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April 2, 2007 - Grand Rapids, Michigan (April 2, 2007) – Five Aquinas College students have been selected to receive Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) awards for their dedication and commitment to community service during the past year. The five will be honored during the eleventh annual Outstanding Student Service Awards Luncheon to be held April 14, 2007 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Each year, MCC awards students from member colleges and universities across the state for their outstanding commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Four types of awards are given: the Outstanding Community Impact Award, the Commitment to Service Award, the Heart and Soul Award and the Michigan Humanitarian Award. Awardees were selected from a nomination pool of more than 400 students.

Justine Rau of Sparta will receive the Commitment to Service Award. This award is given to one student per campus in the state of Michigan for their commitment to community service. Jessica Coffelt, Johanna Kessel, Claire O'Neill and Heidi Swihart will each receive Heart and Soul Awards. This award is given to students to recognize their time, effort and personal commitment through service.

Michigan Campus Compact promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college and university students to be civically engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. For more information, please visit