Systems Analyst, Computer Services Department
Megan Schiller is always looking for opportunities to serve in her local community. In 2013 she learned about the Kids of Our Heroes Adventure Camp located near Aurora, Missouri and has served as a Camp Counselor each year since. The camp serves the children, ages 11-17, of wounded or fallen warriors, and first responders including police, fire and emergency medical members. As an Army veteran and mother, Megan is uniquely suited to help children develop the coping skills of courage, confidence, and resiliency to overcome the fears and challenges of living with an injured family member or loss of a parent.
Megan states she is honored to help provide a fun, educational and safe environment for these special children of our nation’s heroes. This week-long summer camp is provided at no charge to families and is co-located with the Cross Owl Cattle Company, a veteran-owned cattle ranch in the Ozark Mountains of southwestern Missouri on the Flat Creek.
Throughout the year, Megan also donates her time to a number of community organizations, such as Missouri Master Naturalists and the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO). As a Master Naturalist, she helps create native plant gardens and educates students and community on our natural environment. As a PEO member, she volunteers her time in a variety of activities to help women succeed in an academic environment by providing and distributing scholarships, grants, and other financial aid. Overall, Megan encourages everyone to embrace the idea that they are part of a much bigger world and community, and that there are no limits to the ways that you can be involved.
Interview and spotlight provided by Cole Howerton, student assistant, Office of Public Affairs Support.