Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships; Frank Kuan, director of community relations; and Cathy Crimmins Lechowicz, director of community service and volunteerism, pose in front of the Center for Community Partnerships. The CCP was honored recently by the Carnegie Foundation. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently recognized Wesleyan for its continued involvement in community outreach by selecting the university as a recipient of a 2008 Community Engagement Classification.
The university was among 119 institutions (and among two in Connecticut) that received this classification for 2008. The foundation initiated the community engagement classification in 2006. Visit this page for more information and a list of the selected institutions.
“The significance of Wesleyan receiving the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification is major in light of this historic moment we experienced this week in our country,” said Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships. “We have just sworn in a Commander in Chief of this country who believes intimately in service and engagement. As [President Obama] stated during our commencement ceremony
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Frank Kuan is the director of community relations.
Frank Kuan, director of community relations, received the Community Service Award from the Middlesex County NAACP on Sept. 26.
The award was presented during the 23rd Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Dinner at Cross Street AME Zion Church in Middletown. The organization also awarded a business award and education award.
The Wesleyan-Middletown Area School Collaboration received a grant from Nellie May in September 2008. The grant will support the program during the 2008-09 academic year. The collaborative programs are run through Wesleyan’s Office of Community Relations.