Big kudos to the Hodgson Brook Restoration Project & Candace Dolan, Project Coordinator, for receiving a Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) Presidents’ Community Partner Award yesterday!!
The Hodgson Brook Restoration Project was awarded the Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) Presidents’ Community Partner Award from Great Bay Community College (GBCC) during a luncheon event in Bedford, NH on April 10. The annual Presidents’ Awards are one of many ways that CCNH and its member campuses promote civic engagement, service-learning, and community service. The Community Partner Award goes to a partnering organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community.
GBCC has provided office space for the Hodgson Brook Restoration Project since its inception and has encouraged its students to actively participate in project activities such as water quality monitoring, raingarden plantings, phytoplankton studies, brook clean-ups, and more. GBCC is also partnering with the Hodgson Brook Restoration Project to better manage stormwater on its campus by installing porous pavement as part of a parking lot expansion, daylighting drainage, and removing a traffic island which will increase flow to several bioretention areas being installed this summer.
CCNH is a statewide consortium of college and university presidents and private-sector partners who are united in their commitment to the civic purposes of higher education. As part of a national coalition of college and university leaders, CCNH serves as a catalyst to integrate community service and civic responsibility throughout academic and student life. CCNH is part of the national Campus Compact organization, which encompasses more than 1,100 college and university presidents representing some 6 million students.