Has a faculty or staff member, student, or student organization from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown “gone the extra mile” for you or someone you know through volunteer service? Volunteer service by faculty, staff, students, student organizations, and alumni touches the people of our community in a variety of ways.
UPJ Advisory Board chairperson E. Jeanne Gleason offered, “The Service-to-Community Award was established by the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Advisory Board to emphasize the importance we, as business leaders in the region, place on community involvement. The Chairman's Prize was endowed over the years by contributions from Advisory Board members to honor the service work of each year's recipient. While we only give one award annually, the nominations are varied and the competition is robust, evidencing the value UPJ students, faculty, and staff place on earning this recognition. Our past ten recipients represent a broad spectrum of service opportunities. Speaking on behalf of the entire UPJ Advisory Board, we are truly gratified to be recognizing stellar service to the community."
Established by the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Advisory Board in 1995, the Service-to-Community Award showcases volunteer service by UPJ students, faculty, staff, and officially-recognized student organizations that perform significant community service on a voluntary basis.
A chairman’s prize of $250 is awarded to the recipient of the Service-to-Community Award.
The award will be presented at the spring meeting of the Advisory Board. Through the years, members of the UPJ community have participated on a voluntary basis in local improvement projects, social service programs, and religious, governmental, fraternal, and educational activities in the communities in which they live.
The criteria for the award include significant service that is performed on a voluntary basis, in any area of assistance to the neighborhood, community, or region. The service performed should either have a significant impact on a population group (such as the elderly, the disadvantaged, the homeless, the unemployed, etc.) or it should have long-lasting or deep-abiding influence or effect on the people of the area served. The service also should have been performed over the last year.
If you need a nomination form, contact the UPJ Office of Institutional Advancement at (814) 269-2080. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 15. Nominations can be made by visiting www.upj.pitt.edu/AdvisoryBoard. Nominations also can be sent to Institutional Advancement, UPJ, 272 Blackington Hall, Johnstown, PA 15904.
Founded in 1927, UPJ is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, UPJ offers a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.