Emily Kuhn ’95
Besides the various activities that made me socially and politically active as a Cor Jesu student, my senior service hours at a retirement home really opened my eyes to serving the needs of others...
"Besides the various activities that made me socially and politically active as a Cor Jesu student, my senior service hours at a retirement home really opened my eyes to serving the needs of others. I remember how alive the elderly became, when I listened to their stories and asked them engaging questions. One woman went on and on about her love for her husband. In her dying days, her cheeks became rosy, and a sparkle was in her eyes for a few brief moments. It warmed my heart to help those in the retirement home, even just to listen to their stories and to care enough to ask them to tell me another. These were fleeting moments, but moments that I still carry with me many years later.
I work for Social Security, and as an agency, we serve the American public from birth to old age…In working for Social Security, we often help those most in need. I find that my ability to listen, to care and to be patient – skills sharpened from my CJ experience – help me every step of the way from interviewing the public in downtown Chicago to managing an office in rural Ohio. I thoroughly enjoy living out service each and every day, because it’s rewarding and there’s always a warm-hearted story of public service amongst my co-workers. I go home each day fulfilled in my career and excited about the challenges that tomorrow will bring."
Emily Kuhn ’95