My fondest memory related to the years I spent as a volunteer, director and graduate teaching assistant of the campus/community crisis hotline (SLYB – which stood for Someday Love You, Baby – to give you some kind of idea of the era in which this service existed!). A male/female team of trained student volunteers would staff two (rotary dial) phones from 6-10pm and then from 10pm-2am in the basement of Gray Hall (which was the campus counseling center), every day of the week for the full time the college was in session (on a quarter system). There we would provide anonymous listening and referral support for called who had issues ranging from problem pregnancies (abortion was illegal), drugs, rape the Viet Nam War, sexuality, school, dating, social and cultural issues, depression and so forth. Tremendous campus educators/advisers provided key guidance and support for the program and mentored a decade’s worth of student peer helpers.
Becky received the Century of Scholars Service Award at the Graduate School's 100 Year Commemorative Celerbation in April of 2013. Read more about the event here.