ECU student honored for volunteer efforts

East Carolina University senior Sara Schach was one of 19 students statewide selected for the North Carolina Campus Compact’s Community Impact Student Award

The award recognizes significant, innovative contributions to campus efforts to address community needs and includes a certificate of appreciation from N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue.

Schach is a biology and chemistry major with a minor in international studies. She has volunteer with the ECU Campus Kitchen, a food rescue program that recovers excess food from campus dining halls and redistributes it to the community.

Schach leads cooking and delivery shifts, recruits and trains new volunteers, promotes the organization and raises funds to support the program.

The awards were presented at the 19th N.C. Campus Compact Student Conference that brought more than 200 college students and guests from 26 higher education institutions in the state. The conference was held Nov. 12 at Wake Forest University.

Campus Compact Executive Director Dr. Lisa Keyne presented the awards, along with John Barnhill, founding director of Campus Compact and assistant vice president for University Advancement at Elon University.

The awards were presented at the 19th N.C.  Campus Compact Student Conference that brought together over 200 college students and guests representing 26 North Carolina higher education institutions on Nov. 12 at Wake Forest University.  The Compact’s Executive Director, Dr. Lisa Keyne, presented the awards with Mr. John  Barnhill, founding Director of N.C. Campus Compact  and current Assistant Vice President for University Advancement at Elon University.

For additional information about N.C. Campus Compact or the student conferences, visit www.nccampuscompact.org.

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