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Craig Roscoe Receives 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement at Rutgers University-Camden

05/24/18

In a room, filled with Camden’s most humble and philanthropic students and community members, sits Craig Roscoe, New Visions Homeless Day Shelter’s Social Services Coordinator. He is joined by his wife, Jackie and his baby daughter, Savannah, as well as the Executive Director of New Visions, Kevin Moran. It’s a special evening as he is one of the many honored recipients of the 2018 Rutgers–Camden Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement.

Roscoe is the social worker at New Visions Homeless Day Shelter in Camden, which provides a variety of social services including: laundry and shower facilities, mail services, food pantry and clothing, breakfast and lunch, in addition to referrals to social service organizations. Roscoe builds relationships with the guests, assesses their needs and refers them to agencies that will assist them in ways that will end their cycle of poverty in a non-judgmental, compassionate and caring way. He is an asset to the community at New Visions and embodies the spirit of service in both his professional and personal life.

The award is presented annually to recognize individual alumni or groups of alumni for efforts and projects that benefit communities beyond the Rutgers Campus. Roscoe was bestowed the honor for his civic engagement as an alumni of Rutgers University-Camden.

New Visions also received the Community Partner Award, which was accepted by Moran. This award recognizes community partner organizations that have worked with Rutgers-Camden to bring benefits to communities beyond the Rutgers campus. The shelter serves the community by assisting people in various life circumstances. The organization upholds the values that power its mission.

And finally, Rutgers-Camden first-year undergraduate student, Nitan Shanas, was also recognized with a Student Civic Engagement Award for his volunteer work with New Visions. This award recognizes students who have made noteworthy contributions to communities beyond the campus through their academic and co-curricular work. Shanas, a psychology student, has shown a deep-rooted passion for helping the homeless. At New Visions he organizes the food pantry, assists with serving meals, and provides support to guests wishing to search for employment and resources online. 

The Rutgers–Camden Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement serve to call attention to the exceptional work being done by thousands of members of the Rutgers community. The evening’s special recognition reception at Rutgers–Camden served as a way to highlight the accomplishments of these inspiring honorees and to celebrate their dedication to the Camden community.

Sincere congratulations are extended to Craig Roscoe, Nitan Shanas, and Kevin Moran for the exceptional work they do at New Visions and to benefit Camden’s homeless men and women.

Craig Roscoe receives Civic Engagement Award from Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon.

Craig Roscoe receives Civic Engagement Award from Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon.

Nitan Shanas poses for photo with Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon as he receives a Student Civic Engagement Award.

Nitan Shanas poses for photo with Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon as he receives a Student Civic Engagement Award.

Kevin Moran and Craig Roscoe accept the Community Partner Award from Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon.

Kevin Moran and Craig Roscoe accept the Community Partner Award from Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon.

Craig Roscoe Receives 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement at Rutgers University–Camden

Craig Roscoe enjoying awards reception with his wife, Jackie, and his daughter, Savannah.

Craig Roscoe enjoying awards reception with his wife, Jackie, and his daughter, Savannah.