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January 1, 2000

Not Merely A Duty

Author: Wayne Meisel

Publisher: Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation

This book showcases student reflections on what it means to be a Bonner Scholar, featuring quotes collected from more than 1,500 students across 25 colleges and universities. It begins with two short chapters that describe the Bonner Scholar and Leader Program model and its goals and core frameworks including providing an "Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve," and to "Change the Count" by making an impact on the capacity of local community organizations and issues. Chapters present quotations from Bonner students about their programmatic experiences, their learning on issues spanning HIV/AIDS to working with youth, and their personal growth through overcoming challenges and adversity. The book is filled with inspiring reflections, such as these words by Natalie Kay Hodge, Bonner Scholar at Guilford College: