April 07, 2014
Communications and Marketing
The award is given annually to a member of the faculty, administration, or staff who has contributed his or her professional expertise in service to the wider community and who has significantly advanced public service on their campus.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,000 college and university presidents-representing some 6 million students-who are committed to improving community life and educating students for civic and social responsibility. Campus Compact for NH supports 22 N.H. colleges and universities in their mission to develop civic and moral engagement and leadership.
Dr. DiSalvo cited Professor Rizzo as a good steward of community-based learning at Saint Anselm College. A longtime member of the criminal justice department, she integrates service-learning into her courses and is a strong advocate for experiential learning with her colleagues. She views the community as a place where students gain valuable knowledge and can discover their gifts and passion along the way.
The professor's own community engagement at the New Hampshire State Prison for Women has opened up new opportunities for Saint Anselm students in research and fine arts-related areas.
Professor Rizzo will receive her award on April 8 at an event recognizing and celebrating service on college campuses across the state.