Charlotte Wollermann #IotaSpotlight
"To know Charlotte is to love Charlotte. Her kindness never falters, her determination is unwavering, and her smile brightens a room instantly. Charlotte's friendship means the world to me. She has changed me for the better."
Our first #IotaSpotlight of 2018 goes to Charlotte Wollermann! Charlotte is one of the many kindhearted and inspirational women that define our chapter, and we are more than proud to share her story. We were so lucky to sit down with her for a Q&A session about who she is, her experiences as an ADPi, and her passion to serve and give back to the community.
Q: First, the basics! What are you studying here at FSU?
A: I am pursuing a degree in Clinical Professions through the College of Medicine!
Q: We know that you were selected as one of the Torch Night recipients by the Garnet and Gold Key Honor Society. That means you were one of the top 100 freshmen at FSU! Is it safe to say that your school work is very important to you?
A: In the end, I'm here for my academics. My school work is my main priority! Thankfully, it has paid off. I've been on the President's List with a 4.0 GPA every semester since I've started school! I'm really hoping that I can continue this streak.
Q: Here at Alpha Delta Pi, there's an opportunity for every member to shine while showcasing her own specific talents and interests. How do you think you utilize your passions within the chapter?
A: Last year, I was the Chaplain for ADPi. I loved holding a position that allowed me to spread the word of God to all of my sisters. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to work with my older diamond sister, and a few other sisters, to host a weekly bible study at the house. This year, I was elected the Community Service Chair for our chapter. I work with various members of the university and the Tallahassee community to create service opportunities for our members. Most recently, I've facilitated our participation in Field Day Music Festival (benefiting the Judy Field Memorial Foundation) and the Alzheimer's Project's 33rd Annual Alzheimer's Disease Education and Training Conference for care takers.
Q: Every member of our chapter is well aware of your passion for service. Can you tell us how you serve outside of ADPi?
A: Besides my positions in ADPi, I am the Public Relations Historian Chairman of Medlife, which is an organization dedicated to empowering the poor in their fight for equal access to healthcare, education, and a safe home. I was awarded a scholarship from Medlife to go on a medical mission trip to Peru over winter break. I'm also the Leon County Schools Outreach Chairman for TheBigEvent, which is a one-day, student-run service project. About 2000 students come together to say 'thank you' to the Tallahassee community through a full day of community service!
Q: Do you have any advice for someone who's looking to serve within the community?
A: Yes! One thing that I've learned is that you don't need to hold a position in a club or an organization to give back. Last semester, I volunteered weekly with the Alzheimer's Project and this semester, I'm volunteering weekly with the homeless at the Kearney Center. If you're interested in a cause, it's so easy to set aside some time to volunteer and make it happen.