COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia Military College is proud to announce the induction of two Columbus campus students into the Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader, an elite group comprised of GMC students who accumulate more than 100 documented hours of community service within one calendar year.
Brett Smith, a criminal justice major, became involved with the Homeless Resource Network soon after starting his GMC career thanks to a local professor.
"I found the HRN to be my calling because there are a lot of homeless veterans that I have helped and will continue to help," Smith said.
To date, Smith has donated more than 110 hours of time to the cause.
"Without the loyal volunteers who realize the need to help us, we would not be able to offer the various services to our clients and community," said Sandie Severt, coordinator of volunteers at the Homeless Resource Network. "We welcome Brett to our volunteer family."
Another Columbus student receiving this honor is SPC Jeremy Bryson, an early childhood education major. Bryson volunteered for more than 100 hours in various services, with a majority of his time spent working with the soccer and basketball youth programs in the Sports & Fitness branch of the Child, Youth, School and Services division at Ft. Benning.
Some of Bryson's other volunteer responsibilities included working with Frank R. Loyd Elementary School in a Life Skills class, assisting with flag etiquette and working at their Jingle Jog.
"I believe it is everyone's responsibility to pay forward something no matter how small. I don't do this for the accolades," Bryson says of his work.
Smith agrees, adding, "There is no better feeling then giving from the heart. I want to thank Professor Amanda Bond and Georgia Military College for giving me this opportunity to help anyway I could."
Award recipients receive a Distinguished Order of the Servant Leader Medal and certificate signed by the president of the University.
Georgia Military College, the only public liberal arts junior college located in Columbus, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Some of the majors offered are business administration, criminal justice, education, homeland security, pre-nursing, and psychology. Enrollment for the Winter 2012 term at our new campus is currently underway. For further information visit the campus in midtown, 2601B Cross Country Drive, contact admissions at (706) 478-1688, or visit www.gmc411.com