Loyal servants usually work behind the scenes and don’t seek praise for their good and helpful deeds. ‘Berg senior Adam Hine certainly fits that mold. Perhaps that was the reason for his complete surprise on Monday when President Rob Huntington and Chaplain Paul Stark presented him with the Ohio Campus Compact 2012-13 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award.
The award is presented in recognition of Adam’s outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service learning on campus and in the community. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as president of Ohio University from 1975-94.
Adam, a senior education and English double major from Cleveland, has been involved in a number of service-related experiences. During spring break this year, he served as a team leader for an Alternate Spring Break service trip to Kentucky. He also participated in the program, serving in New Orleans two years ago. Additionally, he serves as president of the Cultural and Spiritual Club and the Excelsior Men’s Society, and as parliamentarian of the Black Student Union.
It is through his involvement with Excelsior that Adam has made an impact in the local community, volunteering at the Teen Center and the Tiffin Developmental Center.
“This honor goes beyond service to Heidelberg and the community and is a great and positive reflection of the entire Excelsior organization,” President Huntington told Adam. “You lead by example and that’s the way to build a strong community.”
As he gets ready to graduate on May 12, Adam had a few words of advice for the underclass members of Excelsior: “Get involved,” he told them. “That’s what makes your college experience so great.”
“Without Excelsior, there’s no way I would have done any of this.”