Cal State Fullerton Students Recognized
Volunteerism and Community Service
June 03, 2003 :: No. 5
Cal State Fullerton’s Volunteer &
Service Center has wrapped up the first part of a 2003 campaign
to promote volunteer service by honoring four students and a student
organization for their service accomplishments.
The 100K Hours of Service campaign’s advisory
board presented Volunteer of the Month awards to Shilpa Balan of
Anaheim, Tanaz Billimoria of Irvine, Lindsey Carter of Silverado
Canyon and Nicole Nanchy of Yorba Linda.
Balan, a political science graduate student, was recognized
for her advocacy work with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.
Senior English major Billimoria volunteers with Companion Hospice.
Carter, a senior majoring in child and adolescent studies, works
with special education students at Utt Middle School in Tustin.
June graduate Nanchy, who majored in human services, was honored
for founding Marine Moms Together to provide emotional support for
mothers of soldiers.
The board also recognized the Afro-Ethnic Student
Association with the Most Active Student Organization Award for
the members’ work with inner-city high school students from
Compton, Dominguez and Centennial high schools.
“These students are spending their free time to improve the
quality of life for others in the community, and that merits recognition
for their good work,” said Sabrina Sanders, director of the
Volunteer & Service Center.
While each student donated numerous hours of volunteer
service, the advisory board also looked at the uniqueness of the
service, the commitment to service and motivation of the volunteers.
The 100K Hours of Service campaign was launched this
spring. Cal State Fullerton students, faculty and staff members
are being encouraged to record their volunteer hours in an effort
to reach the 100,000-hours goal by the end of the year. So far,
30,000 hours have been logged.
“People are always asking ‘What can I
do?’” said Sanders. “It only takes a few hours
to make a difference. Our motto is ‘Hey!…It’s
your world! Change it!’”
||Sabrina Sanders, director, Volunteer & Service
Center, at 657-278-7623 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Martin, Public Affairs, at 657-278-3798 or email@example.com
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