On Friday, November 6, 2009, Collegiate Health Service Corps participants, college and community agency liaisons and AHEC staff from across the state gathered at the UCONN Heath Center in Farmington, Connecticut for the 1st Annual Collegiate Health Service Corps Symposium. The event gave each of the five Connecticut CHSC program participants an opportunity to both showcase their own service-learning projects, and to see what other students from across the state have been doing in the CHSC. Students from each of the five Connecticut CHSC programs presented posters highlighting a key service-learning project for each college.
Students also enjoyed an introduction by Dr. Bruce Gould, Director of the Connecticut AHEC program, and a special Keynote by Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., the Dean of the UCONN School of Medicine. Six students from across the state were chosen to receive Dr. Bruce Gould Service Awards to recognize their accomplishments and dedication to their respective CHSC programs. For Southwestern AHEC’s Southern Connecticut State University CHSC program, Student Director Andrew LeVino and Student Manager Amy Bilodeau were honored with the award.