Kudos to MASCO member Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). The University will receive the Volunteer Community Partner Award from The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) on April 15th in Boston. This award is given to an organization or business which has shown a dedicated commitment to growing and strengthening MABVI’s One-to-One Volunteer Program. Over the past four years, MCPHS has been an active partner in recruiting students to become volunteers. Additionally, MCPHS regularly invites MABVI to participate in their Student Volunteer Fairs, and earlier this year a team of optometrists attended MABVI volunteer training to learn more about blindness-related issues.
“MCPHS University is honored to receive the Volunteer Community Partner Award from MABVI,” said Michael Ratty, Director of Communications at MCPHS. “Recruiting volunteers for the association’s internship fair in September, the university had an important opportunity to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to student engagement and volunteerism in the community. The association has played an important role in the field for more than a century, and we look forward to partnering on more outreach initiatives.”