Diane Hahn embodies the spirit of Carthage College. At Carthage, the
motto that has been adopted has been: "Seeking Truth, Building Strength,
Inspiring Service - Together." Diane Hahn has encapsulated every aspect
of this motto in the month of March.|
Diane is a Junior Senator/Parliamentarian in Student Government, an
active in her sorority, Chi Omega, a member of Carthage's first
induction class of NRHH, as well as a member of Residence Life Council.
Diane has gone above and beyond to help out each of her organizations in
the month of March.
For Student Government, Diane was the lead person on the ICARE for the
Homeless and Hungry event which inspired over 60 students to commit to a
27-hour service event, where the fasted, slept in cardboard boxes, and
lived one day as a homeless person while attending different speakers
and presentations on ways to get involved with homelessness in Kenosha
and the great impact they can have on their community. This event is at
the root of Carthage's mission to "inspire service - together." Diane
worked countless hours preparing and exacting the logistics for the
event. A typical program of this nature at Carthage accrues less than
15 people who participate. Diane inspired over 60 people (63 to be
exact) to give up a weekend in favor for issues within social justice,
which is unheard of at Carthage.
During March, Diane also decided that she would run for Student
Government President (Elections to be held April 11) to further her
platform of "Seeking Truth - Together." She has worked with many
organizations to try and get them to work together to find common goals.
She also has a very firm belief in the students at Carthage and people
become motivated just by being in her presence. In March she met with
many different organizations to see what real issues and concerns
students have. She has gone above and beyond in ensuring that students
have a voice, in March particularly.
Diane embodies "Building Strength" in two ways. She is a part of
Denhart's In-Hall Council adding to the building's strength and
community, as well as a key member of Chi Omega. Her dedication remains
unwavering and her passion is contagious for everything she undertakes.
Diane also competed in the annual Mr. and Mrs. Denhart Competition in
March, where she received a runner-up status. She loves to remain
involved and pour her heart and soul into every responsibility she is
Diane has been the ideal student leader working towards broader, bigger
goals. Carthage has in the past two months selected a new president to
succeed the current president of 25 years. Diane was the sole student
selected to serve on the President's Transition Committee, helping the
new incoming president, Dr. Woodward, assimilate to Carthage College.
She has attended many extra meetings in the month of March to plan for
this transition and to give the new president a real pulse of what
campus life and Carthage students are like. This is a great privilege
and responsibility that Diane sees as something she owes to the College
because of her unmatched work ethic.
Diane has done more in one month than many students will accomplish
their entire collegiate career and is truly an inspiration to Carthage
students around campus.
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