2019 PDSA Recipient - Jade Smallwood

Jade SmallwoodJade Smallwood

Middletown, Ohio | Nonprofit and Community Studies Major

Jade’s nominators wrote that she has a passion and commitment to service, both on campus and in the community. On our Middletown campus, Jade has served as the president of Campus Activities Board and an Orientation Coordinator, creating opportunities for incoming and current students to make the most of their Miami experience.

Jade worked in the Middletown Office of External Relations and Communications to support the information desk, but was quickly recognized for her potential to do more and ended up as a student writer for the department, helping to tell the story of our Middletown campus.

Off campus, Jade has held internships at Vitas Hospice Care and 3R Development Care, which strives to empower disenfranchised individuals and families to regain control of their lives. She also leads Young Life at Middletown High School. For her commitment to creating thriving communities, on and off campus, we are proud to recognize Jade with the President’s Distinguished Service Award.