On each floor of Allbritton, programs set up displays about their work. Representatives from each program, including Green Street, the Center for Prison Education, WESU 88.1, the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, and the Office of Community Service shared information and stories with visitors as they explored the building and everything Allbritton has to offer.
Laurie Kenney highlighted the dedication in News @ Wesleyan, writing:
The event was attended by more than 150 guests, including Wesleyan President Michael Roth ’78, outgoing board chairman Joshua Boger ’73, P’06, P’09, and JCCP director Cathy Lechowicz.
“Ellen Jewett is a smart, accomplished woman who believes deeply in the liberal arts and the value of experiential learning,” said Lechowicz. “She is a champion of Wesleyan, and it is an incredible honor for our center to bear her name.”
“I am humbled to receive this honor,” said Jewett. “The center’s commitment to actively engaging with the surrounding community through project-based learning and practical idealism helps Wesleyan students better understand the social challenges we all face and creates positive changes in our community.”
Visitors enjoyed a display of “The Change I Want to See” student portraits from the Patricelli Center, literature from the Center for Prison Education, WESU 88.1 swag, and a slideshow of service project photos in the Office of Community service lounge. Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us on Friday night, and to all the student leaders who came to share stories of their work with our guests!