Atlantic woman to serve as international ambassador for student volunteers


April 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Atlantic woman selected to serve as an international ambassador of the United States to volunteer this summer with International Student Volunteers (ISV), is looking for sponsorships to help cover the program and transportation costs. Laena Frederickson says sponsorships will help defray the nearly $7,000 in costs associated with ISV, a U.S. based non-profit organization that’s internationally recognized.

ISV appoints university students from the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K. to various countries around the world in an effort to impact entire communities and endangered habitats in need. Laena is finishing up her Junior year at the University of Nebraska/Omaha, and will graduate in 2013 with a degree in Family Science. She works two jobs while attending school and volunteers monthly at an organization which assists grieving children and teens with the death of a loved one. She has also volunteered with the open door mission in Omaha, helped collect food for the food pantry in Atlantic and helps plan and organize the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Golf Tournament every year.

A fundraiser for Frederickson will be held at the Super Bowl in Atlantic, on Friday, April 27th, from 6:30pm until close. She’ll be working for tips only, along with a 50/50 raffle. Persons interested in supporting her efforts can mail their donations to Frederickson at 56535 Jasper Road, Atlantic, IA 50022. Checks should be made out to Laena Frederickson. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about ISV, visit