Friday, April 19, 2013

Lebanon Valley College Community Dutchmen Win Award for Special Olympics Support

Pictured: Bradley Krisantis, Lebanon County Program Manager Joan Sechrist, Kelly Fahenstock, and Ines Antensteiner

Lebanon Valley College (LVC) showcased its students during Inquiry 2013, a celebration of the scholarly, scientific, and creative achievements of the student body, from April 14 – 18. This year the symposium included a reception hosted by President Lewis Evitts Thayne, Ph.D., for College trustees and various guests on campus for Thayne's inauguration as the 18th president of Lebanon Valley College. During the symposium, Thayne presented the President's Award for Community Service to LVC’s Community Dutchmen.

The LVC Community Dutchmen is a student service group that was started by two young men in 2007, Chris Bauer and Nick Zuloph.  The group began as an exclusive volunteer organization for the Special Olympics PA - Lebanon County program that provided volunteers for its sports trainings.
Now, the Community Dutchmen provide additional diverse services that involve more than just trainings.  The group also helps with athlete dances, the polar plunge, sports clinics, annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day park clean-up, and will be serving as hosts for Lebanon County’s Athlete Leadership Program meetings and activities in the fall.
The Presidential Service Award has been designed to acknowledge a student organization "which has contributed to life in Central Pennsylvania through community service.”  We congratulate the Community Dutchmen for receiving this honor!


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