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Eastern Student Receives Award

Written by Kate Harner

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Nancy Scirocco, chair of the Board of Directors of and vice president of Webster Bank, with Nikole Doolittle '10, Intern Hero Award Recipient.

Willimantic, Conn. - Nikole Doolittle '10 of Middletown has been named the recipient of's 2010 Intern Hero Student Award. Doolittle was presented the award during's recent Fifth Annual Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership's State of the Region Conference. The award recognizes excellence in the Hartford-Springfield Region, which consists of 22 colleges and universities.

Doolittle was hired by the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits as an intern in its Hartford office in summer 2009. "Nikole was an amazing intern and continues to volunteer for Connecticut nonprofits," said Melissa Harris, director of marketing and communications and intern coordinator for "She is a very conscientious and hard-working young woman who approaches every task with a positive attitude and enthusiasm.

"While interning for us, Nikole conducted data research to support strategic communications initiatives, including a leadership development education directory; prospect lists for business collaborators; and targeted career center marketing outreach.  She also provided support on the integration of new technologies including social media and website applications. She also maintained our community events calendar and nonprofit resource library on our website. Since her internship in the summer of 2009, Nikole has stayed in touch and volunteered at our annual conference. She truly is a joy to have around and a reliable volunteer."


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