Eight students from the Norwich Campus of Morrisville State College have been recognized for their participation in a community service project.
The students were all part of a food drive to benefit Roots and Wings, a non-profit organization that helps the needy in the local Norwich community.
Receiving a Student Initiative Award from the Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) of the State University of New York for their participation in the food drive were:
Sherry Backman, of Gilbertsville, early childhood major
Diane Beckwith, of Sherburne, criminal justice major
Teresa Burger, of Norwich, criminal justice major
Mallory Johnson, of New Berlin, early childhood major
Robin Tillotson, of Norwich, nursing major
Christine Seibel, of Stockbridge, nursing major
Amanda Welden, of Norwich, human services major
Edmund Wright, of Norwich, human services major
The awards, which recognize students who have identified a need on campus or in the community and initiated significant programs, events or services, to address that need, were presented during a recent ACT conference. Students also received $250 which they donated to Roots and Wings.
The food drive was held last November on the Norwich Campus, during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, to raise public awareness of world hunger at home.
Norwich students have also assisted with blood drives, community finger-printing for children, and arranging children's car seat safety checks.
Morrisville State College's Norwich Campus is located at 20 Conkey Ave., adjacent to the Eaton Center in downtown Norwich.