Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Student Receives Volunteer of the Year Award

Elizabeth Woodward ’12, has been named the Region 2 Volunteer of the Year for the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). NARHA is an accredited organization that provides therapy to individuals with mental disabilities through equine activities.
“I love working with horses and this is the only time people with a disability can do things individually, which is therapeutic for them,” she said.
Woodward, a native of Rochester, N.Y. and a business major at Siena College, has been helping people with disabilities ride since she was a ninth grader at the Heritage Christian Stables. She has completed 600 hours in volunteer service, teaching horseback riding lessons, which include leading the horses and helping the mentally disabled learn how to ride. The region 2 award considers candidates who live in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

1 comment:

PJM said...

Elizabeth is a Great young lady!! Siena is blessed to have her as a student and we are all encouraged by her dedication to her work to bring happiness to the disabled.