“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emily Hentschke is a third year Psychology major and Smittcamp Family Honors College student who is working on obtaining a Certificate in Serving Troubled Youth and a Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership. Originally from Granite Bay, CA, Emily was very involved with service whether it was serving her high school through leadership, or serving the global community through her church and its mission trips to Mexico and the Apache Indian Reservation in Globe, Arizona. Emily regards moving to Fresno as one of the biggest and best changes of her life, as it gave her the opportunity to participate in a much larger community and to join Fresno State’s culture of service. Since coming to Fresno State, Emily has served as a mentor at Wolter’s Elementary School, planned single day service events as a member of the Richter Center’s SERVE Committee, and participated in various volunteer activities with organizations such as the Bulldog Pantry, the Discovery Center, and Rotary Storyland and Playland. Emily has shared that she looks forward to working as a Richter Center Ambassador this year and growing through service while also helping others to do so.