Marian Homan Accepted to the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
March 16, 2005
DELAWARE, OHIO --
Marian Homan, a junior at Ohio Wesleyan,
accepted to the 2005 Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary
Washington, D.C. and has been awarded a scholarship for $1500.
Institute, created by The Fund for American Studies and
University, has provided college undergraduates the valuable
interact with leaders in the non-profit sector for seven years.
"This is the first time, to my knowledge, that one of our students has applied
and been accepted to this very prestigious
Susan Pasters, director of community service learning at OWU. "Clearly, the selection
committee recognized that Marian Homan is an exceptional candidate, and I'm excited
for her to have this incredible
Homan will spend the summer in Washington, D.C. studying philanthropy at Georgetown
and interning with a non-profit organization. While interning for 30 hours a
week, she will learn how to develop a mission statement, coordinate service projects,
and organize fundraising activities. Homan is dedicated to helping others and
said, "I have become very active in community service at Ohio Wesleyan and believe
in the power and
A psychology major and English minor, Homan has been involved with several service
activities at OWU such as Habitat for Humanity, the Columbus Initiative, Bowl
for Kids' Sake, and CropWalk. She also is the editor of Opportunity Knocks, the
community service newsletter of the Chaplain's office; the moderator of Community
Service RoundTable; a member of the Psychology Department Student Board; a research
assistant at the Memory Lab in the psychology department; and a member of the
House of HOPE,
has lived since March 2003.
Through her unique experience at the Institute, Homan hopes to learn how to best
utilize her skills so that she can make a difference in the lives of others.
She remarked, "I am currently torn between my two passions: service and psychology.
I would like to work for a non-profit institution that would allow me to use
my psychology background. I know that no matter what career I choose, I will
always have a deep desire to help
For more information, please call (740)-368-3335.