Presidential medals awarded to volunteers

Your Time Counts: Log volunteer hours by Jan. 11

By Jennifer Storm
Assistant Director for External Affairs, Office of the President

(Dec. 19, 2007)--UTSA and community organizations count on volunteer work, although it is often unheralded. But, volunteers now can receive the recognition they deserve for their dedication and hard work by participating in the "Your Time Counts at UTSA" program. Hours must be entered online by Jan. 11 to be included in the "Your Time Counts at UTSA" inaugural award ceremony to be held this spring.

UTSA students, faculty and staff members dedicate hundreds of hours each month to help others and make San Antonio a better place to live. Volunteer work is done through community organizations, family-focused activities, community boards and committees, and faith-based projects.

Adults 18 and over logging 100, 250 and 500 hours of volunteer service from Jan. 1 to Dec 31, 2007, will be eligible for bronze, silver and gold award levels with lapel pins and personalized letters of thanks from the president of the United States. The program is a way for individual efforts to be recognized, along with the collective community impact of UTSA and the UT System.

President Ricardo Romo encourages UTSA students, faculty and staff to log their service hours at the UT System President's Service Awards Web site. At the site, scroll down to the UTSA logo and register as a UTSA volunteer.

Find another link at the UTSA Office of External Affairs Web site with instructions on how to log your volunteer hours. Select "UT Service and Civic Participation" links in the left column.


For more information, contact Jennifer Storm at (210) 458-4009.

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