Laura Pippenger '07
B.A. Religion; Dayton, Ohio
Honors Program - Mentor; Department of Religion - Senior Fellow; University of Minnesota Studies in International Development; Semester Study Abroad Program in Ghana, West Africa; Woodyard Summer Scholar; Provost Scholarship; Mortarboard; Phi Society (Freshman Honorary); Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; June Orientation - Staff; Departments of Religion, Economics and Communications - Teaching Assistant; John W. Alford Center for Service Learning - Student Worker; Office of Admissions - Host; Denison Community Association - President, Vice President; DU Lead - Student Facilitator; Denison Service Orientation - Student Leader; Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week - Volunteer, Leader
Supporting comments: "Laura is that rare combination of a bright, socially aware, and highly motivated individual whose commitment to serving others emanates from her soul. What most of her activities have in common is a concern for those who are "the underside of history." And, in creative ways, Laura has integrated her concern for social justice with her academic work. She is serious about the issues that capture her attention, and driven to improve her world, whether that world is, at a given moment, the student body at Denison or a village in Ghana. Everything she has done here - well, almost everything - has been in relation to the neglect of the needy in our society. And she takes that on as a theological issue relating a faith tradition to injustice. Her time at Denison will stand as the beginning of a life of service and success."