Bates celebrates Harward Center for Community Partnerships Awards

Twelve individuals and organizations, recipients of the first Bates College Harward Center for Community Partnership Awards, were recently recognized in a celebration at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Firmly rooted in the academic purpose of the college, the Harward Center serves as a focal point for connected learning that fuses academic discussion and community. In union with this mission, award recipients connect Bates with the larger community through collaboration, research and service.

The following individuals and organizations were honored:

• Jim Carignan, Bates class of 1961, recipient of the 2007 James and Sally Carignan Award for Career Achievement, for academic leadership and civic engagement;
• Michael Wilson, Bates class of 2007, recipient of the 2007 Harward Center Student Award for Outstanding Community-Based Academic Work, for sustained collaboration with Museum L-A, the Museum of Labor and Industry;
• Sara Gips, Bates class of 2007, recipient of the Harward Center Award for Outstanding Community Volunteerism and Student Leadership, for volunteer participation and organization at the Trinity Jubilee Resource Center;
• Assistant Professor of French Alexandre Dauge-Roth, recipient of the 2007 Harward Center Faculty Award for Outstanding New Community Partnership Initiative, for partnering with Tutsi survivors of the genocide in Rwanda;
• Professor of Psychology Georgia Nigro, recipient of the 2007 Harward Center Faculty Award for Sustained Commitment to Community Partnership, for tireless advocacy on behalf of her students and the community;
• Bates College Dining Services, recipient of the 2007 Harward Center Staff Award for Outstanding Support for Community Partnership, for nourishing the Bates community and enhancing the college’s commitment to the neighboring and world community;
• Leigh Campbell, Bates class of 1964, recipient of the 2007 Harward Center Staff Award for Community Volunteerism and Leadership, for 30 years of tireless outreach to the community through financial aid;
• College for ME-Androscoggin, recipient of the 2007 Harward Center Community Partner Award for Outstanding New Initiative, for its efforts to increase the number of Maine students who have attained a higher education degree;
• Carla Harris, recipient of the 2007 Harward Center Community Partner Award for Sustained Commitment to Partnership, for implementing programs for youth, seniors and disabled residents of Lewiston Housing Authority;
• Museum L-A, recipient of the 2007 Harward Center Award for Outstanding Community Project/Partnership, for strengthening community and connections by documenting and celebrating Lewiston-Auburn’s economic, social and technological legacy;
• Kirsten Walter, Bates class of 2000, recipient of the 2007 Bates-Morse Mountain Award for Environmental Stewardship; for promoting sustainable agriculture and establishing a sense of community pride that has the power to transform individuals and urban neighborhoods;
• Judy Marden, Bates class of 1966, recipient of the 2007 Bates-Morse Mountain Award for Environmental Lifetime Achievement, for the stewardship of Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area and the Shortridge Coastal Center.

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