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Abbey Yoder

111 Hill Avenue | Elkton, VA 22827|540-271-4625 |

Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
May 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Cumulative GPA: 3.94
Leadership Studies and Spanish Minors
Relevant Coursework: Interpersonal Conflict; Leadership Theory; Self, Group, and Leadership; Youth Violence,
Diversity and Cultural Competence; Human Behavior
Pablo de Olavide University Center, Seville, Spain
Study Abroad (15 Credit Hours)

Anticipated: Jan 2015 to May 2015

Leadership and Honors

Presidents Leadership Program Smithfield-Godwin Scholar
Aug 2013-Present
Awarded a Smithfield-Godwin scholarship of $2,000 per year for academic achievements and leadership
Engage in campus events, participate in leadership speaker series, and serve the local community
CNU Honors Program
Aug 2013-Present
Admitted for scholarly achievements and maintain good standing through dedication to academics
CNU Summer Leadership Adventure Program (SLAP) - Facilitator
Feb 2014-June 2014
Lead reflections and guided incoming freshmen through various team building activities
Planned post-orientation group activities for the Fall in an informal capacity to maintain relationships with
students and welcome them to campus
Acted as a role model and mentor for group of 12 incoming Freshman students
AmeriCorps - Youth Development Volunteer
Sept 2013- May 2014
Dedicated 10 hours per week to working with several high schools in the Hampton Roads Area
Recruited high school students to volunteer with local elementary schools
Engaged and trained high schools students to help youth improve their literacy
Planned team building activities and icebreakers and served others through volunteering

Community Involvement and Academic Achievements

Social Work Association - Treasurer
Sept 2013-Present
Attend bi-weekly meetings, handle club finances, and keep financial records
Generate financial report for meetings and progress reports using MS Office Word and Excel
REACH Alternative Spring Break Volunteer (Pipestem, WV and Newport News, VA)
Dec 2013-Present
Attended Alternate Spring Break and Fall Break service trips to help underprivileged communities
Participated as an active team member in reflection and various service activities
Ferguson Fellowship Grant Recipient
Jan 2014- Dec 2014
Selected to receive $1500 stipend from Center for Community Engagement to complete community project
Designed a higher education prep program and curriculum for students in the Newport News community
Civic Movements & Democracy Conference Research Presenter (Community Project) Presented: Sept 2014
Selected by faculty to discuss local community issues and share design of the Ferguson Fellowship project
PAIDEIA Research Presenter (Youth Violence Honors Seminar)
Presented: April 2014
Analyzed suspensions and expulsions statistics from schools based on racial variables and presented at
undergraduate research conference

Additional Work Experience

Kids Harbor Day Care Classroom Assistant
May 2014-Aug 2014
Supervised children, enforced emergency security procedures, and interacted with other staff and parents
Blue Ridge Country Store and Deli Customer Service Associate
Provided helpful customer service and was an available resource

June 2012-Aug 2013

Completed administrative reports and other opening and closing procedures