Inspire By Example
Annually we thank campus and community volunteers with a volunteer recognition event! The Celebrating People in Action volunteer recognition takes place during National Volunteer Week, an event centered around inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging people to seek out ways to engage in their communities. National Volunteer Week is a nation-wide initiative, sponsored by the HandsOn Network and supported by the United States President and the government.
Every spring, HandsOn Kansas State partners with Community First National Bank to take nominations and select four outstanding individuals and groups in the Manhattan community who are devoted to service. The categories of recognition are Outstanding Student Volunteer, Outstanding Student Group, Outstanding Youth Volunteer, and Outstanding Community Group. The recipients give their time and talents to address critical needs in Manhattan and are deserving of recognition for their leadership. Celebrating People in Action awards are presented each spring at Celebrating Service and Leadership, hosted by the Staley School of Leadership Studies. As part of their award, each recipient receives a $250 check to donate to a nonprofit organization of their choice.
Outstanding Student Volunteer Jessie Carr
Outstanding Student Organization K-State H.A.L.O.
Outstanding Community Organization UFM Community Learning Center
Outstanding Service Champion Vickie James
Outstanding Student Volunteer Christine Rock
Outstanding Student Organization Rotaract Club of Kansas State University
Outstanding Community Organization Cats' Cupboard
Outstanding Service Champion Marianne Cullers
Outstanding Student Volunteer Erin Hildreth
Outstanding Student Organization Associated General Contractors Student Chapter
Outstanding Community Organization City of Manhattan Parks and Rec Department, City of Manhattan Codes and Services
Outstanding Service Champion Debbie Nuss
Check out the previous award recipients.