College is the time when students aspire to learn about this big world. As a college student, sometimes you learn things about yourself the hard way, but other times you realize the amazing things you can accomplish if you put your mind to it.
College is a time for living, learning, and experiencing life and relationships with greater depth. St. Ambrose University provides occasions to do exactly that through the multiple, diverse organizations and opportunities on campus.
Recently, St. Ambrose held its second dance marathon. More than 600 students came together and raised over $132,000 for the Children's Miracle Network. Also, over 100 students went shoeless for a day to raise awareness for children's health and education.
Dozens of St. Ambrose students also spent their spring break volunteering in West Virginia, St. Louis, Detroit, and in South Dakota. Students have danced Zumba at CASI, painted light poles in Davenport, and led family events at the Figge Art Museum. The total number of service hours volunteered by St. Ambrose students, faculty, and staff this academic year was over 66,000.
We are a university of students, professors, employees, and friends who cherish the opportunity to come together with this amazing community to accomplish this truly remarkable work. As a community, we should focus on the good things that a new stadium could provide to an already outstanding university and community.
St. Ambrose Class of 2016