MISSOULA –University of Montana students recently were honored for their contributions to the Missoula community at the Spring Leadership Recognition ceremony. The students were nominated by the local agencies and nonprofits with whom they volunteer.
The 2014 nominees were:
- Victoria Madgwick, Alliance for Disability and Students of UM
- Krysti Shallenberger, Clark Fork Coalition
- Amanda Reiber, Service Animals for You and Service Animal Association
- Aidan Kendall, UM Dining
- Miranda Fox, United Way of Missoula County
- Brynn Sutherland, Missoula Public Library
- Samantha Birch, Imagine Missoula
- Kayte Epperson, UM Student Advocacy Resource Center
- Miranda Bradley, Planned Parenthood of Montana
- Beth Glueckert, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana
- Adam Busch, MontPIRG
- Marie Pettit, YWCA
- Brandon Bart, MontPIRG
- Liza Ginnings, MontPIRG
Each year, the Outstanding Student Volunteer awards are given to student volunteers who devote a significant amount of their time and energy to meeting community needs. The UM Office for Civic Engagement hopes to bolster the spirit of service by honoring these individuals.
The 2014 winners are Travis Tikka, who works with the Poverello Center, Inc., and Jeff Wilson, who volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates of Missoula.
“This year’s Outstanding Student Volunteer awards went to two incredible individuals,” said UM Office for Civic Engagement Student Programs Manager Colleen Kane. “The awards recognize the invaluable contributions of all volunteers, without their service, most agencies and nonprofits would not be able to function.”
The OCE, a department of the Davidson Honors College, was founded as Volunteer Action Services at UM in 1992. The OCE serves as the University’s primary agent of community activism and civic responsibility. Through various programs and projects, the OCE promotes civic engagement as a means to develop actively engaged citizens in our democratic society.