Spoon River College student Iyanuoluwa “Abigail” Olalere was the recipient of the Student Shout-Out for September at Spoon River College and will receive a $100 Visa gift card. She was nominated by Laura Bandy (English faculty).

“Iyanuoluwa is a student in my ENG150/Intro to Poetry course and she is bright, engaged, ever curious and a talented writer—a dream student.  She embodies all five of the core values of SRC in how she interacts with her fellow students and the world, and in the area of caring, she really shines. Iyanuoluwa is deeply kind, wise, and empathetic, and makes the world a brighter place just by being in it.  I shout her out with admiration and gratitude—she is a wonderful human,” said Bandy.

Olalere, who is from Springfield, is a member of the Spoon River College women’s basketball team. She is passionate about sports, helping people, and is considering a healthcare career.

The Student Shout-Out is an initiative that encourages any faculty or employee to nominate a student who deserves a special shout-out, “The reason can be big or small, but the important thing is that we hear about the positive and helpful things our students are doing,” said Brandy Chasteen, TRIO advisor on the Canton Campus of Spoon River College.