Commit to Thrive: State College

By on April 29, 2013

This month, with fellow members of the Eta Sigma Delta Penn State Chapter, I spent time visiting residents of a university-based, life care retirement community in State College, Pennsylvania called The Village.  At least 10% of the residents are Penn State alumni or retired faculty.

A large portion of our visit was spent playing bingo with the residents.  Bingo is an activity that many residents look forward to playing in their free time and it definitely can get competitive.  When we would help the residents with their bingo board, they were so grateful for our assistance.

The time we spent at The Village showed us that simply by spending time one on one with a person, you can make a difference in their day.  It was really sweet to see how much they all appreciated us being there.

Hyatt Thrive’s Global Month of Community Service is focused on all of us making a difference in the communities that we call home.  State College has been home for me during my time at Penn State.  It was great to give back to members of my own community!


 About the Author

Shawna Kim is a graduating senior at Pennsylvania State University.  A current Hyatt Ambassador, she promotes Hyatt opportunities on Penn State’s campus and will start the Corporate Management Training program in June 2013.


About Ronisha

One of Hyatt's Regional Talent Acquisition Managers, Ronisha recruits for Hyatt's College Programs and supports our full-service locations within the East Coast and Midwestern regions of the United States. A lover of all things "social", you can follow her on Twitter at @ronishagoodwin