WSU student wins second in national volunteerism competition
Nov 1, 2012 11:49 AM | Print

Wichita State University's Rhatigan Student Center (RSC) will celebrate National Student Day winner Laura Schlapp as she receives a check for $2,000 to apply toward future volunteerism efforts. Schlapp will accept a check on behalf of the charity Heather's Camp Inc. at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the RSC's University Bookstore.

Schlapp was in competition nationwide with students who could submit their story online on how they give back to their community. Stories were then voted on by students across North America.

Heather's Camp provides an opportunity for blind and visually impaired children to experience the joy of a camp program where they can acquire skills, gain confidence, find support and encouragement, and have fun.

The program was established by the staff of Envision Rehabilitation Center, Via Christi, and the women of Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Delta Gamma Sorority at Wichita State the Wichita Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma.

Heather's Camp honors the memory of WSU and Delta Gamma alumna Heather Muller, her love of children and her desire to help those with special needs. More information about Heather's Camp is available at

The three most popular stories of student volunteerism win scholarships of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000; seven additional stories will be selected at random to win iPads. Online voting started Oct. 4, at

For information on National Student Day, go to

For more information on the RSC, contact Shelly Coleman-Martins at (316) 978-7008, or email

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Created on Nov 1, 2012 11:49 AM; Last modified on Nov 8, 2012 3:26 PM
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