There are so many great things we can share about Kuldip Shergill; at this Honors Ceremony, we can only begin to scratch the surface. He has participated in 5 of Chaminade's Service-Learning projects, including Project Shine, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the FAFSA Assistance Project at Kaimuki High School, the Financial Literacy Project at Palolo Homes, and our Financial Literacy Program for incoming freshman students. For the Palolo Homes Financial Literacy Project, Chaminade's Accounting students worked with Community Leaders to develop and deliver basic Financial Literacy curriculum to selected residents of the Low-Income Housing in the valley. They aimed to help clients to better manage their resources and tailored personal budgeting lessons to each family’s specific circumstances. The residents praised the helpfulness and professionalism of the Chaminade students. Through all of this, Kuldip was a natural and effective student leader in the project’s planning and implementation.
For the Freshman Financial Literacy Program, Kuldip worked with his classmates to create a set of lessons for incoming freshmen at Chaminade. They were designed to impart the financial knowledge that all new college students should possess, including segments on personal budgeting, credit card use, financial aid, and identity theft. Their lessons became a valuable component in the CUH100 course.
Kuldip’s fan club spans the nation. He’s presented about service-learning to audiences at two Statewide Conferences, two SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) Competitions, and at the National Continuums of Service Conference in Portland, Oregon. Although we administrators and professors were there, Kuldip was definitely the star of these well-received conference sessions.
In every opportunity I’ve had to work with Kuldip, I’ve always loved the sense of engagement that u feek he exudes. Professor Richard Kido attests: "Kuldip was the main driving force and the primary inspiration for his fellow students in all of the Service-Learning Projects he was involved in. I only wish we had more than one Kuldip here at Chaminade."
Thanks Kuldip! We’ll be sharing stories about you for years to come. You’ve made an impact on the community, and on our campus community at Chaminade.