Westminster Named South Salt Lake 2013 Partner of the Year

Mar 22, 2013

Mar. 22, 2013 Westminster Named South Salt Lake 2013 Partner of the Year Mayor Wood recognizes student outreach in the community SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster College is honored to be named the South Salt Lake 2013 Partner of the Year. South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood presented the college with the award during the annual State of the City Address on Mar. 21, 2013. "We honor Westminster College President Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich and his vision and demonstration of commitment to South Salt Lake," says South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood. "Westminster students are playing active roles as tutors, mentors, and reading coaches in Promise afterschool programs, and in our schools, particularly Granite Park Junior High." Westminster students are actively engaged in community projects throughout South Salt Lake. Carolina Silva, a Community Connection Fellow, is working with hundreds of volunteers in neighborhood revitalization this spring and summer through the South Salt Lake Urban Livability Department. Amanda Phillips designed a mentoring program at the Hser Ner Moo Center that has connected more than a dozen Westminster students with youth in the neighborhood center. "South Salt Lake and Westminster College have long been neighbors," said Gary Daynes, Vice President for Strategic Outreach and Enrollment at Westminster College. "We are excited to now be partners in helping the young people of South Salt Lake meet their educational and community goals. We are honored that the city has recognized our efforts, and we look forward to doing even more together in the future." Mayor Wood also recognized South Salt Lake's partnerships with faculty, staff and alumni; Gary Daynes, Annalisa Holcombe, Luciano Marzuli, Peter Ingle, Julie Tille, and Westminster alumna Ashley Babbitt who serves in the leadership of Promise South Salt Lake initiative.

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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