IMS Faculty Spotlight: Colleen Schopp
CS: What stands out most for me this year is the Fall Festival that Diversity Committee put on in conjunction with the Residential Life Program. Both groups of students and faculty worked hard to integrate the Lower Campus and Upper Campus into a day full of games, prizes, and activities. It was a day designed for all age groups to participate, as well as a way for our boarding and day student populations to enjoy the campus unrelated to academics or athletics.
Along the same lines, I had the opportunity to work closely with the Community Service Program to bring “Pink Sock Day” to campus in support of the Jane Lloyd Fund. The excitement and enthusiasm that the students and faculty had was overwhelming. Another experience that impacted me was the day after hurricane Sandy, when the boarders walked around campus collecting tree branches and limbs. It only took about forty-five minutes for our group to do it, but it was an huge help to the maintenance crew. It was as simple as faculty and students working together to serve the school. In all honesty, what resonates with me most are the moments on campus when we are an entire community working together in support of the same goal.