Eight students at The University of Texas at Tyler were presented with volunteer service awards, Dr. Dale Lunsford, UT Tyler vice president of student affairs, announced.
Two types of awards were given: the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the UT Tyler Volunteer Service Award.
The President’s Volunteer Service Awards are an initiative of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. UT Tyler launched this program in January. Both individuals and UT Tyler organizations may participate in this program by registering on the President’s Volunteer Service Award Web site, located at www.uttyler.edu. Awards are given based upon volunteer service hours. To receive the UT Tyler Volunteer Service Award, students must earn 50 to 100 volunteer service hours.
The students, along with three student organizations, were recognized at an awards reception held May 1.
President’s Volunteer Service Awards – individuals:
Gold level (500 or more hours)
- Susan Brizendine of Tyler.
Bronze level (100-174 hours)
- Hope Hunt of Austin
- Brandi Stark of Tyler
- Amy Stotts of Paris.
President’s Volunteer Service Awards – groups:
- Silver level (500-999 hours) – Athletics.
- Bronze level (200-499 hours) – Colleges Against Cancer and Nurses Christian Fellowship.
UT Tyler Volunteer Service Award recipients:
- Warren Brown of Lindale
- Jana Cruce of Tyler
- Sarah Shelton of Shreveport, La. and
- Linda Wilcox of Tyler.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.