Saturday, February 24, 2007

Wheat Honored for Community Service

From the official athletic website of St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, NC regarding junior tennis player Suzan Wheat:

The City of Raleigh Human Relations Commission honored Saint Augustine’s College student, Suzan Wheat for her outstanding contributions to the College, as well as her community, during
their 18 th annual awards banquet held on Thursday, February 8, 2007.

A junior Communications major, Wheat is involved in various community, political and church related activities, including serving as a tutor for Tuttles Community Center and volunteering with the Helping Hand Mission. She has appeared on NBC 17 News at Issues, where she represented Saint Augustine’s College for a show which discussed the value of attending
an Historically Black College or University, and has worked alongside the Black Caucus with Brad Thompson & Associates Public Governmental Relations Organization.

“I was very excited to have won the award because it goes to show that even as I am pursuing my degree, I can still establish myself,” Wheat said. Stating that community service has always been a part of her life, Suzan relates her involvement in the community as a way of ministering to people. “I believe the way you treat people is a form of worship.”

After graduation, Suzan hopes to attend North Carolina State University, where she plans to pursue a master’s degree in international studies. This summer, she will travel to South Africa and from January to April 2008 she will study abroad in Argentina.

Established in 1977, the City of Raleigh Human Relations Commission is composed of citizens appointed by the Raleigh City Council and charged with promoting the general wellbeing
of the citizens of Raleigh in their human and economic relationships without regard to race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation or national origin. The Commission is dedicated to promoting human dignity, trust, equal opportunity, tolerance and harmony among all Raleigh citizens.

Thanks to Double-A Zone for the tip.

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