Academics

New Friends Receives Award

Date Posted: December 11, 2008

New Friends Carnival imageMILWAUKEE  The New Friends program at WLC has received a Jenzabar Foundation 2008 Student Leadership Award. The foundation honored seven student-led campus groups and activities nationwide that have made a significant impact outside of their institutions of higher learning and have exemplified a commitment to making a difference in the world through community service.

Winners of the first Student Leadership Awards receive a $5,000 grant to continue their work and projects. New Friends is a student-run organization advised by Dr. Sharon Burow, assistant professor of education. It serves adults in the community with cognitive and physical disabilities. This year, New Friends seeks to expand its reach by scheduling its members to travel into the community, meeting program participants in their homes.