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Ichabods Moving Forward

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Bayley BakerBayley Baker

Communications Committee

I joined Ichabods Moving Forward because I am passionate about promoting the welfare of others and giving back to my community. I believe that we have the power to create the world we want to live in, and I think generosity and humanitarianism are vital for making that world a better place. Furthermore, I would consider myself a compassionate person and believe strongly in the importance of the Student Emergency Fund. I see the potential for this fund to do a lot of good. One of the reasons I love Washburn is the sense of community, and I see my involvement with Ichabods Moving Forward as a way to pay that feeling forward and give back.

Clare BindleyClare Bindley

Events Committee

When given this opportunity to become a part of a team which raises money to directly benefit students, I was so excited and honored! Helping others is a passion of mine and recently I have felt as if I am not doing as much as I know I could to benefit others. Personally, I have struggled with finances as a college student and I know the stress of being financially insecure. College is a stressful time, having financial issues on top of that only makes it worse. I believe if I can help someone alleviate some of their financial insecurity, their quality of life will become stronger.

Sydney FoxSydney Fox

Events Committee

I like to give back to the community that supports me in the things that I do. Coming to Washburn, I knew that I wanted to be involved in student organizations, but I did not necessarily know which ones. I have found that the student organizations that I enjoy the most are the ones that allow me to work with a variety of students and give back to the campus community that is giving me the chance to grow as a student leader.

Andrew GillAndrew Gill

Communications Committee

While my parents never had a ton of money or resources growing up, I certainly recognize that I had (and have) a level of privilege not afforded to many people. However, since I’m currently putting myself through college, I obviously don’t have a lot of money personally; but, if I can take an hour out of my week to spread care for others, even a little, it’s the right thing to do.

Reed HarpReed Harp

Development Committee

Throughout my life, I have always looked for ways to give back by connecting with others in the community and volunteering for the betterment of others. This has always been a passion of mine to help others and I believe that this is a great opportunity to do so.

Alison JohnsonAlison Johnson

Events Committee

I joined because I would like to be able to give back to my Washburn community. Washburn has done so much for me, in helping me learn, develop leadership, form relationships, and grow as a person. Taking care of our community is incredibly important to me and something that I think draws a lot of people to Washburn. Washburn really is a family of people willing to support you, which is something I felt from my first time on campus. I think that this initiative is an amazing way to spread that care and compassion.

Blythe LandonBlythe Landon

Development Committee

Philanthropy has always been a passion of mine. After graduation, I hope to pursue business in the mission field or start a non-profit. An organization dedicated to being proactive in helping other students is incredibly valuable. Many student organizations on campus provide extracurricular activities for students, but this organization provides a lifeline for students in emergency situations, making a positive and immediate impact in their lives. I am honored to be involved in this work.

Becca NymanBecca Nyman

Events Committee

I wanted to join Ichabods Moving Forward because I thought it was a good way to reach out to Washburn’s students, and a great way to give back to my community. Washburn is a home for me, and I want other students to feel like this can be a home for them too. To do that we have to support each other, being a part of this organization allows me to do this. It also allows me to share my passion for Washburn, the other students, and the community.

Paul MismarquePaul Mismaque

Communications Committee

Often being in college means getting an education that would help towards your future life goals but for me it is much more than that. It means having the chance to volunteer and getting to know the people that you would not know if you stayed in your comfort zone. Helping people can be beneficial to you as a human being, it can expand your horizons and allow you to see the world through a new lens.

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