Erin Robinson chose Wittenberg because of its size. When she visited, she thought it was a great place – the people were friendly, and she felt comfortable right away. As a Community Service Scholar, Robinson was also required to complete 20 hours of service each semester.
“I chose a different opportunity each time,” Robinson said. “I learned there are so many wonderful service organizations in Springfield.”
An education major, Robinson appreciated the general education courses, and said she would not have learned as much without them.
“Wittenberg opened my eyes to so many positive experiences,” she said. “A course in developmental psychology led to my psychology minor.”
Although Robinson knew before she came she wanted to teach, she didn’t know that before the conclusion of her first year, she would develop an overwhelming desire to go to Africa. With the help of friends and interested donors, she made it happen. Last summer, Robinson spent a month in Kenya with Adventures in Mission. A team of 20 college students from across the United States participated in the program.
She plans to return to Africa after graduation to work as a teacher’s assistant in whatever capacity she is needed.
“Teaching kids and Africa are two of my greatest passions in life, and I'm excited about putting the two together.”