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Tom Lowe (Image courtesy of Niagara University)
Tom Lowe (Image courtesy of Niagara University)

Tom Lowe receives Champion of Service Award from Service Collaborative of WNY


Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:10 am
Tom Lowe, director of IMPACT/ReNU Niagara at Niagara University, received the Champion of Service Award from the Service Collaborative of Western New York during the organization's Sweet for Service event on Saturday.
A Youngstown native, Lowe earned a bachelor's degree from SUNY Fredonia in 2009, before returning to Niagara County to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with ReNU Niagara. He focused much of his year of service learning grant-writing and assisting in the development of a community garden for the city of Niagara Falls. He later became a program coordinator with ReNU and was named director of the program in June 2013.
Lowe has served in his current role as director of IMPACT/ReNU Niagara, Niagara University's community outreach office, since June.
In addition to his full-time role with Niagara University, Lowe is active in numerous community-building programs, largely on a volunteer basis. He currently chairs the Niagara Beautification Commission and is a member of the board of directors for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
One of Lowe's proudest accomplishments, he said, has been his participation with the development of LiveNF, a City of Niagara Falls initiative that seeks to change the negative mindset of residents to a positive and forward-thinking one.
Lowe is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Niagara and the Lois Gibbs Fellowship, a program of the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York. He was chosen as an Environmental Champion by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.
To learn more about the IMPACT/ReNU Niagara programs at Niagara University, visit www.niagara.edu/impact.

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