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How May We Be of Service? Indiana-based Spartan gives his all to benefit others. Will you?



  • Published:
    Spring 2019
Visiting Indy? We hope you get to meet Rick Rosales. A leader in service both professionally and personally, he makes the community a better place and exemplifies the best qualities of our Indy Spartan family.
 
As the director of Community and Mentor Engagement at Indiana Department of Correction, Rosales integrates his passion for service with a rewarding career by positively impacting the prison environment with community-based resources and classes.
 
Rosales serves as a mentor at Starfish Initiative, providing guidance to economically disadvantaged high school students while helping them achieve their dreams of graduating high school and going to college. 
 
Rosales even uses his vacation time as an opportunity to serve. He recently volunteered at Bike Denver with his dad and ran with Achilles International, a non-profit that connects able-bodied runners and athletes with disabilities through athletic training and events. 
 
“Serving my community introduces me to some of the kindest and most compassionate people and being surrounded by those types of people breathes new life in what is sometimes a frustrating and stressful daily routine,” Rosales said. 
“I serve, simply, because it’s the right thing to do.”
 
On April 13, you too will have opportunities to volunteer. That’s when Global Day of Service participants, mostly Spartans, will perform work to help non-profits, schools, communities and more.
 
Register today. Or create a project of your choosing. 
 
After all. Spartans Will! 
 
Learn more: serve.msu.edu