Junior - Finance / Media Chair, Student Leadership Advisory Board
Making the commitment to join Service Leadership is a big decision for any incoming SLU freshman. It has been a continual challenge for Service Leaders to fulfill their requirements, but overcoming the challenge is one of the reasons the program is so rewarding. This semester’s student spotlight highlights senior Katelyn Hammarlund. She is a marketing major in the Business School, who dedicated her time and energy to Service Leadership while also playing on the women's’ soccer team. I interviewed Katelyn about the challenges of balancing two huge commitments, and what she learned from her experience.
On what looked to be a rainy Saturday, October morning, about 2 dozen Service Leaders made the trip north of the Delmar Divide to work with “Love the Lou”. The organization is only 3 years old, but has made exciting progress in the underserved neighborhood. They are involved in youth mentorship, urban development, and community engagement in a historically poor neighborhood.