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IEM Undergraduates Cinnamon Gerdes and Kaitlin Krause Honored at President's Leadership & Service Recognition Reception

Two undergraduate Industrial Engineering and Management students were honored at the President’s Leadership and Service Recognition Reception in April. Cinnamon Gerdes received special recognition as a CORD Recipient. CORD, Creating Opportunities for Responsible Development, which recognizes individuals showing an exemplary commitment to community service by serving 400 hours of service in their time at OSU. They are given an orange cord to be worn at graduation honoring their service within the community.

Undergraduate IEM student Kaitlin Krause received special recognition as a Service Learning Ambassador Executive and also was honored with the Outstanding Student Leader Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. SLVC Ambassadors serve as representatives of the university and actively promote volunteerism through many channels and communities. They are the voice of service learning on campus both creating and coordinating events; they participate in all aspects of service learning and promote community service on campus.

The Outstanding Student Leader Award is given to students showing great initiative in community service and high academic honors. Kaitlin displayed her commitment to serving the community through problem solving and her involevement in numerous hands on service learning projects. Kaitlin worked with the Newman Civic Fellow to create the City Campus Clean Up, which involved helping elderly individuals clean and beautify their yards. Kaitlin’s strong commitment to service is shown through her extensive service learning endeavors and exemplifies exactly what OSU’s service oriented campus stands for.