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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

UNCP student wins statewide community service award

UNC Pembroke senior Salyna Dvorvy was awarded the prestigious Community Impact Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact (NCCC), a statewide coalition of colleges and universities dedicated to promoting community service.

Student Conference 2007 -- Dr. Lisa Keyne of the N.C. Campus Compact, UNCP student Salyna Dvorvy (middle )and David Eisner of the Corporation for National and Community Service

Student Conference 2007 -- Dr. Lisa Keyne of the N.C. Campus Compact, UNCP student Salyna Dvorvy (middle )and  David Eisner of the Corporation for National and Community Service

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The award is presented annually to students from NCCC member campuses who made significant, innovative contributions to campus-based efforts to address community needs.

During the Awards Ceremony at the 2007 Student Conference, 26 students received the Community Impact Student Award. David Eisner, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service and Dr. Lisa Keyne, executive director of NCCC presented the awards.

Aubrey Swett, director of UNCP’s Center for Leadership and Service, said it is a great distinction and a well-deserved award.

“This is a well deserved honor for Salyna,” Swett said. “She had an extraordinary career in academics and service to the campus and wider community. This is an exemplary college experience.”

Dvorvy graduated on December 8, 2007, with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. She was active in multiple student organizations and honor societies: Gamma Beta Phi honor and service organization; Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society; and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., of which she was president.

Dvorvy received numerous awards for her academic and leadership achievements, including University Marshal and Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities. She joined UNCP’s Center for Leadership and Service program in her freshman year and actively initiated and participated in multiple service endeavors to address the needs created by poverty, domestic violence and socio-economic injustices in rural Robeson County communities.

To contact the Center for Leadership and Service, please call 910.521.6163 or email cls@uncp.edu.

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