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Eastern Student Honored by State for Community Service

Maiyah Gamble-Rivers, a senior from Providence majoring in Visual Arts, was one of five students and faculty from Connecticut colleges and universities  honored on April 24 for their exemplary service to their communities at an awards ceremony at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

Gamble-Rivers was one of two winners in the Individual Student Award category. The awards were presented by William Dyson, chair of the Connecticut Commission on Community Service, and Jane A. Ciarleglio, executive director of the Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education, at the Connecticut Higher Education Community Service Awards ceremony. One hundred eighty students, faculty and administrators from across the state attended the dinner

Gamble-Rivers organized a two-day Arts and Culture Series in November for nearly 200 elementary school students, exposing them to workshops in the visual arts, dance, performing arts and music. More than 50 student volunteers from Eastern led interactive projects for the youngsters.

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