Lions Club Award to Sponsor Student Work in Haiti

February 26, 2014

lions award 2014Two Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership cadets have received the Aubrey Jackson/Augusta Lions Civic Leadership award and $375 to support the civic engagement trip they will take to Cherident, Haiti, next week during spring break.

Derrica Stone, a sophomore social work major from Boston, will enter the U.S. Army after graduation. Stone has leadership roles with a number of campus organizations. She looks forward to working with Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work Doris Dodson on completing a community-needs assessment study for Cherident. She’ll also work with children on the creation of a community mural.

Joyce Campbell, also a sophomore who intends to serve in the Army, is from Baltimore. She hopes to become a healthcare professional, possibly in obstetrics and gynecology. In Cherident, Campbell will assist Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences Director of Clinical Education Kai Kennedy with delivery of physical therapy to local residents.

Jackson is a member of the Augusta Lions and was a familiar, friendly face at Mary Baldwin for many years as supervisor of the campus mail service.