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Corey Longhurst, a junior business administration and agricultural business double major, a 2005 graduate of Weld Central High School in Keenesburg, Colo., is actively involved in efforts to prevent homelessness in Fort Collins. Longhurst is involved with 24 Hours for the Homeless, a program being coordinated by Poudre School District and United Way. High school students dedicate a full day to volunteering at different homeless agencies and sleep in boxes in Old Town at night to raise awareness about homelessness. Longhurst is working to develop a similar program for his college peers.
As vice president of public relations on the Interfraternity Council, Longhurst spearheaded a campaign to raise money for a Habitat for Humanity house for a local Bosnian family. He coordinated 300 volunteers to raise awareness about homelessness and helped Greek chapters raise $14,000 toward the new home.
In addition, Longhurst is a Presidential Ambassador for CSU, representing the student body throughout the year at such events as the 1870 Recognition Dinner, the Monfort Lecture and the Rocky Mountain Showdown.
After graduation, Longhurst plans to pursue a master's degree in cross-cultural studies and an MBA with an emphasis in non-profit management.
"My commitment to service is deeply connected to my faith," Longhurst said. "It gives me the greatest joy to live outside myself and to live for the needs of others."