Now Accepting Nominations for the John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community ServiceThe John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service is a $2,500 scholarship provided to a student who exemplifies the commitment to service that John Welty championed during his 22 years as President of California State University, Fresno. This is the second year the scholarship is being offered.
The award is proudly sponsored by the Community Service Scholarship Program in memory of Marc and Marjorie Radin, who shared Dr. Welty's dedication for engaging students in service and making Fresno State's region a better place to live.
In order to be eligible for the award, students must be regularly enrolled, in good academic standing, and meet other university scholarship requirements. Most specifically, candidates must have completed a minimum of 150 accredited service hours, which can be in combination over multiple semesters and/or from different sources. (Accredited service may include credit from a service-learning course, Community Service 1 or 101, internship, or any other relevant coursework.)
All nominations must adhere to the nomination form and be submitted by October 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. to:
Ms. Aleta Wolfe, Career ServicesCalifornia State University, Fresno5241 N. Maple Avenue, TA 61Fresno, CA 93740or to email@example.com
Another Year, Another Million Hours of Service
Once again, Fresno State has exceeded its annual goal of providing one million hours of service to the community. During the 2013-14 academic year, 11,253 students, faculty, and staff spent 1,160,064 hours serving others. These hours equal an estimated value of over $31 Million.
The services provided range from short-term activities like blood-drives with the Central California Blood Center to long-term teaching internships with local school districts.
Also included in this year's totals was Fresno State's Alternative Spring Break program. Since 2009, students in this program have spent their spring break working with local community benefit organizations to serve others. During spring 2014, 28 students and staff provided a total of 1,090 hours of service with Fresno Rescue Mission: Rescue the Children and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley.
To learn more about how you can contribute to Fresno State's annual service goal, contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079.
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