UB student wins 2015 Community Service Award


UB student Faustino De La Cruz has won a 2015 Community Service Award from the Connecticut Commission on Community Service and the Office of Higher Education.

He was honored on April 14 at a State Capitol ceremony led by William R. Dyson, chair of the Connecticut Commission on Community Service, and Jane A. Ciarleglio, Executive Director of the Office of Higher Education.

This year, six award winners were selected from nominations by colleges and universities based on the quality and inventiveness of their service projects and their success in elevating student participation

De La Cruz was awarded for founding the UB Chapter of Build On and for leading community service projects, including cleaning up streets, helping seniors around their homes, and cooking meals for homeless veterans. He serves as a Resident Advisor and volunteers several times a week at the Bridgeport YMCA.

Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu