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LHU Students Earn President’s Volunteer Service Awards

LHU Volunteer AwardsSix Lock Haven University students recently earned national recognition for their commitment to volunteering in the community. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation launched the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2003. Several LHU students recently earned 2016-2017awards. Alexa Bright and Allison Spielman earned Gold Awards and Ellora Figured, Samantha Goodyear, Jasmin Lalin, and Sarah Landro earned Silver Awards.

According to the website, “The awards recognize the importance of volunteers to America's strength and national identity, and furthermore, to honor the deeply invested volunteers whose service is multiplied through the inspiration they give others. Today, the program continues as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, managed in partnership with Points of Light, an international nonprofit with the mission to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to take action to change the world.” To learn more visit,

Lock Haven University’s Global MountainServe Center is recognized as a certifying organization for the National President’s Volunteer Service Award Program. LHU students’ completing a minimum of 100 additional volunteer hours beyond their academic requirements during the year, are eligible for the national service recognition.  The required hours for eligibility of the award for young adults includes:  100–174 hours for the bronze award, 175–249 for the silver award, and 250+ hours for the gold award.

Gold Award winner Allison Spielman shared, “To me, there is nothing more valuable than your time. We are all very busy, but to lend a helping hand to someone in need is priceless. Volunteering is an act of kindness; and kindness goes a long way.” Ellora Figured, who earned a Silver Award, said, “Giving my time back to the community helps me keep in touch with what is going on both on and off campus. That's what makes volunteering so worthwhile. It's a rich and diverse experience. No two projects are the same, and in the process, you're broadening your horizons.”


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Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.                        

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