Simpson College senior Marissa Belau recently received two honors from the Iowa Campus Compact (ICAP) -- an honorable mention for ICAP Member of the Year and a finalist designation for the Student Leadership Award-Network Choice.
ICAP is an association that brings college and university presidents from across Iowa together to promote engaged citizenship at their institutions. Belau’s nomination for the association’s awards comes in their third and most competitive year, with a record 39 nominations from 14 institutions.
“Those nominated represent an impressive
breadth and depth of higher education and community partnerships,
community-engaged scholarship, service-learning and community service,” ICAP
Executive Director Emily Shields said.
In her time at Simpson, Belau
completed at least 80 hours of service over the course of each academic year
through the Wesley Service Scholar program, through which she also served
as a small group reflection leader for three years. She took charge of the program
for the last two years of her college career. Belau also coordinated the
Service Fair and Poverty Simulation events on campus.
Belau plans to attend graduate school at
the University of Southern California to earn a master’s degree in applied
psychology, hoping to pursue a career in business psychology training for