brescia university 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/11/14) — Brescia University received the President's Volunteer Service Award for the second year in a row for their service, commitment and dedication to Junior Achievement of West Kentucky.

This award is issued by the White House and the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation for the 2013-2014 school year.

Brescia University had a total of 32 volunteers, which included faculty, staff and students. Together they put in 520 hours with JA by teaching elementary, middle and high school students how to "generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace," according to JA's website.

"Congratulations to all who are involved in our work with Junior Achievement of West Kentucky," said Fr. Larry Hostetter, Brescia University President. "For the second year in a row we have been recognized by President Barack Obama. Thank you to everyone who exemplified the Brescia Difference to our community."

Background on Award

The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the contributions volunteers are making in communities and encourage more people to serve.

The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as away to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

The program continues as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Tina Kasey

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14

In Other News...

Probation and Parole Violators - April 24, 2015

Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More

Superheroes ‘Bowl for Kids Sake’

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/25/15) — The 29th annual Bowl for Kids Sake took place at Melody Lanes on at Saturday, April 25.… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 11866

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7454

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5775

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4863

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4049

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 11866

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8798

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 24, 2015 4049

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 1052

Career Fair Provides Students Information about…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 1003

Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 996

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 993

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by Karen McKnight
April 24, 2015 949

Probation and Parole Violators - April 24, 2015

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 916

Regional Eighth Grade Math Contest Held

by Joyce Riggs
April 24, 2015 893

Baptist Health Holds ‘Walk in the Park’ as Part…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 884

Elementary Girls in Good GRACES with Unique…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 867

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News