As a senior nutrition major and captain of the baseball team, Jeremy Mapstone exemplifies the MU Creed through service. Over the past year, Jeremy has served as the vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and has played an extremely influential role in organizing community engagement and service events for the organization. Perhaps the best example of his embodiment of service at Mansfield comes from a Kid's Night Out community engagement event and fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation during the spring 2014 semester. At the event, Jeremy literally gave one of the shirts off his back to a boy who wore his only shirt into the pool at Decker Gymnasium on cold February evening. It is this embodiment of service that sets Jeremy apart from the average student on MU's campus. In addition to this, Jeremy has served for SAAC in the execution of Project Mountie, NCAA DII legislation voting, the annual Student-Athlete Auction, and many other events.
But Jeremy's service does not end with his role in SAAC. Through the baseball team, he recently organized help for a local farmer, the victim of a recent car accident, with the daily duties of farm chores until the man was healthy enough to return to work. In addition to this, during the summer he has volunteered as an umpire for Southern Tioga Little League, and on campus he represents the student body by serving as a senator on SGA.
By all accounts, Jeremy has served as a model representative of the student-athlete population, a leader on our campus, and embodies the essence of service as described in the MU Creed.