The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Advisory Board is accepting nominations for its annual Service to Community Award. Established by the Advisory Board in 1995, the award showcases volunteer service by Pitt-Johnstown students, faculty, staff, and officially-recognized student organizations that perform significant community service on a voluntary basis.
Pitt-Johnstown 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 Pitt-Johnstown students, faculty, and staff place on earning this recognition. Our past 11 recipients represent a broad spectrum of service opportunities. Speaking on behalf of the entire Pitt-Johnstown Advisory Board, we are truly gratified to be recognizing stellar service to the community."
The award will be presented at the spring meeting of the Advisory Board. Through the years, members of the Pitt-Johnstown 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.
A chairman’s prize of $250 is awarded to the recipient of the Service to Community Award.
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.
Nomination forms are available by contacting the Pitt-Johnstown Office of Institutional Advancement at (814) 269-2080. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 20. Nominations can also be made by visiting www.upj.pitt.edu/AdvisoryBoard.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown 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 environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.