GWINNETT GAB: Presidential Volunteer Service Award winners honored

Presidential Volunteer Service Award winners honored

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation recently held a Volunteer Appreciation Reception to recognize the contributions of more than 11,000 volunteers who are dedicated and passionate about Gwinnett County Parks.

Last year, there were more than 100,000 hours of volunteer service, which saved Gwinnett County residents more than $2 million. These volunteers were recognized and awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award in three categories: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families and groups that have achieved a certain standard measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

There are three categories for recognition, Kids: Age 5-14, Young Adults: Age 15-25 and Adults: Age 26 and up. The recipients of the awards were given an official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin, a personalized certificate of achievement and a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama.

There were 38 Bronze, 18 Silver and 10 Gold level awards. The Gold level winners in the kids and young adult category contributed more than 100 hours of volunteer service.

The winners were as follows: Kyra Keenan, Stephanie Dieters, Alec Feather, Bryan Jackson, Christopher Mullaney, Nick Walters, Victor Pria, Jarel Symore, and Nicholas Stokoe.

The winner in the Gold level adult category was Greg Peters, who was recognized for 500 hours or more of volunteer service.

UGA Alumni Association launches 40 Under 40

ATHENS — The University of Georgia Alumni Association announced the new recognition program, 40 Under 40, celebrating the university’s most outstanding young alumni.

The new initiative seeks to recognize those alumni under the age of 40 who are business, community, educational and/or philanthropic leaders.

Nominations for the 40 Under 40 will be accepted through April 4. The 40 Under 40 recipients will be notified of their selection in June and will be recognized at a luncheon in Atlanta on Sept. 15.

For more information and a nomination form, click on the 40 Under 40 logo on the Alumni Association’s web site at www.uga.edu/alumni, or e-mail Julie Cheney, assistant director of Student and Young Alumni Programs, at jcheney@uga.edu.

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