MCC Honors 12 Students for Community Service
Twelve Alma College students will be rewarded for their dedication
and commitment to community service during the 12th annual Outstanding
Student Service Awards April 5 at the Holiday Inn-South in Lansing.
Each year, Michigan Campus Compact awards students from member colleges and universities across the state for their outstanding commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Awardees were selected from a nomination pool of nearly 600 students. This year, 159 students from 23 member campuses will receive awards.
Bay City junior Drew Emge will receive the Michigan Humanitarian Award, which is given to undergraduate students for their innovation and leadership in community service. Michigan Campus Compact gives only three of these awards statewide each year.
“Drew is a remarkable student leader who is committed to service to his campus, his community and beyond,” says Anne Ritz, service learning coordinator at Alma College. “In my opinion, Drew will remain a life-long, civically engaged citizen.”
As a Michigan Humanitarian Award recipient, Emge will be nominated for the national Campus Compact 2008 Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award, which recognizes five students for their innovative strategies in addressing community issues and needs and their efforts to build and sustain this work among their peers and within their institutions.
Unionville junior William Allen will receive the Commitment to Service Award. This award is given to one student per member campus in the state of Michigan for their commitment to community service. Only 23 students will receive this award.
Eleven Alma students will receive the Heart and Soul Award, which is given to students to recognize their time, effort and personal commitment through service. Heart and Soul recipients are Emge, Lansing junior Kerry Dembowski, Lapeer junior Christopher Francis, Alma senior Tracey Fuller, Midland junior Benjamin Kosal, Grand Rapids senior Sadie LaPonsie, Frankenmuth senior Nicholas Maciulis, Buchanan senior Colleen O’Toole, Linden junior Kailey Ruggirello, Monroe senior Terra Teague and Portland senior Amanda Weber.
MCC will honor the award recipients at an awards brunch April 5 at the Holiday Inn-South in Lansing from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Michigan Campus Compact promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college and university students to be civically engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.
Posted: Tue, March 25th, 2008 at 5:00PM