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Max A. Shacknai COVE Recognizes Outstanding Contributions

By Contributing Writer on August 13, 2016

The Max A. Shacknai COVE exists through the efforts of individuals. During the course of year, we have had a number of opportunities to recognize the work of others, through awards such as:

Dean’s Community Service Award

This award is given to the most worthy individual, residential unit, or group at Colgate which, through the year immediately preceding the award, has given significant service to the local community. This service exemplifies an understanding that we are part of a larger community and that volunteer service and civic participation are part of the responsibility of well-educated women and men. Emily Luba and Danielle Putur were awarded the 2016 Dean’s Community Service Award.

Newman Civic Fellows Award

Many people see others struggle to overcome barriers — a special few take action to create change. Woohee Kim `18 is one of those individuals committed to change. For her actions on behalf of those in need, Campus Compact named her a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow. Read more about Woohee and the fellowship at: compact.org/newman-civic-fellow/woohee-kim

Projects for Peace

Woohee Kim `18 was also awarded the Projects for Peace award in support of her project, Remembering History of Violence: Comfort Women, Peace Monument, and Youth Activism. Woohee’s project took her to her native South Korea for two months this summer to study and raise awareness for the issue of “comfort” women. She hopes this project will bring to light growing Korean youth activism regarding the issue through interviews and focus groups with Korean youth. She hopes that by bringing light to this movement of activism, there is a realization of the need to respect histories of violence in order to move toward peace.

The project was funded with a $10,000 grant from Projects for Peace, an initiative for undergraduate projects designed to find solutions to conflicts. Projects are conducted during the summer, and can focus on an issue anywhere in the world, including the U.S. The Projects for Peace grant is available to students in 90 colleges and universities affiliated with the Davis United World College Program, an organization that provides scholarships to its partnered institutions.

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