Seeking Nominations and Applications for this Year’s Student Service Award
By Danielle Boardman, coordinator of student life, SUNY Empire State College
December 22, 2017
The Student Service Award was created to recognize and honor the students that selflessly commit their time to improving their local community and college, in addition to the wellbeing of others. These service efforts can range from involvement in a student organization to participation in community service. This award also recognizes those students who have participated in worthy causes while managing their busy lives as students, employees and family members.
Last year we honored six incredible individuals who each embodied passion, commitment to service, and dedication to their local communities. These individuals have worked with populations such as homeless youth and people affected by HIV/AIDS, and some have supported and volunteered for local food pantries, ACR Health’s Programs, and youth leadership, just to name a few.
These students have continuously devoted their time and energy for a variety of causes, and continue to make an impact in their community and college.
This year, we are looking to honor more individuals for their commitment to service for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards will be presented at the 2018 Student Wellness Retreat taking on April 5-7 in Albany, New York. Students can be nominated by someone within the service group, a fellow student, an alumnus or alumna, college staff or mentor, or students can apply without a nomination.
The individual must submit an application and two letters of recommendation by February 27th in order to be considered for the award. Students who are selected to receive the award will also receive a travel grant for assistance in attending the Student Wellness Retreat!
To download a copy of the application and for more information please visit: Awards and Fellowships.
Please direct any questions regarding the Service Award by email to Danielle Boardman or (518) 587-2100 ext. 2255.
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