Campus Compact honors five college students

Posted on July 18, 2003

[ed note: Congratulations to Penn junior Mei Elansary, winner of a Campus Compact Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award and PHENND Bonner Leader.]

CAMPUS COMPACT HONORS FIVE U.S. COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH NATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

Denver, CO — Five U.S. college students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to community service will receive the Campus Compact Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award on, July 17, 2003, at the national Education Leadership Colloquium in Denver. Bernard Machen, President of the University of Utah, and Lindsey Kozberg, Special Assistant to President Bush and Director of Public and Policy Affairs for USA Freedom Corps, will present the awards and facilitate a panel discussion with the award recipients.

These awards, made possible by The Sallie Mae Fund, honor the life and work of Howard R. Swearer, 15th President Emeritus of Brown University and one of three college presidents who founded Campus Compact in 1985. The award is presented annually by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 900 college and university presidents who are committed to making community service an integral part of undergraduate education.

Students are nominated for the award by their college presidents. Each award includes a $1,500 contribution to support a service program designed or chosen by the student. This year’s recipients are:
Mei Elansary, University of Pennsylvania (Class of 2004)
Emily Garr, Emerson College (Class of 2005)
Karen Hoerst, Allegheny College (Class of 2004)
Sohaib Mohiuddin, Virginia Commonwealth University (Class of 2003)
Richard Rodriguez, College of Dupage (Class of 2004)

These recipients represent a wide range of community service interests, including housing, public health, social justice, at-risk youth, and immigration /citizens rights. The recipients have addressed each of these issues in unique and effective ways, working to create a school-based community health center; establishing a campus-based language tutoring center; developing a lecture series on building bridges between Muslim students and the larger community; laying the foundation for a tenant’s association; and supporting, designing, and implementing a broad after-school activity program.

To read more about these students and their projects, visit <a href="http://www.compact.org/ccawards/swearer/swearertitle.html">http://www.compact.org/ccawards/swearer/swearertitle.html</a>


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