GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Gettysburg College sophomore Kathryn Sanford was one of six women recognized March 31 for her public service to the Gettysburg community.
Sponsored by the United Way of Adams County, the 8th Annual Callie Awards Celebration of Exceptional Women recognized women involved in local government, business or community initiatives. Sanford received the Exceptional Young Woman award, which was accompanied by a $1,000 scholarship.
"It is amazing to have an organization such as the United Way recognize my efforts," said Sanford, of Geneseo, N.Y., who is majoring in political science and minoring in sociology. "This award signifies that my efforts to end hunger and educate people about hunger in Adams County has been well received."
Sanford, known as "Cassie," is active in many campus activities, but said her proudest achievement is her co-leadership in opening a Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College last year. Student volunteers use food donated by the campus dining service and local restaurants and grocery stores to create healthy meals and deliver them to community organizations, gaining experience in non-profit management. The kitchen is part of a national organization that works with a dozen colleges and universities to encourage food recycling and repurposing. The kitchen is located near campus in the South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) building on North Stratton Street.
Sanford was also part of team that received a 2008 Davis Projects for Peace Grant. The $10,000 grant will enable the team to create a summer nutrition and environmental camp for local underprivileged kids. A member of the college's women's rugby team, Sanford is also involved in Student Senate and a member of Delta Gamma.
The United Way of Adams County also recognized Susan Trostle, business; Laura Reyka, health and human services; Mary Alice Nutter, community service; Jen LeVan, arts and culture; and Janet Wickerham, legacy of a lifetime.
Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.
By: Kendra Martin
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