By Ceillie Keane
Prize Day was held on Saturday, May 14 to acknowledge a range of scholastic, service and leadership achievements within the Union community. The recipient of the 2011 Frank Bailey Cup for outstanding service to the college was Clancy Slack ‘11 and the 2011 Josephine Daggett award winner for superior character was Mike Clarke ‘11. Slack ’“helped Union submit its first Campus Climate index and [has] been interning in the admissions office this last year looking at ways to better recruit LGBT students.” Slack is also co-founder of the Iris Theme House and the Union Chapter of FaceAIDS, and he has served on a variety of other councils at the college including IFC and Golub House. Slack “was very surprised” to receive the award, recognizing the “progress” as “definitely a team effort.”
Clarke began The Building up Ghana program in which he raised funds and collected supplies in order to build a library and a music and art center for a small primary school in Ghana. For Clarke, winning the Daggett prize was “an emotional experience.” Clarke is grateful for the support he found from the Union professors and administrators, “no matter how outrageous or impossible” his dream.