When Camille Rice sees a cause she believes in, she gets involved.
“Every encounter on this campus has allowed so much growth to flourish,” she said. “I am extremely proud to be a representative of the UM-Dearborn community as well as an advocate for the differently-abled, minorities, social justice and women's rights.”
Rice’s campus involvement includes American Association for University Women, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, Black Student Union, Enrollment Management and Student Advisory Board, French Club, The Higher Learning Commission, International Distinguished Scholars Society, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Latin American Student Association, Toastmasters International, Student Activities Board, Sigma Alpha Pi, Women in Learning and Leadership and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated.
In addition to her involvement with student organizations, Rice also is a leader and early adapter for the Talent Gateway, a virtual community that helps enhance learning opportunities. Rice earned first place in the Talent Gateway’s launch competition in 2016 and currently has twice the number of points needed for the M-Talent designation, which is the highest level achieved.
She’s proud of her campus involvement—but her French major is even more personal. Rice is studying the subject to help her younger brother, who has autism, learn the language.
“He always wanted to learn French when he was in public school, but there was no one to teach him. As his big sister, I wanted to help my brother with his dream while achieving my goal to be multilingual by learning French.”
Even with all achieved, Rice doesn’t have plans to slow down. Next up: She wants to participate in the Ottawa Political Internship and Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society.
“Camille’s goal is to inspire others to value and embrace differences. This coincides with a heart of compassion and caring for the welfare of others. She leads by example in a humble and confident manner,” said Britta Roan, senior career services counselor. “In a recent Career Services newsletter, I found her own words say it best: ‘If you set your mind toward empowerment, change, activism and the truth, you can accomplish things beyond your wildest imagination.”