College of Education and Human Development
Name: Lance Kruse
Major: AYA Math major, Sophmore
Anticipated Graduation Date/Graduation Date: May 2015
Involvement in Organizations: Second year Choose Ohio First ACTION scholar, Chief Executive Officer of Net Impact BGSU.
Activities, Honors, Awards: Through Net Impact, Lance was at the forefront of a student petition for the Presidents' Climate Commitment. President Mazey signed the PCC in October 2012 pledging for BGSU to strive to be carbon neutral one day and he plans to assist with implementation of this initiative at BGSU.
Highlight (Outstanding student qualities, according to nominating faculty member):
Net Impact focuses on environmental and social justice projects. According to Wendy Standinger, ACTION Program Manager, Lance has assisted in the installation of two additional water-bottle re-fill stations on campus, coordinated a CFL light-bulb exchange with students (to replace old incandescent bulbs), and hosted the founder of Falling Whistles non-profit charity (a charity whose goal is to raise awareness about the war in the Congo and help to rehabilitate those affected by the war).