Siloam Springs, Ark (November 19, 1999) - Monique Harris was recently appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee to the Arkansas Commission on National and Community Service.
The John Brown University freshman from Vilonia, Arkansas was the only student from JBU selected to serve on the board. Harris, who made a perfect score of 1600 on the SAT in high school, said she is very honored to have been selected.
"I feel this is such a great honor to have been chosen," Harris said. "I will do the best I possibly can to serve the people of Arkansas and this community."
The commission’s objective is to build a state coalition to develop community service initiatives on the local level across Arkansas. Harris said officials from the commission have asked her to work with a local after-school program, helping a kindergarten teacher educate elementary students about the English language. "I will be helping a local teacher with an after-school program designed to teach English to elementary children who don’t know the language," Harris said. "I will also help with a parenting program on Saturdays which teaches parents how to get more involved with their children’s education."
Harris will serve on the board until January 14, 2002. Only 24 people were selected to serve on the board.
Since 1919, John Brown University, a nondenominational Christian university, has provided top-quality, Christ-centered higher education. JBU embraces a three-fold emphasis on educating the "Head, Heart and Hand" of 1,500 students from 47 states and 33 countries. For 10 consecutive years, JBU has been on the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges. The University has also repeatedly been included in the U.S. News & World Report list of top regional colleges and universities.