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Eleanor Brown

Eleanor-Brown.jpgHello! My name is Eleanor and I am a Junior from Frederick County, Maryland working towards a dual degree in Social Work and Political Science with a minor in Psychology.

My involvement within the Honors College includes writing for the Honors newsletter, The Saunterer, and being the Honors Student worker. This year I am co-leading the Honors College Ambassadors with Kacie Cassar. Through the Honors College, I have been able to present at regional academic conferences as well as gain strong mentorship and guidance from the college's professors. I am currently working on my Honors Thesis. I am examining the presence of employment discrimination towards returning citizens, previously incarcerated individuals, who have returned to their communities on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore.  

Outside of the Honors Program, I serve as the President of Student United Way, a student led organization which promotes community service. I am currently interning for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore as their Volunteer Center Intern through the Non-Profit Leadership Alliance, a national non-profit credential which prepares students for leadership in the non-profit sector post graduation. I love volunteering both in the local and international community. During Winter 2017, I volunteered in New Dehli, India, for four weeks with a vocational school NGO where I taught elementary aged children from low-income families. For Winter 2018, I will be volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa, for five weeks with an NGO focused on supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

I am also extremely active with the Social Work Department. Through the guidance of my Honors Thesis Mentor, Dr. Jennifer Jewell, Chair of the Social Work Department, I have been volunteering as a book group leader at Eastern Correctional Institution for over a year, where I promote adult literacy and discussion with the inmates, which is the inspiration behind my Honors Thesis. I have also had the opportunity to represent Salisbury Univeristy at the National Association of Social Workers - Maryland, Student Leader Retreat & Conference. I currently serve as the Event Coordinator for Phi Alpha, the Social Work Honor Society, where I am organizing community outreach programs with the local school districts and non-profit organizations. 

The Honors College continues to provide me with amazing opportunities and strong mentorship. I would love to share my enthusiasm with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at anytime. 

SU Student Volunteers at School in India

SU Spotlight: Eleanor Brown Gives New Meaning to Community Outreach 

Email: ebrown12@gulls.salisbury.edu

 

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