Tag Archive for Community Relations

Carnegie Foundation Honors Wesleyan’s Civic Engagement

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)

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

Kuan Receives NAACP Award for Community Service

Frank Kuan is the director of

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.

Senior Citizens Tour, Learn About Wesleyan

More than 80 senior citizens from the Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) visited campus Oct. 10 for a day-long program about the history of Wesleyan University.  The event included lectures, gallery visits, an organ concert and a self-guided campus tour.

More than 80 senior citizens from the Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) visited campus Oct. 10 for a day-long program about the history of Wesleyan University. The event included lectures, gallery visits, an organ concert and a self-guided campus tour.

Valerie Gillispie, assistant university archivist, speaks to the MILE guests about the architectural history of Wesleyan in the Center for Film Studies. Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of special collections, spoke about the history of Wesleyan and Middletown. Both talks concluded with a question and answer session.

Valerie Gillispie, assistant university archivist, speaks to the MILE guests about the architectural history of Wesleyan in the Center for Film Studies. Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of special collections, spoke about the history of Wesleyan and Middletown. Both talks concluded with a question and answer session.

Guests had ample time to explore the Wesleyan campus. The event was coordinated by the Office of Community Relations. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Guests had ample time to explore the Wesleyan campus. The event was coordinated by the Office of Community Relations. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)