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Awards / Honors

SLiCE office selected for 'Spirit of Fort Collins Award'

October 10, 2010

The office for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement, or SLiCE, at Colorado State University has been selected by the Fort Collins Commission on Disability for the Spirit of Fort Collins Award, nominated by Hettie Huber. This award recognizes individuals, businesses, and service agencies for dedication to persons with disabilities.

Student volunteers enrich community

The SLiCE office brings together students, volunteers, and community agencies to form a partnership that not only impacts the greater Fort Collins community, but also enriches the overall experience of students at CSU.

SLiCE endorses several key programs that support the community of persons with disabilities in Fort Collins.

  • Special Needs Swim is a program where student volunteers interact with children and adults from the community with a variety of disabilities. Each week, students and their partners spend an hour in the pool with sessions oriented towards developing relationships and improving body coordination and skills.
  • T.G.I.F. is another program where college student volunteers interact with teens in Fort Collins with disabilities. Each month, students and their partners get together on a Friday evening for a fun activity, such as bowling, movies, skit night, craft night, and mini-golf, to name a few. The T.G.I.F. program has been operating successfully (not as an official SLiCE program) for one semester thus far. The program was created by college students and is student-directed.

Ceremony Oct. 21

“We are honored to be chosen for such a meaningful award,” said Pam Sampson, SLiCE director.

“Our students and staff are committed to advocating for persons with disabilities and providing services for those in our community.”

SLiCE will be recognized on Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Fort Collins Senior Center with this prestigious award.

Contact: Stephanie Ashley
Phone: (970) 491-1682