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Community Outreach and Leadership Development Blog

Student Spotlight: Courtney King

By Hannah Bunch on February 2, 2018

Courtney King is a Sophomore double majoring in Biology and Chemistry. At Drury King is involved in Pre-Health Professionals, Alpha Lambda Delta, Pi Beta Phi, and Drury Volunteer Corps, where she is the public relations officer. King also volunteers with the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks through the Summit Park Leadership Community.

Outside of Drury, she tries to volunteer regularly with Convoy of Hope, as well as frequently donating to the American Red Cross. When she is home , she does regular meal-packing events as well. King states, “I think my involvement at Drury has allowed me to learn more about myself as a leader and find my own interests. I can work to serve the causes that I care about and encourage other people to do the same! All of the opportunities Drury has given me has allowed me to grow into a stronger leader.”

What is the most rewarding experience you have had while attending Drury?

“I believe one of the most rewarding thing about attending Drury is all of the connections I have made. I feel like I have such a strong community surrounding me, and the relationships with both the faculty and my peers make me feel like I am in the right place. It’s so rewarding to know that I am surrounded by people who want the best for me and our community.”

Why do you feel it is important to lead and serve within our community?

I think it is important to serve and be a leader in order to give back to the community that gives to us. Serving our campus and community now also provides great experience for the future, and Drury offers so many opportunities for us to push ourselves to do more, get involved, and work towards something that matters.”

What advice/encouragement can you give to Drury students to become more engaged in their community and Drury through service and leadership?

“Just ask around! There are so many organizations to be involved in, so if you just show up to an event and give some time and effort, it’s easy to find yourself in a leadership role. You should never be afraid to ask a friend how you can do more at Drury, and there will always be opportunities to lead your peers and serve the community.”

From Community Outreach and Leadership Development we want to thank Courtney for her attitude to serve and lead. Courtney’s commitment to our community does not go unnoticed. Keep up the great work!

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