“Regardless of the available resources, the important thing is to help the members of your community. It’s awesome to realize how big of an impact can be created by the small contributions of many. That is the power of service.”
German Marquez is a junior majoring in Agricultural Business with minors in Animal Science and Philosophy. Coming from a small community in northern California, service has always played a big role in German’s life. As a community member of Fresno, German has been involved with organizations like the Bulldog Pantry, the Salvation Army, and Children’s Hospital Central California. He has also served as a JCAST Ambassador, working with outreach services for agricultural majors, and served as president of the FFA Field Day Committee at Fresno State, which is a student-run volunteer committee that organizes the state competitions for over 4,000 high school members of the Future Farmers of America. German is also a member of the Smittcamp Family Honors College and the Council of President’s Scholars, organizations where he plans to continue serving as many people as possible. German strives to promote service in a way that it becomes second nature to Fresno State students. His goal is to make helping others an act so natural that it transforms into a uniting culture for the entire university. He is eager to introduce more students to the excitement behind volunteerism.