Stephanie Pully ’12, environmental science and history, has been named the first recipient of the new Student Award for Civic Engagement at the 2011 Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference. Pully, a service-learning intern with the Shriver Center, has requested that her monetary award, sponsored by the Brotman Financial Group, be given to the College Gardens Youth Program, where she previously served as a volunteer. College Gardens is an after school tutoring and enrichment program for local students that promotes collaboration, teamwork and artistic expression. The conference—first hosted at UMBC by Lori Hardesty and the Shriver Living Learning Center—is being held this year at Stevenson University, and is coordinated through the efforts of the Baltimore Collegetown Network, the Maryland Campus Compact and the Shriver Center at UMBC. After graduation in May 2012, Pully plans to work in a youth- or teaching-focused career in environmental science.