July 21, 2008

Higher praise - Milford resident lauded for service

Andrea Salzburg of Milford has received the Higher Education Community Service Award for her work with the Milford Jaycees.

Salzburg, employed by Housatonic Community College as a grants development specialist, served as community development vice president for the Jaycees last year, overseeing and collaborating with other members on two major community service projects.

These were the Paws in the Park event, which raised funds for the West Haven Animal Shelter, and the Adopt-a-Soldier Drive, which collected items to send to 25 Connecticut soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In addition to chairing these two projects, Salzburg participated in the American Heart Association “Start! Walk!”; the American Cancer Society “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk; “Walk with Harold and Friends for Health,” which benefited women’s programs at Milford Hospital; and sorted food for the Connecticut Food Bank’s East Haven warehouse.

Salzburg was presented a certificate for her achievements by Higher Education Commissioner Michael P. Meotti at an April 1 ceremony in Cromwell. She was one of 15 people nominated for higher education awards.