Twelve students earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award

The OLLU Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism (CSLV) is pleased to announce that the President’s Volunteer Service Award was awarded to 12 students who have completed at least 100 hours of community service within the 2018-2019 academic school year. The purpose of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a White House initiative, is to motivate Americans to reach out to their community and dedicate their time into transforming our society into a more stable environment.

The following recipients have demonstrated outstanding service and earned this award in the 2018-2019 academic year:

Peter Apaez – 195 hours
Maricela Camargo – 139 hours 
Anthony Cortez – 102 hours
Alexis Elizondo – 118 hours
Michael Garcia – 260 hours
Lauren Garcia – 102 hours
Natasha Glenn – 117 hours
Vanessa Perez – 114 hours
Sarah Resendez – 100 hours 
Arleen Silva – 101 hours
Joseph Vasquez – 148 hours
Crystal Venegas – 100 hours

The majority of the recipients received a bronze medal, a personalized Certificate of Achievement, a letter from the President of the United States, and a letter from the President’s Council. This year 11 students received the bronze medal, which is awarded to volunteers who complete 100 to 174 hours of service. Michael Garcia won a gold medal. He continues to show his commitment to service and has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for five consecutive years. Anthony Cortez has received the award for three consecutive years.

To get hours tracked by the CSLV, students must submit a Request for Service Project Approval. Once the project has been approved, the CSLV enters hours into its service database. To earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award, complete at least 100 CSLV-approved hours of community service between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.

The CSLV will still track all approved project hours for all students who are not working toward this award. For more information, contact the CSLV at 210-431-3990 or cslv@ollusa.edu, or visit Worden School, Room 23.