ONE at The Citadel starts 2012-2013 recruitment efforts
The ONE chapter at The Citadel is growing rapidly as it kicks off its recruitment efforts for the 2012-13 school year.
ONE is a global nongovernmental advocacy organization dedicated to raising public awareness about global issues and lobbying political leaders to support policies and programs that fight extreme poverty and preventable disease as well as bolster economic development and effective aid and trade reform. It also supports human rights, democracy, accountability and transparency.
"It's a great way to help thousands and thousands around the world from right here in Charleston," said Cadet Ryan Trenk, the group's campus leader. "Cadets have a duty to help other people, and this is a fun and challenging way to fulfill that obligation. On top of that, we eat cake!"
The Citadel chapter began in 2011 with 25 charter members. It has grown to about 95, including 66 active cadet members, seven alumni, and 19 "friends" of the group. The organization has two faculty advisors, Gardel Feurtado, head of the Department of Political Science, and Sarah Tenney, assistant professor of political science. The group also includes the first campus leader, Wyatt Lowrey, who was deployed last year when the chapter formed.
ONE at The Citadel is open to cadets, faculty, alumni, and friends. The group meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of every month on the fourth floor of Capers Hall. The group is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ONEatTheCitadel.
Upcoming events include film screenings and the ONE Campus Challenge, an intercollegiate competition designed to mobilize students in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. Through life-saving actions, creative challenges, and educational events participants work urge political leaders to support smart and effective programs that save lives and improve futures for generations to come.