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President’s Volunteer Service Award

posted Mar 11, 2013, 1:15 PM by Ezra Lockhart   [ updated May 9, 2013, 6:49 PM ]
I am being awarded with The President's Volunteer Service Award by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. The program continues as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

I am also the first student from any university in Alaska to be given this honor since 2010. Here is the honor roll list that included the University of Alaska Anchorage, the first time in 2 years. The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.

Letter from the White House,
signed by President Barack Obama

Award Certificate
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