&quot;Volunteering and community service has helped me to grow as a person. Volunteering helps you to see how fortunate you are and how the smallest act of kindness you perform for someone can have such a major impact on them,&quot; said Ashley Craig, a senior nursing student attending UAH College of Nursing. Craig graduates from UAH on Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m., in the Propst Arena Von Braun Center. Approximately 802 students will participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony (about 578 undergraduate degrees, 197 master's degrees, and 27 DNP/PhD degrees will be awarded). An honors student throughout high school, Ashley graduated with an advanced academic diploma in May 2010 from Pleasant Grove High School (part of the Birmingham metropolitan area). While attending high school Ashley walked a tightrope — successfully balancing her academic studies while assuming challenging student leadership roles.