Hello everyone! Spike here…I wanted to share with you all the great success of today’s FIRST EVER “Recognizing Everyday Greatness” Award Ceremony. I traveled with my good friend and partner, Keith Baldwin, down to the University of Delaware to visit Cynthia Campanella, Director of Alumni and University of Relations.
Cynthia Campanella earned this award specifically for spearheading a private graduation ceremony for a student of the CHEP School whose mother may not have been able to attend otherwise. This student’s mother recently received the devastating news that she was quite ill and may not make it to the May 30th graduation of her daughter from the University of Delaware’s College of Human Services and Public Policy. Cynthia Campanella, along with the CHEP School, set up a private graduation ceremony in which the dean, a professor, and an admissions representative spoke on the graduate’s behalf. Dressed in cap and gown, the graduate was presented with her diploma and flowers, all of which were paid for by the University. This act of kindness allowed a family to experience one of their proudest moments which, without the help of Cynthia Campanella, may never have had the opportunity.
In order to surprise Cynthia with this honor, we persuaded some of her co-workers to help lead her to the site where the ceremony was held. There we presented the award to a very surprised, but very happy Cynthia…
Cynthia’s story was a great example of the type of recipient we are looking for…someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist in the betterment and well being of their community. Should you happen to know of a situation or person who goes that extra mile for others, perhaps unnoticed, and you would like to see them recognized with this simple honor, please contact us! We would love to hear your storied of Everyday Greatness!