Turning Volunteers into Ambassadors
More than 120 alumni and student volunteers and staff participated in the annual Volunteer Summit on April 22. The day consisted of informative sessions, tours and working meetings. Many of the sessions were led by senior staff, including College Chaplain The Reverend Callista Isabelle, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Allison Gulati, and the newly appointed Provost Dr. Kathleen Harring.
This year’s Summit was focused on empowering and equipping Muhlenberg volunteers with the knowledge they need to serve as ambassadors of the College. Session topics ranged from updates about Advancement and the College's new strategic plan to inside looks at admission and student life. Workshops focused on The Muhlenberg Network, annual giving volunteers and reunion committee best practices.
Vice President for Advancement Rebekkah Brown ’99 announced a series of initiatives to professionalize the volunteer program, with an overarching theme and new program title of "Muhlenberg Ambassadors."
A highlight of the day was the annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon, and this year’s lunch celebrated a full range of milestones by Muhlenberg Ambassadors. Congratulations to this year’s volunteer award winners! Thank you to all the Muhlenberg Ambassadors for everything they do to support the College!
2017 Volunteer Recognition Awards
The Office of Annual Giving Award for the Largest Class Gift to The Muhlenberg Fund
Reunion Year: Class of 1971 (accepted award: Mary Daye Hohman ’71)
Non Reunion Year: Class of 1978 (accepted award: Donna (Bradley) Tyson ’78)
The Office of Annual Giving Award for the Largest Overall Class Gift
Reunion Year: Class of 1976 (accepted award: Stephen Hart ’76 and Carolyn Ikeda ’76)
Non Reunion Year: Class of 1972 (accepted award: KeriLyn Burrows ’72)
The Office of Annual Giving Award for the Greatest Class Participation
Reunion Year: Class of 1966 (accepted award: Timothy Romig ’66)
Non Reunion year: Class of 1965 (accepted award: John E. Trainer, Jr. ’65)
W. Chester Hill '20 Award for Leadership by a Class Fund Chair
Christopher Parkes ’91
Reunion Volunteer Award
Stephen J. Hart ’76 and John J. Dunne ’76, P’12
Regional Club Award
Los Angeles Alumni Club – (accepted award: Kristen (Lutes) Reyes ’04)
The Muhlenberg Network Volunteer Award
Dana A. Iannuzzi ’03
General Pete Award
Sharon M. (Brewer) Lowe ’65
Young Alumni Volunteer Award
Amy E. Venuto ’11
Volunteer Leadership Service Award
William D. Miers ’49, GP’97