CONWAY, Ark. (March 13, 2013) - Hendrix student Molly Umble was recently accepted into an internship program at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation headquarters in Short Hills, N.J.
"I am absolutely thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be a part of the Christopher and Dana Reeve internship program this summer," said Umble, a junior psychology major from Lancaster, Penn., is currently studying abroad in Austria.
The Office of Career Services at Hendrix alerted her to the opportunity, she said.
"The Reeve Foundation is a wonderful non-profit organization that supports individuals with spinal cord injuries," Umble said. "I have been involved with the organization since 2008, when my uncle suffered a lacrosse injury that left him a quadriplegic. I started a club in high school that raised awareness and funds for the Reeve Foundation. In 2011, my sophomore year at Hendrix, I was given Odyssey credit and funding to run the New York City Marathon in support of the Reeve Foundation. During my training and marathon weekend, I received support from a section of the foundation called Team Reeve. They gave me wonderful training tips, ideas for fundraising, motivation and brought all the runners together for some incredibly inspiring events."
Read more about Umble's marathon experience with Team Reeve here.
"I have been thinking a lot about my future career options, and I have decided that working somewhere like Team Reeve would be my dream job," she said. "It would be so rewarding to help athletes reach their fundraising and physical goals, plan meaningful events and work for an organization that is so close to my heart. Luckily, I have experience in event planning, fundraising and customer service through my internship at Conway Regional Hospital and my manager position in the Conference and Events office at Franklin and Marshall College, which made me an appropriate candidate for a Team Reeve internship."
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.