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2014 Higher Education Community Service Awards

 

The Connecticut Commission on Community Service and Office of Higher Education have recognized six students, student groups and faculty and staff with 2014 Higher Education Community Service Awards.

The honorees were announced at a celebratory dinner on April 8, 2014 at Central CT State University. They were selected from 103 nominations based on the extent to which their service projects address community needs, incorporate unique approaches, and raise student participation.  

The 2014 awards recipients are listed below.

 
2014 Award Recipients
2014 award recipients with William R. Dyson, Commission chair, and Jane A. Ciarleglio, Office of Higher Education Executive Director.

Individual Student Awards

Miranda Polaski of Post University has worked to bring about sustainable and environmental change on campus.
Miranda Polaski, Post University
Bob Sembiante accepts
award for Miranda Polaski.
  Nordia Meggie of the University of Connecticut created “Pipeline Connect,” a college mentoring project for Hartford youngsters.
Nordia Meggie, UConn
Nordia Meggie accepts
her award.

Student Group Awards

Beta Mu Sigma Fraternity of Southern CT State University organized a formal dance, among other activities, for CT Special Olympics athletes.

Rob Marona of Beta Mu Sigma Fraternity accepts award.
  JELLO (January Experience of Living, Learning & Outreach) of Trinity College is a year-long initiative that works with several community groups.
JELLO, Trinity College
Edgar Soto accepts award on behalf of JELLO.

Faculty and Staff Awards

Hannah Hurwitz of Central CT State University directs "Community Central" which provides a wealth of opportunities for student volunteers.
Hannah Hurwitz, CCSU
Jessica Hernandez accepts award for Hannah Hurwitz.
  Stacy Christensen and Jill Espelin of Central CT State University are nursing professors who founded a health clinic in downtown New Britain.
Stacy Christensen/Jill Espelin ,CCSU
Stacy Christensen accepts award for herself and Jill Espelin.

 

2014 Nominees and Project Summaries

2013 Awards

2012 Awards

 

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