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Harward Center for Community Partnerships awards recognize 18

Emily "Libby" Egan was one of four seniors to be honored by the Harward Center for outstanding community-engaged academic work. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

Emily “Libby” Egan was one of four seniors to be honored by the Harward Center for outstanding community-engaged academic work. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

The seventh annual Bates College Harward Center for Community Partnerships Awards recognized 18 individuals and organizations in a celebration at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives on May 8, 2013.

The Harward Center provides Bates students, as well as staff and faculty, with opportunities in community-engaged research, volunteerism and environmental stewardship. Firmly rooted in the academic purpose of the College, the center is 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.

Here are the 2013 honorees:

Susan Hayward, former president of the Stanton Bird Club, received the 2013 James and Sally Carignan Award for Career Achievement.
• Seniors Emily “Libby” Egan, Jordan Lupo, Erin O’Connor and Edward “Ted” Wells received the 2013 Harward Center Student Award for Outstanding Community-Engaged Academic Work.
Destany Franklin ’14, Ellen Gawarkiewicz ’13, Juwon Song ’15 and Kimberly Sullivan ’13 received the Award for Outstanding Community Volunteerism and Student Leadership.
Anita Charles, lecturer in education and director of secondary teacher education, was honored with the Faculty Award for Outstanding New Community Partnership Initiative.
• Professor of French and Francophone Studies Mary Rice-DeFosse received the Faculty Award for Sustained Commitment to Community Partnership.
• Head Men’s Soccer Coach Stewart Flaherty and Dining Services Production Supervisor Keith Pray were presented with the Staff Award for Community Volunteerism, Leadership or Engagement.
Community Financial Literacy, a nonprofit that offers financial literacy courses and counseling to all refugees, immigrants, asylees and low-income individuals, received the Community Partner Award for Outstanding New Initiative.
Sherry Russell, former director of the Downtown Education Collaborative, received the Community Partner Award for Sustained Commitment to Partnership.
• The Bates Public Health Initiative was recognized with the Award for Outstanding Community Project/Partnership.
Nick Bennett, staff scientist and Watershed Project director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, received the Bates-Morse Mountain Award for Environmental Stewardship.
Dave Courtemanch of The Nature Conservancy’s Environmental Protection Program was presented with the Bates-Morse Mountain Award for Environmental Lifetime Achievement.



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