28 students receive President’s Volunteer Service Award

Twenty-eight OLLU students have earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize the contributions volunteers are making in their communities. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to honor Americans who inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

The honor is awarded to those who have completed at least 100 hours of service within a year. The award is given at the bronze, silver and gold levels. The bronze medal is awarded to those who complete 100-174 hours, the silver medal is awarded to those who complete at least 175 hours, and the gold medal is awarded to those who complete 250 hours or more. Recipients receive a medal, a personalized Certificate of Achievement, a letter from the President of the United States and a letter from the President’s Council.

The following students earned the award for the 2013-2014 academic year:

  • Alyssa Amaro- 146 service hours
  • Yaretzi Campos- 103.5 service hours
  • Adelfo Carbajal- 108.75 service hours
  • Christine Chavez- 100 service hours
  • Grace Chavez-125.75 service hours
  • Marta Diaz-104.75 service hours
  • Natalia Emunah- 109 service hours
  • Kelly Fernandez- 104.25 service hours
  • Erika Gonzales-110.75 service hours
  • Kendra Jowers-101.25 service hours
  • Marrisa Lagunas- 124.50 service hours
  • Ernestina Maldonado- 100.25 service hours
  • Alisia Murphy- 124.50 service hours
  • Cristian Ortiz-Salas- 142 service hours
  • Stephanie Paz-202.25 service hours
  • Courtney Purl- 138 service hours
  • Naila Ramiro-102.50 service hours
  • Danielle Ramos- 108 service hours
  • Cassandra Rodriguez-101.50 service hours
  • Cesar Rodriguez-102.25 service hours
  • Cristobal Rodriguez-103.50 service hours
  • Guadalupe Sinyard-109.75 service hours
  • Theresa Tellez-Valdez-174.50 service hours
  • Samantha Vargas-106.50 service hours
  • Jennifer Vazquez-101.75 service hours
  • Gabrielle Villafuerte- 101 service hours
  • Valarie Villarreal-105.25 service hours
  • Jason Zerda- 100 service hours

To earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a student must complete at least 100 community service hours approved by the Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism (CSLV) between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

To get hours tracked by the CSLV, a student must submit a Request for Project Service Approval. Once the project has been approved by the CSLV, they will begin entering hours into the tracking database. The CSLV will track approved projects for all students even if they are not working toward the award.

For more information, contact the CSLV at 210-431-3990 or cslv@ollusa.edu. Its office is located in Worden School, Room 23.