Korie Jenkins - Columbus State Community College 50th Anniversary

When you read Korie Jenkins' resume, you wonder when he sleeps.

Jenkins is a full-time student at The Ohio State University, studying public policy at the John Glenn School for Public Affairs, and he's also a part-time office associate at Columbus State's Admissions Office. He was a field organizer for President Obama's re-election campaign, and he served with Columbus State's Student Ambassadors.

"To sum everything into just a few words – Columbus State gave me very unique opportunities."

The Taylor, Mich., native credits his experience at Columbus State with his early success and interest in politics, especially the Student Ambassador program.

"Personally, I owe a lot to the Student Ambassador Leadership Program," Korie said. "Heather Borland, supervisor of the program, gave me the opportunity to be a part of a motivated, forward-thinking group of young students."

While a Student Ambassador, Jenkins worked as a page for a state senator, spearheaded a drive to recruit 500 students as poll workers, and was a student representative to the college's Board of Trustees.

"To sum everything into just a few words – Columbus State gave me very unique opportunities," Korie said. "These opportunities have allowed me to meet people that I would never have otherwise met -- Dr. David T. Harrison, Sen. Charleta Tavares, Dr. Cornell West and President Obama. These opportunities put me on the path of public service, in which I take much pride."

Images: A Year in the Life of Columbus State