John Nucci, vice president of External Affairs at Suffolk University, is the recipient of the Outstanding West End Community Center Partner Award for 2010.
The West End Community Center is an independent, non-profit community center, serving those people who reside and work in the West End of Boston and nearby neighborhoods. It provides programs and activities to meet the diverse, social, educational, cultural and recreational needs of individuals and families.
“I’m extremely proud and honored to receive this award,” said Nucci. “Suffolk University has developed a wonderful working relationship with the West End Community Center and our neighbors in the West End. We fully understand how important it is for the University to be a good citizen of Boston and a good neighbor to those who work and live around our downtown campus.”
Nucci, on behalf of Suffolk University, was recognized for his outstanding support of many West End Community Center annual events, including the Harlem Renaissance Ball (a celebration in honor of Black History Month in February), Diwali (the Hindu Festival of Light), and the Children’s Festival, the center’s largest event that attracts more than 2,000 people of all ages each summer to Thoreau Path, an outdoor area that runs through the heart of the West End.
Suffolk University, which has a total of nearly 100 student volunteers represented at these various community events each year, also sponsors one of the West End Community Center softball teams.
“Having the support of Suffolk University enables us to provide programs and events to bring the West End community closer together,” said Amy Ericson, executive director of the West End Community Center, which opened its door in 2008. “Suffolk has always been a supportive and kind neighbor.
“We greatly appreciate the continued support of Suffolk and attribute its value on community investment to the outstanding leadership of John Nucci. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Suffolk as we continue to grow.”
Suffolk University, located in historic downtown Boston, with international campuses in Madrid and Dakar, Senegal, is a comprehensive global institution distinguished by the teaching and the intellectual contributions of its faculty.
Suffolk University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 90 areas of study. Its mission is to provide access to excellence in higher education to students of all ages and backgrounds, with strong emphasis on diversity.
Learn more at www.suffolk.edu.