Augusta hybrid students recognized for volunteering

Aug 3, 2011

Pictured left to right: Academic Dean Paul Lund; AOM/BA Program Director Tanya Powell; student Shylae Stringer; student Kelvin Hodge; Campus Online Coordinator/Graduation Planner Julie Cole.

Two Augusta Virginia College students were recently recognized for their volunteer spirit.

Shylae Stringer graduated from the Academy of Richmond County in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program just two years ago. She is participating in the Federal Work Study program and, in that role, tutors students in the Learning Success Center. She volunteers on the student newsletter, works at a retail store, serves in the Army Reserve as a Human Resources Specialist, tutors at the Boys & Girls Club and models for a local photographer. She has managed to make the President's List or Dean's List every term. Shylae has taken online courses for several quarters and has excelled in those classes as well.

Kelvin Hodge served in the Army for over 14 years in the logistics field and is pursuing an associate's degree in Business Administration. Kelvin has volunteered on the student newsletter where he wrote opinion pieces and was later accepted into the Federal Work Study program. He currently works in the Registrar's office. Kelvin is an excellent student in both ground and online courses.

Kelvin is committed to community service and volunteers at University Hospital in Augusta. His strong belief in the value of volunteerism prompted him to speak to EDU 1010 classes which he now does on a regular basis. In this way, Kelvin believes he can help our local hospitals with their ongoing need for volunteers.