The Leadership Scholarship is awarded annually to a student attending Baker College’s Flint campus who demonstrates academic achievement and either a commitment to community service or a successful balance of work, family and school obligations. Kimberly Sharp, of Flushing, is the recipient of the top 2017 Baker College Leadership Scholarship award of $2,500.
“Kim demonstrates that not only can you do it all, you can do it all well,” said Wen Hemingway, MBA, CTP, Baker College of Flint president. “Kim is an incredible role model. She serves her family, church and community, and she does it while carrying a heavy class load and maintaining a high GPA.”
Sharp expects to graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in interpreter training. She is vice president of the student Hands in Motion ASL (American Sign Language) Club, a junior member of Quota International, and a member of Gamma Beta Phi, an honor and service society.
She volunteers for the Angel Tree Prison Fellowship project, Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry, North End Soup Kitchen and Special Olympics. She tutors children and works with autistic children. A deaconess at First Baptist Church in Flushing, Sharp assists with baptisms, communion and funerals, and visits the elderly and shut-ins. She has worked with teenagers at her church for 10 years and has completed missions in the U.S. and around the world. She recently volunteered with a group of teens to help at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.