leadership role of Students in Action. Stephanie has led the group’s service activities including: an afternoon movie program for the “bigs and littles” of Big Brothers Big Sisters; two food drives to support the Food Bank; a drive to collect personal hygiene products; a fund-raiser to support a Liberty House boot drive, and bake sales to support Students in Action initiatives. In the fall of 2013 she served as an informal mentor inspiring 80 students to run a warm clothing drive at the Manchester School of Technology. Stephanie’s energy, commitment and collaborative spirit make a difference on an off campus.