AmeriCorps volunteers
Front row, l-r: Jonathan Capen, Javonne Gray, Stephanie Tavss, Amanda Adair, Jamie Wright, Moriah Gavrish, Benjamin Kleskovic. Missing: Orlando Craig

AmeriCorps recognition luncheon

On Thursday, November 6, the Office of Volunteer Programs held a luncheon to recognize the hard work and dedication of eight young men and women who are volunteering their time and talents to serve the community through AmeriCorps.

Susie Hudson, the Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on National and Community Service, and Rachel Wells, AmeriCorps Coordinator for Vermont Campus Compact spoke to the crowd at the luncheon held in the University's Milano Ballroom. Also present were representatives from the community agencies for whom the students' service is being performed, which include organizations like the Brown Public Library, Drug Free Communities, Study Partners, the March of Dimes, and the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association. Many members of the Norwich community were also in attendance.

Among those students recognized were:

  • Ashley Adair (Class of 2007, NUCC)
    - Student Coordinator for Alternative Breaks Program, Office of Volunteer Programs
  • Jonathan Capen (Class of 2005, NUCC)
    - Tutors students in math at the STAR Alternative High School Program in Northfield, and tutors students through Study Partners
  • Orlando Craig (Class of 2004, Civilian)
    - Acting Student Senate President, and Civic Fellow through VT Campus Compact
  • Moriah Gavrish (Class of 2006, Civilian)
    - Norwich University Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator
  • Javonne Gray (Class of 2005, NUCC)
    - Assists the VT Trial Lawyers Association, and helps coordinate Deliberative Dialogues on campus
  • Benjamin Kleskovic (Class of 2006, NUCC)
    - Tutors patrons with computer use at the Brown Public Library
  • Stephanie Tavss (Class of 2005, NUCC)
    - Public Relations officer for Office of Volunteer Programs, and videographer for Cook Islands Service Trip
  • Jamie Wright (Class of 2007, Civilian)
    - Assistant Youth Mentoring Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse, and the March of Dimes volunteer

pubrel@norwich.edu, November 2003

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