Volunteer Recognition and other Service Awards
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Each year, several campus organizations recognize outstanding student contributions in the community with the following awards:
VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARDS
The Dean of Students Office is proud to coordinate community service and volunteer initiatives for the Rensselaer campus. Participation has increased substantially and the positive impact of student volunteerism is being felt in local neighborhoods, parks, schools and in many local agencies. In addition to the initiatives DOSO coordinates, many students are independently volunteering off-campus on a local, national and even international level. They do so selflessly, thinking only of the good that may come about as a result of their efforts.
Each year, the Dean of Students Office recognizes the students (as individuals or as part of a team initiative) and the student organizations that have made the most outstanding contributions in the community off-campus. A selection committee evaluates nominations for both individuals and groups based on the following criteria: (1) Commitment made to a specific agency or the community; (2)Unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others; (3)Outcomes/results of the commitment; and (4) Strength of the nomination(s) and references provided.
The Jay Murnane Memorial Award was created in 2004, named after our lost friend who was a "voice for those in need, and a tireless advocate on their behalf. We remember our friend Jay Murnane, co-founder of The Ark, and of The Ark Community Charter School, for his grace, warmth, compassion and dedication to the betterment of the lives of others. The Jay Murnane Memorial Award will be awarded each year "to the student whose main concern, while giving generously of his or her time, is with the minds and the hearts of people."
Nominate students for the 2012 Awards no later than Friday, April 27, 2012, at 5:00 PM. Submit your applications to the Dean of Students Office, 4th floor Academy Hall or via E-mail to Community Service. The nominations will be reviewed by a committee, and the students and organizations selected will be recognized.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Community Service.
2011 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients
Brandon Andreola '11, Tyler Cassetta-Frey '14, Sage Foley '11 (Jay Murnane Memorial Award), Kyle Mattson '11, Jessica Sitzer '11, Alpha Phi, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Pi Kappa Alpha
2010 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients
Jackie Fable '10, Adam Gold '10, Kyle Mattson '11, Brandon Andreola '11 (Jay Murnane Memorial Award), Phi Gamma Delta, RPI Ambulance, Society of Physics Students
2009 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients
Jonathan Babiec '09, Ella Braco '09 (Jay Murnane Memorial Award), Dennis Rochon '09, Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Theta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Chi, Cary Hall Council, Relay for Life, Alpha Phi Omega, Circle K
2008 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients
Kara Chesal '09, Joseph Cambareri '08, Richard DeAlmeida '10, Radhameris Gomez '08, Jessica Jones '08, Tamer Khattab '08, Anthony Marciano '08*(Jay Murnane Memorial Award), Kevin Rodrigo '10, Arnold Air Society, Circle K, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Sigma Delta Sorority, Silver Wings
2007 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients
Elizabeth Louie '07, Kirk MacDonald '07*(Jay Murnane Memorial Award), Arnold Air Society, Circle K
2006 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients
David Armandt '06, Julie Arrighi '07*(Jay Murnane Memorial Award), Mike Campanelli '06, Kim Conway '06, Mahwish Hamlani '06, Elizabeth McGregor '07, Robert Otlowski '06, Liliana Ortiz-Bermudez GRAD, Arnold Air Society, Rensselaer Society of Engineers
2005 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients
Kelly Burr '05, Teresa Burton '07, Priya Jayakumar '05, Jacqueline Krajewski '05, Marija Kuzmanovic '05, Kevin Ly '06, Shaun Mohan '05, Amy Morin '05 * (Jay Murnane Memorial Award), Giorgos Tsapepas '05, Matthew Weed '06, Alpha Phi Omega, Circle K, Phi Gamma Delta, RPI Relief
2004 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients
Audra Baroni '04* (Jay Murnane Memorial Award), Dennis Donald '05, Amy Gagne '04 & Marie Weiskopf '04, Janina Hill '04, Mike Kokko '04, Teresa Martorella '07, Alpha Phi Omega, Circle K, Alpha Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
2003 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients
The Arnold Air Society, Shashank Guptas, Adam Schwartz, Brett Shisler, Soumeya Benghanem, Nate Walsh, Jessica Constantine
The Frederick M. Nussbaum ’30 Memorial Award for
The award shall be granted annually to an outstanding Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute senior in recognition of her/his volunteer activities at Rensselaer, or civic involvement in bettering the community in and around Rensselaer. The recipient will receive an award of $1,000. The nomination must be a letter detailing the experiences of the nominated student and may include any other appropriate supporting material such as references. Nominators may be students, staff, faculty, alums or community members and must include their name, return address, phone number and e-mail. The Frederick M. Nussbaum ’30 Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Call for nominations submission deadline is September 28, 2007 The award shall be granted to an outstanding Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute senior in recognition of her/his volunteer activities at Rensselaer, or civic involvement in bettering the community in and around Rensselaer. The recipient will receive an award of $1,000. The nomination must be a letter detailing the experiences of the nominated student and may include any other appropriate supporting material such as references. Nominators may be students, staff, faculty, alums or community members and must include their name, return address, phone number and e-mail.
RAA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Created in 2002, the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Student Community Service Award recognizes current students who are involved in community service and philanthropic activities, and through their involvement, motivate and encourages others. One award is presented each year, including a $1,000 donation in the award recipient's name to a chosen charitable organization. In 2007, the RAA added an award showcasing the outstanding service initiatives of Rensselaer's fraternities and sororities.
These awards -- a plaque given to the student and to the fraternity or sorority and a $1,000 donation made in the name of those recipients to the charity of each of their choice -- are presented annually during one of the intermissions on Friday of Big Red Freakout Hockey Game. More information can be found on the RAA Web site.
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Kirk MacDonald '07 - American Cancer Society
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