– Florida Tech’s Division of Student Affairs and two fraternal organizations earned the (U.S.) President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of their
volunteer community service. The two student groups were Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Phi Sigma Sigma sorority.
Division of Student Affairs staff, earning a gold-level group award, include Kasey Drennen, Joanne Green, Doug Nolder, Patti Kirk, Sara Mayer, Judy
Thompson and Andrea Bowser. Since August, 2005, Mayer logged 723 hours, earning an individual gold award. Kirk, who logged 183 hours, and Green, who logged
116 hours, earned individual bronze awards. Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi Sigma Sigma earned gold and bronze-level group awards, respectively.
Established in 2003, the annual award is available to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have
demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. As one of thousands of certifying organizations participating in the award program, Florida Tech
confers the award to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers.
“In his 2002 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush created the USA Freedom Corps, and called on every American to make a lifelong commitment
to volunteer service,” said Mayer, assistant director for student activities. “As a certifying organization for the award program, Florida Tech is proud to
be aligned with this prestigious volunteer award, and we are especially proud of our volunteers who have made volunteer service a central part of their