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Staffer honored for community service

June 29, 2010

KALAMAZOO--A Western Michigan University staff member has received this year's prestigious Walter Campbell Community Services Award from the Michigan AFL-CIO.

Kathleen Cantley, Facilities Management-landscape services, received the prize, which is named in honor of a late labor leader who embodied the qualities of honor, loyalty, integrity and an unmatched passion for community service.

The award was presented during the annual state AFL-CIO Community Services School, which is co-sponsored by the Michigan Association of United Ways and was held May 10-14 at the UAW Family Education Center in Black Lake, Mich.

Cantley is a groundskeeper II at WMU, as well as the chief steward for AFSCME Local 1668 and an active member of the local's Community Services Committee. She has been a University staffer for nearly 17 years, and also is a student at WMU and serves on the Greater Kalamazoo United Way Board of Directors.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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