Organizing for Change: Shelby
When I first came to UNL, I didn’t realize engineering was as cool as it is. It’s a lot of hands-on stuff, which I really like to do.Shelby Williby Chemical Engineering Student
Shelby WillibyMajor: Chemical Engineering
As a Chemical Engineering major, Shelby understands the need to organize and set priorities for class, studying and other activities. When Shelby envisioned UNL’s first Out of the Darkness Walk to raise awareness about suicide – an issue close to her heart – she knew it would be time-consuming and stressful. The response, however, made it all worthwhile: more than 600 participants and nearly $25,000 raised for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
“The walk reaffirmed that what we’re doing is important to our campus…and showed me how many people are affected by suicide and how many people do care.”