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May 10 , 2007
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

Seven EMU students receive Michigan Campus Compact service awards

YPSILANTI - Seven Eastern Michigan University students recently received Outstanding Student Service Awards from the Michigan Campus Compact (MCC).

Michael Haynes, a senior from Monroe, received the Commitment to Service Award. This award is given to one student per campus in the state of Michigan for their breadth and/or depth of community service. 

Kelli Dowd (a senior from Milford), John Feldkamp (a senior from Clinton), Chris Halliwill (a junior from Somerset), Robert Masen (a senior from Kalamazoo), Jenni Onslow (a senior from Warren) and Ashley Sako (a senior from Livonia) received Heart and Soul Awards.  These awards are given to students to recognize their time, effort and personal commitment through service.

Each year, MCC awards students from member colleges and universities across the state for their outstanding commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.  Four types of awards are given: the Outstanding Community Impact Award, the Commitment to Service Award, the Heart and Soul Award and the Michigan Humanitarian Award. This year, 109 students from 25 member campuses received awards. Awardees were selected from a nomination pool of more than 400 students.

Michigan Campus Compact promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college and university students to be civically engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.  For more information, please visit www.micampuscompact.org.


Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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