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DePauw Junior Wins Statewide Community Service Award

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Nicholas Dimos, a junior at DePauw University, is the 2004 recipient of the Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award for exemplary community service, Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) announced today. Dimos, an intern at DePauw's Hartman Center for Civic Education and Leadership, was selected from a pool of thirteen candidates, each nominated by the president or chancellor of their university. The award will be presented Friday, April 2, at the ICC Student Service-Learning Conference at Ball State University in Muncie.

"My mission is to take what we learn in the classroom and work with the community in a practical way," Nick Dimos says. "We need to use what we're learning now -- our skills and our resources -- to serve. These experiences have taught me leadership skills necessary to organize future service opportunities for others, thereby serving far more people than I could ever serve alone." A Media Fellow, Dimos is spending this semester interning at the White House.

The Wood Award, now in its eighth year, was established to recognize students at Indiana Campus Compact member campuses who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community involvement through service. ICC, headquartered on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, is a statewide consortium of 32 colleges and universities that promotes community service and service learning among faculties, staff and students. It is affiliated with the national Campus Compact organization, which includes more than 600 member campuses. Learn more by clicking here.

In October, Nick Dimos was one of five college students from across the nation who have been selected to attend the Wingspread Conference on "Public Understanding, Public Policy and Public Support," in Racine, Wisconsin. Read more here.

Nicole Hallett, a 2003 graduate of DePauw, won the Wood Award in 2001. Read more by clicking here.

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