Wednesday, November 27, 2013

On November 21,  Community Volunteers in Medicine volunteer Ashley Ambrogi was honored with the Westtown Goshen Rotary Stokes-Hodgson Community Service Award.  Ashley has been a volunteer dental assistant with CVIM for almost two years, committing to a regular schedule to provide dental care to those in the community with no access to primary dental services.  In addition, Ashley volunteers her time and talent in her greater community and township, embodying CVIM’s core belief that volunteers can make a significant difference in the community.  Ashley was nominated for the Stokes-Hodgson Award by CVIM Vice President of Dental Affairs Dr. Peter Thompson.

Ashley is currently a Masters of Public Health student at West Chester University.  Due to her efforts and collaboration with the West Chester University Office of Service Learning last year, 50 of CVIM’s youngest patients received toy bears and other stuffed animals to bring home in time for the holidays.  That effort was so appreciated that Ashley has arranged for CVIM to again be a beneficiary of the university’s annual toy drive this year.  Ashley will complete the public health master’s program this spring and has applied to various dental schools to continue her education following her graduation.  We are so proud of Ashley for earning this coveted recognition.

The Westtown Goshen Rotary Club is a community organization dedicated to service, fellowship, shared giving, and networking.  According to the Rotary club, the Stokes-Hodgson Community Service Award is in honor of two WEGO Rotarians, Dr. Kenton Stokes and Richard Sergeant Hodgson, who made a bigger than life difference in the West Chester community leading others with the motto – “Service above self”.