April 16, 2014
Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) recently recognized 25 Albion College students for outstanding dedication to community service. Several of these students accepted their awards in person at MCC's annual program on Saturday, April 12, in Lansing.
The Albion students all received MCC's Heart and Soul Award, which recognizes a student's time, effort and personal commitment to his or her community through service. This year's Albion awardees are Marie Brown, Jennifer Carter, Salaina Catalano, Marissa Cloutier, Charles Coutteau, Timothy Delong Jr., Madeline Drury, Joshua Eggen, Sara Jongeward, Lindsey Lubanski, Shanti Madhavan, Dustin Moretz, Daniel Myckowiak, Candace Myers, Sandra Myint, Lequietta Perkins, Wynter Pitts, Emma Planet, Sydney Roeder, Nicole Schnabel, Safiya Syed, Joseph Thomas, Ebonie Williams, Melissa Wilson and Emily Zimmer.
"The fact that it's called the 'Heart and Soul' award is very appropriate," said Pam Schuler, Albion College assistant director for service and leadership. "They give with their hearts because they have a passion for helping others. These students are just awesome."
Albion's student winners have participated in projects ranging from playground cleanups in Albion and Detroit to Jewish cemetery restoration in Poland, medical clinic assistance in Honduras and Special Olympics coaching in Michigan.
Michigan Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents committed to fulfilling the public purpose of higher education. MCC promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college 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. For more information, please visit the MCC website.