By: Brittany Cooper
George Washington women's swimming and diving junior Iman Lee has been named GW's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for January for her devotion to helping her fellow students in the classroom.
Lee volunteered with GW's Disability Support Services (DSS) and provided notes to her classmates in need. DSS looks for student volunteers with exceptional note taking abilities to provide notes to fellow classmates who are unable to take their own during class.
"I believe that all individuals should have the same opportunities to succeed," said Lee. "What motivates me is the feeling I get knowing my efforts can make an impact."
Lee's career goals are rooted in her desire to have an impact in her community. An international affairs major with a concentration in global public health, Lee hopes to pursue a master's in public health in prevention and community health.
Written by Brittany Cooper
George Washington baseball Junior Mark Osis has been named GW's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for December for his impactful commitment to serving his community.
In December, Osis organized the second annual PROJECT 25:40 Coat Drive with the help of other student-athletes. With Osis' leadership, the project was able to donate over 60 coats this winter. Osis is the creator of PROJECT 25:40 with the goal: "to seek and serve the homeless." Three designated drop-off dates at men's and women's basketball games in the Charles E. Smith Center as well as the Verizon Center allowed students and staff to drop off their donations.
"It's such a unique opportunity to do life in such an incredible city," said Osis. "For me it just makes sense to give back to the city that has helped make my last three years incredible."
Osis' positive experiences in the DC area have been a huge reason why he gives back, as well as his faith.
Although December is over, Osis plans to stay involved with his community by taking on his next service opportunity, Relay for Life. GW Athletics plans to partner with Relay for Life in its efforts to end cancer. Osis is excited to see how the GW community can come together once again for an amazing cause.
This post was written by Taylor Weaver
On Saturday, Oct. 29, the George Washington men's tennis team volunteered at the 17th Annual Heart to Heart Tennis Experience hosted by the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center. The event kicked off at 8 a.m. and concluded at 3 p.m.
The Heart to Heart Tennis Experience is the brainchild of the Recreational Wish List Committee's desire to fill the D.C. community's need for support and structure for those wanting to play tennis. The event got its name because it encourages adults to bring their "hearts" to the children of the community.
This year, Heart to Heart welcomed over 50 participants with ages ranging from eight to adult.
The event brings together junior tennis clubs from across DC, Maryland, and Virginia to showcase not only their abilities, but also their love for tennis. The event pairs junior players and adults to compete in doubles matches. The event also features a silent auction, tennis clinics, and group warm-ups. Local celebrities, including media personalities, politicians and community leaders, also participate and play.
The Colonials have a strong connection with the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, utilizing the facility to host indoor matches as well as an indoor practice site. The team volunteered at the Heart to Heart events for the second consecutive year.
"We enjoy helping out at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center because they give us so much support throughout the year," said junior Chris Reynolds. "Helping out at this event is the least we could do for them."
This post was written by Taylor Weaver
George Washington's women's track junior Malone Gabor has been named GW's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for her outstanding dedication to serving the community during the month of October.
Gabor is a member of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and The Advocacy Project. The IRC is an organization that helps to resettle refugees in the DMV area while The Advocacy Project is a human-rights organization in Washington, D.C., that helps rape survivors in Mali by teaching them to hand make and sell soaps.
GW's student-athletes helped referee the day's matches, while members of the men's soccer team also focused on instructing the youngsters. Men's swimming and diving senior Ben Fitch and men's soccer sophomore Thor Arne Hofs helped coordinate the Colonials' efforts.
This post was written by Lauren Shear
George Washington women's soccer Erin Boudreau attended the Millennial Outreach and Engagement Summit at the White House last week. At the summit, she worked with Senior White House and Administration Officials to help spread the word to young people about healthcare, insurance coverage, and healthcare enrollment options.
George Washington men's squash senior Josh Marks has been named GW's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for his dedication to serving the community during the month of September.
A member of the men's squash team, Marks has volunteered as a member of the GW chapter of Camp Kesem. Camp Kesem provides a free one-week summer camp for children of past and present cancer patients. This year, GW had 110 campers aged 6-18 come over the course of two weeks.
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