Jenna Flint ’19 and Area Coordinator Michael Brown were recognized for their outstanding public service at Campus Compact for New Hampshire’s 15th Annual Presidents’ Awards on April 10. Woodcrest Village Assisted Living was also recognized with the Presidents’ Community Partner Award for creating opportunities for students to volunteer with their residents.
A statewide consortium of college and university presidents, Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) dedicates itself to advancing the civic purposes of higher education. The Presidents’ Awards celebrate community service across the state. Colby-Sawyer’s Office of Student Development nominated Flint and Brown for their awards.
Flint, a nursing major from Winooski, Vt., received the Presidents’ Student Leadership Award, which acknowledges students that have made outstanding contributions to community service on their campuses. Flint spearheads the Adopt-a-Grandparent program at Colby-Sawyer, which matches students with local senior citizens and hosts fun activities for participants.
"It is an honor to be recognized, however the true honor is in serving the residents at Woodcrest Village and spreading the importance of service and community,” said Flint. “I hope that my recognition by Campus Compact will inspire others on our campus, and other college campuses alike, to serve their local community."
Brown received the Good Steward Award, which acknowledges faculty and staff members for advancing public service on their campus. Like Flint, Brown gives back to the senior citizen community through hosting sing-a-longs and proms. Brown also serves as a role model to students by participating in cross-cultural dialogues and lending his time to various causes. Brown joined Colby-Sawyer in 2014.
The award ceremony, which was held in Concord, N.H., brought together over 150 college and community leaders. President Susan D. Stuebner and Vice President and Dean of Students Robin Davis accompanied Flint and Brown. Donna Baker-Hartwell, activities director at Woodcrest, accepted the Presidents’ Community Partner Award on behalf of her institution.
“It was a privilege to be able to attend this event and recognize the good work of Jenna and Michael,” said Davis. “Donna Baker-Hartwell and Wally Glover, one of the residents, joined us. Donna and Wally had nothing but praise and thanks for Jenna and Michael and the activities, friendship and energy they bring to the Woodcrest residents.”
CCNH is part of the national Campus Compact organization, which encompasses more than 1,100 colleges and university presidents representing nearly six million students.