Chelsea Mouton, 2012-2013 Chapter President at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, was honored with the Dean of Community Service Excellence in Service Award. She has completed a total of 674 volunteer hours that have all been verified through the President’s Volunteer Service Award program. These hours include a number of SAL events as well as many hours above and beyond volunteering through SAL.

Chelsea quoted Leo Roston who once said, “The purpose in life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” She went on to explain, “This is the aspect that I live my life by. The fact that I will be spending every day making a difference in the lives of my students is the main aspect that led me to teaching. I hope to one day get my master’s degree in education so I could become a counselor and be able to make an even greater difference (and do community service projects everyday).”

In addition to this award, Chelsea was recently recognized as a Certified Student Leader through the National Center for Student Leadership. Chelsea is graduating this Spring with a degree in Early Childhood Education.

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