Community Partner Spotlight: Annie Wheeler '14

~Renee Lavigne '14

Annie Wheeler did not only serve as the Community Partner for the Campus Kitchens Project at St. Lawrence University (CKSLAW); she was also a St. Lawrence student, president of the women's club hockey team, a SLU Admissions Fellow and a dedicated SLU Buddies mentor. An avid community service volunteer in high school, Annie immediately became involved with Campus Kitchens her first semester in college. Acting first as a volunteer, preparing and serving free weekly meals to the community at the Canton Unitarian Universalist Church, she quickly moved up the ranks and took a leadership position as the logistics and operations coordinator. In the subsequent three years, Annie consistently held a spot on the leadership team every semester and served as the CKP coordinator in her senior year.

With Annie's management and guidance the program only missed one meal in the past four years, due to uncontrollable weather circumstances. Annie's organization, passion and determination make her the perfect role model for younger volunteers. Annie selflessly and unknowingly fostered the next generation of SLU leaders, making her the ideal Laurentian. As a graduate of the Class of 2014, Annie will be greatly missed.