Colson Receives humanitarian award

DORSET-Kathleen Perkins Colson of Dorset received the Sol Feinstone Award for Humanitarian Service from St. Lawrence University at a ceremony held on campus June 5.

The Feinstone Award is presented to those who, through devotion of personal resources and efforts, has demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the freedom of people to pursue and attain personal, professional and economic freedom.

Colson is executive director of the BOMA Fund, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that works to develop new opportunities for education, capacity-building and entrepreneurial innovation in northern Kenya. She is also the CEO of African Safari Planners; she has been organizing and leading safaris to Africa since 1986.

Colson has worked as refugee community coordinator for Refugee Services, a program funded by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. She is a 1979 graduate of St. Lawrence.

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