Friday, January 24, 2014

CGC Bookstore rewards generosity and kind spirit

The Chandler-Gilbert Community College Bookstore, run by Follett, presented Imke Standbridge with a $50 gift card in December for taking notes for a fellow student in Patti Johnson’s Media in Society class. Standbridge is an international student attending CGCC on an F-1 student visa from Holland.

Standbridge volunteered without thought of compensation to provide notes for a classmate who was physically unable. Typically, a $75 stipend is provided for this service, but Standbridge was not eligible because of her international student status and part-time employment with the college. Johnson wanted to reward Standbridge’s generosity and kind spirit and contacted the CGC Bookstore to ask if there was something they could do.

“Imke’s generous offering of her time and willingness to go above and beyond to assist a fellow student was heartwarming,” said Kristen Anson, assistant manager of the bookstore.  We wanted to show appreciation for her desire to work toward another student’s success.”

Johnson presented Standbridge the gift in class at the end of the semester.

“I was happy to take notes for another student and was surprised when Professor Johnson gave me the giftcard in a holiday card. It was completely unexpected,” said Standbridge “Professor Johnson is the real hero here; she went out of her way to show me appreciation.”

Standbridge is working toward her associate degree in broadcast journalism and plans to transfer to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in 2015

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