Jude Chisom Erondu, Green Mountain College
During his two and half years at Green Mountain College (GMC), Erondu has proven to be an innovative student leader on campus as well as in the local community. At a college that is nationally recognized for its commitment to sustainability and community-based learning/teaching, Nigeria-born Jude Chisom Erondu stands out among a dedicated student body as a leader on a wide range of local as well as international community and environmental issues.
I have seen first-hand Erondu’s leadership and organizational skills when, in his role as the President of the Student Senate, he brought together faculty, staff, and members of cabinet in a Fall 2014 community forum to discuss and identify finding inclusive innovative solutions to various social and environmental challenges confronting the GMC community.
-Paul Fonteyn, President
For the past two and half years, I have held variety of student leadership positions at Green Mountain College (GMC), including President of the Student Senate, Director of Civic Engagement in the Student Senate, Junior Director of Undergraduate Admissions, among others.
Outside of the College, I have been active in a wide range of community development activities. Most notably, collaborating with the Poultney United Methodist Church and GMC, I coordinated a food drive effort that resulted in nearly 350 pounds of food items being donated to a local food pantry and have worked with the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s annual Rutland Meals Challenge in providing more than 40,000 ready-to-cook meals for distribution to food shelves throughout the Green Mountain state.
As a GMC student majoring in sustainable business (honors), with a minor in environmental policy, I plan to return to Nigeria after graduation to continue community-based social and environmental activities in my home country.
-Jude Chisom Erondu