Civic Responsibility Counts at Plymouth State University

April 20th, 2007 by Adam

Three members of the Plymouth State University community garnered awards at the annual Campus Compact for New Hampshire luncheon April 17.

Campus Compact is a statewide group of college and university presidents and private sector partners. The organization’s goal is to integrate civic responsibility and community service for those attending and working at their institutions.

“I think that one of the nice things is that the awardees see other people around the state who do the same things and it’s impressive, said Nancy Conklin, Coordinator of PSU’s Community Service Learning Center. “They realize they’re making a difference.”

Plymouth State University’s awardees included:

Presidents Leadership award – Leslie Kingsley, PSU student

For an individual student or student organization that has made outstanding contributions to community service, service learning and/or civic engagement efforts on their campus.

Presidents Good Steward Award – Diane Tillotson, PSU Staff

For a member of the faculty, administration or staff who has contributed professional expertise in service to the wider community and who has significantly advanced public service on their campus.

Presidents Community Partner Award – Pemi Youth Center, Jessica Dutille, Director

For an organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and engaged in the development of sustained reciprocal partnerships with a college or university.

In addition, PSU student Andrew McLean also spoke at the luncheon as a panelist on International Service: New Approaches to Global Citizenship.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603)535-2775 or