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Second Annual Student United Way Award Winners Announced

04/19/12


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We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the second annual Student United Way Awards recognition program established by the Volunteer & Employee Engagement Council of United Way Worldwide, in order to highlight the inspirational, cutting edge, innovative and impactful efforts of Student United Ways across the globe.

 

Student United Way is an important platform from which youth leaders are empowered to stand up for themselves and take charge of their futures.  Collectively, in 2011 Student United Ways volunteered more than 32,000 hours, engaged more than 6,300 volunteers and impacted nearly 63,000 individuals in the process. The volunteer hours alone are valued at over $700,000. Student United Ways hosted community conversations, film screenings and town halls in order to raise awareness and discuss the education problems facing the U.S. They volunteered as readers, tutors and mentors to help improve the academic success for their younger counterparts. They also redefined “fun” by hosting creative fundraising events such as balls and banquets, donut eating competitions, high-heeled races and more. We are thrilled to reveal this year’s recipients during the 125th anniversary of the United Way movement.

 

Congratulations to this year’s Student United Way Award Winners:

 

CAMPUS ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Student United Way of Montana State University, Billings

 

STUDENT LEADER OF THE YEAR

Elizabeth Collins

Student United Way of Montana State University Billings

 

CAMPUS ADVISER OF THE YEAR

Alicia Meyer

Student United Way of Montana State University, Billings

 

INNOVATION

Student United Way of Pennsylvania State University

 

SIGNATURE PROGRAM

Student United Way of Arizona State University

 

LIVE UNITED IN ACTION: GIVE

Student United Way of Florida State University

 

LIVE UNITED IN ACTION: ADVOCATE

Student United Way of James Madison University

 

LIVE UNITED IN ACTION: VOLUNTEER

Student United Way of University of California, Riverside

 

LIVE UNITED IN ACTION: EDUCATION

Student United Way of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

 

LIVE UNITED IN ACTION: INCOME

Student United Way of Cornell University

 

LIVE UNITED IN ACTION: HEALTH

Student United Way of University of Florida


It’s not over yet! In addition to the aforementioned award recipients we have one more prize to give away. Today we launch the social media competition of the Student United Way Awards program. Now it’s your chance to cast a vote and help your favorite Student United Way vie for the coveted People’s Choice award. Cast your vote now: Follow us on facebook.com/studentuw. Click on the Awards 2012 tab and follow the instructions to access the app. Select the Student United Way of your choice. Spread the word and invite others to vote. You can vote once a day until 12:00 PM EST on Monday April 30, 2012.  

 

 

      
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