Written by Jack Meltzer
Jessica Dybdahl '09, of
Eastern's chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) won first prize in the student group category for volunteering to increase food donations at the Willimantic Covenant Soup Kitchen, and for developing a computerized tracking system and website specific to the needs of the soup kitchen. AITP members designed systems to address food and supply inventory management, volunteer coordination and tracking of services provided to community families and individuals.
Alex Citurs, professor of Business Information Systems, is congratulated by DHE Commissioner Michael Meotti.
Alex Citurs, professor of Business Information Systems, was named recipient of the Special Award for engaging his students in projects that provide academic content and directly impact Willimantic organizations such as Windham Town Hall and the Covenant Soup Kitchen. Citurs's approach to developing student leaders has been to directly apply their academic knowledge through community outreach projects to use their skills for good.
This year, 18
Recipients were selected based on their ability to design projects which distinctly serve a
community; incorporate originality and unique approaches to community service;
substantially raise student participation; and address community problems.