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Students Who Serve: Norene Miller ’21

Lebanon Valley College student Norene Miller reads at an elementary school

For Norene Miller ’21, volunteering started out as a way to keep herself busy. Now, as an early childhood and special education major at Lebanon Valley College, much of Miller’s service focuses on kids and provides additional experience toward her career. 

Miller serves as president of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), which advances the education of individuals with exceptionalities and promotes related educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. The student chapter assists and provides support to the national CEC for its efforts on behalf of persons with exceptionalities.

She also volunteers during Autism Awareness Week and with the Special Olympics. However, one program, in particular, makes her feel like she’s directly impacting others’ lives and holds a special place in her heart—the Lebanon Valley Educational Partnership.

“I show a group of high school students that college isn’t as scary as high schoolers think it is,” said Miller. “I give them an up-to-date perspective on what it’s like and answer their questions to make them feel more confident. I’m giving them a guide.”

She encourages more students to make volunteering a priority in their lives and points to the wide variety of service opportunities on campus and in the local community.

If you’d like to volunteer with Lebanon Valley Educational Partnership or the Council of Exceptional Children, you can contact Norene Miller at nem004@lvc.edu.

 

--- Lauren Schrott ’21, for English 430, Feature Writing