Roger Palmer, a 2008-09 NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA, is the newest State Program Specialist in Colorado for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Roger is excited to return to Denver where he got his start in National Service as an AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) member from 2006 to 2008. Prior to accepting the position in Colorado, Roger served as a CNCS State Program Specialist in Mississippi starting in 2010. While an NC Campus Compact VISTA, he served in the Duke University Community Service Center as a Student Outreach Coordinator where he was responsible for the coordination and management of several programs and events, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Make a Difference Day.
To date, Roger has completed over 5,000 hours of National and Community Service. When asked about his ongoing commitment to national service Roger says “I joined National Service because I wanted to make a difference to others, but I had no idea how much National Service would make a difference to me.”
In 2011, Roger participated in the Annenberg Leadership Institute . Administered by the Partnership for Public Service, the Institute offers rising government leaders a unique opportunity to engage in hands-on projects to develop their leadership skills and fuel innovation at federal agencies. Roger has also served as a freelance Web/Graphics Developer and Marketing Coordinator for the University of Texas at Arlington, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Fine Arts.
Photo: The NC Campus Compact 2008-09 cohort. Roger is in the front row, on the far right, wearing a blue shirt.