Colleen has demonstrated that she is a natural leader in both her school and community. She demonstrates her definition of leadership, “stepping up as the bigger person and setting a good example for others”, in her everyday life. As captain of her school’s softball team, she motivated fellow players, holding them accountable and shifting their attitudes. For the past several years she has been one of “Menino’s Elves” during the weeks leading up to Christmas. With family and friends she helped assemble care packages of food,toys, and toiletries for families in need and then distributed them on Christmas Eve. In addition, Colleen has volunteered at local food pantries, Rosie’s Bounty and Community Servings and is on the Campus Ministry Executive Board at Mt. Alvernia. Colleen’s life experiences have given her a great respect for first responders and medical professionals. Her own medical issues have shown her the important role nurses play in the health and healing of their patients. This firsthand knowledge has led her to pursue a career in nursing.
We are thrilled to award Colleen a Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation scholarship and wish her the best as she continues her studies at Saint Anselm College.