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Recent grad to coordinate service volunteers

STANFORD -- Martin Gonzales has begun a one-year appointment as volunteer coordinator of Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service.

The position is a one-year appointment for a recent Stanford graduate to work with student organizations and volunteers in the Stanford community.

"It's the type of work I wanted to do for a year after I graduated," Gonzales said. He describes the interaction with students and staff through the Haas Center as a highlight of the job, and views his work as a challenge to help Stanford promote public service.

"I want to establish public service as a long-term commitment for students on campus and make it gain the respect it deserves," he said.

Gonzales, a native of La Puente, Calif., graduated from Stanford last spring with a double major in anthropology and political science. As an undergraduate, Gonzales was involved on dorm councils and as a tutor for Barrio Assistance and Project Motivation through El Centro Chicano, the Chicano/Latino student cultural center. During his senior year, Gonzales served as a resident assistant in Toyon Hall.

The Haas Center for Public Service is the campus's focal point for local, national and international public service opportunities.



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