Happy Friday to you all!
It is unbelievable that the first month of this semester has already passed. We started experiencing cooler temperatures and the days have been getting shorter. It’s been an exciting month though for all the students. We have been getting used to our new classes and going back or starting new extra curriculum activities. “Get involved!” “Sign up for a club!” These are only a few words of advice we often hear at Agnes Scott. To show you how easy it is to pursue your interests here, one of the international students from China, Lulu Liu agreed to share with us her experience with establishing a new club at Agnes Scott.
Hi everyone, my name is Lulu Liu ’15. I’m a senior at Agnes Scott College. I’m a biomedical physics major and a pre-med student.
Agnes Scott has many student organizations and clubs. I would like to introduce to you the club I participate in, UNICEF at Agnes Scott. As you may already know, UNICEF is a non-profit organization that works for children’s rights, survival, development and protection. They have done a great job in the past 60 years. The purpose of the UNICEF campus initiative club is to promote the work of UNICEF, as well as bring local awareness to global children’s issues.
Though the UNICEF club at Agnes Scott is very new (we established it last year), we have already done and planed some rewarding works. Last semester, along with another two members from my club, I went to volunteer for the UNICEF U.S Fund’s annual fundraising event in Atlanta. During the event, I also had a great talk with an Agnes alumnae who served as the first woman mayor of the city of Decatur. This semester, we are planning several events during the Halloween festival. Also, we are thinking about doing a charity concert in cooperation with the UNICEF club in Decatur High School.
My dream is to become a doctor, and compassion is something a doctor needs to learn besides textbook. I think the UNICEF club gives me the opportunity to see the suffering of people in the undeveloped areas and be more compassionate about people’s pain. Hence, joining the UNICEF club, I learned that the little things I did might make a huge difference to someone’s life. This really encourages me more in pursuing my career as a doctor and helping more people.
I really treasure my experience with the UNICEF club at Agnes Scott, and I hope you can be a member with me someday.
Office of Admission International Fellow