Paula Singer:  It is essential that we as individuals and as neighbors find the time, find the time, to serve those around us who are in need. This is not easy given our busy lives but consider individuals like Walden faculty member Walter McCollum who finds the time to lead social change missions in addition to teaching, managing his own business, and publishing books. Dr. McCollum, an Air Force veteran, has been leading social change missions in the U.S. as well as Africa, Central America, and the Philippines for more than 20 years.

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Most recently, he led a team of Walden students to Haiti to assist families still suffering from that terrible devastation of 2010. Prior to the visit, he led students in a three-month curriculum on multiculturalism and self-dignity to help promote mutual respect. Despite challenging conditions, including removing rubble from a collapsed building in over 100 degree weather, the team left the experience even more committed to make a difference in their world. Dr. McCollum, please rise and let us acknowledge you and your service. It’s just awesome.

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Doesn't he make you proud?