March 8, 2012



HandsOn celebrates people in action

By HandsOn Kansas State

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HandsOn Kansas State is sponsoring Celebrating People in Action again this year. With this celebration comes an opportunity for service recognition and for a charity of your choice to receive $250.

The Community First National Bank and HandsOn Kansas State are currently seeking nominations for the eighth annual Community Service Awards. Each year many selfless individuals and organizations give of their time and talents to address critical needs in Manhattan. We believe that they deserve recognition for their inspirational leadership.

The awardees and the community organizations will be recognized at the Celebrating Service and Leadership Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 15, and will also receive a $250 check to donate to a Manhattan community organization of their choice.

Members of Kansas State University and the Manhattan community are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations who have exhibited extraordinary commitment to service based on the following four award categories:

Outstanding Student Volunteer: Any student who is enrolled at Kansas State University during the 2011-2012 academic year. This student has demonstrated exemplary leadership in service and has addressed a need in the community. They display dedication, responsibility, commitment and sensitivity to diversity while meeting the needs of the community.

Outstanding Student Organization: Any organization that is recognized through the office of student activities and services and has been active during the entire 2011-2012 academic year. This organization promotes an ethic of service on and off campus through ongoing service or an exemplary one-time project. They are committed to involving others in service and activism, have effectively mobilized a large and diverse population on campus to address an issue of importance in the community.

Outstanding Youth Volunteer: Any member of the Greater Manhattan area who is under the age of 18. This youth volunteer has demonstrated exemplary involvement in community service and has addressed a need in the community. They display dedication, responsibility, commitment and sensitivity to diversity while meeting the needs of the community.

Outstanding Community Group: A group from the Greater Manhattan area that has served together to meet a community need. This group that promotes an ethic of service in the community through ongoing efforts or through an exemplary one-time project. They are committed to involving others in service and activism, and have effectively mobilized a large and diverse population to address an issue of importance in the community. All service must have been completed by group members serving together.

Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 30. All successful nominees will be notified by Friday, April 6. To nominate an individual or organization, please complete the awards nomination form found at http://handson.k-state.edu.

For information contact HandsOn Kansas State at handson@k-state.edu