College volunteers recognized by United Way of Addison County
May 3, 2012
Samantha Wasserman β14 and Mackenzie Walsh β14 each received Youth Service Awards at the United Way of Addison County Celebration of Community on May 2. The two volunteers were recognized for their individual contributions to the local community.
In addition, the Center for Education in Actionβs civic engagement director Tiffany Nourse Sargent β79 and community engagement coordinator Ashley Calkins β06, and student leaders Ali Urban β12 and Jessica Appelson β12 were recognized for work coordinating Middlebury College volunteers during the Hurricane Irene relief efforts.
Wasserman was recognized specifically for her leadership as a student coordinator for EIAβs Community Friends program, which connects college students with the greater Middlebury community by providing friends, mentors and positive role models to local school children. She became involved with the program as early as her first year at Middlebury, and has been an active recruiter in helping to grow the program.
Walsh is the program coordinator for Page One Literacy, a student organization also advised by EIA. As an active leader, she maintains communications with local schools and designs 4-6 week literacy programs for fellow Middlebury students to teach. Her behind-the-scenes work ensures the sustainability and positive impact of the organization in the community.