volunteer service recognition Ceremony
The annual Volunteer Service Recognition Ceremony is a special presentation to recognize students, staff, registered student organizations, and other student groups for their contributions on campus, to the local community, and their service throughout the country and around the world.
Members across campus and from community agencies are invited to nominate students, staff, and registered student organizations for their volunteer contributions on and off campus. A selection committee reviews and evaluates each nomination based on work ethic, range of impact, issues that were addressed, the involvement of others, and what drives them to volunteer. The nominations are split between undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff, and group contributions.
Faculty/Staff Volunteer of the Year
Dr. Irfan Ahmad for his commitment to Avicenna Community Health Center.
Dedicated Cause Award
Silvia Martin for her work with Project Read.
Service Leader Award
Ian Traniello for his outreach with Science Mondays.
Civic Engagement Award
Subria Whitaker for volunteering with the District of Columbia’s Office of the Attorney General.
Service RSO President of the Year
Maxwell Colon for his leadership with Illini Fighting Hunger.
Undergraduate Student Volunteer of the Year
Zachary Sandler for his dedication to helping those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Illini Spirit Award
University of Illinois Women’s Gymnastics Team for their volunteering with Kenwood Elementary School.
Community Focus Award
Prison Justice Project for their mentoring work in their program C.U. Succeed.
Global Impact Award
MEDLIFE UIUC for creating a greater awareness about medicine, education, and development issues.