California State University, Fresno students, faculty, staff and nonprofit community partners were honored May 15 at a reception hosted by President John D. Welty.

The Service Recognition Reception is an event that recognizes the exemplary commitment to community engagement exhibited at Fresno State. It is estimated that over 800,000 hours of service were performed by the Fresno State community during the 2008-09 academic year.

Of those present, 112 students were awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Recipients are awarded a gold, silver or bronze lapel pin, a certificate and letter signed by the President of the United States. Students were recognized based on the number of service hours completed in the past academic year.

Also recognized were members of the American Humanics Program, Community Service Scholarship Program and the Scholars Service Grant Program. Eight Spirit of Service awards were presented to those that exhibit the “best of the best” that Fresno State has to offer in community service. Those recipients are:

  • American Humanics Program – Quincy Ariz
  • Community Service Scholarship – Shannon Nutt
  • Scholars Service Grant – Norma Cruz
  • University Student Volunteer of the Year – Jocelyn Goldring
  • Community Partner – Central California Blood Center

Faculty Member – Dr. Benjamin Boone

Staff Member – Teresa Ramos

Special Recognition – University Courtyard

For more information contact Renee Delport in the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning, 559.278.7063 or 559.250.7724.