Edward “Drew” Wallace of Lynn received the Thomas Bourke Helping Hands Award at North Shore Community College’s 49th annual Student Service Awards Ceremony. This annual award honors a student who generously and unconditionally gives time to support and enhance the College community.
The award is named for retired Dean of Students Thomas Bourke who, throughout his 27 years at NSCC, was a staunch supporter and advocate who devoted much of his professional career to the growth and expansion of the college.
Passionately committed to making a difference in the lives of others, Wallace is a member of NSCC’s National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, Program Council, Student Government, the Diversity Leadership Council and Recreation and Wellness.He has participated in the Leadership Ropes Course, Community College Student Leader Conferences, student focus groups and the student, faculty & staff basketball games.
Wallace walked for HAWC to raise awareness about domestic violence, spoke at college Early Acceptance Dinners, greeted new students, volunteered at multiple induction ceremonies, assisted with Commencement, NSCC’s Fit & Fun Health Fair and with this year’s launch of Spark, NSCC’s student art and literary magazine. He also volunteers in the community at the Lynn YMCA and coaching Pop Warner football games.
“Drew is exuberant, thoughtful, respectful, conscientious, and caring,” said Lisa Milso, Director of Student Life. “He encourages and challenges himself and others to do better with each passing day. He is an amazing young man, student, friend and role model. He lights up a room with his illuminating smile and boundless energy and is always ready to assist others.”
Wallace is a graduate of the Class of 2015 and plans to study sports marketing at Bridgewater State University this fall.
Wallace is pictured with Lisa Milso, NSCC’s Director of Student Life.