Instead of enjoying a winter break of rest and leisure, Wright State Student Government President Joseph Gibbons spent his time volunteering at a homeless shelter in Dayton.
Gibbons said that he volunteered because he has a passion for community service, and because he too has been in that position.
“I was homeless,” Gibbons said. “I remember those times, and I try to take that experience and bring it to the homeless shelter.”
At age 18, Gibbons was homeless in Washington D.C for two years before joining the Navy, where he was honorably discharged at age 23. After coming to Dayton to help his sister with her children after her husband was deployed, Gibbons began his academic career at Wright State in the fall of 2010.
Gibbons is in the middle of his first year as student government president, and is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Gibbons said that despite the setbacks that student government has had, he feels his presidency is running smoothly.
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