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Class of 1995 Summer Service Fund Announces 2006 Winners


July 19 2006

The Princeton Class of 1995 is pleased to announce the five 2006 winners of the '95 Summer Service Fund Award: Camille Coates '06, Eric Hui '09, Andrew Lapetina '07, Mary Lewis-LaMonica '08, and Nicholas Macfarlane '08. Like past winners of the '95 SSF Award, these five Princeton undergraduates will spend their summer volunteering in public service and community development organizations. Each will receive between $600 and $1,100 from the '95 Summer Service Fund to support their summer community involvement endeavors.

 
The '95 Summer Service Fund is sponsored by the Class of '95, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Fund provides financial support to Princeton undergraduates pursuing public or community service endeavors, in the United States or abroad. Hundreds of members of the Class of 1995 have contributed to the Fund since its inception in 1995, when the Class became the youngest ever to create such a fund. The Class of 1969 has provided guidance and financial support to the Fund. These winners bring to twenty-one the number of undergraduates who have received awards since the Fund began supporting students in the summer of 2000.
 
Camille Coates, a Woodrow Wilson School Major from Hāna, Hawaii, will live and work at the Baphumelel Child Center, in Khayelitsha, South Africa. There she will teach orphans of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Halfway through the summer, Camille will travel to Durban, South Africa, where she will perform similar work at the Makaphutu Children's Village, before concluding her time in South Africa in Johannesburg at the Luvuyou Orphanage Home.
 
Eric Hui, a Structural Engineering Major from Hong Kong will travel to the Kumudo village of Ethiopia to participate in a project coordinated by the Princeton Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA. While in Ethiopia Eric will work on an irrigation project, which will benefit the village of over 3,000 by providing a more efficient and reliable water supply system to irrigate the village's community garden.
 
Andrew Lapetina, a Structural Engineering Major from Menands, New York, will join Eric on the irrigation project in Ethiopia. Andrew is the Project Manager for this endeavor, and is President of the Princeton Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA. At Princeton Andrew is a member of the Sprint Football team and is an Outdoor Action leader.
 
Mary Lewis-LaMonica, a Woodrow Wilson School Major from Lawrenceville, New Jersey, is also engaging in an Engineers Without Borders project. Mary will travel Huamanzaña, Peru, an improverished village in the northwest corner of that country. Mary will participate in a project to provide solar powered light to the village. The project will include construction of a solar recharge station in the center of the village where people can charge their personal lanterns and batteries.  In 2005 Mary was the Lacrosse Ivy League Rookie of the Year.
 
Nicholas Macfarlane, of West Vancouver, British Columbia, will spend the summer in eastern Indonesia, where he will conduct a community-based marine sustainability project.  Nicholas’ project involves implementation of a sustainable fishing plan in the Wakatobi Islands.  Approximately 80,000 Kaledupan and Bajau Indonesians rely upon fish from the area as their sole source of protein. 
 
The five 2006 winners were selected from the largest number of applications the ’95 Summer Service Fund has received since its inception.  The winners were chosen by the ’95 Summer Service Fund’s Selection Team: Dan Marcus (Selection Captain), Micah Burch, Kim Digilio Sladkin, Gwen Jones Sheridan, Rashaan Harris, Rebecca Muraview, Anne Pak, Justine Sass, and Tom Seidenstein.  The Class also recognizes the efforts of other Summer Service Fund Committee members: Elyse Michaels Berger, Matthew Draper, Adam Lichtenstein, Micah Burch, Jim Colman, Helen Hu, Dan Marcus, Jeremy Roller, Peter Belden, Rob Hill, Geordie Hebard, Paul Cernota, Lauren Sager Weinstein, Christopher Looney, Constantine Morfopoulous, Andy O’Brien, Julie Polhemus, Shannon Sullivan, Hannah Clayson Smith, and John Smith.
 
For further information about the Fund, or to assist or donate, please email ssf "AT" princeton95.org.
 

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