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Defiance College student receives Charles J. Ping Service award

April 24, 2014


DEFIANCE, Ohio –  Defiance College graduating senior Kirsten Frissora, Columbus, is one of 17 college and university students in Ohio to receive the Charles J. Ping Student Service Award for 2013-14 sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact.

Frissora will graduate with a degree in wellness and corporate fitness and a minor in psychology. She is the director of project support for the student-run campus non-profit Project 701 and a past project manager for the Defiance Cares Free Clinic project, a McMaster Scholar to Belize in 2013 and 2014, a Carolyn M. Small Honors Scholar and a Presidential Scholar. She received the Wanda May LeMaster Service Award in 2013 and the Outstanding Senior in Wellness and Corporate Fitness in 2014.

The Charles J. Ping Award was designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students’ outstanding leadership and contributions to community service on their campus and within their community. This award is granted annually to undergraduates from Ohio Campus Compact member institutions who exhibit outstanding leadership in their community service endeavors both on their campus and within their community.

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is