Take the Time to Donate Blood

I hope you had a FANTASTIC Thanksgiving! I know I am still stuffed from all the food I ate! For the first time ever, I went to an NBA game during Thanksgiving break, and I had a wonderful time with my family! The best part was that the Chicago Bulls, my home team, won!

My most recent accomplishment at RIT/NTID would have to be selling ALL of my homemade cupcakes during Pulse Happy Hour, and having the money go to a benefit for my friend Alex’s medical bills. Pulse Happy Hour occurs bi-weekly on Fridays and takes place in the CSD Student Development Center. All the clubs get a table and have the opportunity to promote their organizations. It’s a great event where you can make new friends and find out about upcoming happenings that are hosted by a variety of clubs. Below is a picture of one of the customers who brought my cupcake. I am grateful for the people who support others in need, like student ambassador Stephanie Kiessling.
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Recently, I became a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity and now have the opportunity to continue as hockey chairperson. That means I am in charge of gathering my “brothers” to usher at the hockey games. It’s so much fun, because we get to watch the game for free, and wear really warm bright orange jackets that say “STAFF” on the back. Our job is to inspect the aisles every so often to make sure nothing is getting in the way, in case of a fire hazard.
Next week, I will be volunteering at a blood drive on campus. I am excited because many years ago, my life was saved thanks to blood donors. I am glad to be giving back to the community by supporting such a noble cause. Everyone is busy with finals and the holiday season, making the need for blood more critical. There are many terrific people here who take the time to help others, and I am proud to call them friends.
I better get back to studying.  Finals are getting closer!

About Lauren

Major: Multidisciplinary Studies

Hometown: Algonquin, Ill.

Why I chose RIT: After attending Explore Your Future (EYF), I fell in love with the campus, the accommodations for deaf and hard-of-hearing students are great, and I love the Rochester-based Wegmans supermarket!

Clubs/Activities: I am the vice president of the Masquers Drama Club, active in theater productions and bowl. I also am the author of Austin’s Gift, and sometimes make appearances related to organ donation.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy public speaking, being creative, performing on stage, promoting organ/tissue donation and studying about policies that improve the lives of others.

What I like best about RIT: I love attending RIT hockey games!

Favorite T.V. Show: “Chopped,” and “Masterchef.”

Fun fact about me: I have donated 10 inches of hair to “Locks of Love” twice, most recently to prepare for my role as Charlie in RIT/NTID’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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