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Melissa Tilleman

Melissa Tilleman

Our Service in Action Photo Competition photos are used to help promote the CSC program, to highlight campus-based service, and to celebrate the engagement of students across the region.  Our second place winner of the SIA 2014 competition, Melissa Tilleman, is a student at the University of Wyoming.  Melissa describes her photo, Action Expresses Priorities, by saying "This photo was taken on an alternative break to a town in Trinidad and Tobago. I am pickaxing in a community park which we were helping rebuild after a storm. The park was a central meeting place in town and the work that we were helping with was going to increase community access to it. You can see a slight smile on my face because I thoroughly enjoy physically working hard and also getting a chance to support an amazing community that gave me the honor of being a part of it for a week."

Service in Action- Second Place Winner
Melissa Tilleman
Monday, May 5, 2014


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...