Past Summer Service Fund Winners
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
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.