This archived article was written by: Amanda Mair
A common thread of a deep love for service runs through this week’s SUN Center spotlights, Angie Crane and Danielle Olsen.
Angie Crane comes to the College of Eastern Utah from West Jordan, Utah. She is majoring in nursing and plans to get her RN and work at a hospital.
Crane got involved with service through a service-learning class. During her first semester at CEU, Crane was looking for more credit hours, so she took service learning. “Thank goodness that I did. I learned that I love to serve very much.” Because of this love for service Crane decided to take her chances and see if she could get involved in the leadership of the SUN Center. She applied and the rest is history.
Crane is a one-time project leader, and has overseen some really beneficial projects this semester, such as Jump Rope for Heart (Awareness).
She has an optimistic outlook on life, as shown by one of her favorite quotes. “It’s not that optimism solves all of life’s problems; it’s just that it can sometimes make the difference between coping and collapsing.”
One of Crane’s favorite things to do is tumble. In high school she was a cheerleader, so her love for tumbling “blossomed like a tulip.” Whenever there was a time-out during the game, Crane could be found tumbling down the court. Being nervous was something that Crane wasn’t too worried about; “It is alright to have butterflies in your stomach, just get them into formation”
Olsen is from beautiful, downtown Price, Utah. She is majoring in business and music, and after CEU, hopes to attend Brigham Young University or Utah State University.
She loves giving service, and says that serving is a big part of her life. “I was lucky enough to have parents who are always giving and have encouraged me to get involved in good causes.” Olsen’s interest in the SUN Center came from seeing the leaders on campus. She noticed that they were always happy, involved and friendly, and wanted to be able to associate with them and be involved with the service. Now Olsen is a leader over the Park Dale Care Center, where she takes volunteers to help cheer the residents.
Olsen has a few favorite quotes that she has tried to pattern her life after and wants to share with you. “The difficult I’ll do right now, the impossible might take a little while” and “Rather than being your best in the world, be your best for the world.” These quotes help Olsen look for the best in life, and give her best.
Some of Olsen’s hobbies include the outdoors, rock climbing, repelling, running, horse back riding, swimming, and so much more. She also loves music and chocolate chip cookies.