Maiyah Gamble-Rivers '12 was among the winners at Eastern's Service Expo and Awards on April 19 in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center. Gamble-Rivers won in the Student Engagement category. In addition, Health and Physical Education Professor Charlie Chatterton received an award in the faculty category. Chatterton ran 50 marathons to increase public awareness about poverty in America. Sally Milius of Mansfield was presented an award for Community Partner Engagement for her commitment to gardening, nutrition and education of Windham children and their families.
Nick Fitzner and Patrick Scully of Eastern's Rugby Team received a Community Project Award for their Ride for Hunger to Washington, D.C. and back, which raised awareness of hunger issues and funds for the Covenant Soup Kitchen. Psychology lecturer Peter Cavanagh won the Service Learning Award for his work with students and individuals with developmental disabilities.
During the Service Expo, students who volunteered during the 2011-12 academic year showcased their volunteer efforts through poster presentations. Area residents from the Willimantic community and the Eastern faculty and staff served as judges.