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UE Wins Local Community Service Award

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The University of Evansville has received the annual Community Service Award, presented by the Southwestern Indiana chapter of the Project Management Institute.

The award was presented Saturday night at the local PMI chapter’s awards gala at Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh, Indiana.

“We are so excited to have the University of Evansville as our 2012 Community Service Award winner,” said chapter president Dr. Curtis Colleton. “The Board of Directors is very pleased to know that the UE family continues to make our community a viable place to live, educate young adults, and raise families. President Kazee and his team are truly pillars of the Evansville community.”

According to Colleton, nominees were evaluated on how well their programs promote project management tools, techniques, and/or processes; influence the social and economic well-being of our communities; promote education of youth and adults in the area of project management; and champion community service and corporate programs that promote environmental stewardship and green management practices.

The University of Evansville has received national recognition for its dedication to community service through the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes exemplary commitment to service and volunteering. The University was named to the 2011 and 2009 honor rolls.

During the 2011-12 academic year, UE students reported more than 19,000 hours of service to the Evansville community. The University sponsors three group service projects each year: the Freshman Service Project in August, National Make a Difference Day in October, and UE Gives Back in April.

“Community service is a key component of the University of Evansville experience, which prepares students to enter the world as informed, ethical, and productive citizens,” said Geoff Edwards, director of UE’s Center for Student Engagement. “We’re honored that the UE community has once again earned recognition for its commitment to service.”

Other nominees for the 2012 Community Service Award included Old National Bank, Evansville Courier and Press, Berry Plastics Group, University of Southern Indiana, Vectren Corporation, Tucker Publishing Group, Innovative Workflow Technologies, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, and Lamar-Evansville #248.

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