Friday, September 5, 2008

UT student volunteers 4,000 hours, given presidential award

Andrea Ward, a senior majoring in biochemistry & cellular and molecular biology, will visit the White House Monday, Sept. 8, as part of receiving the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her 4,000-plus volunteer hours at Mercy Ministries, a home for troubled girls.

The award was created by President George W. Bush in 2002 to motivate individuals to become involved in volunteering around the country. Ward was nominated for the award in 2004. The USA Freedom Corps only offers the award to individuals who have volunteered 4,000 hours or for two years.

READ FULL STORY from Tennessee Journalist By Kayla Kitts published: September 05 2008