Babson Police Officer Nashley Gonzalez recently was honored with the Community Service Award from Massachusetts Latino Police Officers (MLPO) Association.
The award recognizes public safety personnel for “developing, designing, implementing, and participating in programs which involve communities and their public safety professionals.”
“I am very humbled and honored to be the recipient of the Community Service Award from the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association,” Gonzalez said. “This award is special to me especially because it is a representation of my Latin roots. My parents’ devotion and drive to ensure I was provided with the proper education and morals are why I have been so successful in my career; I owe it all to them.”
Gonzalez and is one of the two founding members of the Babson College Community Engagement Team, along with Police Officer Kevin Carrigan, in the Babson Public Safety Department. They have been in more than a dozen events and programs at Babson, including Puppy Palooza with Roger & Friends, Toys for Tots Cruiser Convoy, and welcome receptions for students of color and the LGBTQ community. Earlier this year, Gonzalez and Carrigan were honored with the Sean Collier Award by the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
A popular and positive presence on campus, Gonzalez this year also was nominated for the Heart of Gold Award, as well as the Growth Mindset and Achievement Award, by her peers.
“Being able to represent the Babson College Police Department as the recipient of this award is truly an honor,” Gonzalez said, “and I am proud to exemplify a department that is dedicated to serving the Babson community the best way possible.”
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