Judith Grey


Science Business

Union College

2020 Community: Pierce County

Focus: Community Marketing, Resident Retention and Recruitment

The main focus of this project will be to market Pierce County. Students will help market the county by creating social media videos, blog posts, improve county websites, and create mini commercials and other marketing methods. A community impressions survey will be developed for each community. A secondary project will provide assistance to Plainview in establishing a networking/co-share space in a former community building.

Students: Judith GreyMarie Meis
Innovators: Chad AndersonSusan Norris

Sponsored By: Pierce County Economic Development

Why did you choose the Fellowship Program?

I have a strong up bringing with doing community service, and it seemed to me to be a thrilling experience to be apart of.

What do you hope to gain?

I hope to gain some knowledge, understanding, and experience towards a goal to grow as a respectable and quality adult by taking on tasks and learning to find solutions by using resources that are accessible.

Why is it important that students develop inclusive leadership development?

I think it is important for students to have this type of experience because it helps with the transition from college students to adults with mentors to give pointers — in America we don’t really have something that is spread around the country to do so.

Why should students work in rural communities?

It is important for students to have this type of experience in a rural community because you become a part of something greater that is close knit due to the community aspect, but will have an impact in people’s lives and it may be seen quickly, but most likely over a period of time.

Why is it important students give back to Nebraska?

It is important for students to give back to Nebraska because we all come from somewhere, and even if it is not your home, someone else claims it as such. Since we’ll live here for a bit of our time, it is good to let the residents know we appreciate them.

What new opportunities exist today to help move rural communities forward? What are your ideas?

We have minds from everywhere attending colleges in Nebraska, and everyone is taking the time to express themselves and give a variety of ideas to work with.