Waterville’s Alfond Youth Center honored Gail Carlson with its Romeo and Martha Paganucci Volunteerism Award at the center’s Annual Appeal event June 12. Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, was given the award for her “great work in coordinating volunteer services for our youth in the Growing Dome and beyond.” Carlson was instrumental in starting Colby students volunteering in the AYC greenhouse, but she acknowledges that the award also goes to students who gave their time and passion as part of the “Food For Thought” civic engagement project, led by Julia Nelson ’19 and Bronya Lechtman ’20.