ECSU student wins Community Impact Student Award

Courtesy of North Carolina Campus Compact
November 15, 2010

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Trizha Flowers of Elizabeth City State University recently received North Carolina Campus Compact's fifth Community Impact Student Award.  Flowers was one of thirty-four college students across the state who received the award for making significant, innovative contributions to their campus' efforts to address local community needs.  Awardees also received a Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation from Gov. Beverly Perdue.

Flowers, an aspiring pharmacist, currently serves as vice president of service for Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc. She is a current NC-ACTS! AmeriCorps volunteer, completing 300 hours of service at a local community organization. In 2009 she received the Miss Nu Gamma Psi Scholarship Pageant Humanitarian Award and in 2010 received the Student Government Association Leaders Amongst Leaders Community Service Award and scholarship.

The awards were presented at two NC Campus Compact Student Conferences that brought together over 300 college students and guests representing 34 North Carolina higher education institutions.  On Oct. 30 at NC Wesleyan College, the Compact's Executive Director, Dr. Lisa Keyne, presented the awards with the Reverend James Gailliard, CEO of the Impact Center and Senior Pastor of Word Tabernacle Church. Budd Berro, the Piedmont Regional Director for the Office of the Governor, joined Dr. Keyne in presenting the awards at Johnson C. Smith University on Nov. 6.

North Carolina Campus Compact builds collaborations amongst public, independent and community colleges and universities. Presidents and chancellors commit their institutions to being "engaged campuses" that enhance a student's sense of responsibility, citizenship, leadership and awareness of community, and impact the community by partnering with local organizations to address real needs. For additional information about NC Campus Compact or the student conferences, visit www.nccampuscompact.org.