Victoria Gordon has a vision for what she wants to do when she graduates from Ottawa University next year. “I hope to become involved with a non-profit organization working to end hunger and poverty, and potentially move into nonprofit management,” says Gordon, who is a business administration major with concentrations in global operations and leadership.
Her vision for servant leadership has been developed, in large part, due to her involvement in the student organization Hungry for Change, which is devoted to exposing and helping combat hunger issues at the local, national and global levels. Hungry for Change organizes such activities as the Stop Hunger Now Food Packaging Event, collection of canned goods to donate to local food pantries, and an OU Food Waste Day during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which calculates how much food is wasted during lunch in OU’s cafeteria to showcase how many hungry people the food could feed.
“Working with Hungry for Change has created so many lasting memories,” says Gordon. “I have met wonderful people at OU that share the same passion to end hunger, and that passion has allowed us to help the community and people around the world.”
A presidential scholar from Overland Park, Kansas, Gordon serves as an ambassador for the University in everything she does, whether singing in the concert choir or working in the admissions office. As a driven future business leader, she has realized that college isn’t all about the schoolwork. “I’ve come to the realization that attending college is more than just pursuing your degree; it’s also about the memories you create while you are here.” She’s also learned to take her grandmother’s inspirational advice: “Following God’s will for your life is the best accomplishment that you can achieve.”
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