Honors College sophomore Brennan Robin is committed to living a life of service. For the last few years, he has served on the board of a non-profit organization aimed at helping sick and injured children in hospitals throughout the valley and with the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. Brennan’s life experience as a military dependent and having a brother who suffered a traumatic injury led him to get connected with these groups.
A computer science major, Brennan has always been passionate about serving others in his community and making people smile. He says, “I chose my major because I like to serve other people, play video games and learn new things. In this field, I would be able to serve others while also doing what I love, and reach people all across the world.”
This volunteer opportunity has also greatly impacted his career goals. It taught him how to believe in himself and pushed him out of his comfort zone. He had the opportunity to travel to Texas for a leadership conference as well as host many events for children at Luke Air Force Base and at local hospitals.
He also learned that the smallest things can make a difference. “I can make a difference no matter what I choose to do. This encouraged me to choose a career field that was growing, in high demand, despite the competition, knowing that I am capable of anything I put my mind to.”
Because of his commitment to his community and service, Brennan was named the 2017 Luke Air Force Base Military Youth of the Year.
The Honors College recognizes and congratulates Brennan on this award and for his extensive service to the community. We are proud to have him as a member of the Honors College and appreciate his example of volunteerism. Most importantly, Brennan encourages other Honors students to join him in serving their communities: “I would suggest that other honors students participate in a volunteer experience because they could use the valuable real-world experience that comes with these types of opportunities. Just like taking an internship, it is important to reach out, make connections, and always be learning. Similarly, it can teach you that there is a greater purpose outside of ourselves and that it takes very little to make a big difference in the lives of others.”
Thank you Brennan for making a difference in the lives of others through all you do!
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