Prepare to be blessed as you join Regent alumni, students and friends in bringing joy, hope and encouragement to others through special acts of kindness during Regent's 2016 Pay It Forward event. It's as easy as 1-2-3.
COMMIT TO KINDNESS - Pledge to acts of kindness during the month of December. Buy a cup of coffee for a stranger, volunteer to serve at a local soup kitchen, or help bring Christmas to a family in need. The opportunities are endless!
GIVE HONOR - If you benefited from the generosity of others to complete your education, whether it be through scholarship or time spent with others who helped you to succeed, consider paying it forward to equip the next generation with a gift to the Regent World Changer Scholarship Fund.
SHARE YOUR STORY - Encourage others by sharing your Pay It Forward stories and the inspiration behind them by filling out the form on the right or on social media using #RegentPayItForward.
This year, 17 interns from the School of Law served in five countries with 13 nonprofits and government organizations. "These internships change our students' lives," says Ernie Walton, CGJ's academic and administrative director.
"My deployment in 2004 to Fallujah, Iraq is where I developed PTSD due to multiple exposures of horrific events as a result of combat," Askins explains. "At the time, I didn't know what PTSD was, so the condition only festered. My 2007 deployment to Kuwait was like putting salt on an open wound. I didn't receive treatment for the condition until 2009."
Use the space below to tell us how you were inspired to pay it forward and/or what kindness you're choosing to show this month as part of Regent's Pay it Forward event.