Hershel Cannon - Volunteer and Community Leader

Hershel Cannon

As a student of neurobiological sciences at the University of Florida, Hershel Cannon balances his academic responsibilities with extensive service to the community. He served as internal vice chair and executive board member for the launch season of The Big Event, a student-led service event that sent out 750 students to 45 sites across the Gainesville area. Successful in securing the sponsorship of local organizations, Hershel Cannon also coordinated logistical and personnel aspects that supported the event's success.

Beyond that, Hershel Cannon facilitates community service efforts as an ambassador to the Brown Center for Leadership and Service, where he connects university students, staff, faculty, and others with service learning experiences. He has worked since 2014 as assistant community service chair for the Phi Delta Thi Fraternity and is a former service leader for the University of Florida Pre-Professional Service Organization (PSO). In addition, Mr. Cannon stands out as past assistant director of service for the University of Florida Interfraternity Council.

An experienced volunteer in his own right, Mr. Cannon has acted as a mentor to students at Gainesville's Bulchholz High School and volunteers annually as a counselor at Camp Boggy Creek, which serves students with disabilities. He also applies his knowledge and experience in biochemistry studies as a private group tutor, as well as in the role of event coordinator for the Neuroscience Club.