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Newsmaker: Kristal Wiggins |

Newsmaker: Kristal Wiggins

Craig Smith
| Saturday, January 7, 2012 12:00 a.m

Noteworthy: A senior at Robert Morris University, she was awarded the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s Next Generation $4,500 stipend, created in part to encourage minority students to enter the nonprofit sector.

Age: 21

Residence: Moon and Baltimore, Md.

Occupation: Wiggins works in the mailroom at Robert Morris through a work-study program.

Background: She has always liked helping people. During her time at Robert Morris, Wiggins has served as a resident assistant and took part in a study-abroad program in Ireland. She hopes to join AmeriCorps and then the Peace Corps.

Education: A 2008 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, she is a senior management major at RMU.

Quote: “I learned (about the stipend) in an e-mail from my adviser. I was very excited. I was in my room screaming, thanking God. I would like to work within the nonprofit sector and continue to do what I love and strive to do — give back.

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