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Pitt-Johnstown Looking for Service-to-Community Award Nominations

Pitt-Johnstown Looking for Service-to-Community Award Nominations

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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.

With a long-standing tradition of volunteer activities and community service, 55% of the students and 83% of faculty and staff perform charitable activities to the in-kind impact of $60,000 each month for the benefit of communities and citizens in Johnstown and the surrounding region.

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 Advisory Board meeting in March.  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 includes 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 9.  Nominations can be made by visiting  Nominations also can be sent to Institutional Advancement, UPJ, 272 Blackington Hall, Johnstown, PA  15904. 

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200.  The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural, and social sciences degree programs.  UPJ has been named “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2007.
Posted by Sernell, Jeff on 1/16/2007 2:00:00 PM