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Two seniors honored by Pace Center

The Pace Center for Community Service has honored two seniors, Cynthia Casazza and Robin Williams, for their leadership and commitment to service.

The Pace Center presented Casazza with its Service Award and Williams with its Leadership Award, citing both students for their efforts to demonstrate that civic engagement is an integral part of Princeton's undergraduate educational experience.

As a Pace Center intern, Casazza helped expand the presence of the Americorps volunteer program on campus. She also led the formation of the Undergraduate Community Service Committee. In addition, Casazza has been a board member of the Pace Center, the Community-Based Learning Initiative and the Student Volunteers Council, as well as a member of the Princeton Justice Project and Sustained Dialogue. After graduating from Princeton, she plans to teach in a public school in an urban setting.

Williams has served as assistant director of the Student Global AIDS Campaign and director of the NEXT Campaign for Clean Needle Exchange in New Jersey. He has been a member of the Student Volunteers Council, the Princeton Justice Project, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, Community Action and Sustained Dialogue. In the summer of his sophomore year, he worked in Ghana as an AIDS educator.

Williams also had been awarded a ReachOut 56 Fellowship, which he will use to pursue a project that aims to promote the treatment of substance abuse as a health problem rather than a criminal activity. He eventually plans to attend medical school at the University of Pennsylvania.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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