Written by Ed Osborn
Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Center for Community Engagement will host a Service Expo on April 19 from 2-4 p.m. in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center. Students who have volunteered during the 2011-12 academic year will showcase their volunteer efforts through poster presentations. The Service Expo and Awards Ceremony are open to the public. Admission is free.
Guest judges from the Willimantic community and the Eastern faculty and staff will award prizes in six categories, including Broadening Horizons, Leadership Development, Strengthening Communities, Effective Communication and Best New Program.
The Expo awards will be presented at 4 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre. In addition to the Expo awards, awards will be presented to Maiyah Gamble-Rivers, a senior from Providence, RI, for Student Engagement; Physical Education Professor Charlie Chatterton of Vernon, CT, for Faculty Engagement; and Sally Milius of Mansfield for Community Partner Engagement.
Nick Fitzner and Patrick Scully of Eastern's Rugby Team will receive a Community Project Award for their Ride for Hunger, which raised awareness of hunger issues and funds for the Covenant Soup Kitchen. Lecturer Peter Cavanagh will receive a Service Learning Award for his work with students and individuals with developmental disabilities.
For more information, contact Kimberly Silcox at (860) 465-4426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.