Take Off!

TakeOffSystems Administrator Walter Roshon is embarking on a two-week community service project in Nicaragua. Academic Advisor Shelley Hastings is serving as a career development events judge for the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America. Web Content Coordinator Janine C. Crawford is volunteering at her son’s school.

And Wilmington University is helping all of them fulfill those missions. Its Community Service Leave empowers full-time faculty and staff to embark on altruistic efforts. “By offering each eligible employee paid time off to serve those in need,” says Human Resources Director Karen Ann Sheats, “we hope to do whatever we can to make a difference in the lives of others as we provide meaningful opportunities to employees.”

Hastings, a certified career coach, says the benefit allows her to reach thousands of young people, and helps her “contribute to the future of youth who wish to enter a career field that impacts the health and well-being of an entire nation.” Wu

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