NBC5’s Rob Stafford Emcees Student Volunteerism Awards Night

Students from local universities receive awards for their volunteer work and see a performance by actress and performer Anna Deavere Smith.

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The Illinois Campus Compact, an organization of colleges that promotes volunteerism and awards select college students for their civic involvement. Nearly 300 people attended the event on November 6.
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NBC5's Rob Stafford served as the event’s emcee. The awards ceremony was held at the Palmer House's Empire Room to a crowd of university presidents, staff and students.
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The evening's events included a performance by actress Anna Deavere Smith. She is seen here with Kathy Engelken, the Executive Director of Illinois Campus Compact and Alvin Goldfarb, President of Western Illinois University.
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Actress Anna Deavere Smith performed during the event. True to her longstanding tradition of performing multiple roles in a single presentation, she graced the audience with a number of creative character presentations, including the late Studs Terkel.
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Western Illinois University President Alvin Goldfarb addresses the crowd. President Goldfarb also serves as the Illinois Campus Compact President.
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Among those receiving awards at the event were the recipients of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Campus Community Collaboration. Seen here is the first place DePaul University team and the first place Puerto Rican Cultural Center team.
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The Loyola University team and the George B Swift Specialy School team were awarded second place for the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Campus Community Collaboration.
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McKendree University representatives and volunteers from the Christian Activity Center were awarded the third place Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Campus Community Collaboration.
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Maddie Orenstein from Northwestern University and Brenda Roethel of Trinity Christian College show off their CASE (Carter Acedemic Service Entrepreneur) Student Awards.
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Carter Foundation representative Miguel Satut who is also the Program Director for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is seen here with some of the DePaul University's Steans Center team.
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