The Ohio Campus Compact has announced that Denison University student Caroline Bremer ‘21, a global commerce and communication double major, has been awarded a 2021 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award. Bremer was recognized for her extensive work with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
Bremer notes, “After my first year as a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, my goal was to encourage more students to get involved in an organization that had quickly become such a meaningful part of my college experience. Joining the Big Brothers Big Sisters executive board at Denison as recruitment chair was the first step.
“In an effort to support Big Brothers Big Sisters matches outside the Denison community – and to establish a virtual mentoring program for Denison students – I led an effort to develop mentoring guides that included games and activities that could be hosted virtually. In the past, in-person programs had access to board games and activities that would not be available in some of the new ways matches are taking place today.
“My involvement in Big Brothers Big Sisters has also led to serving on Denison Community Association’s cabinet, an umbrella community service organization supporting 17 committees (including Big Brothers Big Sisters), as well as hosting campus-wide service events. This has been a truly rewarding experience, as it has enabled me to share what I’ve learned with representatives from other service organizations – and learn from them.
“I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that have come from Big Brothers Big Sisters – and the Denison Community Association – and hope to have encouraged and supported mentorships that have been as meaningful to others as being a ‘Big’ has been to me.”
About the Charles J. Ping Award
The Charles J. Ping Award was designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students’ outstanding leadership and contributions to community service on their campus and within their community. This award is granted annually to undergraduates from Ohio Campus Compact member institutions that exhibit outstanding leadership in their community service endeavors both on their campus and within their community.