For NKU's Outstanding Young Alumna Award winner Shelley Heavrin Snyder, this is more than a familiar quotation — it's her life's work. As the executive director of the nonprofit Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks' Trust for Life, Snyder strategizes to increase organ donations through the commonwealth of Kentucky. Snyder travels from county to county, developing public relations and media campaigns, coordinating fundraisers and public education activities, and raising public awareness about the importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor — all while overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Today, Snyder travels to all 120 Kentucky counties, proudly touting her NKU education while teaching others about the importance of organ and tissue donation.
Earlier this year, NKU’s office of Alumni Programs teamed with Norse Media to produce a series of short films that debuted at the 2014 Alumni Awards Celebration. These “micro documentaries” — which we’re going to feature here for the next several weeks — tell the stories of nine incredible NKU alumni, from an athletic prodigy-turned-school-principal, to a HAZMAT unit specialist, to a beloved NKU professor, to a popular TV news anchor.