MACC Presidents' Service Awards Winners

March 24, 2011

The Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC) named Wheelock student Ivan Jackson as one of five finalists for its Presidents' Student Service Award. The award, which recognizes the leadership of students to create and sustain innovative service in local communities, carries with it a $2,500 prize for two students. The MACC will hand out the final awards Tuesday, April 12, 2011, during a dinner ceremony at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. The four other finalists are Amherst College student Bessie Young, Babson College student Martika Jenkins, Cape Cod Community College student Laura Thorup, and Harvard University student Edwin Hargate

The MACC will also present Presidents' Public Service Awards to two public officials: U.S. Congressman John Tierney, who represents the 6th District and was nominated by Middlesex Community College; and to Mayor Joseph O'Brien of Worcester, who was nominated by the College of the Holy Cross. The MACC Presidents' Public Service Award honors the public service of Massachusetts elected officials whose leadership on the municipal, state or national level is a voice for education in Massachusetts and whose leadership inspires others to public service.

The MACC will also honor five campus-community partnerships that are finalists for its Presidents' Community Partnership Award, which recognizes the innovative work of MACC members in partnership with a local school or non-profit organization to the benefit of a Massachusetts community. The award carries with it a $5,000 prize for the two winning programs. The finalists are: College of the Holy Cross/Nativity School of Worcester, Lasell College/The Second Step, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lawrence CommunityWorks, Springfield College/William N. DeBerry Elementary School, and Tufts University/The Welcome Project.

The winners and finalists were chosen by a committee composed of representatives from higher education, business, government, and community groups throughout Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC) is a nonprofit coalition of 70 college and university presidents committed to developing the civic skills of students, building partnerships with the community, and integrating civic engagement with teaching and research.

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