Spotlight On: Linette Crenshaw Camp
Linette Crenshaw Camp, ‘94 has been appointed to the Chesterfield Food Bank (CFB) Board of Directors. Linette will join the Board in driving the vision and strategic planning of the CFB’s continued effort to provide and serve food to those in need in Chesterfield County. The CFB is a nonprofit organization committed to being ‘a hand up’ for children, senior citizens, disabled veterans and families that need help but may not qualify for government assistance. This summer alone the CFB collected 1.4 million pounds of food, served over 7,000 children and provided 75,000 meals in 11 weeks. Linette has been a dedicated volunteer and partner with the CFB since late 2014. She has supported the organization individually and as a member of the Chesterfield Chapter Alumni Association of Virginia State University who oversees the Ettrick Food Distribution site. She is often seen spending her Friday evenings packing food or pushing food carts for the clients at CFB’s main location. Linette has led several food drives, drove a grant volunteer match with Travelers Insurance and in August celebrated her birthday at the CFB encouraging her family and friends to join her in volunteering.
Linette is the Immediate Past President of the Chesterfield Chapter Alumni Association serving two consecutive terms and the recipient of the President of the Year Award in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Linette is a Senior Director of Operations at Travelers Insurance where she has accountability of leading the Business Insurance Customer Solutions and Service Centers and she serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Richmond Community Outreach Committee. She is the current Chair of Alumni Giving for Virginia State University Alumni Association and a Class Coordinator for the Class of 94’. Linette graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, served as Pi Sigma Alpha, Kappa Psi Chapter’s President and was a member of the ROTC Trojan Battalion. Linette is also a proud VSU donor and member of the Powell Society.
In addition to her love and passion of serving the community, Linette also enjoys coaching and developing leaders. Linette strongly believes in servant leadership and often shares her favorite quote, “If serving is beneath you, leadership is beyond you"-Anonymous. Linette believes through her upbringing and witnessing her parents', Mrs. Vilma Lundy Crenshaw and the late Mr. Linwood Arlington Crenshaw, example instilled the importance of giving back to those in need.
She shares that during her time at VSU her professors and mentors solidified the importance in serving our communities through our talent, treasure and time. It is the very reason she is committed to ensuring VSU’s legacy continues! To future Trojans, she offers this “Embrace your entire college experience! I did even as a commuter student so much so people thought I stayed on campus. I tried to take advantage of all of the resources, experiences, and opportunities available to me during my four years. Secondly, join the Pre-Alumni Association! Definitely kick off your dedication to giving back to VSU earlier and surely it will become habitual. Plus, your first year after graduation is free to join a local chapter and you never know where the networking with alumni will lead you.
Keep up that #VSUExcellence Trojans!
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