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2015 CTCC Award Winners Announced

Connecticut Campus Compact is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 CTCC Awards. Chosen from a great pool of applicants and nominees, the recipients of this year’s awards represent the great diversity of community engagement work in higher education taking place in Connecticut, and the great achievements of some of our member campuses. The awards are given in four categories: Campus Community Partnership Award recognizes outstanding campus-community partnerships that produce measurable improvements in and demonstrate a commitment to a community while enhancing higher education. 2015 Recipient: Eastern Connecticut State University & Bridges to the Future Community Engaged Educator Award recognizes an outstanding individual for…

2015 Newman Civic Fellow: Solanlly Canas, Fairfield University

Solanlly Canas, a sophomore psychology major at Fairfield University, is one of five young women in Connecticut named a Newman Civic Fellow. Nominated by the President of Fairfield, Fr. von Arx, Solanlly was selected for her work passion for addressing social issues and her work to actively challenging her fellow students to promote change. She has demonstrated this as a member of the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network, a student organization that designs local projects to affect global problems. Through this group, Solanlly planned a water quality awareness event that raised money which provided in-home water filters to three families in…