Edison State students (L to R) Laura Parker, of Troy, Samantha Greene,
of Piqua, and Juliya Hsiang, of
Piqua, were congratulated on their
selection to participate in Propel Ohio by the Edison State Board and
President, Dr. Doreen Larson. Rebecca Buck, of Fairborn, is not
Edison State Students
Attend Leadership Summit
Edison State Community College students, Rebecca Buck, Samantha Greene,
Juliya Hsiang, and Laura Parker were selected to attend U.S. Senator
Sherrod Brown's Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit held earlier
this academic year.
Propel Ohio is a one-day program that promotes civic engagement and
connects college students with resources on volunteer, internship, and
career opportunities related to public service in Ohio.
"Ohio has been home to innovators and leaders for generations, from
presidents to poets, from the Wright Brothers to John Glenn. We want to
prepare the next generation of Ohioans to continue their legacy," said
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown.
This year's leadership summit aimed to actively engage college students
on issues that affect childhood poverty, including health and hunger,
education, and housing security. During the conference, attendees
participated in workshops led by community and non-profit leaders in
Ohio about how to tackle childhood poverty in their communities.
Debra Eschmeyer, White House Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy
and Executive Director of the First Lady's Let's Move! Initiative,
served as the keynote speaker for the event. Prior to her work on food
and nutrition policy in Washington, Eschmeyer co-founded FoodCorps, a
non-profit that connects schools in high-need communities to healthy
foods to reduce childhood obesity and diet-related diseases. She also
owns Harvest Sun Farm, a family farm in her hometown of New Knoxville,
The day concluded with a resource fair where students learned more
about organizations that are tackling childhood poverty and public
service opportunities in their communities.