NEW HAVEN - Matthew Coffin (‘19), a long-time contributor to Dwight Hall at Yale, was recently awarded the prestigious Undergraduate Ivy Award at the Seton Elm-Ivy Awards ceremony. Each year, the Seton-Elm Ivy Award recognizes individuals and groups that help build and strengthen ties between the New Haven-Yale community. The award is presented by Yale President Peter Salovey and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp.
Matthew has been the Co-Coordinator for the Student Executive Committee of Dwight Hall for the last two years, and had a number of other leaderships credits to his name like working with FOCUS on New Haven, Dwight Hall Days of Service, and the First-Year in Service Program. Matthew also tutored autistic students at Wilbur Cross High School and volunteered time at Squash Haven. Matthew was also selected as the Newman Civic Fellow for Yale University in 2017. In the Yale Daily News, Coffin explained that recieving the award was a huge honor and is not the reason why he does service work in New Haven.
Thank you for ALL you do, Matthew!
Photo by Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media from the New Haven Register
Links to News Articles about Matthew’s Recognition:
Seton Elm-Ivy Awards (New Haven Register)
Nine Receive award Seton-Ivy Awards (Yale Daily News)