Seattle University’s Center for Service and Community Engagement honored the achievements of Asfaha Lemlem of the Yesler Terrace Computer Lab and Learning Center with its 2012 Community Partner Award. Lemlem was recognized for his efforts to locate resources when he spots a gap in services at Yesler Terrace. Frequently, this means reaching out to partners at SU, who have provided support over the years.
Other Spirit of Community Awards were presented to Le Xuan Hy, associate professor of psychology, for engaging hundreds of SU students in learning through service to the community and Marie Wong, associ-ate professor in the Institute of Public Service, for guiding just as many SU students in studies that benefited residents of the International District and other parts of the city.
Jen Tilghman-Havens, associate director of Jesuit Mission and Identity on campus, was honored for creating and continuing such programs as Staff Serving Youth, a way for SU staff to volunteer to lead literature circles at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School.
Student awards went to 2012 graduates Rosie Garibaldi (social work), Francesca Murnan (public affairs) and Adam Tousley (Master of Public Administration).