Cassaundra Webb (right) is the recipient of the deSERVING Ranger Award – an award set up to showcase Northwestern Oklahoma State University students contributing to the community. Ashton Ghaemi, service learning coordinator, presented Webb with the award.
The deSERVING Ranger Award is designed to recognize an outstanding Northwestern Oklahoma State University student serving within the Northwestern communities and campuses. Cassaundra Webb, Enid junior, recently was given this award based on her help with clients at the Enid Community Clinic.
During her service learning in social work class, Webb worked with clients in the Enid Community Clinic, a clinic serving residents of Garfield County without health insurance.
Webb worked closely with clinic staff and medical personnel to assess the clients’ needs beyond the scope of medical practice. Some examples of non-medical needs are help with paying for utilities, medications or durable medical equipment needs.
“Cassie has been such a tremendous addition to our staff,” said Janet Cordell, Community Clinic director.
“She has continued to volunteer even after her required hours were completed. We are so fortunate to have her.”
The nominated student demonstrates a dedication to service and a sense of responsibility to the Northwestern Service Learning/Civic Engagement (SLICE) vision; serving as a community service model for other students; exceptional leadership and organizational skills; and a consistent work ethic and availability.
”When asked why I didn’t stop going to the clinic since my hours are completed, I said, ‘I’m needed and feel as if I make a difference,’” Webb said.
Posted on Fri, May 24, 2013
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