Members of the Month: Kento Kano & Stella Dong


KENTO KANO:

1. How did you come to learn
about AGS?

“People recommended me to join to do community service. Since the beginning of my college life, I’ve always wanted to make the community better. After I learned that AGS is the biggest club on campus that does volunteer, I was impressed about AGS.”

2. What made you want to become a member of AGS?

“My first priority was to do volunteer. But as I hear more about AGS, I learned variety of benefits AGS brings. Recognition as honor society member and the scholarships made me want to join AGS more.”

3. What has been your most memorable experience of AGS thus far?

“Ability First events were very memorable for me. They have events every month, and as a part of volunteer, it was very enjoyable to help the event as a team.”

4. In what ways has AGS benefited you?

“AGS provide its members with recognition as honor society member. When I came across to understand how important it is to be a honorable member of the campus, it gave me a confidence in both academics and extracurricular activity.”

5. If you could change or improve one thing about AGS, what would it be and how would you change it?

“I believe AGS should have more organization within its member. At certain events, member do not recognize each other and usually lack bonding strength. Since volunteer is more about team work, I believe AGS members should work together more often.”

6. Describe AGS in one word. Briefly explain.

“Fun. I love everyone in AGS. I always enjoy participating at events with AGS members. Sometimes Volunteer events may be exhausting, but after all, it makes me happy to find people enjoying the event.”

 

STELLA DONG:

1. How did you come to learn about AGS?

“My friend told me about AGS even before I started taking class at Pcc. Then one week before the school started (this August), our vice president, Allison, came to ESL Jam program to introduce AGS. So I got to know more about AGS.”

2. What made you want to become a member of AGS?

“I always wanted to meet people and make friends! AGS would definitely help me with that! Also, serving community and doing all kinds of volunteer work would not only provide me opportunities to serve the community but also help me know more about American culture!”

3. What has been your most memorable experience of AGS thus far?

“I enjoyed being a member of Blood Committee and I learned a lot during the recruitment week and the blood drive week. On the one hand, I got a closer look of the process of blood drive. On the other hand, after being rejected again and again (“no, I’m afraid of needles”/”no, thank you”/ “I just got a tattoo”/ “I have class in a minute”/ ignore me…), I became braver and more prepared every time I ask people to donate their blood…… By the way, come and donate your blood guys!!!”

4. In what ways has AGS benefited you?

“First, through joining all the events organized by AGS, I became more informed and involved. Second, knowing all these friends and joining all these kinds of activities fulfilled me. Third, by managing class schedule and all kinds of activities, I got a better time managemnt skill. Fourth, I got a closer relationship with American Red Cross and Huntington Hospital because of blood drive. Fifth, I got FREE T-SHIRTS and FREE FOOD when I volunteered for marathon over the weekend!”

5. If you could change or improve one thing about AGS, what would it be and how would you change it?

“There are a lot of events every month, but not so many people sign up for it. Some people complained that AGS didn’t give them enough volunteers that they ecpected. Thus, we should encourage members to be more involved and help the community! Also, the more events we do together, the more we know each other, the more we are united!”

6. Describe AGS in one word. Briefly explain.

“Awesome. AGS is awesome. Be involved in AGS and get awesomeness!”