2006-2007 Academic Year

Hannah Locke '07 Awarded USA Freedom Corp. Volunteer Service Award by President Bush

Hannah Locke(April 4, 2007) Pitzer College senior Hannah Locke is to receive a USA Freedom Corp. Volunteer Service Award today from President Bush by Air Force One at LAX. Hannah was selected in recognition of her high level of service in the Jumpstart program. Hannah, a psychology major from native of Seattle, Washington, plans to pursue a career in social work.

Pitzer Jumpstart Site Coordinator Pitzer Karen Magoon said, "Even among the service-oriented students at Pitzer College, a school that emphasizes social responsibility as one of its core values and was recently named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Award Honor Roll, Hannah Locke’s exceptional service ethic stands out. Hannah, who is in her third year with Jumpstart, where she has consistently put in more than 300 hours each year, is also the Campus Coordinator for Teach for America and a past member of the Student Senate.

As part of Hannah's independent study project, she served as an English Language teacher to a private funded school which receives children from "floating families (immigrant families)" in Beijing.

Last year, a professor who was aware of Hannah’s commitment to service encouraged her to apply for the Kellogg's Collegiate Women of Color Leadership Development Institute, a summer leadership program for women of color. Hannah applied and was selected for the Institute, where attendees learned community-engagement strategies. Afterward, Hannah put her new community-engagement skills to work for Jumpstart.