William Carey University senior Angelo Morales is the 2016 recipient of the Hub Award Leadership Scholarship. He was recognized during the 38th annual Hub Award dinner on Nov. 15 at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.
On receiving this recognition, Morales said, “It was an amazing experience to be recognized by Dr. King and the community this way. I was humbled to receive not only this recognition, but the financial scholarship associated with it.”
Morales is a nursing and intercultural studies major who has devoted the past several years to making a difference. He has been active on Carey’s campus and in the community. His activities on campus include serving as associate justice for the Student Government Association, serving as the representative for Level 1 students in the Student Nurses Association, membership in the Alpha Chi National Honor Society and Carey Connection. Morales also participated in the WCU Baptist Student Union activities.
For the past six years, Morales has been giving back to his community by helping to rebuild homes and community life in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Throughout his involvement, he has had a role in rebuilding 40 homes.
Morales is dedicated to serving others abroad as well. He has made six trips abroad to places such as China, Lebanon, Haiti and Mexico, all of which focused on service in some capacity. He has taken two trips to Mexico and one to Haiti to contribute to construction and medical relief. He has also taken two trips to Lebanon for study and service and one trip to China for service.
“I really have a focus on service, so my future plans are to continue serving as much as I can where I am needed while pursuing a doctorate in the healthcare industry, most likely in nursing,” said Morales.
The Hub Award Leadership Scholarship
An important part of the annual Hub Award event is contributing to the Hub Award Endowment at the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation to benefit students attending William Carey University and the University of Southern Mississippi. Each year a scholarship is awarded to a WCU and USM student who has demonstrated leadership and community service. Since its founding in 1979, the Hub Award has generated scholarship funds totaling over a half million dollars.
Article written by Kaitlyn Watkins, managing editor of The Cobbler, the student newspaper of William Carey University.