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Georgia Southern University students earn President’s Volunteer Service Award

Forty-seven students at Georgia Southern University have been selected to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

A national program created by President George W. Bush, the Volunteer Service Award recognizes the valuable contributions that volunteers make to the nation through various types of community service.

Georgia Southern students who track their volunteer hours through the University’s Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement are eligible for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Students who accumulate at least 100 hours of service receive the award.

The following Georgia Southern students earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award by logging at least 100 hours of service between Feb. 1, 2007, and Jan. 31, 2008:

  • Erica Benjamin, a senior pre-middle grades education major from Savannah, Ga.
  • Davina Brown, a senior international studies major from Hinesville, Ga.
  • Katie Burkett, a graduate student in public health from Marietta, Ga.
  • YaQuisha Carter, a senior health science major from Decatur, Ga.
  • Byron Daniel, a junior information technology major from Duluth, Ga.
  • James Davidson, a junior general studies major from Cumming, Ga.
  • DeAniss Dean, a senior mathematics education major from Macon, Ga.
  • Kimberly Dickerson, a junior chemistry major from Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • Lauren Everett, a senior psychology major from Hoscton, Ga.
  • Lisa Gregory, a senior biology major from Warner Robins, Ga.
  • Koreen Hall, a senior nursing major from Marietta, Ga.
  • Laura Hall, a senior pre-early childhood education major from Marietta, Ga.
  • Heidi Hammack, a senior English major from Claxton, Ga.
  • Sara Harness, a junior exercise science major from Richmond Hill, Ga.
  • Candace Hart, a junior biology major from Pavo, Ga.
  • Kristina Hess, a sophomore English major from Marietta, Ga.
  • Angela Kamson, a senior marketing/sales and sales management major from Powder Springs, Ga.
  • Elizabeth Leathers, a senior sports management major from Covington, Ga.
  • Ashley London, a sophomore public relations major from Decatur, Ga.
  • Jesse Loughman, a freshman anthropology major from East Ellijay, Ga.
  • Kristin Marzec, a junior psychology major from Topeka, Kan.
  • Katherine McDill, a junior pre-nursing major from St. Marys, Ga.
  • Lyndsay McMillan, a senior nutrition and food sciences (dietetics) major from Statesboro, Ga.
  • Erin Melton, a senior nursing major from Leesburg, Ga.
  • Jessica Mitchell, a junior psychology major from Stockbridge, Ga.
  • Robert Morgan, a senior chemistry major from Blackshear, Ga.
  • John Morris, a sophomore pre-business major from Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • Padestes Mutts, a senior nursing major from Pooler, Ga.
  • Joseph Newton, a senior Spanish major from Americus, Ga.
  • Karen Nowling, a sophomore pre-nursing major from Evans, Ga.
  • Jairo Nunez, a freshman political science/pre-law major from Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • Jennifer Odom, a senior English major from Bonaire, Ga.
  • Sade Oshinubi, a junior journalism major from Auburn, Ga.
  • Evan Patrick, a sophomore pre-business major from Statesboro, Ga.
  • Erin Rice, a senior psychology major from Richmond Hill, Ga.
  • Anthony Setari, a junior writing and linguistics major from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Zipporah Simon, a junior community health major from Forest Park, Ga.
  • Jessica Spaleta, a freshman pre-exercise science major from Charlotte, N.C.
  • Jennifer Stevens, a senior exercise science major from Garden City, Ga.
  • Danielle Stewart, a junior marketing major from Suwanee, Ga.
  • Deborah Swofford, a junior philosophy major from Smyrna, Ga.
  • Joseph Tripp, a senior biology major from Cochran, Ga.
  • Cory Trottie, a junior information technology major from Hephzibah, Ga.
  • Daniel Vinson, a sophomore information systems major from Powder Springs, Ga.
  • Erin White, a senior exercise science major from Richmond Hill, Ga.
  • Alicia White, a sophomore pre-early childhood education major from Pelham, Ga.
  • Toni Lynn Wooten, a senior biology major from Boston, Ga.

The students will be presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award at Georgia Southern’s annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet on Thursday, April 17.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu .

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