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Students’ service honored during summit

Students’ service honored during summit

Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 10:01 am

The Messenger 04.14.10
The University of Tennessee at Martin Institute of Civic Engagement recently sponsored its annual ICE-Sculpting Summit.
In addition to reviewing last year’s successes and lessons, the group planned activities and programs for 2010-11 in the areas of civic engagement, leadership, community service and service learning.
Nine awards were presented, including the Spirit of Community Award, given to Dr. Jim Byford, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences dean emeritus. The award will be presented each year to a faculty member or administrator who serves the UT Martin community with a generous spirit and be known as the Byford Spirit of Community Award.
Also, Martin Housing Authority was recognized as the Community Partner of the Year.
Two students — Mary Jean Hall of Covington and Sequria Hamer of Memphis — were honored for their outstanding community service. They were chosen based on community service hours and service impact.
Ms. Hall worked with UTM Recycles!, while Hamer worked with Greenbrier Meadows in Martin.
Five students were honored for their First-Year Initiative Reflection papers written following community service work. Receiving those awards were Tyler Price of Martin, Kara Cox of Troy, Blythe Steelman of Leoma, Tim Dehart of Greenfield and Jordan Brown of Arlington.
For more information, visit the ICE Web link at: www.utm.edu/ice.

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