Amy graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor’s degree in communications. She then moved to Washington, D.C., which led her on the path to build her career serving nonprofits. After a few years, she moved to South Central PA to work and pursue a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Leadership at Shippensburg University. Amy has worked at a variety of communication roles but is currently working as the Communications and Community Impact Director at United Way of Franklin County. In July 2018, Weibley started her own marketing and design firm Weibley Media Consulting (now called AW designs). While at Hope, Weibley was involved in SAC and Nykerk. She studied abroad in Vienna as well. Here’s what Amy is up to in her own words.
What was a favorite memory while you were a student at Hope?
I have so many amazing memories; Being involved with SAC and enjoying so many great events, studying and hanging out at the Kletz, working in Phelps during the summers, goofing off in the dorms, and doing fun things around campus like playing full-contact spoons and mud football. And that Chapel Run my friends and I said we would never speak of . . . All of the great times with friends that made memories to last a lifetime.
How are you a different person today because of your Hope experience?
The courses, professors, extra-curriculars, and campus life all cultivated a community that was the right balance of challenges (for growth) and fun (for care-free memories before the “real world”!) On campus, I experienced the power of community when people came together. Through campus ministries and community outreach, as well as student life programs like SAC and Nykerk, Hope College instilled in me the desire to do more; To continually strive to help others, to consider the diverse barriers and struggles people face, to bring people together through compromise and cooperation to accomplish a common goal, and to continue to serve a higher purpose that is much greater than my individual needs or perspective. My Hope experience helped shape me into a well-rounded, mindful, compassionate human being.
What was your favorite food at Phelps?
Grilled Cheese Day! And the Swiss Chicken Casserole – yummmm!
What is something you love about your job/career path?
I love collaborating with a variety of people across communities. We may all have different skill sets, backgrounds, or perspectives, but we can unite around a common goal to make a difference in our community. I interact with so many inspiring, passionate people that give me renewed energy and hope for our future every day. Relationships make all the hard work worth it.
What spot on campus do you miss the most?
What was your favorite class you took at Hope? Why?
I have so many favorite classes! One of them was Senior Sem with Prof. Montano. We met at City Flats every class and just talked! We had great conversations about various topics and related to one another as we prepared for graduation and whatever would come next. Preparing to leave the safety of Hope was intimidating at times, but that class helped mentally prepare me.
What has been the highlight of your professional career?
I don’t think I’ve experienced a specific highlight yet in my career. But one thing that makes me proud is thinking about the journey I’ve taken and my growth as a professional. I’ve overcome challenges and struggles throughout my career by continuing to work hard with integrity. Sticking to my core values has led me to the place I am in my career. It’s a great place to be right now, with plenty of room to keep growing.
Hope College is proud to honor Amy Fisher ’10 Weibley with the 2020 10 Under 10 Award. The “10 Under 10 Awards” honors emerging leaders who are making significant contributions by living out their callings; engaged in the local and global community through professional and/or volunteer involvement; and use their education to think about important issues with wisdom and clarity, communicate effectively to bridge boundaries that divide human communities and act as agents of hope living faithfully into their vocations. Designed for alumni who are within 10 years of graduation, they are presented by the Hope College Alumni Association. Make a nomination today!