Willimantic, CT –Several community service programs won top honors at Eastern Connecticut State University’s Community Service Expo on April 18.
The format of the service expo is a poster presentation gallery. Faculty, staff, students and community members walked from poster to poster to learn more about the various projects. Judges spoke with all project representatives to learn about their service work and selected a winner for each category.
Guest judges from the Willimantic community as well as Eastern faculty and staff awarded prizes in six categories, including Broadening Horizons, Putting Liberal Arts into Action, Going Green, Leadership Development, Strengthening Communities and Best New Program.
Best New Program, Putting Liberal Arts into Action and Leadership Develpoment went to “Puentes al Futuro (Bridges to the Future) Middle School and High School Afterschool Programs.” Eastern students Ibraheem Adebanjo and Adalaiz Hernandez accepted the award on behalf of the program. The Broadening Horizons award was accepted by student Judi-Ann McDuffs for the Social Wok Club’s “Adopt-A-Family and the No Freeze Toiletry Drive.” The Going Green award was given to “Alternative Break Trip: Generous Gardens.” Co-trip student leader Christina Mazzatti and student Christine Geer were present to accept the award for the program. Eastern’s People Helping People (PHP) club received the Strengthening Communities Award for “Weekly Pen Pals Program with Natchaug.” PHP members Kim DePaolis and Lisa Forcellina accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university and serves approximately 5,400 students each year on its Willimantic campus and satellite locations.
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