The Volunteer and Service-Learning Center will hold its annual Celebration of Service awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, at 12:15 p.m. in E. H. Butler Library 210.
Stephanie Zuckerman-Aviles, director of the Career Development Center where the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center is housed, will moderate the event. Hal Payne, vice president of student affairs, will welcome guests and the keynote speaker, Dove Russo, regional recruiter for the Peace Corps and current student in the master of public administration program.
“Celebration gives us the opportunity to recognize the dedication of so many Buffalo State students,” said Zuckerman-Aviles. “We are very pleased that so many faculty members have developed service-learning classes, and we are grateful to the community partners who enable us to provide such a valuable experiential learning opportunity to our students.”
The following student-awards will be given:
The following awards will recognize outstanding service-learning courses, the students enrolled in them, and the faculty:
Harris will also receive the Outstanding Faculty Commitment to Service-Learning Award.
The Buffalo State Rotaract Club (student rotary club), whose faculty adviser is Carol DeNysschen, associate professor of dietetics and nutrition, will receive the Outstanding Community Service by a Student Organization Award. The American Red Cross will receive the Outstanding Service-Learning Community Partner Award.
In addition, the students who took part in the alternative winter break and/or the alternative spring break will be recognized, as will students who completed at least 120 hours of service work.
More than 85 service-learning courses were offered in 2012–2013. Buffalo State has more than 200 community partners who benefit from, and contribute to, students’ educational experience.