Michigan Campus Compact honors 3 EACPHS students for community service

The Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) is recognizing three students in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS), Wayne State University (WSU), for outstanding community service.  The students Robert Neda, Sam Alquattan and Selmir Mahmutovic will be honored at the 18th annual MiCC awards brunch, April 12 (Saturday) in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing.

“Community service is woven into our pharmacy and health science programs,” said EACPHS Dean Lloyd Y. Young. “These three students exemplify the volunteerism that our students, preparing for careers in the health professions, unselfishly extend into neighboring communities. I truly appreciate the recognition given to them by the MiCC.”

A second-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, Department of Health Care Sciences, Neda is the sole graduate student in Michigan receiving the prestigious Outstanding Community Impact Award. This award, which is selected by an outside review panel, recognizes the student who has made service an integral part of his college experience by his significant contribution to community resources.

MiCC also is awarding Heart and Soul Awards to Mahmutovic, a third-year student in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and Alquattan, a second-year student in the Physical Therapy program.  The Heart and Soul Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for their time, effort and personal commitment to their community through service.

Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact member presidents are joined together in their commitment to the development of personal and social responsibility as integral to the educational mission of their campuses. Currently MiCC has 38 member campuses and Michigan members are part of national Campus Compact, a coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents, representing some 6 million students.

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is committed to advancing the health and well-being of society by preparing highly skilled health care practitioners and conducting groundbreaking research to improve models of practice and methods of treatment in pharmacy and the health sciences.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution of higher education offering 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students.

March 28, 2014

Media Contact:  Kathleen Karas                      
          Phone:       313-577-2312                            
          E-mail:       kkaras@wayne.edu                   

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