Student draws inspiration from his family

Aaron Beswick is the first in his family to pursue a master’s degree. He’s also the first person in his family to graduate from college.

Roadblocks to health care inspire advocacy for the vulnerable

The Saturday Neighborhood Health Clinic gave Kevin Baumgartner a front-and-center, often heartbreaking look into the inequities of health care. “Working at the clinic gave me an intimate view of the pressing social challenges we’re facing,” he said.

A passion for teaching the deaf and hard of hearing

Aimee Gao’s interest in deaf culture was first piqued in fourth grade when her class learned the story of Helen Keller, dabbled in American sign language and put on a play for students at the Kansas School for the Deaf. Later, as an undergraduate at William Jewell College, where she earned a degree in elementary […]

Bawel committed to serving society’s most vulnerable

For both better and worse, Washington University in St. Louis senior Tori Bawel suffered a major concussion while biking through campus her sophomore year. The accident landed her in the hospital where she met exceptional caregivers and found a path for her future.