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Campus Compact honors three

Campus Compact honors three

Apr 13, 2010

Three Kettering undergraduates were recognized by Michigan Campus Compact for their outstanding commitment to community service.

Three students from Kettering University were honored, and two more were recognized, for their outstanding commitment to community service and service-learning Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) Annual Outstanding Student Service Awards, on the campus of Michigan State University.

Joy Jeyaratnam, a Mechanical Engineering major, was selected as one of 34 students in the state of Michigan to receive the Campus Compact Commitment to Service Award for her many years of service with Engineers without Borders. 

The Commitment to Service Award recognizes one student per MCC member campus for either the breadth or the depth of his/her community involvement or service experience(s) and the demonstration of meaningful reflection.  Recipients, for example, may have devoted multiple years to one program or have demonstrated their leadership by making multiple contributions to her/his institution and community through community service involvement.


Nicole Findlay, a Mechanical Engineering major, and Elizabeth Santos, an Industrial Engineering major, were honored with the Campus Compact Heart and Soul Award for their countless hours of service and dedication to Engineers Without Borders and other campus-initiated community service programs and projects.

The Heart and Soul Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for their time, effort and personal commitment to their community through service.

Amanda Coburn, an Industrial Engineering major, and Erika Baker, a Mechanical ENgineering major, served as Kettering’s first Campus Engagement Fellows during the 2009-2010 academic year and together they planned and executed a very successful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Camp on campus in January.

“With students like these, it is no surprise to me that Kettering University has been named to the Presidential Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2009,”  said Robert Marias, director of Community Service at Kettering, who was on hand to celebrate and acknowledge the significant work done by these and other students at Kettering over the past year. In addition, Dr. Montserrat Rabago-Smith, assistant professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry and adviser to Engineers Without Borders was present to congratulate the Kettering students.

The Michigan Campus Compact awards recognize undergraduate and graduate students at MCC member institutions who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to community service and civic engagement throughout their educational career.

In addition to the Kettering students, 11 students from the University of Michigan-Flint were selected from a nomination pool of nearly 900 students and were among just 192 awardees from 34 member campuses.

Contact: Dawn Hibbard