Newsmaker: Kristal Wiggins
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.
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.